There are many different types of spirituality. When working with my clients, I mostly see people that are either heart centered, dogmatic, intellectual or a combination of these types of practices. Is one belief system better than another?
As I started to write this blog, I had an idea of how I would share the different types of spirituality, and then I received a phone call. A client contacted me to say she needed to reschedule our next appointment because she had been in an accident.
She had an incredibly jolly attitude about her bruises and lack of sleep. Towards the end of our call, she expressed curiosity of what the universal message was connected with her accident. This is a perfect combination of dogmatic and intellectual spirituality, believing that something happened for a reason. People will spend hours, days and even years looking at why something happened.
Most spiritual practices believe that there are many paths that lead to the same destination, or point of awareness.
Spirituality is a personal journey, others may help you on the way, but it is ultimately a solo experience.
Spirituality recognizes a higher power that each of us is connected to.
There is an awareness of existence beyond this earthly experience.
Dogmatic spirituality promotes rules, leaders and teachers.
Dogmatic spirituality is a strict belief system. An example of this is when people call themselves spiritual, but believe things must be done a certain way. They might believe the Law of Attraction only works one way, or there is only one true way to practice yoga. Another example is believing spirituality and religion can’t go hand in hand.
Dogmatic spirituality can be helpful when one’s faith is wavering. The individual can hold tightly to a spiritual belief system, such as Karma, until they find, or regain an open-hearted mindset.
Heart centered spirituality believes one’s outer world is a reflection of their inner world. It focuses on self-reflection and self-love.
Heart Centered also believes there is a connection between all things; if one suffers, we all suffer. Equally as powerful is each individual’s joy; each of us has the power to bring joy to the world.
Heart centered spirituality emphasizes allowing energy to flow, versus the impossible attempt to control outcomes and people.
Heart centered spirituality is empowering, in that it teaches observation of emotions.
A seeker practices Intellectual spirituality. This can be fun and exciting as new practices and theories are learned. The focus is on understanding the intellectual content versus getting lost in the experience.
Law of attraction is the perfect opportunity to see how these three mindsets can support or work against each other.
Intellectual exploring of possibilities delivered humanity to the concept of Law of Attraction. We continue to explore and potentially improve our understanding of this and other Universal Laws.
Dogmatic spirituality has helped humanity create rules to follow when attempting to find predictable outcomes with the Law of Attraction. In the dogmatic mindset of spirituality there is a belief that you have some control of how, when and why something is going to happen.
Open hearted spirituality is where we freely create with the Law of Attraction. We understand that joy brings joy and the form doesn’t matter, it is the vibration or emotion that attracts like energy. Open hearted spirituality focuses on the feelings, not so much the how, when or why things happen.
Most of use weave in and out of these three types of spiritual practices. At our best we are opened hearted. There is a place for intellectual and even dogmatic spiritual practices to keep us evolving on our spiritual path. Too much of the intellectual or dogmatic spirituality can close the door on miraculous events. A balance is great, but if in doubt, lean towards the open-hearted spiritual lifestyle.
If you are interested in exploring your spiritual beliefs, or law of attraction, reach out to me at pollywirum.com. We can see what messages your guides and angels have for you in a psychic reading. You can also learn about life coaching or be a guest in one of my psychic development classes.
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