“Keeping it real”, never felt so Right! It feels as if I’m coming home to myself for the very first time. In fact, I would’ve sworn that I kept it 100 with myself, however I’ve been waist deep in busyness and distractions, meanwhile my soul has been yearning to be listened to. Somehow I’ve fallen out of integrity with ‘Me’, and this has opened up a floodgate of emotions. While there’s no need for concern here, it’s not that I’m having a breakdown, but having a Breakthrough!
In order to achieve my breakthrough moment I had to bare it all, and get spiritually naked! The thought of it may sound bizarre and even provocative, however this is just what we all need to reach transformation and healing within ourselves. In essence, all of us have emotional wounds some conscious and unconscious, however as long as we continue to ignore them, it will wreak havoc. Nonetheless, it’s in our power to peel back the proverbial onion layers to get to the core of our true essence.
The whole purpose of getting spiritually naked is to reconnect with our authentic self, heal old wounds, and strip away limiting beliefs/illusions. This process is a journey, that might possibly shake you up emotionally, and when this occurs that’s when you’ll know you’re shifting into alignment. You might go through a slew of emotions like, confusion, frustration, or irritation, and despite all this if you bear through it all you’ll see how transformative the experience can be.
Getting Spiritually Naked:
1. Quiet the mind through Meditation: The mind races with thousands of thoughts per day, with many of them rooted in negativity. At any rate, with the use of meditation you’ll be able to get beyond the conditioned, “thinking” mind into a deeper state of self-awareness, inner peace, and balance. The practice involves creating a mode of consciousness in which the participant is not focused on actively thinking but is instead focused on sitting and breathing. There are various forms of meditation, but the most popularly used ones are Mindfulness Meditation, Transcendental Mediation (TM), and Visualization Meditation. All of these are great practices for stripping away the mental noise, further giving you the opportunity to listen to your inner guide. If you’re interested in learning how to meditate, it would be best to research your local wellness or holistic centers to see if they offer classes.
2. Prayer: Regardless, of what your denomination is, or lack there of; everyone is always in a state of prayer. We are at all times sending a signal or message to the mirror of creation, and receiving back whatever vibration we are giving off. Whether you refer to the creator as God, Higher Power, Universe, or any other name you wish to use, it’s important acknowledge that we are co-creating our experience. As we pray, we are reminded that we are spiritual beings, having a human experience, and this gives us a huge sense of power and liberation.
3. Journaling: There is power in journaling, and it’s the gateway into self-insight. Pouring your heart onto paper creates the space to explore thoughts and feelings surrounding your life. Journaling helps to process thoughts by fully exploring emotions from a bird’s-eye-view. To be most effective, it’s important to write in detail about our feelings and thoughts, and be sure to write it out on actual paper as opposed to the computer. You would be stunned by the amount of insight that is revealed during journaling, that you would never have access to otherwise. Overall, this is a great practice for self-discovery, clarity, stress reduction, and emotional healing.
4. Feel your feelings: Being open and connecting to your vulnerable side, is the point in which actual transformation occurs. As I’ve stated before, when uncomfortable feelings arise, you’re shifting into alignment. Often times, when these difficult emotions emerge, people tend to duck and dodge them. My best advise is to sit in the discomfort, and notice the thoughts, sensations, and emotions that come up. Cry if you have to, or journal about it, but whatever you do endure it; just by facing it healing occurs.
5. Speak your truth: If you’re afraid or embarrassed to express how you really feel about anything, then you’re spiritually suffocating. Essentially, speaking your truth means standing in your power and speaking from the heart. And this might mean facing a difficult conversation head-on, or may even include calling yourself out on your own B.S. Nonetheless, there’s a certain level vulnerability that comes with speaking your truth since not everyone will agree. In spite of this, when you strip away the layers and become radically honest, the freer and authentic you’ll be.
6. Unplug from Media: When we unplug from media it allows our mind to break free of outside influences, so we’re able to plug into our own inner wisdom. Many of us are not conscious creators of thought, but observers that formulate thought based on the circumstances that are being presented. As a result, we’re sacrificing the only thing we truly own, which is our consciousness. I’m aware that some folks may see the act of detaching from media influences as cruel and unusual punishment, but even if they were to cut back on some of their media intake, they’ll see a difference in their anxiety levels. Also, this is an opportunity to stop indulging limiting beliefs that continue to be fed by the media. Above all, through clearing our mental space of distractions creates an opening to deepen self-awareness, and establish a connection to our true nature.
Personally, the opportunity to get spiritually naked has guided me in uncovering a great deal about myself. On the journey thus far, I’ve learned that I can be vulnerable and strong, as a synergistic quality. In addition, spiritually stripping down has also made me aware that whether I think I do, or not, all the answers dwell within me. Overall, there are countless lessons that can be gathered from this experience of shedding it all. Although the journey may cause discomfort, the reward will be life-changing and healing. However, if the whole idea of getting spiritually naked feels uncomfortable, don’t worry; no one else will know except for you. And besides, the path to ‘spiritual nakedness’ is an act of self-care that your wellbeing and soul would appreciate.
What do you think of the concept of getting ‘spiritually naked’? Would this be something that you would be open to, or opposed to, and why? Express your thoughts, and join the conversation by leaving a comment below. Share this post if you found it thought provoking, or helpful to you.
Kaye is a Lifestyle Writer & Empowerment Passionista, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blissed Out Belle™. Connect with her on Facebook here, and follow her on Twitter @IAmShawnaKaye .