I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and a Spiritual teacher I follow posted a photo of her meal. A huge lobster, glowing red was sprawled out on a bed of forest green kale. I immediately started salivating.

One of the numerous comments beneath the photo stood out in a finger pointing shame on you kind of way.

It said something along the lines of “Eating animals isn’t spiritual. You really should be a vegan.”

I chuckled. Okay, I did an eye roll too.

Being vegan doesn’t make you more spiritual.

It just means you are vegan.

It’s this game of right and wrong, my God is better than your God ego-driven nonsense that creates war. Separation. Murder. Disillusion.

Spiritual perfectionism is sneaky…

I must not think a bad thought or I will manifest it.

I don’t want to be angry because if I feel anger that means I’ll attract more anger.

I have to be peaceful and zen-like in order to be connected and if I’m not, there must be something wrong with me.

Must. hold. tree. pose. and. not. wobble.

 

I’ve witnessed clients and friends use compassion and forgiveness as an excuse to be emotionally and physically abused in a relationship.

As if standing up for yourself makes you less compassionate? Less spiritual?

Less loving?

Saying fuck off,  getting pissed, falling to your knees in a pool of tears or scarfing down a double cheeseburger with bacon does not make you less spiritual.

Drinking your cold-pressed green juice, wearing mala beads, and perfecting your yoga headstand are not the skeleton key to enlightenment either.

There is no such thing as more spiritual or less spiritual.  That’s a construct of the ego mind trying to validate you for being “right” or wanting to do things “right” aka spiritual perfectionism.

Instead, it’s truly simple. Be love, show love, extend kindness and cultivate a connection to your Soul and the Divine in a way that feels most true for you.

Release the judgment of self and others, express yourself in a way that makes you feel alive, connected and happy and know that you don’t need to be perfect doing so.

Connecting with your Soul is feeling every ounce of pleasure, pain, rage, and ecstasy. Not just feeling what’s good to feel but feeling all that is.

How you choose to connect with your Soul is up to you.

There isn’t only one path but infinite paths to oneness. Tweet This!

So go ahead and drink your wine, dip that lobster tail into melted butter and lick your fingers right afterwards.

Seeing you living in brilliance, joy and abundance!

XO!

Christina Ambubuyog Signature