Coming Out Of The Spiritual Closet
On more than one occasion I've told the congregation at Inspire that it's time we all come out of the Spiritual closet. This doesn't mean we have to call our parents and have an awkward conversation about how we now identify as spiritual.
"This isn't something that I chose, Mom... I was born spiritual and now I'm choosing to accept it." It also doesn't mean that we have to only talk about our spiritual practice or start dressing in overtly "spiritual" ways.
We come out of the spiritual closet by living loving, joy-filled lives. We teach through our demonstration, which mean s that if we apply spiritual principles and practices into our life then there's no way we can stay in the closet! People will notice, maybe it will subtle at first but the signs will be there. You'll start smiling more, things will roll off your back a lot easier than they used to, and your cup will be in a perpetual state of half full (or overflowing). Without having to tell a soul, you've come out of the spiritual closet.
If you've been attending a spiritual center for awhile, reading a lot of spiritual books, and attending events with like-minded folks but haven't experienced much change in your life, I invite you to consider whether or not you're putting the principles into practice. We teach the efficacy of our choices by the life we're living. In order to experience transformation we have to apply the tools that support us in aligning with Love. When you develop a spiritual practice that works for you and do it consistently, your life will change and then BAM - you've come out of the spiritual closet.
What are you prioritizing over your peace of mind? Are you afraid of what other people might think if your life gets too good? Prosperity teacher Edwene Gaines has said, "One of the greatest crimes we can commit is to dim our light so other people feel comfortable." Let your light shine! Come out of the spiritual closet and live a life you love!
There's a whole world happening outside that closet of fear and limitation and once you come out as spiritual, every day is a like new version of an ongoing, ever expanding p
ride parade. And everybody loves a parade.