I’ve been noticing some people (including myself) have fallen into the trap of spiritual bypassing, which is in essence using spirituality as an excuse to avoid looking at your life in a truthful manner. I love this video by teal swan explaining the ins and outs of this phenomenon. Please check it out when you have time and see if you have fallen into this trap yourself.
This presents itself as people being positive and happy all the time, even when there are major issues happening in their lives, and they just put on a fake smile, and pretend to be positive, when in fact there are issues that are needing to be looked at and dealt with and they don’t want to be negative. This is avoidance, plain and simple and the problem will persist until you take the time to look at your life and fix the issues.
Another problem with this is the lack of boundaries present when you think you are accepting everything with unconditional love. It doesn’t mean accepting everything from everyone, or bad behaviour from people. Practicing self love for yourself and loving yourself enough to place proper boundaries around your space and showing the world what is acceptable for you is a way to keep yourself from giving away to much, which will prevent you from feeling depleted and empty for overgiving.
A few great books on looking at the darker side of things or your (shadow) to help clear away some things that may be holding you back are:
Dreaming through Darkness by Charlie Morley, who offers a few good daily practices to follow and explore and Dark side of the Light chasers by Debbie Ford.
Let me know your thoughts on the video 😁