Are you still trapped in the spiritual closet?
The founders here at Soulspring have been there a long time, ourselves. It’s often difficult to be open with your truth, particularly when it differs from the norm.
Märtha has so many examples of people passing her with their shopping basket (yes, she does her own shopping) who have quickly whispered “I’m like you!” and then running away.
And if the shopping basket person has been stopped for more conversation a few aisles later, most have the same experience as us here at Soulspring: ridicule, being cast out, patronised, hard debates and questions raised about the sanity of the mind. It’s as challenging emotionally to face it in your local community, in the family, amongst friends, as it is to be pointed out in the national media.
It simply takes courage to be who you really are.
Many withdraw. They can’t take the heat and hold their convictions to themselves. We call that being in the spiritual closet.
A familiar place for us too.
It’s a sad thing, in our secular society, that having a slightly different conviction than the norm is seen this way. Who has the right to decide what’s right for others?
Spirituality is spread across all religions. At Soulspring’s courses we’ve had protestants, catholics, muslims, buddhists, even those with no attachment to a faith - like Elisabeth.
We don’t own the answers, far from it.
VWe do have some tools that help people find theirs.
Have you found yours?
Extract from the book The Voice or the Noise, about being true to yourself.