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What is Spiritual Bypassing?

Here is Wiki’s answer:

Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks“.

The term was introduced in the early 1980s by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist.

How does the concept of spiritual bypassing relate to having difficulties healing chronic illness and trauma?

For me, I was hoping that my spiritual connection would heal my body.

I was half right about taking that approach. My spiritual connection healed my spiritual sense of self, but it did not heal my body.

Do you want to know why?

Because I was resisting the heck out of being human.

I was fighting against the present moment reality

I was wanting to escape into a better spiritual place and was hoping that connection would bring healing to my body. And I’m sure it would have, if I would have allowed that love and light into my physical experience.

If you don’t want to be where you are, or if you don’t want the life you currently have, then you are not allowing the energy of LOVE to flow into this moment. If you are restricting love into your present moment reality, how do you expect to heal in the present moment reality. This is a simple equation, energetically. You must allow love to flow into your life now to experience a healing frequency in your body. It can’t just be a love you connect to in your mind, and then disconnect from that source once your mind is back into the current moment.

Connecting to God/source/love is a major aspect of my life, and I learned what love feels like from that practice. And then I learned that I needed to bring that same love and light into the moments I didn’t like, into the body that was sick and into the relationship that I was mad at.

In other words, the healing or transformation was about bringing ‘Heaven to Earth’. This is the embodiment in human form of the divine love and light essence. I learned to see Heaven here, with my diseased body and broken family.

I had to drop the lens of victim consciousness to do it.

Light and Love,

Dr. Cat

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