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What are spiritual boundaries? This is not what people think. Most people think that if they are practising a certain religion, they cannot pray or think of another 'god' and that spiritual warfare will happen as if the gods are having a war over them. (It's a little egotistical thinking happening here) So they think that to practice spiritual boundaries, they need to disown other religions or even start a war in the name of theirs.
Spiritual warfares happen when people do not know the difference between God-consciousness and their little ego consciousness. This fight is not between 'gods' but within your own consciousness. When I say God-consciousness, it could be Christ, Buddha, Krishna, whichever consciousness you feel most aligned with. The most common types of warfare are when the persons just finished prayers in their religious building/community and they leave, only to come out to fight with someone over parking. All the God-consciousness are thrown out of the window when the ego wants that parking lot or wants to be right in that argument.
The person has left all of their God-consciousness at the door of their temple/church/mosque and come out forgetting what it means to walk their prayer.
The practice of spiritual boundary is really about us, as individuals. Do we understand the difference between our God-consciousness and little ego consciousness? The little-ego consciousness is fueled by energies of the bad/evil consciousness.
People judge, criticise others in the name of their God/religion when they are actually serving the bad/evil consciousness through their words, actions, emotions, and energy. The very essence of most religions is non-judgmental and unconditional love, yet, many go out there with their holier than thou attitude which goes against everything their God/religions have taught them. Does this even make sense? Yes, we do live in a crazy world.
The lack of spiritual boundaries can cause one to be so confused because they think they are serving their God, when they are not. This applies even to 'new agers" who call themselves lightworkers. Lightworkers often judge and criticise religious people because they perceive themselves as more evolved. Our evolutionary process is going through an interesting time.
So how can we establish clearer spiritual boundaries? Firstly by learning to understand our religions and spiritual teachings accurately. And go back to basics like unconditional love, kindness, generosity combined with wisdom and personal power. You can't love without wisdom and power. Neither can you use power without love and wisdom. And if you act and behave foolishly without power and love, this is how you could end fighting for a parking lot outside your church/temple/mosque.
Spiritual boundaries as I have described above holds the key to us having clearer physical, emotional/psychic/mental boundaries. It is the foundation of it all. It goes back to us just practising the basic rules of being a compassionate human.
What happens if you do not have a religion or spiritual practice, then you have to rely on your human conscience. We are all born with this, even the more evolved animals have a conscience. We know deep within us what is the right thing to do. People who cannot practice basic kindness or flip flops and are not consistent with their kindness and often wanting to appear tough and strong (thinking that kindness is a weakness) are really confused. They are damaged, most likely in their childhood and they need help.
At the end of the day, spiritual boundaries keep us in check and everyone needs it as a reference point, so go out there, walk your talk and stop all internal wars.
©2020 Shamala Tan
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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly level.
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