For years, I considered myself to be agnostic, and I never put much faith into anything that couldn’t be explained by science. However, over the past year or two, I’ve gone on such an intense spiritual journey that I can now say that I believe in something much higher than myself. Before this awakening, I was riddled with self-doubt, anxiety, and the smallest things made me feel insecure. The lessons I’ve learned have helped me to alleviate my anxiety and depression almost completely. Now, when a negative thought appears, I can let it go like a leaf floating down the stream. Even during the craziness of the pandemic, I feel more mentally healthy than I have been in my entire life. I completely attribute this to the fact that I’ve been working on meditation and spirituality.
I’m not here to push any particular program or guru on you. The truth is that your spiritual growth comes from inside of you. You don’t need any singular religion, leader, or program to create true joy and peace in life. The year 2020 has completely demolished the overpriced life coach conference industry, and I couldn’t be happier. Giving too much power over your happiness to a single person is never good, and it should never cost a lot of money to find healing. Here is how to be your own spiritual guru from the comfort of home.
Don’t Pay a Fortune to Get Good Advice
Unfortunately, there are a lot of so-called gurus out there who are looking to take advantage of people who are seeking spiritual guidance. In the past, people spent thousands of dollars to go to conferences and weekend retreats led by life coaches. Sometimes the information and connections genuinely helped people, and it was the catalyst of change when they returned home. However, most other times, it’s a thinly veiled cult or scam. I’ve met plenty of people who have gone to an event, and it only served to inflate their ego. The truth is that you really don’t need to pay a lot of money for good advice.
Some of the most life-changing and helpful information out there is content I’ve found online for free. Start by finding some YouTube videos, blogs, books, and audio books. If you live in the United States, your local library should be connected to apps called Hoopla and Overdrive that allows you to download free eBooks and audiobooks. I highly recommend listening to the audiobook of Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian L. Weiss. He is a psychiatrist who does hypnosis to help his patients uncover childhood traumas. One day, he discovered that one of his patients was having a past life regression. Even if you don’t believe in past lives, the lessons you learn about humanity from Dr. Weiss’ books are life change.