Spiritual bypassing

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Spiritual bypassing

Postby bobdylanfan » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:27 pm

I want to share my experience with what I call unintentional, unconscious and innocent spiritual bypassing. I realise for the last 2-3 years I have been avoiding my uncomfortable feelings by zoning out into awareness. When I was feeling a negative emotion I would notice that emotion, feel a resistance to it and then jump into awareness. It would feel great, spacious and free but also quite different to just allowing that feeling to do be. I would feel the uncomfortable shit , decide I don't want to experience that and choose to recognise awareness instead. I picked up the belief that uncomfortable feelings where to be avoided and transcended and that spacious openness was much better. This created a duality between the feelings, emotions and awareness. I only just realised this last night and since then it feels so much more natural, freeing and connecting to let everything be as it is. I realise how many opportunities I have missed to connect with people because I was so focused on recognising and staying in awareness. I felt relaxed and open but also subtly and unconsciously avoided opening my heart and feeling vulnerable. I wondered if anyone else recognises this?
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Re: Spiritual bypassing

Postby Webwanderer » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:26 am

Locking this topic as you have another with the same subject already running.

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