Spirituality is a complicated, mysterious, and never-ending world filled with questions. You always have the right to choose your own spiritual path, loves. I have never found myself in a designated box, with a clear, single viewpoint on religion, which has made it hard to explain to others what I believe in. If you find yourself wondering and wandering, then it’s a perfect time to do some soul searching to find your spiritual balance. You should feel free to explore as many religions and spiritual practices as you’d like before finding what makes you feel happy and at peace. I love feeling centered and surrounded by positive vibes. After learning, educating myself, and exploring my beliefs I discovered that I’m a spiritual goddess. A spiritual goddess can be described as someone who has a beautiful aura around them, which makes them a social, positive person, that attracts others. A spiritual goddess will help guide other goddesses, is vibrant and motherly, and feels most at peace with those who share the same values, positive vibes, and love. Yes, I may be a spiritual goddess, but I’ve also always been a free spirit and another way to describe me is bohemian. A bohemian person lives life unconventionally and has spiritual and artistic pursuits. Living a bohemian lifestyle doesn’t mean everything around you is “boho”. I can go from looking like a total hippie, flower child to wearing a sporty, or elegant outfit, but at the end of the day, my ideas and viewpoints are bohemian. Who you are, especially at the end of the day, when you’re just you, barefoot and free…that is your true spirit. You may find on your spiritual journey that you’re a spiritual goddess, too. Let go of the pressure of others, quiet the noise around you, and be honest with yourself.
I was raised Catholic and Jewish, but there was never any pressure from my parents to conform to any religion. I was always free to be me and to wander and wonder. I’ve continued celebrating Jewish and Catholic holidays because I believe in tradition, family, and celebrations. I love the sparkle and coziness of Christmas and the beauty of Hanukkah and the menorah. I’ve been to plenty of Catholic churches, celebrated Catholic and Jewish events with friends and family, and I attended a private, Jewish day school in Cherry Hill. I still attend Jewish services from time to time and a truly inspiring Cantor is marrying me and Andrew in May. I respect both religions, but I don’t believe in God the way many do (I’m not an atheist, but I don’t think God is a physical being). I believe that there is a higher power and that mother nature and the Universe is in full control. I don’t pray or worship God every night, nor do I believe that God watches, punishes, and judges. I’ve never asked God for help, advice, or answers, but I have asked the Universe in my own way. I believe the Universe has a plan for all of us, our vibe attracts our tribe and karma decides our fate. I believe in nature, animals, and beauty…
With all of my feelings and beliefs, how do I describe myself? Well, I believe that God is spiritual and not physical, which would make me a Jew. I believe in honesty, truth, and forgiving myself and others, which would make me a Catholic. I believe in karma and kindness, which would make me a Buddhist. I also believe in nature and healing, which would make me a Wiccan. I am spiritual. I believe in aspects from various religions, but at the end of the day, spirituality isn’t confined to a building for me, like a church, or a temple, and it isn’t simple. It’s within me and whatever makes my soul feel safe, happy, and calm is where I am. I meditate, which is actually present in Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. I believe in reincarnation, which resonates with Buddhism. I also believe in ghosts and I’ve experienced ghostly encounters since I was a little girl. I take a lot from Judaism when it comes to ghosts; Jews believe that when a person dies, their spirit is divided into three aspects: one aspect goes to heaven shortly after death, one wanders around the physical world seeking the body it came from and will eventually fade away, and another remains with the buried body forever. As a spiritual person, I make each day as beautiful as possible to keep my soul happy. You need to decide who you are and what you believe in, but you don’t have to be just one thing.
How do I incorporate being spiritual into my day to day life?
- meditation before bed (and brief moments of meditation during the day)
- being kind and mindful
- taking care of my animals, my son, and my fiance with everything I have
- being grateful and thankful
- allowing karma to do her job (I don’t believe in revenge)
- being honest and always searching for the truth
- horoscopes and astrology
- appreciating beauty
- escaping to nature whenever I can (the beach, forest, etc.)
As a mama, I get busy, distracted, and there are only so many hours in a day, tick tock. You don’t need to feel as though spirituality has a rigid timeframe, or that your day has to solely revolve around your religion because that isn’t practical. As a modern, bohemian mama, I do the best I can. I know who I am, what I believe in, and each day I incorporate being spiritual. If you’re still soul searching, don’t give up. You have your entire life to figure out what makes you feel centered, but you deserve to be happy and at peace now. Finding your path is all about trying new things, letting go of what doesn’t work for you, and being open to new experiences. Also, no one is perfect and you should never aim to be.
I wish you all the best on your journey and I hope each day is filled with beauty, positivity, and light. Remember, your soul and spirit will always be there for you, even on the darkest of days. Just like your shadow, your spirit will never leave you.