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There’s more to it than pretty crystals and tarot readings

Yeretzy Blanco

I started my spiritual journey while in quarantine. Being in isolation from my friends was hard to adjust to and I found myself wasting hours just scrolling through TikTok. The lack of social interaction made me slowly slip into a depressive state. One of my best friends had been getting into modern spirituality during that time and after a very long facetime call, I decided to start learning by myself. 

Now, what is modern spirituality? Modern spirituality isn’t really structured like religion, in fact, you can practice modern spirituality while practicing your own religion. Many parts and methods of spirituality stem from Buddhism. It’s important to not only acknowledge this but respect it and do your research. The great thing about Modern spirituality is that you have the ability to pick and choose what helps you and practice that. Whether that be ‘aligning your chakras,’ manifestation, meditation or other aspects of spirituality.

Spirituality is truly about bettering yourself in order to someday be able to help others with their own journey.”

— Yeretzy Blanco

There isn’t a list of rules for spirituality, instead, there is a focus on healing the mind. This is what draws so many people towards it. There’s a variety of ways to go about your path. Spirituality is truly about bettering yourself in order to someday be able to help others with their own journey. When you heal psychologically, you heal physically and overall improve your well-being.

There are many misconceptions about spirituality, and with its increasing popularity, there’s a lot of beneficial information and even more misinformation. You have to take everything you see and hear with a grain of salt. Finding a spiritual mentor is one of the best things you can do. The way to really learn is through other people already going through their own spiritual journey, hearing their personal experiences is so much more impactful than just reading about it. 

The most important part of spirituality is also the scariest, you have to confront your traumas and let go of attachments in order to truly begin your journey. This part of your journey is called shadow work and it’s all about confronting the “dark side” of yourself. The side that deals with negative emotions and impulses. It’s scary and hard to even begin doing shadow work because the things that might be the most toxic are sometimes the hardest to let go of. There is so much beauty that comes with letting go and dealing with all these different emotions and scenarios. Not only that, but it gives you a completely new perspective. This is one of the major parts of spirituality that really helped me out especially in my hardest moments. You never know what others have gone through, and this gives you a better understanding of how people function and behave due to their circumstances. 

Personally, it’s been a rollercoaster of a journey. There have been many moments when I’ve questioned the decisions I’ve made due to my shift in beliefs. But looking back I realize every decision I have made has had purpose and meaning behind it. I’m still impulsive at times but it has made me a better person, I now think about other’s feelings more while still prioritizing my well-being. I am only human so we all make mistakes and sometimes I still get really depressed and unmotivated at times. Modern spirituality won’t magically solve all of your problems, but it really has helped me become more in tune with my emotions. I now know when it’s time to ask for help, and when it’s something I have to confront myself. It’s been an extremely positive influence on me and I hope that it can do the same for others.