“Bypassing” is simply avoiding something like painful feelings and emotions… “Spiritual bypassing” is the use of spiritual ideas and practices to avoid dealing with painful feelings, unresolved wounds, and unmet developmental needs.
I see it all the time with people who claim to have “done a lot of work.”
We get an idea in our heads that when you participate in work to help awaken consciousness, we are successful when we are in our light and happy vibe.
When we bypass our feelings, we bypass the truth. When we step over the truth, we breed resentment, guilt, and anxiety, which are painful feelings that lend to even MORE bypassing.
If we don’t awaken to this and get it right, we live delusionally, and ego WILL run the show.
Healing and growth get stunted. Illnesses tend to expand. You become more depressed as you’re living a split life…
Then you start to feel disconnected from yourself. You say things like “I don’t know my purpose”. “I feel like I’m drifting. I feel lost.” “My relationships all seem so fake. Like I don’t know who the real me ACTUALLY is).
This is way more common than you think. Chances are I’m talking about you.
And it’s not even your fault.
There is a path to healing that involves getting a little dirty and raw. When you lean in… and you become brave… And go TOWARDS what you’ve been avoiding… You start to feel alive.
You start to heal from your chronic pain digestive issues, thyroid, auto-immune… Your confidence soars. And possibility expands, and your limbo turns into power.
You gain the power to choose rather than be sitting on the fence with your life.
You know what I’m talking about.
Only when I made my darkness conscious and stopped doing “shelf help” with books and podcasts and actually went deep into FEELING was I able to heal and feel more deeply connected to myself.
And a life of purpose, connection, and intimacy has been emerging on the other side and expanding incrementally.
In this episode of Trigger Proof, I and Dr. Russell Kennedy are going to go deep.
You’ll learn what you’re doing that’s holding you back and exactly what steps to take from here.
See you live or on Replay, and please share this with someone you know who’s been stuck in Relationship limbo. This is for them.