For those who are spiritually-minded, it’s not uncommon to feel a little disconnected from other people at times. The experience of loneliness is almost a natural byproduct of spiritual awakening. Though we might be connected to our inner guidance system, we might also feel a little displaced in modern civilization where materialism, consumerism and negativity often reign supreme. If you are going through an awakening process, or if you already have, then you will certainly know what it feels like to be rejected by the herd.
So how do we maintain a feeling of unity with everyone, while also feeling like we are emotionally separated from everyone?
Here are some helpful ways to cope with spiritual loneliness:
1) Reality itself is just a play in consciousness. It’s all a dream.
You are dreaming right now. You aren’t dreaming in the sense that your body is asleep, but you are dreaming in the sense that when you die you will wake up in a new dimension. You will realize that your life and your journey was all one big play that was setup so that you could evolve as a soul. Zooming out and gaining perspective like this really helps with dealing with loneliness, because it allows to remember that our life is a manifestation of our consciousness and a projection of our creativity.
Don’t take things too seriously! Learn from the dream, listen to the dream, and explore the dream. But don’t let the contents of the dream hold you up.
2) Operate from love rather than fear
Don’t let thoughts like “I’m always going to be alone”, or “I’ll never find a good group of friends”, or “I’m never going to have someone I can relate to” dominate your consciousness. The problem of using fear as a motivator in life is that making decisions out of fear actually pushes the things that we want away from us. For example, if we are afraid of being lonely, we actually attract more loneliness into our lives. Will anyone actually be energetically attracted to an energy field of fear and self-pity?
Operate from a space of self-certainty and self-love, and you can’t help but attract that into your life. When you allow fear to be your dominant feeling, you are telling the universe you aren’t ready to step into greatness yet.
3) Go with the flow
Life in modern society can be very frantic. There is no need to rush, and no need to try to win the rat race. Remember, there’s nowhere you need to be, nothing you need to do and no one you need to impress. Sometimes, we cause ourselves anxiety by holding ourselves up to expectations society puts forward for us. You don’t need a group of 10 friends that you get together with each weekend. You don’t need a Twilight relationship. Holding expectations of achieving a cookie-cutter life only breeds stress and confusion. Learning to completely let go and relax will be one of the best things you can do to creating a happy life for yourself.
Follow your intuition and do the things that come naturally to you. Life is about the journey. Work with the universe, follow your heart, and be open to possibilities.
4) Seek others out
Always remember, there are many spiritually-minded people out there. Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t found any yet within your immediate surroundings. Take action towards the lifestyle you want, and meet the universe halfway so that it can create synchronicities for you. Take a yoga class. Take a class at a local metaphysical shop. Hangout at a progressive cafe. Join a spiritual community online. Keep all your doors open.
It’s not uncommon to feel alone or excluded in our society, especially if you have alternative views and beliefs. Don’t feel bad for yourself. Self-pity is useless. Feel proud that you have the courage to be yourself in a world where individuality is suppressed. Feel excited that as long as you are in integrity, you will only have incredible relationships from here on out. You are loved, and there are millions of others who feel the same way you do.
I feel “spiritually lonely” too sometimes. But the important thing to do when you feel lonely is change your perspective, operate from love, be proud of yourself for being true to who you are, and trust that the universe will provide you with the support system you need if you are willing to take a step outside your comfort zone to make those connections happen.