Exploring My Spirituality

Hey guys! Today, we’ re talking about spirituality and how I am getting to know myself better as I partake on this new journey. I usually discuss topics related to journaling and planning. Since most of my time revolves around that, and taking care of my kids, you can imagine there is not a lot of time remaining in the day for other things. In saying that, I am just starting out on this journey and just beginning to explore the options available.

My family is not religious, although my grandparents were and my grandma still is. I have never gone to church, unless it was with a friend. God has never been part of my life, and I don’t consider that a bad thing. In my experience, being religious has nothing to do with being a kind, caring person. Religion, or in my case, spirituality, should allow you to be at peace with yourself, your choices and also allow a deeper meaning to enter your life.

I haven’t explored many religions, and I don’t think I’ll ever consider myself a religious person. Instead, I want to explore my own capabilities and talents within myself. I don’t really believe in ghosts or spirits per se, but I don’t object to the fact that there may be multiple universes or different dimensions that most people cannot fathom.

I think it comes down to knowing who you are; your desire to achieve or create something that didn’t exist before. It starts with your ego, which holds us back from seeing the bigger picture that exists within the universe. I don’t know all the steps or things you would need to do to surpass it, but I am beginning with meditation.

A few months ago, I was in our favorite karaoke bar after lockdown, and I ran into someone whom I knew before, but had changed so drastically that I no longer recognized him. We started chatting and throughout this entire conversation, I had no idea who he was. It was at the point of embarrassment, actually, since he had to remind me of who he was. We had a laugh, because he understood — he had completely changed.

We started talking about yoga and meditation, the latter, which I have never done. My excuse was I didn’t have time. Apparently, there is a saying that if you cannot meditate for ten minutes, you should do it for twenty minutes. Meditation allows you to enter a calm state and be at peace. At higher levels, it allows you to perceive the vibrations of your consciousness. We began talking about coincidences, and he asked me “Do you believe in coincidences?” I thought about it for a moment and then replied “I don’t”. This is because the universe has a timeline and things that happen to us, were meant to happen — fate, as it were. We call things “coincidences” because we can’t or won’t believe that the universe has a grand plan for us. We simply wave it away, thinking that it was “just one of those things”.

My karaoke friend started talking about ‘the collective’. At first, I was unsure what he meant. He was talking in regards to our “collective mental states”. I didn’t really get it at first, but I think perhaps he was talking about everyone who was on the same wavelength as himself. I could be wrong — but at the time, I completely disagreed that people had a “collective” thought process. As far as the western world is concerned, we are individuals and it’s “each man for himself”. According to my friend, he believed that we all belong to this collective mental space, maybe because we are socializing creatures and we are all connected.

I took everything that he said and mulled it over. I thought long and hard about it and came to the conclusion that he must have become a witch. Now, I know that’s a stretch, but maybe it’s because I’m reading the “All Souls Trilogy” by Deborah Harkness, and I have recently discovered the tv. show on Sundance Now.

I have suddenly become obsessed with gathering as much data and information as I can on witchcraft. I’ve bought some books, and I have been reading and researching and watching Youtube videos in any spare time that I have. You may be surprised to discover that withcraft, or the practice of, does not have anything to do with the devil, or devil worshipping. As a matter of fact, witchcraft has more to do with finding your inner self and being at one with nature, the Earth Mother and practicing gratitude. Real witchcraft is focused on love, compassion, not harming others and believing in karma; basically, being a good, and kind person.

This obsession of mine has gone as far as reading about the Law of Attraction, Manifesting, affirming positive beliefs and practicing gratitude every single day. These are things everyday people read and talk about, and yet I am amazed. I feel like my eyes have been opened and I’ve discovered a whole new world to explore, which indeed, I have. As I pass by people in the store, I wonder if they are part of this collective. I wonder if there are people whom I know that practice witchcraft?

Another thing to note is that witchcraft is a practice, not a belief. Wiccan is the religion of being a witch, if that makes sense. There are people of different religions all over the world, practicing witchcraft. You don’t have to be religious to practice, though.

Again, this is the introduction to my experience with spirituality, and I have more to say about the many topics within this area. I need to gain experience in one area (i.e. meditation) and actually turn it into a practice, rather than something I only do once in a blue moon. This is the start of my journey, and I’m excited to see what else is revealed to me as I continue on this path.


SANDRA (aka: the Collective) 🧡

My name is Sandra, and I started my online presence as a content creator on Youtube. I have two channels now and also a Blog on my website at www.sandradahl.ca.

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Sandra Dahl

My name is Sandra, and I started my online presence as a content creator on Youtube. I have two channels now and also a Blog on my website at www.sandradahl.ca.