Yes, I’m one of those people who believe in reincarnation, past life’s, universal truths, spirits, karma, ghosts, laws of attraction and all the other esoteric themes and beliefs that have now become mainstream topics of conversation that 20 years ago were in the same closet as my sexuality. I’ve had to come out as “one of those people” over the past few months after several experiences that left me feeling alone, frightened and need of support. As I approached those closest in my life and shared my personal journey through out of body experiences, seeing dead people and connecting to other realms I found there were those who were “believers” and those who were “not”. For me it was an “either or” experience and I found I had to make some serious decisions on who I needed to keep in my life and those I needed to let go of. The reasons for letting go were dependent on their personal beliefs about how they viewed my experiences which were considered either a spiritual or delusional diagnosis! When you are going through such an intense and personal journey of self development and growth the reflections of those in your life are crucial for your recovery. Fortunately for me I was grateful to end up with 6 friends who fully supported me during my recovery. They encouraged my desire to seek alternative treatment options such as meditation and yoga and personal growth workshops and retreats.
Yes, I am one of those people who believe that all of this happened for a reason, that I was to learn and grow from this lesson and I had to work through some karma for a better and healthier life. I know this isn’t the belief of everyone and I respect that however I know that I need my closest relationships to hold an element of spirituality so I can be “me” so there is a deeper understanding of what it’s like to be one of those people who believe in the duality of love and fear and wish to follow my light to help make this world a better place for all.