How to Cultivate Spiritual Strength

Jan 13, 2015 | Question Submission, Spirit

I recently added a question submission box to my site because I know a lot of people probably have questions they’d like to ask but would prefer to do so anonymously. Here’s one of the first questions submitted.


Question from a reader:

“I would like to know how to develop spiritual strength. Is there an easy process we can use to develop it?”

My answer to this question may surprise you.

Vulnerability is the key to spiritual strength. 

I wrote in my piece for The Sehnsucht Project, “Coming Out of the Psychic Closet” that our current society tends to have a backward notion of strength and weakness. From our society’s perspective, attributes like kindness, meekness and unconditional love are considered inferior to strength, endurance, and cunning. Baring your soul for the world to see- being vulnerable- is not favored.

The truth is, expressing one’s vulnerability is the epitome of strength and courage. It takes far more strength to be open and vulnerable than it does to be hard and emotionless.

Being vulnerable is absolutely the ultimate show of strength, because it requires fearlessness and being vulnerable is usually the thing we fear the most.

When we think of fearlessness, we usually conjure up images of great warriors. But warriors ride into battle covered in protective armor, baring swords and weapons with which to defend themselves.

True fearlessness is walking through the siege, unarmed and uncovered, staring your attacker in the eye and when a sword is raised to your throat, sincerely saying, “I love you, brother. Peace be with you.” 

That is fearless. That is strength. That is courage.

Being vulnerable means being comfortable in ourselves and our beliefs, not just on the inside, but also on the outside where everyone else can see it.

Is there an easy process to develop it? No. In fact, I dare say it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do. But WHEN you do, you’ll see that it wasn’t that hard at all and you really made a big fuss over nothing, because there’s nothing to fear but fear itself.

Here’s a great Ted Talk by Brene Brown on vulnerability:

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Got a question you want me to answer in a blog post? 

If you have a general question about spirituality, metaphysics, personal development or how those concepts apply to a specific experience or situation and you'd like me to address in a blog post, you can submit it here. When submitting your question, please be as specific as possible. If your question is in reference to a specific blog post, please include the link. 

This does not apply to questions that you would ask during a psychic reading. Please book a reading with a reputable intuitive - you can find my list of recommended people here. I also offer single card tarot readings [GET DETAILS].

 

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