In a post earlier this week, I briefly mentioned “spiritual bypassing” in the reading. I thought that today I’d do a spread on that topic.
Spiritual Bypassing is defined as a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.
An aspect of reality that I’m avoiding.
Bear – Ugh… my finances. I mean it’s a good time to drop the ball, honestly, because I’m in the wake of the holiday rush, which means I have a bit of a cushion from any negative repercussions that not obsessing over my finances as usually could cause. But still. It’s definitely an aspect of reality that I’ve been sticking my head in the sand about lately.
Why it’s important for me to stop avoiding this.
Ring – Because it’s important not to fall behind on my commitments. I have a mortgage to keep up on and responsibilities to deal with that require me to stay on top of my finances and not let them go off on their own little way for too long without a guiding hand to keep them on track.
How I can accept this truth that I’ve been avoiding.
Book – Open up your bank website, log in, and do a little research. Look into what’s going on and it will help you in getting your ass back into the groove it needs to be in. Ignoring those various accounts is not going to do any good for you or your life. Better to open your eyes and stay informed.
A way that this ties into my own spiritual bypassing.
Dog – You’re getting too comfortable. You’re allowing your spiritual practices and methods to wrap you up in comfort and fool you into thinking “everything is okay”, instead of ensuring for yourself that all’s well and good.
A pattern of behavior I fall into during stress.
Anchor – See above in the previous answer. I pretend everything is grounded and good even when it’s not. I make others believe that all’s well when I’m actually struggling beneath the surface.
How I can become a better version of myself.
Lady – Tap into my softer side and allow it to show more often. This card is about the sacred feminine energy that we all have within us, and allowing it to come out and be a part of the day to day rather than “sucking it up” and, in my father’s words, pushing myself to “be a man”.