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Thread: 11 Signs You’re Falling into Spiritual Materialism — by Aletheia Luna

  1. #1 11 Signs You’re Falling into Spiritual Materialism — by Aletheia Luna 
    Let’s be real for a moment.

    There comes a time when our spiritual practices harm us more than help us.


    Yet most of us are so invested in protecting our fragile egos from the truth, that we live in a state of denial or total oblivion to what is happening.


    When our spiritual practices reinforce, bolster, and underhandedly inflate our senses of self (i.e., our egos) this is spiritual materialism. And it’s a toxic form of spirituality.

    What is Spiritual Materialism?
    11 Signs You’re Falling into Spiritual Materialism — by Aletheia Luna

    https://lonerwolf.com/spiritual-materialism/




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  2. #2 The Cult of Spiritual Materialism: Have You Become Its Victim? — by Becky Storey 
    What Is Spiritual Materialism?

    A person becomes spiritually materialistic when they develop materialistic and shallow desires in the pursuit of spirituality. The ego tends to use spiritualism for its own gain, to fulfill the need to be special or interesting.


    Our egos are the parts of our identities created by external influences, like comments from others, possessions, and achievements. This conceited part of us takes advantage of spirituality. We are in an era of “new-age spiritualism”, where the original traditions are being forgotten and replaced with modern ideas – and not always good ones.


    Spiritually materialistic people are likely to be using the popularity of spiritualism to boost their own sense of self. Living a spiritual kind of lifestyle gives some people a feeling that they are above others, sometimes even God-like. Instagram “gurus” are popular but are, in fact, benefitting from spiritual materialism.


    If your spiritualism requires the rest of the world seeing it, sponsorships and merchandise, then it’s likely not spiritualism at all. It’s pandering to a market the world seems to want right now.


    We’re often sold “tools” to further our spiritual journey, but these things only add to the materialism. True spiritualism happens within and doesn’t require external resources. We convince ourselves that we need “things” to boost our connection with the spiritual realm, but these things only boost our ego and decay our self-awareness. We show off our possessions like trophies, to compete with others to prove who is the most spiritual.


    Why Is Shallow Spirituality a Problem Today?
    The Cult of Spiritual Materialism: Have You Become Its Victim? — by Becky Storey

    https://www.learning-mind.com/spirit...erialism-cult/


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