The Dangers Of Spiritual Bypassing 😳

There are two stages in life
And they repeat themselves over and over again
Just like the crashing of waves on the sand, that then pull back before the next surge.

Ebb and flow
Day and night
Awake and asleep
Starving and satiated
Meditative and energised
and the list goes on…..

We CANNOT be in one state permanently
For we would burn out in an instant
We still need our fight or flight instinct to get stuff done, be motivated, and dare to step into the danger of uncertainty.

As humans we tend to only crave one side of the balance though
Putting in an order for:
Good health

But what about their opposites?
Are we seriously believing that they will vanish?!
The truth is that we can fall into a dangerous pattern of denying parts of ourselves
…are all valid emotions that should not be suppressed

‘Spiritual Bypassing’ may be a term you have come across; when those on a path of truth get side-tracked into believing that these so called ‘negative’ emotions are wrong.
They are not
We are human
(well most of us 😉👽)
And we should not restrain anything that we are feeling
Quite the opposite in fact;
We have to GO IN to GET OUT
There is no way around

This is another area where the addict HAS to go
We know that to transcend our addiction we have to go THROUGH it; we cannot deny, pretend, ignore; there is ONLY in.

Meaning that when on the QS journey there is no option to spiritually bypass.
Sorry there is no promise of your pain vanishing, or life being one long round of dreams coming true; they will BUT along with your family still creating dramas, life still throwing you challenges, the mortgage still needing paying….

Life goes on BUT it takes on a new flavour
Like you’re seeing through tinted glasses
The players remain
Yet you view it all differently

We teach you how to get into alignment
So that you can COPE with the adversity
….without it crushing you

Nothing is pushed away
Nothing is denied
No part of you silenced

Instead you realise who you are
Are angry when it is relevant
For if you allow said anger to fester within
You are inviting physical dis-ease into your reality
For the emotions you are denying have to go somewhere
Most of the time this becomes a manifestation within the physical body

How do YOU feel it all?
How do YOU express all that you are experiencing?
How do YOU allow yourself to be all that you are?

Google the term ‘spiritual bypassing’ and the following will be thrown up:

spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks”.
John Welwood

Member Quote Of The Day.

Read here something that has been said by one of the Quantum Sobriety Online Programme members over in our lively private forum:

Hi I’ve had an amazing first seven days since my return to freedom. I’ve totally broken free from my cocoon of drinking, self loathing, unworthiness and unhappiness. I really do feel reborn just as I was after my retreat in March 2016. My energy and concentration levels have gone up, I’m not staring into a computer screen feeling hungover and shite.
I’m loving it. I never thought I’d get back to this position, I have been struggling badly for the passed few months. But I kept reading the QS posts each day and the quantum didn’t give up on me and now I’m back with this fantastic community. Thank you all for welcoming me back unconditionally 
Residential Retreat and Online Member

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