Originally Posted by SethWilliams
One thing that is stopping me from connecting with people is the fact that a huge part of who I am is my spirituality, and I keep that to myself.
Im afraid of telling people about my beliefs and the spiritual work I do. And it keeps me at a distance from people. I want to change this,
At the same time I guess im afraid to come out of the spiritual closet. Coming out as a gay is a 100x easier then this for some reason.
Does anyone have any stories they have about, well how they shared there spiritual side and spiritual work with people?
Many of my friends are artists and tend to tolerate a wide variety of quirks and oddities and I'm not even comfortable coming out of the "broom closet" with THEM.
But outside of my own community, i find it hard to come out about huge parts of myself. I agree that coming out as gay is 100x easier and among my
friends, it's been no big deal. Whereas I know people who, if they knew that I in any way practice anything mystical, they would cease taking seriousy anything I said.
I find that either I'm out at the outset with people, or end up never coming out at all because there's never a natural way to bring it up in a conversation if the other person has no interest in the topic.
This was actually a major issue in my last relationship-attempt. She was hardcore atheist/skeptic and accepted mystical beliefs as long as one could explain them away, and i just never felt there was the opening to even admit I had these beliefs. I more or less stopped seeing her, and I feel strongly that I'm more likely to meet a potential partner in healing, yoga, PD or art circles, because I am not in the least going to be in the broom closet with a partner. I need to free to tell them about a trippy experience or 30 day trial.