I cannot tell you the amount of lists I’ve written that include goals, tasks, and just other things that I want do. I always thought that writing things down was enough and that if it was meant to be it would happen. Don’t get me wrong, I do still believe that every emotion, situation, or experience happens for a reason and has its purpose but I also am starting to see that intentional personal action is soooo essential. And that includes the intentional personal action within my spiritual journey.
“Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life” opened the doors and expanded my perspective of what spirituality is and what it can look like. I think part of the reason I’ve had trouble putting my thoughts into action is because of what I thought my spiritual path was supposed to look like and being afraid that I wouldn’t live up to that expectation. For example, I know aesthetics isn’t exactly a top priority when it comes to most people and their spirituality but as an artist and creative, that’s still so important to me. I thought, how could I care so much about aesthetics and tangible things and still want to connect to nature, the universe, and with myself on a deeper level? Ruby Warrington seems to be my light at the end of that question because I could relate to her on so many levels when I was reading this book.
Connecting to the universe doesn’t mean you have to be some radical anti-anything materialistic person as I thought I would need to be but rather everyone’s spirituality and spiritual path looks different and that’s okay! This book talks about everything Now Age including astrology, tarot reading, yoga, crystals, and plant medicine. Reading Ruby’s take on these things and learning that I have my own take too gave me the push I needed to get rid of the fear I had and start practicing again with meaning. If you’re stuck somewhere on your spiritual journey or are just interested in learning more about what the Now Age means or what it can consist of, I highly recommend this book.