Why are spiritual teachings so contradictory?


I remember when I first began resonating with certain spiritual truths and teachings, I’d be ridiculously drawn to them – and YET – have absolutely know idea why I couldn’t completely FEEL their truth, and really implement or live them.

It would go something like, “Yes! We’re all one!” I could understand the concept well and good, and it certainly sounded all beautifully warm and fuzzy, but in the next second my ego would want to separate me and put me into a place of judgement when I found myself wanting to cocoon myself and my energy from people and places that depleted me and sucked me dry. How can we be all one if there are things I really cannot stand to be near? I couldn’t reconcile it.

Similarly, the beautiful teachings of Abraham-Hicks, with their emphasis on honing the power of pure positive focus. I couldn’t understand how I was able to reckon with my inner, most repressed parts – integrate and fully love my shadow aspects – without then creating some gnarly awful manifestation in my life as a result. If I took my focus off the positive for a second, wasn’t that going to undo a whole lotta great work?

Why are spiritual teachings so contradictory-

It can be a confusing time, traversing spiritual concepts and feeling like on the one hand you can understand a spiritual truth, but on the other have absolutely no idea how to make it a LIVED truth in your reality.

In this video I’m chatting about why spiritual teachings are contradictory (and there’s a GOOD reason!), and how to know which spiritual truth is right for you at any point in time.

Let me know what you think! Have you had an experience with trying to reconcile spiritual truths and coming up short? I’d love to hear from you. And please use the share buttons below to share this with anyone you think may find this useful! Biggest love.

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  • Jo | The Mindful Morning

    Carly – this is such an important video to share – thank you so much for such a powerful message. Like you, I also went through the struggle around the contradiction in spiritual teachings. When I first became interested in spirituality, I had the desire to learn as much as I could. Eventually I felt that everything I was learning was pulling me into all different directions.

    If we are continually striving for a certain “perfect” outcome/goal to master spirituality rather than allowing the process to expand and unfold as you move through it, we can find ourselves tangled up in the many textures of teachings. I found that by living with a more gentle perspective, I no longer felt like I needed to “master spirituality” but rather I held space for myself to explore the multidimensional aspects and the changes that I experienced over time. And with that, gradually we will always continue to grow spiritually, in the way that our soul needs it most.

    Thank you for sharing this!

    • Carly

      Ahh Jo, thank you for your beautiful reflections! It sounds like you’ve done an amazing job of reclaiming your soul’s sovereignty to move down the path that is truly right for you, spiritually. I’m so glad to hear this, amazing woman! xo

  • Natasha

    Hi Carly, thanks every so much for sharing this video. I’d never come across the term “spiritual bypassing” before but as I listened to you describe it, it was like a bit of a light-bulb moment for me and I realised that I’ve been doing exactly that! I’d be really interested to understand more about this and any suggestions for steps to take to help with it.

    Lots of love,

    • Carly

      Hi Natasha! So glad to hear you had a light bulb moment. I think this may need to be a topic for a video, stay tuned! In the meantime, let yourself feel all feelings that want to move through you – because the more you repress them, the more you will embed them in your energy field. Emotions = energy in motion. xo

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