13 Common Misconceptions and Pitfalls on the Path of Spirituality & Awakening

Written by on December 10, 2014 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
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Amateo Ra | Spirit Science and Metaphysics

If you are a Spiritual person on the path of awakening, growth and transformation, it’s likely that you have run into some of these precarious misunderstandings, misconceptions and pitfalls.

I’ll start by saying the Spiritual path is such a beautiful one… I absolutely love this journey, and it’s my desire that you do too.


After years of being on the Spiritual Path, facilitating lots of workshops, and living in Spiritual hotspots, I’ve noticed there are a lot of misunderstandings lingering around out there, and that many people adopt them as truth. This is my attempt to clarify those. I ask you here to listen to your own heart and truly determine for yourself, your truth.

1.) Accepting that All Spiritual Information Is True

Spirituality, just like all other subject matters, entails people representing ideas, concepts, beliefs and systems, which they believe are true.  While there is a lot of wonderful information and wisdom out there, much of which resonates as truth for me, there is also a lot I had to do deeper searching on, consideration and thoughtfulness to find my own truth.

I believe the Spiritual information out there and those propagating it is an invitation to go deeper into your own introspection and heartfelt space, to determine what is your truth.


Ideally, we want Spirituality to be the place where we don’t have to sift through the bullshit for the gold, or want to rely on the wisdom of elders and ancient cultures as being more true than our modern context, but all in all we are still humans and are still evolving these concepts in our own lives and have to determine what’s right for us!

2.) Waiting for Divine Timing

Now, I will say there is an absolute miraculous nature of time, and how things seem to come together and work out in the perfect moment, and I would label that as what is traditionally called Divine Timing.

However, I meet people all the time that are waiting to take action in their lives. They generally seem to be waiting for the right moment when everything is clear, effortless and simple and it seems like Source paved the golden path for them to step into.

While some stuff works out that way, I tend to notice for many the waiting game is simply resistance keeping you stuck. Resistance is the opposite of growth, and that means you are staying stagnant. Spirit loves when energy moves, so when things are stuck in one way, think about how you can pivot another way or take a look at what is keeping you waiting in the first place, and consider to take action! Do your best to make things happen as a Creator of your own life and path.

Don’t force things, while honoring the natural cycles of things, and embrace yourself as extremely powerful and your empowered actions mean the right time is always Now.

3.) Thinking Living in the Moment Doesn’t Mean Planning for the Future or Considering the Past

Many feel as though to be present means to float in the experience of the now without any need to consider the future or past. I also notice many, not all, of these people are dealing with immense challenges in physical reality: money, stability, good home, healthy routines and a path of purposeful service.

I love the moment and it’s where I choose to live. And when I mean the moment, I mean the full moment, where every past and future experience are merged into a singular experience. I believe this is what true presence means, to consciously create your reality forward and backwards, because they are all converge here.

4.) Bypassing to “It’s All Perfect”

Yes, it is all perfect. Everything in life is a grand design in which there are no mistakes, which is a very supportive realization I think many of us have had.

That said, we are also here to grow and evolve, it’s in our DNA, and in order to do so we have to learn and recognize where we have room to improve.

5.) Not Fully Letting Go

This is more of a pitfall than a misunderstanding. As Spiritual beings in a rapidly changing World, it’s almost natural for us to want to move past our traumas, challenges, blockages and anything we feel the need to heal from very quickly.

That said, Letting Go of things can, but not always, take a solid amount of time, experience and consideration. Also, often these perceived weaknesses are our greatest strengths, we just have to let go of the triggers around them and step into our power to see how these experiences can serve us in a greater way.

6.) Confusing Surrender on Your Journey To Mean Not Making Choices for Yourself

I’ve done this so many times! I’ve left myself stranded on the sides of the road waiting for a sign from Spirit as to my next steps. “Where do I go from here?”

I learned the hard way I need to work with Spirit in order to determine the choices I would like to make for myself; what I would like to create with my energy and where and how I want to function in the World. Surrender means allowing it all to unfold and accepting what is… but it doesn’t mean not making empowered choices for yourself.

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