Step 1

I’ve been thinking a lot about this whole “Psychospiritual” journey I’m on. Realizing my codependency and setting out to fix it. That’s what pointed me in a new direction. The direction inward.

I didn’t realize that simply acknowledging my codependence, being brutally honest with myself (while uncomfortable, I came to discover didn’t actually hurt), was the first step to accepting myself. The me beneath all the sh*t I let affect me in my life. I realized that it all had its time and place, but each had come to an end. It no longer served me, so it was time to let it go. And this is where healing begins. Once I got through the darkness, I could see that accepting myself changed everything. I stopped thinking about reasons everyone else should accept me, and what more I could do. I came to simply accept who I was. The “I” I didn’t even know existed. And it takes practice. Every day. And it’s so. damn. worth it.

When you heal your mind you can begin to see how your mind affects reality. Whether you’re looking inward or outward, it’s all about perspective. And through this perspective, the inner and outer seem to talk to one another.

About the author

The Enlightened Spectacle blog uses the exes, codependent tendencies, and esoteric thoughts of one woman in search of life’s deeper meaning as the inspiration for you to deviate from social norms, gain new perspectives, and embrace the darkness on your own Path of Enlightenment.

Josie de Vere is evolving thinker who happens to be codependent and also a writer. Hoping her journey through the darkness to know enlightenment inspires others along the way.

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