MetaJournal: The Power of Networking for the Spiritualist

 

Have you ever been to an event and the energy is off?  What about if the energy is high and vibrant?  For spiritualists, the energy in any room can become overwhelmingly heavy or it can be as light as a feather depending on how the spiritualist understands how to navigate or manipulate the energy.

When an individual is working on their elevation, it is imperative that they network with individuals of the frequency/level that they see themselves working within.  For example, you want to make your first million.  You need to seek out opportunities that will put you in scenarios to speak with people who have accomplished their own personal goals of making their first million dollars.  Now don’t get me wrong, there are times/seasons where you need to go into hermit mode, take a sabbatical, or be isolated from the world. You just can’t stay in that mode because it is scientifically proven that to sustain human life, we must have interactions and connections with other individuals.

Here are several tips to help you network effectively while staying true to your spiritual values:

Define Your Intentions:

Before you start networking, clarify your intentions. What are your goals? Are you looking for personal growth, connecting with like-minded individuals, or seeking opportunities to contribute to a cause you believe in? Knowing your purpose will guide your networking efforts.  If your intentions aren’t clear, you will have a hard time connecting even with the people that you should connect with in that space and time.

Authenticity is Key: 

Be true to yourself. Authenticity is highly valued in networking, and people appreciate genuine connections. Share your beliefs and values openly when appropriate, but don’t force them on others.  Think about it, you’re not going to be the only spiritualist in the room and folks with strong intuitive abilities can sniff out a fake.

Attend Spiritual and Mindful Events: 

Seek out events, workshops, and gatherings related to your spiritual interests. These are excellent places to meet like-minded individuals who share your values and passions. These types of events will help you hone in on your spiritual gifts and help you to align with others who can help you on your journey and you can help them on theirs.

Online Communities and Forums:

Join online forums, social media groups, or websites dedicated to spiritual topics. Engage in conversations, share your insights, and connect with others who resonate with your views.

Listen Actively:

Practice active listening when engaging in conversations. Give others your full attention and show a genuine interest in their perspectives and experiences. This will help build meaningful connections.  We have two ears and one mouth. You know the saying…Speak less than you listen to hear what is being said.  SILENT and LISTEN is the same word.

Offer Help and Support:

Networking isn’t just about what you can get; it’s also about what you can give. Offer help, support, or guidance to those in need, whether it’s through mentorship, volunteering, or sharing your expertise. The law of reciprocity will help you go much further.

Meditate and Reflect:

Regular meditation and self-reflection can help you stay grounded and maintain a sense of inner peace. This can be particularly beneficial when networking in potentially stressful situations.  Taking daily moments of mindfulness will help you to have a constantly clear mind.

Practice Gratitude:

Cultivate gratitude for the connections you make. Express appreciation to those who have helped you along the way, and this positive energy can foster deeper relationships.  This will in turn create more opportunities for you to receive and express even more gratitude.

Balance Online and Offline Networking:

While online networking is convenient, don’t underestimate the value of face-to-face interactions. Attend local spiritual groups, workshops, or retreats to meet people in person.  In the age of post covid-19 pandemic, our apprehensiveness or over-indulging/active in person interactions, is a strong determinant of how we fell on the inside.  While solitude is important, it is as equally important to be in person for connection and community.

Set Boundaries:

Maintain healthy boundaries in your networking efforts. It’s okay to say no to opportunities or connections that don’t align with your values or energy. Prioritize self-care.  Boundaries are not specifically for the other person but for you to protect your energy space.  Honor that in your daily practice.

Learn from Others:

Seek out mentors or role models who embody the kind of networking style you aspire to. Learn from their experiences and incorporate their wisdom into your approach.

Follow Up and Nurture Relationships:

After making a connection, don’t let it fizzle out. Follow up with gratitude, stay in touch, and nurture the relationship over time. Networking is about building lasting connections.

Be Patient:

Building a meaningful network takes time. Be patient and allow relationships to develop naturally rather than rushing or forcing them.

Remember that networking is about forming mutually beneficial connections, and as a spiritual person, your values and beliefs can enhance these connections by fostering a sense of purpose and authenticity in your interactions.