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How to Overcome the Fear of Judgment on Your Spiritual Path

Everybody online wants to talk about spiritual awakening or permitting yourself to be a little de lulu in the name of dreaming and manifesting, but this often comes with its own set of challenges, including being judged by others. Whether the judgment is real or not, being stuck in fear will hinder your growth and keep you from fully expressing your true self. This blog post will explore strategies to overcome this fear and offer practical tips to handle it all.


Understanding the Fear of Judgment


The fear of being judged is so multilayered and confusing because sometimes, being called weird doesn’t accurately capture why you are afraid. You are scared of rejection; you simply want to be accepted - it hits home, right? The desire to be accepted, to have community, and safety will make us hide who we are even though our hesitation is the precursor to us being unsafe. You don’t have to tell the world about your spiritual beliefs, but you shouldn’t carry the burden of others’ perception of you - you chose this path to be free, so choose freedom. To overcome this fear, you must first understand its origins and gently release its hold on you.


Embrace Self-Acceptance


We are conditioned throughout life to tie value to external factors like work and productivity. It starts as early as childhood when asking what we want to be when we grow up, but what if instead we ask why we are worthy and the expected response was, “Because I’m me”! Well, that’s self-acceptance in its most grand form; it’s recognizing your inherent worth through your existence. It’s finding joy in the ways you are strange. When you accept yourself with love fully, the opinions of others lose their power over you.


Ground Yourself in Your Truth


Get clear on what you want and what you desire. When you don’t know what you want, need, and desire, it becomes incredibly easy for others to fill in the blanks with something that feels pretty good. You can find your truth when you take time with yourself, intending to learn who you are. When you are deeply rooted in your truth, the opinions of others become less significant.


 

Discover more spiritual tips in our Divine Dialogues section.


 

Release the Need for Approval


People pleasers - the call is coming from inside! Your journey is yours alone, not your parents, not your friends, no one else's. Does that mean you shouldn’t seek advice or reflect on the opinions of trusted individuals? Absolutely not, but you should not need it at every turn. Releasing the need for approval allows you the space to try and take the necessary risks to discover yourself.


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Cultivate Compassion


We learn compassion for others before we have mastered compassion with ourselves. Recognize the ways you are cruel to yourself. If your best friend heard your inner talk, would they be able to match your energy as your hype person, or would they be stalled into a state of somberness? Being all love and light about yourself isn’t the answer; responding to your insecurities and fears with compassion diminishes the power of judgment and creates a more understanding environment.


Build a Support System


I know I said your journey is yours alone, but that doesn’t mean you have to complete it alone. In fact, you’re not supposed to—humans are communal creatures. Also, sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, and without additional perspectives, you can’t even begin to ask the questions to truly learn more. Surround yourself with those who uplift and support your spiritual journey so you can reach your goals. 


 

Comment below what you’re looking for out of your spiritual community to connect with individuals who don’t mind being a bit strange.


 

Whether you’re experiencing judgment from others due to their lack of knowledge or personal disdain, the first thing that matters is protecting oneself. View others’ judgments as reflections of their own inner worlds, not of your worth or truth - because ultimately, not everyone’s opinion matters. While this is easier said than done, it only gets done if you commit to the practice.


You are a strange and beautiful soul on a sacred path. Embrace your journey with confidence and trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.


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