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I long to be surrounded by people who are deeply spiritual...I have never met a person in 'real' life (not on the internet) that was spiritual. Has anyone journeyed through this sense of isolation/loneliness? It kind of feels like....like I would be the happiest girl in the world if people around me would awaken and our world became more spiritual....
This feeling of isolation is growing...like I want to meet and be together with others who value unconditional love, joy and peace over negative stuff and not just conform to this world any longer...? I know that this, too, is part of the illusion...everyone around me is a spiritual brother/sister and an aspect of our greater Self. So how do I relieve this feeling of yearning deeply to meet others of a spiritual mindset?
As much as a negative feeling this is ...several rare moments have also been that much on the positive side when I realize how *EXCITING* it is going to be when we all take off our cloaks of personality/ego and remember/recognize our brothers and sisters for the true Self we are...so this deep and inner yearning is not always manifesting as negativity/loneliness, but also as positive/love/excitement....
I hope this makes sense. What I am saying is that it is terrible loneliness at times while at other times, when I am able to 'peak through the clouds', it is a hint of bliss/joy at the prospect of true unity at a deep level...*ONENESS*...
But those times when I am able to peak through the clouds are rare...
I know on a deep level we are all one, but that doesn't help here/now--I still feel lonely...I want us to come more together here/now.
I don't give thumbs down...all answers are accepted and appreciated 🙂
Love and blessings to all. Thank you all for your words of kindness and inspiration 🙂
((((((((((((((((((giant hug to all))))))))))))))))
I don't want to sound overly dramatic ya know....I am okay 🙂 in fact at most times I am a pretty happy person...this loneliness is more of a background feeling...but maybe more and more it is coming to the top... I just have this deep burning desire to experience true communion with others and God...to not see others as outside of me, but as one. I want this world to better and more fully reflect the inner love we all have inside.

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Maybe you want to be holy. Have you tried getting holy? I can't do it because I'm an atheist, but have you tried it.

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That's fine, but remember others feel as you do, and you can't be an island to yourself. We all desire everyone would know the Lord. Spend time around other believers to be encouraged. We become more like Christ by the suffering we go through. Everyday will not always have joy, or go as we desire.

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The loneliness of purity..... until we are all spirit, the tranquility of solitude must be indifference. This is what has come to me through my own pain. Hopefully things will change soon. Love

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You need to find a good, Bible believing church.

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We don't find them because in the workaday world it's so difficult to broach the subject of spirituality.
I once began talking with a coworker who was a young gay man, and discovered that he had a great love of God, and tremendous interest in finding God's company through his church and prayers. He had a very kind heart, and the conversation began because he refused to be angry at someone who had stolen $40 from him. He just smiled and shrugged and said, "Oh well. We have to forgive." He didn't have much money and $40 should have meant something to him. He just quoted Jesus.
God sends such folk only now and then, whilst sending a hundred of the "other" kind. I'm sure He has a plan and a timing to it.

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kasey, i know what you mean
its something i think, we are maybe supposed to soemtimes go through by ourselves anyway, seeing as our spirituality is very personal
but it would be nice to have peopel in 'rea' life to talk to, share, philosiphyse and learn with/from
you cant base your own spirituality on others wakening to theirs
thats the point, it IS a lonely journy, its confusing, hard, scary even, frustrating at times, but its still yours, for you, about you
all i think you need is to remember, there are people like you or similar, here, even if not around you physically, we are here, in the net 😉
....ohh just got a good poem subject from this thank you kasey ;-D
the point is, you come here
to do just that 😉
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i totally get what your saying
i feel it myself, its like exactly what your saying, a big mix of feelings and undersstanding
you feel all kinds of things, its confusing, but exhilerating at the same time, and you just KNOW thats a good thing
well, you think you know anyway hahah
thats the whole thing about spirituality, i dont think you can be certain of it in this life, you just have to literaly go with how it feels at any given time

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"This feeling of isolation is growing..." and, it will continue to grow until you give your heart 'totally and completely' to the Lord God and to all others, unconditionally.
I used to feel this progressively uncontrollable feeling of loneliness until I realized my heart had to be completely overflowing with the Love of God. All my efforts and endeavors went to naught no matter what or how much I did for others. Only the Lord God can replenish your Spirit so that you always have Him first and foremost, within. 😀
Peace and Blessings

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This is a complicated question because the answer is on many levels, your not alone, you have me for a start, and there are many people on here that are very spiritual. You might not like this but there is an element of truth in this next bit, who you are on the inside as a spiritual person is not who you are on the outside, when your very comfortable with your own self as a spiritual person your inner and outer energy are in sync so to speak and you will naturally attract these kind of people in your life. I used to feel like you and still do to some degree, my girlfriend I met on a date line and it took us both a little while to really come out of the closet so to speak but now we have the relationship has its own set of interesting things to enjoy and speak about. People are all on their own paths and so there is always an element of lonliness involved. Just recently after doing much research in quantum physics its really put the fact home that on all levels everything is as one, a thing all spiritual teaching has known for years that only physics has known for 110 years, try and meditate on this, draw in the energy from your room, your home, the street ,the country and the world around you. Your not alone sweet, we are all here.

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Sometimes you have to draw people out to discover their dreams, desires, and beliefs. Don't assume that you are the only spiritual person on earth.
Come down from your throne and interface with the real world. Schools, churches, libraries, galleries, museums, and coffee shops are excellent venues to begin.
We all crave fellowship. Not that you have to be rabidly social every minute of the day. Just find a comfortable balance between total isolation and social interaction.
Tell yourself: "I will reach out to at least one person today. I will appreciate their innate spirituality. Instead of expecting them to admire ME, I will respect and admire THEM."

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We can perhaps understand a God who would forgive sinners who come to Him for mercy, but a God who tenderly searches for sinners and then joyfully forgives them must have extraordinary love! This is the kind of love that prompted Jesus to come to earth to search for lost people and save them. This is the kind of extraordinary love God has for you. If you feel far from God, don't despair.
(He is searching for you.) Blessings to ya
Love Him and keep loving Him and the loneliness will leave. 🙂

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I got that feeling a few months ago and went outside and looked up at the stars and began yelling at God. Not sure if HE heard but a few (3) days later I got a call from Social Security and they sent me a check to take care of my needs at the time, under the guise of it being a Social Security Disability payment.
I'm about to yell up there again tonight.
I found that when I'm feeling lonely I only need to go out into Nature, wherever that may be for you ... and sit there and think or pray or do nothing and see what happens. It might take a half hour, maybe less, maybe more, but for me I had a bird sit near me and my dog came over and rested his head on my knee and a chipmunk came up and told me not to fret. Nature will talk to you in God's absence so you never need to worry. The NEXT thing is to eliminate FEAR from your life! (FEAR is only Forgetting Every Answer Rises). Whenever you don't have an answer to your questions you begin to have FEAR but if you are patient and take the time to relax and just forget all the FEAR you have in your life at the time, the FEAR seems to disappear, leave, fade away. Once you become relaxed and non-fearful, the answers will slowly pop up to the surface. Try it! It works.
I was ordained last Sunday and since it is through the Universal Life Church and their only tenet is to "Harm No One" ... and we are accepting of ALL religions and faiths, even atheists as far as I know since that is also a faith. I have named my "sect" Fontanetum which means "the Springs" in Middle Age latin. If you know any Latin buffs I would like it to eventually be "The Springs of the Light", or "The Springs of Light" Fontanetum et Lux perhaps? "The Springs and the Light?" Anyway, any help would be great.
So, RELAX, go inside yourself and look for the pinhole of light, open it up, step inside the brightly lit room, and absorb the energy, re-charge. Should your Higher Power pop in for a refresher posit your question and absorb the knowledge. When you open your eyes you will feel totally refreshed, re-born, and full of smiles.
If that doesn't work you can pop into our Church, which is currently the living room in my home, and we'll discuss it further. I'm also happy to discuss this on here, in Yahoo Chat, or on email ... whatever works best for you. HUGE donations are never refused since I really need to erect a chapel, but they are also never necessary for a comparison of thoughts.
Lastly, please feel my hand upon your head and feel the Light flowing into you, recharging every core of your being, and placing you ABOVE FEAR, and putting you into a place of Peace ... your Happy Place!
And now I must go to spread the plague of LOVE!
I AM
Dartagnon

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as a christian I suffer from exactly that same understanding .however I am reminded from Gods word the Bible;Phl.4:8,whatsoever things are pure ,honest,just,true,lovely and of good report,if there be any virtue,any praise ,think on these things.that and trying to keep my own self in check{full time job}and trying to be my highest self for others,is allot to concentrate on.and I do miss happy friendships,I have none.Its disciplining your mind ,read good spiritual material,for me I stay in the bible .when Im through I feel filled up ,and so much more hopeful.I have to say ,I have studied eastern religions in my teens and on,however when I turned 40 or so ,maybe God saw me searching for truth and touched me,and since then Ive been a Christian.and I find it so much more substantial .Thats not the best word.But His spirit comforts me and gives me strength,and sets my feet on solid groung so to speak.and because of what your saying I truly can very easily at times get very very sad.but I still relate to every word your saying as my own expierence.although our "religous" expieriance is totally different,it makes it a little difficult for me to help.but I certainly can pray for you.and will.peace be with you

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Hi,
I do know how you feel!
Just keep your chin up, because truly even when it feels we are alone, we aren't, they are there looking over us...You know I know this is true, because she made herself known to me, and God did too once as He intervene to me and spoke telepathically. Just know they are there, and it won't feel so lonely. This it's not easy I know, but some day you may understand....there is a time for everything, and even being lonely is one of them times. I do believe we do gain through our suffering in every way.
We all here us like you:)

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I don't know what your religious or spiritual views are, but I think that if they are not part of a mainstream religious culture, then sharing them can be difficult. For example, I am an atheist, but I am also a spiritual person. It is difficult for me to connect with others on a spiritual level because I do not relate to people's views on Jesus, Krishna, Yahweh, or any particular rituals that people might follow.
You seem to describe a pantheistic view of life. Perhaps you can connect with others who share this view. Or even if they don't exactly share it, the pantheistic view would still allow you to connect anyway--much in the way that Theologynut has described to you in her answer.
To answer your question: what is this spiritual loneliness? I might venture a guess and say that it is a sort of intellectual or creative isolation. How to alleviate it? I can't answer that; sorry. But if you can find a way to connect with and share your thoughts, views, feelings, and ideas with someone else, and a way to delight in their thoughts, views, feelings, and ideas, then maybe you will connect and not feel so lonely. Good luck to you in finding a "kindred spirit."

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