Maybe it’s normal, feeling a little out of place when you first have to deal with a completely new environment. But what happens when, walking for the first time around the streets of the city you’ve just arrived in that same morning, you can only feel at ease, at home, like that’s the place for you? And when, after a week, you’ve already got a job and made friends with your workmates, feeling like you’ve known them all your life, like they were part of the same soul family?
It’s what happened to me two years ago when I transferred to Dublin. I couldn’t help but sense the breath of the city everywhere, its deepest intimate soul, that was telling me, “You can do it, because everything is possible”.
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Within the landscape of our modern day urban environment is where I find my true Spirituality. Too often, I have seen and continue to see gurus, shamans and “divine” celebrities who are actually foreign to our cities, but to whom people flock because they believe that they possess some kind of Spirituality that cannot be found within our cityscapes.
I disagree. Living in these urban surroundings for many years now has shown me that true Spirituality can only really be understood from the present moment within the present environment, and not from the past histories of foreign lands.
My Spirit moves through the streets of Ireland’s cities, interacting with people, buildings, plants, animals and the terrain upon which I walk. My Spirit defines, shapes and reshapes these urban realities and the experiences that evolve from these interactions are what form my Spirituality.
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When I walked out my front door this morning, the weather was perfect… the temperature, the air, it was just lovely and I believe it was lovely just for me :)
I love living in the city and being spiritual. The opportunities are endless if you just open your heart and mind to what’s for you and let the universe give you what you really want. Its easy to just be yourself and feel free, and yeah it can get hectic at times, but all that seems to dissolve around me if I keep my own equilibrium.
I think one of the most precious things you can give someone is your time and there are so many like-minded people here to share beautiful times with over one too many cups of tea. Love is everywhere in the city and if you’re willing to experience it, it really is the answer :)
Everything starts with wishing. If you don’t wish, the city’s not going to help you. The city is just the city. But if you wish something, the city is going to help you, definitely, somehow. Serendipity is not luck, its ability. When I was living in Dublin, I wished to do music activities, to enjoy the music, so I went to lots of festivals, and because I was dancing, it was easy to make friends and now I am playing music in Leitrim.
Next, you have to take action. If you are sleeping on the couch and something happens in the city related to you or to your wish, you won’t notice it. If I didn’t go to those festivals then I couldn’t meet those friends and I wouldn’t have found the place to make music. Wish, take action, notice, enjoy and appreciate.
In the past two years, I’ve lived in three different cities; Galway, Melbourne and Dublin. A lot of people said I was mad to go to Melbourne with just €200 and a place to stay for a week, but of course, when I got there, I met the coolest, kindest people in the most random of places and got a job within two weeks.
It really makes me realise that there are no strangers in a city, or anywhere really. It takes one second to make a friend, to make a connection, and that feeling of fear and danger that can be propagated by the media around big cities is really unnecessary.
Cities can reflect the best and the worst of the human condition. Its about humanity and everything that it can teach us on a personal level. The more we can learn about ourselves from our experiences with others, the more we can give out and share and vice versa.
In Dublin’s Fair City, where the girls are so pretty, there is sheer spiritual awesomeness available to those who sincerely seek to make the craic even mightier.
Dublin is a city where things happen with their own rhythm, where you are likely to bump into friends wherever you go, and where there is great art, music and many opportunities to enjoy exploring enlightenment.
My favourite spiritual aspects of Dublin are the many marvellous people I’ve come to know.
I’ve met many diverse and gentle folk from all corners of the World, and they’ve introduced me to many practices and rituals I’ve come to value, from tea ceremonies to unusual forms of healing.
I also enjoy the inner adventures I get to share with my wonderful friends. Sometimes these happen in meditation groups like BuddhaBag, or sometimes when great DJs summon party spirits and I can’t help but dance.