There is a common feeling that young people, Gen-Z in particular, are moving away from spiritual and religious beliefs. But it’s just a misconception as many youngsters have embraced a new-age of spirituality with its own fascinating lexicon.
So, get ready to learn your ABCs of spirituality Gen-Z style.
Affirmations are like those daily hype-up messages you send yourself. It’s all about positive self-talk, where you repeat cool stuff to boost your confidence. You can look in the mirror and say, “You go, girl!”, or just jot it down in your journal.
Bhakti is like fangirling on something way more cosmic than Taylor Swift. It’s all about having a crazy amount of love and devotion for a higher power or a spiritual idea. It involves spreading love and good energy like your favourite influencers do on social media.
Chakras are like your body’s energy centres. Think of them as your power-up points in a video game. Each chakra is like a different level, and when you unlock them all, you’re basically an Avenger with all the right moves.
Dharma is like your cosmic rulebook for living your best life. It’s all about being a decent human being and doing your part in the universe. Basically, it’s the ancient way of saying, “Just be a good person, dude!”
Enlightenment is like leveling up in the game of life until you reach the ultimate stage of awareness and inner peace. Think of it as becoming the James Bond of your mind, equipped with the gadgets of deep understanding and a license to chill.
F- Feng Shui
Feng Shui is like the OG way to set up your space for those good vibes. It’s all about creating a home or office that flows with energy like a perfectly choreographed Tiktok dance routine. Think of it as the art of making your crib the coolest hangout spot in the metaverse.
G- Gratitude journal
Imagine you’ve got this super cool diary, but instead of writing about your daily hustle, you’re jotting down things you’re thankful for, from that amazing latte you had this morning to your bestie’s hilarious memes. This journal reminds you that even on the crummiest days, there’s a ton of stuff to be grateful for.
H- Healing Crystals
From amethyst (the chill pill) to rose quartz (the love magnet), these fancy rocks are believed to have cosmic powers. Just pick the one that vibes with your mood and let the good juju flow.
I- Incense sticks
Incense sticks are like your mystical room fresheners. The fragrant swirls of smoke connect you with the spiritual world. Whether you’re meditating, doing yoga, or just chilling, incense sets the mood and clears the cosmic clutter.
JOMO is the cool cousin of FOMO. It stands for ‘Joy of Missing Out.’ JOMO is like the ultimate “me time” when you’re perfectly content with not being in the mix.
Karma is like the universe’s boomerang. You know, when you throw good vibes out there, they come back to you like a cosmic high-five. But if you’re spreading negativity, well, watch out for the cosmic facepalm. It’s like the ultimate cause and effect in life, where what goes around, comes around.
L- Lucid dreaming
It’s like being inside the movie Inception where you’re able to create your own universe, but only this time you can control the plot, fly like a superhero, or even have a chat with your dream characters, all at your own will.
Manifestation is like, putting your cosmic Amazon order out into the universe. So, when you manifest, you’re basically telling the universe, ‘Hey, I want this in my life, please deliver ASAP!’ And with some good vibes and patience, it’s like Amazon Prime for your dreams.
No, Nirvana is not the cool rock band from the 80’s. Instead, it’s ultimate chill state, you know? It’s when you’ve reached a level of inner peace that you’re basically on a permanent vacation from all the stress and worries.
An omen is like the universe trying to send you a text message, but in a super cryptic way. It’s like when you’re scrolling through your feed, and you see a bunch of cat videos right before you stumble upon a cat cafe. That’s the universe dropping hints for you!
It’s all about cleansing your energy and getting rid of any bad juju. Think of it as doing a digital detox for your soul. You’re basically Marie Kondo-ing your spirit, making sure it sparks joy and nothing else.
Qi, pronounced like ‘chi,’ is like the battery in your iPhone. When it’s full, you’ve the energy to take on the world. When it’s low, you might need a power bank or charging cable.
Reiki is like the super chill spa day for your energy or a cosmic massage for your soul.
Soulmates are like finding the perfect emoji in a sea of emojis. They are basically your ride-or-die, your partner-in-crime, and your cosmic BFF all in one.
Tarot is like having your own psychic app in real life. It’s all about these mystical cards that you pull, and each card has a deep message, like a cryptic tweet from the universe.
U- Universal consciousness
Universal consciousness is like the ultimate Wi-Fi network of the universe. It’s the idea that there’s this big, invisible cloud of awareness that connects everything and everyone. So, when you get those ‘aha’ moments, feel a deep connection with others, or have a gut feeling about something, that’s like catching a strong signal from the Universal consciousness network
Vibrations, or vibes are like the invisible mood rings of the universe. It’s the energy you pick up from people, places, or situations. So, trust the vibes, and if something feels off, it’s a warning for you!
Wabi-sabi is like the person who has an ‘idgaf’ attitude. They’re all about embracing the beauty of imperfection and impermanence. It’s like a well-loved teddy bear with a few patches or a vintage pair of jeans that’s a little faded but still awesome. It’s like saying, “Flaws? No biggie. They make life interesting!”
Xenodochial is a person who makes everyone feel at home, even if you’ve just met. It’s like throwing a party, and everybody’s your instant BFF. So, if you’re xenodochial, you’re the real MVP of hospitality.
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Y- Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang are like the cosmic BFFs of balance. They’re like the peanut butter and jelly of the universe. Yin is the chill, dark, and mysterious side, while Yang is the lively, bright, and energetic side. They’re always together, and they make sure everything in the world stays in harmony.
Picture this: You’re sitting cross-legged, your phone is on silent (obviously), and you’re doing your best impersonation of a statue. That’s basically zazen, the art of silent, peaceful meditation. It’s like pressing pause on life’s chaos and giving your mind a much-needed break.
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