Starting off the new year with another community post, we’ll meet one of our blog writers here at Cosmic Corner Savannah, Erica, who actually lives up north in Maryland but went to college in the beautiful Savannah Georgia.
Q: What is your name and what are your pronouns?
A: Erica, and I use she/her.
Q: When and why did you begin your spiritual journey.
A: I had just decided to cut out some negative friendships’ sophomore year of high school that were full of judgement. I was so upset, but also finally free to explore things they would’ve deemed “weird,” so I sat and meditated with an amethyst crystal I’d bought when I was a little girl. The expierence was overwhelmingly warm and positive. I’ve been exploring spirituality and self-growth ever since.
Q: What do you believe is the meaning of life?
A: To simply expierence whatever it is you wish to. There are so many beautiful landscapes, beautiful cultures, languages, feelings, expierences…I don’t think we’re all meant to have some divine purpose or that we have to accomplish anything great – unless we truly feel called to.
Q: Can you share a favorite qoute?
A: “If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.” – Deepak Chopra
Q: What spiritual tools are your must haves?
A: My hands. My breath. My Mind. And if I feel I need an extra boost, the shower or bathtub.
I’m a minimalist in all other areas of my life, so I’m a strong believer that you don’t need any additional tools for your spiritual practice, and many of my most powerful expierences and rituals use only affirmation and some music to get me in the right headspace. But things and tools are fun. So I love me a good crystal – I just bought my first quartz crystal ball and am in love.
Q: What’s your favorite tarot card?
A: The tower! So many people fear it I think, or roll their eyes and get anxiety about what’s about to happen. But to me, the tower is all about a lot of tiny quiet moments that eventually lead up to an equally quiet realization. Sometimes it’s, “hey, I have this negative behavior” or “hey, this person isn’t good for me,” and sometimes its “hey, I’m really proud of myself for this.”
It’s not as scary as a lot of people tend to think. Spirituality and your practice shouldn’t be scary. It may be uncomfortable at times, but it shouldn’t be scary or anxiety-inducing.