If you Google “woo-woo,” there are actually two different definitions:
An alcoholic beverage made of vodka, peach schnapps and cranberry juice.Woo-woo
- Extraordinary beliefs for which it is felt there is insufficient extraordinary evidence, and people who hold those beliefs.
I am going to be talking about the second definition, although certain days, the first one may not be so bad (if I drank hard alcohol).
Woo-woo, when referring to extraordinary beliefs, can include such things as belief in angels, ghosts, energetic healing, new agey type beliefs and anything that is seen as somewhat “fringe.” By fringe, I mean things that just don’t seem usual or ordinary to you.
The thing about beliefs, practices or modalities that we may perceive as woo-woo or outside our normal comfort zone of belief, is that they could potentially help us in profound ways if we open our minds to them. Just because something can’t be proved by science, or is different from what you “normally” believe, doesn’t mean it may not have value.
What if it made you healthier, happier, wealthier or more successful? What if making the choice to just try something different resulted in manifesting miracles?
I am not suggesting you force yourself to jump on a plane for Brazil to drink hallucinogenic tea in the rainforest for spiritual healing (as I did way back when . . . long story . . . it’s in my book!) Or to use eels to cure migraines (ancient Egyptian belief). I am not talking about doing things that compromise your values, beliefs or happiness!
But I am asking you to consider opening your mind to the possibility of things you may see as “fringe” as just being things you may not understand yet. And choosing to see them with a curious, open mind.
It could be going out of your comfort zone a bit and trying acupuncture or herbal remedies. It could be using yoga mantras or meditation for greater awareness and to attract more money. It could be committing to a juice cleanse for 2 days to feel healthier. Or maybe it’s even as simple as considering not judging those who you perceive to have those far out, wacky, fringe beliefs.
In other words—one person’s weird is another person’s wonderful. One person’s freaky is another person’s fantastic.
What’s the point? Why should you care and why does it matter if you open your mind to woo-woo?
- Because you don’t know if you don’t try. So, if something you have perceived as weird, has also been ever so gently arousing your curiosity, then check it out! If you are getting a subtle intuitive nudge to try something, then you owe it to your intuition to go there. Even if it ends up not working out, or not feeling right, at least you know.
- Because what if it just changes your life? What if it’s a healing modality that cures your____? Or a mantra that attracts wealth? Or that cleanse that makes you feel alive. Or that prayer that ignites your next great idea?
- Because an open mind, one that is willing to look at other possibilities, is a free mind. We like free.
- Because then you can have closure on that weird thing you’ve been wanting to try and lay it to rest.
Woo-woo is basically just the unknown to us. If we have an open mind and are curious, then certain things we have labeled as woo-woo may just end up being the missing key to the health we want, the love we crave and the wealth we seek. If we choose to look at it a bit differently, we may just manifest what we’ve been asking for.
Let me know what you think! Reply to this post and let me know what you have in the past seen as woo-woo, but is now common or useful for you.
Choose an open mind.
p.s. I happen to LOVE extraordinary beliefs! Just that word alone gets me excited and curious!