“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Pierre Teillhard de Chardin

I’m sure many of us spend time nourishing and nurturing our bodies and minds through various activities like exercise and pursuing learning, which is important and valuable. But how much time is spent nurturing our spirits?

After all, we are Spirit first!

In comparison to other activities, how much attention is spent turning inwards, tuning in and giving your spirit what it requires to thrive and expand?

I believe a spiritual practice is as important or dear I say, even more important than any other nurturing practice because our spirit is our true essence and the foundation by which all other parts of our being is built upon. 

Taking time every day to commit to nurturing your spirit, to healing the disowned parts of yourself and to your intentional growth, should be priority. Your spiritual nurturing is your time of filling your cup, so that you can fully show up to all areas of your life.

As you can imagine, the holistic benefits of maintaining a spiritual practice are numerous but here are my top 9:

 

  1. You feel more aligned to your higher self, connected to all of life and in the flow
  1. You are better able to deal with life’s challenges when they arise
  1. You experience more joy, satisfaction & aliveness
  1. You experience more clarity, purpose and live more intentionally
  1. Your work and activities feel more inspired & creative
  1. Your mind & body, operates more healthily & optimally
  1. You feel more in control of your emotions and self
  1. Your relationships feel more fluid and satisfying
  1. Your mind & body, operate more healthily & optimally.

 

I believe that your spiritual practice should be personalized to you, your faith and what feels good to your being. 

When first starting off, experimenting with different activities can help you find what’s best for you. Also deciding on the best time of day to commit to your practice is also worth considering.

Here are a few suggestions of activities you can explore to help you create a personal spiritual practice that will help you to thrive on all levels:

  1. Meditation
  2. Prayer
  3. Affirmations
  4. Visualizations
  5. Digesting uplifting media: books, audio, videos
  6. Mantras 
  7. Journaling

 

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