“Just as a candle cannot live without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” – Buddha
Spirituality (n): the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Sometimes in life, we become so engrossed in the material world that we forget we’re so much more than what meets the eye. At our core, we’re all made up of energy, and that energy contains the essence of who we truly are — our spiritual selves.
Our spirits, just like our minds and bodies, need nurturing. When we neglect the needs of our spirits, we feel misaligned, lethargic and unclear about who we are and what our purpose is.
If you can relate to the above, then consider this your spiritual wake-up call. Starting today, you can take action to improve your spiritual health using these 7 simple steps:
1.) Meditate for 10 Minutes Daily
With an abundance of benefits for your mind, body, and soul, meditation is an important practice and one you should ritualize.
Dedicate 10 minutes every day to meditating and enjoy a renewed sense of peace, connection, and alignment in your life!
2.) Sit in Silence
“Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu
Silence is cathartic. It pulls us away from distractions, and entirely into the present moment. It allows us to hear our thoughts, without getting attached to them.
By practicing regular sessions of conscious silence (sleeping doesn’t count), you’ll be more aware of the world around you, your senses will strengthen and you’ll improve your spiritual alignment and health.
3.) Give Thanks For 3 Things
Like energy attracts like energy, so when you say thank you for what you already have in your life, you’ll attract more things to be grateful for.
What’s more, when practiced regularly, gratitude will make you feel happier, reduce sadness and depression, and it’ll raise your energetic vibration meaning your soul will be getting a daily dose of TLC!
Here’s how you can start:
When you wake up in the morning, say thank you for 3 things.
1.) I am grateful for my mom because she’s always supportive of me
2.) I am grateful for my bed because it’s comfortable and helps me sleep at night
3.) I am grateful for today because it’s another chance for me to progress, learn and grow
Then when you go to bed at night, repeat this exercise. This will amplify your efforts and ensure you stay spiritually aligned throughout the day.
4.) Send Love to Yourself and Others
Self-love is the foundation of all other love. When you fall head over heels in love with yourself, you’ll be able to give that same kind of love to others.
When we offer others pure love, we get back pure love in return (remember, like energy attracts like energy!). This exchange allows us to operate at one of the highest humanly vibrations, and experience life’s most joyful and fulfilling emotion — love!
By continually sending love to yourself and others, you’ll keep your spirit happy, healthy and nourished!
5.) Nourish Your Mind, Body, and Soul
Spend time nourishing your mind, body, and soul. Do the things that make you happy just because doing them feels good.
When you honor your entire being, you’ll be able to maximize your potential and always feel inspired and motivated to work on reaching your dreams.
Indulge yourself — you deserve it, and so does your soul!
6.) Do Something Nice for Someone Else
Hold open the door for the person behind you. Smile at a stranger. Pay for someone’s morning coffee. Write your mom a nice letter and tell her how much you love her. Offer to watch your sister’s kids so she can have some time to herself.
Do something nice for something else for no other reason than to give. Sometimes life is hard, especially when we’re in the thick of challenging times, and one act of kindness, no matter how small, can completely change someone’s day or life!
When you help others feel better, you also help yourself. You get back what you put out, so if you exude kindness, love, and generosity you’ll have an abundance of those things in your life too!
7.) Spend Time in Nature
One of the fastest and easiest ways to reclaim your spiritual health is to spend time in nature.
Nature is harmonious, grounding, inspirational and non-judgemental. It allows us to disconnect from our day-to-day lives and reconnect with the healing energy of the universe.
What’s more, nature boosts immunity and reduces stress and depression meaning it’s also good for your mind and body!
So what are you waiting for? Get outside!
Sit under a tree and listen to the wind as it blows the leaves around. Lay in the grass and feel the earth beneath your body. Watch the birds fly symphonically in the sky. Take a walk in the woods and become one with the elements around you.
The more time you spend in nature, the more in tune you’ll become with your natural, spiritual self.
Above all remember, at your core, you are a spiritual being and as such you must prioritize your spiritual health. By keeping your soul well-nourished and tended to, you’ll always feel connected, loved and full of purpose.
What’s your favorite thing to do to keep your spirit healthy? Write your answer in the comments below!
About Antasha Durbin: Antasha is a spiritual writer, life-long student of the universe, and psychic tarot card reader. Her website, cajspirituality.com, is dedicated to casualizing the spiritual experience and making it attainable for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Follow her for free, easy-to-digest and highly actionable advice on spirituality,
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