I want you to know something you may not have heard before…This comes from my heart and my deepest knowing.
You are spiritual to your core. There is no such thing as spiritual development, only your awareness need be developed. Once you perceive your divinity and goodness (Godness), as an infinite being of light, much of your ‘work’ is done and any other falsehoods about your nature and human flaws simply fall away.
What I’ve come to realise only quite recently is that you get this awareness by adopting a daily spiritual practice of your own design. It might be meditation, yoga, walking, running, swimming, dancing, prayer, listening to music, singing, drawing, painting, writing, tai chi, sitting in your garden and listening to nature…. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it matters how it makes you feel.
You can come up with a suite of practices that you intuitively move into when the urge comes. One morning you might get up early and walk in nature, the next you might journal and meditate or do some yoga and so on. Feeling the freedom to choose what you do is a wonderful motivation to make it happen.
Here are my Top Five Tips for getting the most out of any daily practice you wish to commit to with the intention of connecting with the deeper ‘you’:
Begin and end your day with one or two practices from your suite of options
Do your practice alone
Treat your practice as a joyful time of being-ness rather than a task to be completed
Set the intention each morning before rising to embrace the present moment in your daily practice
Use your daily practice to be in and fully experience your real emotions, not to escape them
When you commit to spending even ten minutes, twice each day in a spiritual or shall we say inner-connection practice, the benefits are many. How does more productive, more creative, less worrisome, more physically healthy, more joyful, more clear-thinking and more loving sound? These are just a handful of the gifts I’ve received since getting clear about prioritising having a daily spiritual practice in my life.
So how to begin? Well, set an intention right now in this very moment of loving yourself a little more and just see where that leads you. We’re here to enjoy life and be aware of our own innate divinity, so devote a little time every day to cultivating and nurturing that aspect of you.