During lockdown, I have become fascinated with spirituality and have started my own spiritual journey. This is why I am so excited to have Tiffany from Metaphysical Mama writing this weeks guest post!
Heres how to easily start your spiritual journey in 2020
Spirituality is a pretty broad term. The dictionary defines spirituality “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” A bit vague right? Let’s see if we can break it down and determine what spirituality is and how can we bring it into our lives?
What is Spirituality?
Our spirituality is a very personal thing. It is our own journey to the Divine. I use Universe, Source, Divine, Spirit, and God interchangeably. Feel free to use whatever works for you. It’s your spiritual journey, after all.
For some, that connection with Spirit is a quiet prayer. For others, it may be a ritual with music and dancing, shared with all who wish to join in. Neither is wrong. Spirit doesn’t care how you connect, only that you do. It is in that connection, that we learn who we truly are.
How is Spirituality Different From Religion?
Someone who is spiritual may or may not be religious. Religion isn’t a necessary prerequisite, because spirituality is so much more than just religion. Spirituality is a way of life. It is how we interact with the world and how we choose to connect with the Universe.
Religion, on the other hand, is a clearly defined path that one follows in service to a specific deity or deities. Spirituality is determined by the individual. There is no predetermined path you must follow. You don’t have to believe in this God or that one. It is a very personal and individual spiritual journey towards not only the Source but also one’s own soul.
What Do We Gain From Going On A Spiritual Journey
1. Provides a sense of community.
Spirituality can create a deep sense of belonging. We feel as though we are part of something bigger than ourselves. we are never alone because we are connected to Source energy. An energy we are able to tap into every time we engage in our spiritual practices.
As human beings, we need human contact. We thrive when we connect with one another. In classes and groups, whether in person or online, we are given the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and build strong bonds based on our beliefs.
2. Spirituality encourages introspection.
Spirituality urges us to look within, rather than others for the answers. Using techniques like prayer and meditation, we explore ways to heal past wounds and learn the lessons within them. For our life and experiences holds all the lessons we need.
It encourages us to seek out ways to be the best version of ourselves, growing and expanding to meet our full potential. This is our soul purpose. To search within and become our best possible selves.
3. Gives us a sense of purpose.
“A life without purpose is like journey without destination.” -Debasish Mridha
Spirituality gives our life meaning. Through our spiritual practice, we begin to see the interconnectedness of everything.
We have a better understanding of the part we play in the grand scheme of things.
We begin to see how important our actions are, and how they affect the whole.
A spiritual journey can give a renewed lease of life to your sense of purpose and can drive new ideas, careers, and relationships!
4. People who are Spiritual tend to be happier.
Spiritual seekers feel depressed less often and for shorter durations of time.
They don’t dwell on the negative but instead try to find the opportunity in every situation.
They practice gratitude and forgiveness daily, both towards others and themselves, making them feel more optimistic.
Although these things can be challenging at times, as someone who is spiritual, you learn to place your trust in the Universe.
You learn that by moving through even the most difficult situations, we will be clearing the way for more joy in our lives.
5. Spirituality improves our health.
Believe it or not, being spiritual can actually improve your health.
Meditation and prayer foster feelings of hope and gratitude, which creates a greater sense of wellbeing, and relaxation.
This in turn helps eliminate stress and anxiety which can bring about major health issues.
By facing emotions head on and working through them, we experience emotional wellbeing, and emotional wellbeing leads to physical wellbeing.
6. Improves humanity as a whole.
Overall, spirituality makes you feel better emotionally and physically, giving you a greater sense of purpose.
However, it is not only the individual that benefits. We each play a part in bettering humanity and the world.
You influence others through your actions. By striving to be a better person yourselves, you encourage others to do the same.
Being spiritual, you treat those around you with more respect and compassion. This in turn fills them up with love and compassion.
Working on yourself you inspire others to better themselves. Your spiritual journey can encourage others to start their own spiritual journey which is a great consequence!
All of this helps to raise the collective vibration of our planet, consequently, helping to heal the planet and everyone on it.
Why Create A Spiritual Practice?
In the most difficult of times, it is our spiritual practice that helps us traverse the obstacles life has given us.
Giving us the strength to move through the hurt to find joy on the other side, it helps us to feel grounded and centered in an uncertain world.
Of course following a spiritual practice is not something you only do when things are bad.
Our practice is just as important during good times. Would you only call your friend when you were feeling bad? Then why would you only connect with the Universe when you are feeling lousy?
You are closest to the Source when you are living in joy.
How To Create Your Own Spiritual Practice
The first step in creating your own practice is to decide how you want to connect with Spirit.
There are many ways to do this. It’s up to you how you spend your time with the Divine.
Here are some suggestions:
- Gratitude Practice
- Being of service to others
- Connecting with nature
- Spiritual learning (books, videos, classes, etc…)
- Being joyful
I recommend trying as many different ways of practicing spirituality as you can. Then choose a couple you really enjoy to start your practice.
Make it a Habit
Once you have chosen how you want to express your spirituality, it’s time to practice. It’s a good idea not to overwhelm yourself.
Starting small will make it easier for you to repeat your practice daily, thus making it a habit. So find something you can do every day.
Once it becomes a habit, you can begin to grow your practice. You may want to start by expanding your knowledge with a spiritual book. Add a daily prayer. The most powerful prayer is “Thank You!”
Taking the time every day to say thank you, will raise your vibrations and help you to align with Source. Which is the goal.
Building on that, you can start a gratitude journal. Maybe try a weekly ritual to show your appreciation.
Enjoy the Spiritual Journey
Your spirituality is not about the destination. It truly is all about the journey. So take time to revel in that spiritual journey.
Experiment with your practice and allow it to expand and evolve as you do. Try new things, learn new things, and listen to Spirit. It is always there helping to guide you along the way.
Thank you so much to Tiffany from Metaphysical Mama for writing this amazing guest post! I hope it has inspired you to start your own spiritual journey and let us know in the comments if you’re already on a spiritual journey!
Tiffany is a mom, Spiritual Counsellor, Certified EFT / TFT Practitioner & Meditation Practitioner, helping women fall in love with themselves!
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