Embracing a Spiritual Life
Have you been searching for something greater? A way of living that brings you greater hope, peace, joy and prosperity? Many people live a spiritual life without religion. They may not believe in any one faith or deity, but still want to be as mindful and thoughtful as possible about their journey. Today we are exploring how you can live a spiritual life.
Discovering Your Own Spiritual Path
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Embracing your spirituality is something anyone can do. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Step One: Find Your Traditions
No matter what your beliefs are, you need to find some traditions that work for you. You may want to do something every day, like a daily tarot or oracle card pull or reciting affirmations, or just on holidays and special occasions, like Full Moon Rituals. There is no right answer, and you can change your rituals as you grow and change.
The traditions you grow up with can be a valuable source of comfort later in life. Reflecting on meaningful times and reusing them from one generation to the next can provide clarity, understanding and love in your life.
Step Two: Meditate
Meditation can be a spiritual practice, an excellent way to clear your mind of clutter before starting something new or making important decisions.
Meditation is like the ultimate reboot for both body and brain: it calms you down and helps you think more clearly. It’s also been shown to have physical benefits such as lowering blood pressure, reducing stress levels, improving immune function- all things everyone can use more of in their life!
Step Three: Give Back
One thing that all religions have in common is the idea of doing good deeds for others and giving back. This is also an idea that is worth introducing into your day even if you are not religious.
When you do good deeds for others, it is like giving a gift to your community and our planet. When we give back we are improving the collective and making our world a better place. This benefits not only you, but those you love and future generations.
Step Four: Find Your Purpose
If you are feeling lost, it can be helpful to reflect on what is important and meaningful to you. What gives your life meaning? What do you want people to remember about you, and what will be your legacy?
Sometimes finding your way in life and discovering your purpose can be tough. But just like when you’re lost, sometimes the best thing to do is stop and take a deep breath and reflect on what really matters most to you. What brings you joy? What fills your bucket? Reflecting on these things may help provide some guidance as we move forward with our lives.
Step Five: Practice Gratitude And Acceptance
What are you grateful for? Gratitude can be a spiritual practice because it helps to put things into perspective and helps us find peace with what we have.
The practice of gratitude reminds us that there are many things about which we should feel thankful – from small pleasures such as waking up feeling rested or walking outside in the sunshine-to bigger events such as graduating college with no student loans!
You can easily start a Gratitude Journal to help you embrace gratitude as a daily ritual.
Step Six: Get Outside
Take a walk in nature. For many, it is important to do this alone if possible. Many of us, especially parents, find ourselves constantly surrounded by distractions. Taking time to be alone with your thoughts is an excellent way to clear away the clutter of life before starting something new or making important decisions. If you can do this by going into nature the results are even greater.
Being in nature is so important for us as humans. We need to connect with the land and with the skies above. It is easy to lose that connection in our indoor, concrete filled societies, which is why it is so important to find ways to get back into nature and foster that connection with Gaia.
Step Seven: Start A Journal
It is both therapeutic and helpful for you to learn how to write down what’s on your mind so that it doesn’t weigh you down with negative thoughts.
There are many different approaches you can take to journaling. Our favourite is to create a Manifestation Journal. The goal is to help you manifest your dreams and desires into reality.
Another option would be to start a Tarot Journal and do a daily reading.
We are big believers in the power of daily journaling. To help you on your journey we have provided free journal pages to help you get started. You can access our free journal pages by joining the Forging Magic mailing list.
Step Eight: Make Time For Yourself Every Day
We all need a little time for ourselves to take care of our mental and emotional well-being. Every day, spend at least 10 minutes doing something that makes you happier — it could be reading your favourite book, connecting with friends, or taking deep breaths while meditating. Whatever it is that makes you happy, find a bit of time for it every day. I personally love to read and bake.
Step Nine: Acknowledge That You Aren’t Perfect And Give Yourself Permission To Make Mistakes
Acknowledge that mistakes happen, and it’s okay to make them! It is much better than living in fear of making the same mistake over again. Allow yourself acceptance for your failures too, so you can learn from what went wrong without crippling anxiety or sadness about not being perfect all the time. It is only by taking risks and making mistakes that we can truly grow and reach our full potential.
Step Ten: Focus on Quality Sleep
Self care is so important. From eating well, exercises, embracing positive mental health practices to sleeping well.
The benefits of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. Sleep not only influences your mental state and concentration levels, but it also impacts physical health in many ways. Not enough sleep can lead to weight gain or put you at risk for diabetes or heart disease.
The effects of insufficient rest are felt both internally and externally: from the increase in appetite that comes with being tired to decreased muscle strength because of inadequate recovery time; therefore getting 7-8 hours every night will make all the difference.
Step Eleven: Learn From Others
Some people find that talking to someone who has had similar experiences is a good way of feeling less alone and getting guidance. You might be introduced to new practices you may never have heard about otherwise. You can do this by joining local groups, joining online forums, or consulting a professional. Building a village takes time, but with effort you can find yourself surrounded by people that fill you up and aid you on your journey.
Step Twelve: Follow Your Intuition
Always trust your instincts and intuition. Pay attention to that flutter in your stomach, or that change in your heart rate. Listen to your body and heart. Find the paths to spirituality that speak to you, and give you a sense of hope and purpose and joy. The more positivity we can create in our own lives, the more we have to share with others.
A Spiritual Path
We can all lead a more positive, spiritual life. Be open to the idea of changing your perspective and try it for yourself. Even just trying a few of these ideas can make a huge difference.
Let nothing stand in your way of living a spiritual life that fulfills you and makes you a better person. By becoming more connected with your spirit, your path will have greater clarity, your days filled with more peace, and your life filled with blessings.