A daily spiritual practice refers to any ritual that we perform each day to nurture our deep inner being. It needs to be something that helps you turn inward and connect with your own truth and purpose. You do not need to be religious or even spiritual to benefit from developing a spiritual practice. A daily spiritual practice is not about dogma or worship; it is about tuning in to your own sense of spirit. - Women's Health
Do you have a spiritual practice?
I have had one, off and on, for decades. And it seemed to morph and grow along with changing beliefs and trying out new spiritual practices I learned. Sometimes, my goal changed, as well.
Identify Your Goal
Before you begin or grow your practice, get clear on what your reason is or your goal. Are you hoping to deepen your relationship or connection with the divine? Is your goal to express devotion, or to deepen your faith?
Is it to create peace? Deepen trust? Those are my spiritual intentions for the year, in addition to spending more time visualizing what I want to manifest this year.
What are your spiritual intentions this year?
Whatever your intention is, once you are clear, build your spiritual practice around it. For example, if your goal is to deepen your faith, your practice might include reading inspirational books or articles. If it is to express devotion, you might decide to sing or dance.
Plan Your Spiritual Practice
How much time do you have? Don't believe that it has to be any particular amount of time. The practice you do every single day for 5 minutes may do far more for you than the one hour you spend every two weeks when you can find the time.
Another thing to consider is whether there are spiritual practices you might like to try or definitely want to use?
If it takes you a while to settle down and focus, you might want a series of steps that help you do that. You could start by lighting a candle, then you might listen to music if you'd like. Almost anything can become a spiritual practice if it's meaningful to you.
Find Reliable Ways to Relax & Connect
Life often moves so fast, that we need to slow ourselves down a bit to get into a spiritual practice. What can you do as you begin, that helps you relax deeply? It could be deep breathing, watching a candle flicker, or visualization or meditation.
What brings you peace?
And what will help you feel the most connected to your deepest, truest self or to something outside of yourself? It may take time to discover what those practices are, and discovering them is part of the process.
I encourage you to begin even if your plan is not perfect. And stay with it until it's just right for you.
See you tomorrow!