How can I be a spiritual person?


A spiritual journey is one that you take in order to discover who you are, your struggles, and how you can make peace with the rest of the world. A spiritual drive does not aim to provide an answer. It is simply a way of asking many questions. Although this blog won't tell you how your divine journey should look, it will help you to organize your thoughts.

These six practices will help you live a more spiritual life.

1. Meditation

Even if you only have a few minutes to meditate each morning, it is a good idea to do so every day. You will feel calmer, centered, and grounded when you start your day with meditation. Meditation has made a huge difference in my life. I feel less stressed, have more patience, better sleep, and have a deeper connection with my inner guidance system. It also helped me to be more compassionate for others.

Two years ago, I started my practice with eight minutes per day. Every few weeks, I added one or two minutes. Although I meditate for between 20 and 30 minutes every morning, the amount of time is not as important as being consistent. It's better to meditate for five mins every day than it is to meditate 20 minutes twice per week. It is better to meditate twice per week than not at any time.

2. Spiritual Reading

Spiritual literature has been a valuable addition to my daily meditation. Reading books such as Holy Shift makes me feel more inspired each day. Robert Holden, and A Year of Miracles Marianne Williamson. The intention of these books is to be enjoyed one page per day so that readers don't feel overwhelmed by the commitment. Amazing how inspired you can feel just from one page of truly profound writing.

3. Practice Gratitude

It is possible to bring more gratitude into one's life. The Universe will give you more thanksgiving, I believe.

Here are some simple ways you can practice gratitude

  • Whenever you wake up in the morning, consider one thing that you are grateful for. It could be simply being alive or the sun shining through your windows, or a loved one sleeping beside you.
  • Keep a gratitude journal. Keep a family journal. Each person at dinner writes down what they are grateful for. This is a great way for kids to learn to appreciate the little and big things in their lives. A personal journal is kept right next to mine.
  • My phone has an alarm that rings every day at 3:00pm. It reminds me to take a deep breath, stop doing whatever is going on and to practice gratitude.

4. Spend time in nature

Living in Houston means that I can't walk on the beach or hike up a mountain every day. I've learned to appreciate what I have and to be mindful when I am outdoors.

When I walk my dogs, I no longer need my phone. I prefer to look at the shapes in clouds than scrolling Facebook. I feel the breeze on my skin and take the time to appreciate the beautiful flowers.

5. Keep your eyes open to signs from the Universe

Although I don't believe coincidences, I believe in the synchronicity and power of the universe. It is my belief that the universe is showing us that things will "just work out", and that great things are on their way. This outlook can lead to really great experiences that happen almost every day. Every sign feels like a gift, and let's face it -- who doesn't love gifts?

6. Mindful Breathing

You can easily incorporate breathing exercises into your day in many different ways. Breathing exercises are something I do all the time, whether it's at traffic lights or in line at the grocery shop. It's what I call "hitting the Pause button."

Consistent meditation can make more responsive and less reactive. I used to be very impatient. Now, whenever I feel triggered, I simply "hit the pause" button and breathe.

Here's an easy breathing tip that I love:

Sweet 16 Breath Technique

  • For a count of 4, inhale
  • For a count of 4, hold your breath.
  • For a count of 4, exhale
  • For a count of 4, hold the exhale.
  • Repeat the process four times

 

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