Re-Connecting with Ourselves; Post 4

Today we look at our spiritual self. We often can disregard this part if we view spirituality as solely religious in nature. For some people, their spiritual self does include religion, and for others it doesn’t. The soul work that we explore here involves achieving a greater sense of the sacred, the divine force within ourselves. Some of the ways that we can create optimal growth in our spiritual self includes:

  • Nature. One of the easiest ways to connect to the sacred is to spend time in nature. It reminds us of the miracle of creation, the symbiotic relationship among all living things, and where we will have an inner sense of truly feeling as though we are ‘home.’
  • Stillness. When we are truly still, we allow the space to open up where sacred feelings and experiences live. We are able to connect to that true sense of ourselves when we take the time to connect with our breath and to absorb the quiet that surrounds us.
  • Healing. When we consciously heal our wounds through exploration, understanding and acceptance, we are free to move into forgiveness. Through healing, we connect to our spiritual selves.

Re-connecting with ourselves is an important aspect of movement and growth. Sometimes we put one aspect of our self on the back burner and over time we realize that it is taking away from our overall experience of joy and contentment. Sometimes it requires us to put a little change into place, something that can form into a new habit, something that can help us in our overall goal to feel grounded and balanced.  As Thomas Merton said:

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

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