12 Steps to Creating a Spiritual Practice
Creating and maintaining a spiritual practice is vital to your mental, emotional and spiritual well being during shifting times. It is one of the greatest gifts you can do for yourself and your physical health, as well as your sanity. Instead of feeling like you want off the planet, take these 12 easy steps and create a spiritual practice that fits into your life. You are worth it!
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Make a commitment with yourself, a contract to support yourself. A regular spiritual practice gives you that 'time' to heal, to gain clarity and understanding or your life, your purpose and also why you experienced some of the challenges you did along the way. It can help you to keep your strength and focus. It will help you to fulfil your dreams, intentions and benefits your life in many ways. It does not need to be hours of your time or should not feel like drudgery. It requires only commitment and a desire for something better for yourself and your life.
Begin Your Day
Begin your day by setting sacred space for yourself. Create a special place for you to connect with spirit and spend a few minutes talking with your higher self, your guides, angels or the Supreme Creator. Set your intention, say an invocation or a prayer that shares your thoughts, feelings and of course gratitude for all that you are and all that you have and all that is coming your way. This will help you to set your intent for your day in a positive way and tells the universe you are ready and what you would like to experience or accomplish that day.
Recalling the Energy of Sacred Space
When you do this regularly you will find that when you sit in your sacred space during times of confusion, indecision, or lower energy that your own energy levels raise back up to levels you have often reached during your meditations. You don't need to actually be in this space to renew yourself, you only need to recall the feelings of peacefulness, wholeness, and strength that you feel during these times and this can be used to help you refocus yourself any time and anywhere.
You are Sacred Space
Remember that you are sacred space. Everywhere you go and those whose lives you touch are affected by your energy whether they or you are aware of it or not. Through a spiritual practice you become more conscious of your own energy and the signature you leave behind. Choose wisely for yourself as it is truly part of your grander purpose for doing a human journey. What energy do you want to leave in your wake?
Have patience with yourself and your progress. You are in yourself and making life better for all that follows. Embark on a plan of study or long-term goals for yourself that helps you to fulfil your destiny, your life's purpose and your intention for your personal and spiritual growth. It is time to take the next step. See yourself doing well, visualize your desired outcome and remember that optimistic plans and focused intention will lead you to the manifestations you want in your life.
Ask for Assistance
Your angels and guides are always with you guiding and helping you with this process and making your life that which you desire. They must be asked and invited into your experience. Wise planning and consultation leads to the results you desire. Take time today to connect with yourself and your guidance and do this every day. You will be pleased with the outcome. Keep a journal of your conversations, insights, requests and answers to help you see your progress and open you up to other forms of communication.
It is important to communicate your desires and intentions with others as this is also a time filled with a great deal of activity and this can lead to sudden and immediate results and changes. Choose your thoughts and ideas wisely and clearly as this will help you see the desired results. Communicate your intentions with love and logic and this will help attract to you what you need to complete your vision.
Be at Peace
This is a time of transformation. It is time to leave behind what no longer serves you or your and move on to a more enriching today and tomorrow. Reflection and meditation can help provide you with the answers, insights and understanding that can lead you to a peaceful conclusion. When you feel at peace with yourself and your life, you are better able to see the opportunities that are available to you in your now.
All of your prayers are always answered. Sometimes you may not feel this way, because the answer comes in unexpected ways. Perhaps you received an intuitive feeling or a new opportunity appears - or a book falls off the shelf. The answer to your prayers is very often given by providing you with ideas orin these everyday ways.
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Sharon Taphorn, Author of Angels, Guides, and other Realms and Angel Guidance-Messages of Love and Healing, shares her wisdom, spirit, and passion around the world through her daily angel messages, monthly articles, her weekly radio program Angels, Guides, and other Realms