‘What does your heart say?' ‘Listen to your gut.' Who hasn't been on the verge of answering one of Life's Big Questions and wondered what it all meant?
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Whether it's making a risky new move, leaving the security but never-ending dullness of your career, or deciding what to do about a failing relationship, these decisions can't be made with an honest and authentic outcome by overthinking the situation. Even the tried-and-true ‘benefits and drawbacks' list has its limitations.
At moments like these, we need our mind, body, and soul tag team to operate together. We interrogated psychic Emma Kinsey, one of the UK's finest psychic mediums, to help you develop the most ignored member of the three.
Look away now, cynics. ‘I often tell people that if I were in their shoes, I wouldn't believe me,' Kinsey laughs. ‘However, if you're curious, opening yourself up to what's going on on a spiritual level can help you become calmer, stronger, and more in tune with yourself,' she continues. Intrigued? This is how you do it.
1. Take some time to meditate.
‘Many people find that meditation helps them relax. Your intuition is clearer when your mind is quiet. One of the most difficult things you can do is calm your thoughts, yet it's essential for allowing your instinct to shine through. Choose a specialised meditation if you want to connect with your spiritual guide.'
2. Or you can discover your own peace.
‘What makes you feel peaceful is quite individualized. I listen to music and light a candle to set the mood before readings. Alternatively, I go for a walk and sit by the sea; the ocean has a calming effect on me. There are no rules; it's just about taking your time and following your instincts.'
3. Trust your instincts.
‘Do you have that inner voice that tells you the same thing again and over? That, I feel, is your spirit guide speaking to you, guiding you to your own conclusions. Others refer to it as your ‘gut.' Pay attention, whatever you name it.'
4. Don't ignore warning indicators.
‘Signs are really essential, yet many people dismiss them as chance. It could be a song that keeps playing in your head, or someone's name that occurs in your dreams. Look for them all throughout the place.'
5. Seek assistance if you require it.
‘The most important thing to do if you're having trouble making a decision is to seek assistance.' If you don't want to speak it out loud, ask it in your brain. It takes time and effort, but I believe that everyone has a listener.'
6. Take control of the situation.
‘If you're having trouble making a decision, pick up a deck of angel or oracle cards. You can shuffle them and interrogate them. Just make sure you get the pack that appeals to you.'
7. Take ownership of all you do.
‘It's fine if you ignore your inner voice at times. Listening to what's going on on a spiritual level can help, but the decision is ultimately ours. And remember, if you make a mistake, it's the only way you'll learn.'
Daily, morning meditation
Start your day off well by meditating. Meditation can help you calm down your thoughts over time if you practice it. And as your racing thoughts calm down, your intuition becomes more evident.
Take altruistic action within the community
Kindness and compassion are two ways to increase spiritual energy. And there's no better way to do it than by assisting people in your neighborhood. Building a community might also aid in the search for your tribe. It's not easy to cultivate your spiritual side on your own! Making genuine connections with others is beneficial to your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Get a daily dose of nature
Spending time in outdoors promotes holistic balance and personal development. Being in nature can help you relax, feel more energized, and connect with a power greater than yourself. Nature is awe-inspiring in its vastness, strength, and beauty. You, on the other hand, are not separate from it. You are a part of nature, just as nature is a part of you, as the world's rivers and air flow through your body. So, take a time to see how connected you are.
Surround yourself in music
Because music impacts your ideas, emotions, subconscious, and physical well-being, it may speak to you and heal you in ways that no one else can. Music can assist you in connecting with your spirituality by allowing you to connect with your essence and reach the deepest part of your soul. Listening to music that moves you, taking a sound bath, or chanting can all help you connect with your spirituality.
Listen to your gut
What is your heart's true message? What are your true feelings? And what truly resonates with you may go against your spiritual “rules.” Don't be scared to pay attention to that inner voice and even start acting in ways that support it. Allow yourself the opportunity to try new things and find your own path.
Support your mind and body
Your mind, body, and soul are all intertwined. Taking care of your spiritual side also entails taking care of your mind and body. Drumming, dancing, singing, or athletics are all ways to express oneself with your body. Follow your curiosity to feed your mind; reading, writing, and creating are all excellent ways to allow your mind to freely express itself.
Appreciate what you have
Having thankfulness and appreciation for what you have, the people in your life, and the achievements you have made. Appreciation is not simply a trait that is internal, such as being pleased with what you have rather than continually looking for the next big thing, but it is also a quality that is external. A simple grin or hello to your neighbors expresses gratitude and concern for others. Small actions add up when multiplied by a large number of people!
Each of us is a one-of-a-kind individual. And we're all on our own trip. It's nearly difficult to determine what influences the priorities, behaviors, and words of others. You may either evaluate someone based on your own ideals and preconceptions, or you can allow them to be themselves. This does not imply that you agree with everything someone says or that you avoid being a guiding voice when necessary. It's about not being abrasive, harsh, or judgmental.
How do I get closer to spirituality?
I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a carpool driver. I cook, and there's a 50/50 chance that my family will eat what I create. I set a goal of exercising six days a week, but I've only been able to do it three times recently. I'm also starting a meditation teaching business. I enjoy socializing with my friends, but I don't get to do it as much as I used to. But, no matter what, I still manage to make time to be spiritual every day.
This isn't to suggest that I'm more spiritual or unique than you. I just incorporate my faith into everything I do, giving even the most boring chores significance and assisting me in my personal development. I'm always learning new things, working on forgiving myself and others, and trying to be more attentive.
Certain days are unquestionably better than others. Even my worst days might feel like a wonderful gift when I have a firmly entrenched spiritual perspective.
Here are six techniques that you can adopt into your daily life to help you live a more spiritual existence:
Even if it's only for a minute, try to start each day with meditation. You'll be able to start your day feeling more centered and grounded as a result of this. Meditation has helped me feel less stressed, have more patience, get better sleep, have a stronger connection to my inner guidance system, and have improved compassion for myself and others.
I started my practice two years ago with eight minutes per day and gradually increased it by a minute or two every few weeks. I now meditate for 20-30 minutes every morning, but consistency is more important than time. It is preferable to meditate for five minutes every day rather than twice a week for 20 minutes. However, it is preferable to meditate twice a week than not at all.
2. Spiritual Consultation
Reading spiritual books has become an important part of my daily meditation routine. Reading novels like Robert Holden's Holy Shift! and Marianne Williamson's A Year of Miracles inspires me every day. These books are constructed with the intention of allowing the reader to read one page per day in order to avoid becoming overwhelmed by commitment. It's incredible how motivated you may feel after reading just one page of truly profound literature.
3. Develop a sense of gratitude
Increasing your thankfulness is a major changer in your life. I am convinced that the more thankfulness you express, the more things you will have to be grateful for from the Universe.
How do I get in touch with my inner soul?
There's a distinction to be made between your ego and your soul. Your ego is your social mask and picture of yourself, whereas your soul is who you truly are beneath all the labels and titles. It is eternal, heavenly, and intrinsically valuable.
Life seems to flow more effortlessly and taking action is less of a challenge when you learn to align more with your spirit each day.
You feel more liberated, joyful, satisfied, empowered, and at peace with yourself. Even when things don't go as planned, you sincerely love and accept yourself.
Unfortunately, we're not taught how to align with our soul, and it can take a little patience to find our way to this area of safety and strength within us after years of being governed by our ego's fears, worries, and incessant chatter.
Here are ten ways to reconnect with your spirit. Making time for one or two of these once or twice a week can make a huge difference in your happiness, well-being, and life.
Spend time in nature.
Nature has a calming impact on us and encourages us to slow down, take deep breaths, and enjoy the moment. Go for a walk in the woods, a run on the beach, a picnic in the park, or some stretches by the water.
Write a soul journal.
It's similar to keeping a standard diary, however you'll delve deeper. You ask your soul questions such as: “How can I get out of this?” in addition “What's holding me back from reaching my goals?” Then, without any self-censoring, you write down your immediate thoughts and feelings to observe what inner wisdom emerges.
Schedule solo dates.
We might become so preoccupied with checking off items on our to-do lists and keeping up with others that we forget to check in with ourselves. So organize a weekly solo adventure to learn more about yourself. Take a coffee break, go to a gallery show, read a book, enroll in a creative class, or explore a new neighborhood.
Take yoga classes.
Yoga is a wonderful method to bring your mind and body together. You get an opportunity to calm your mind and build a lasting sense of inner serenity as you focus your attention on your breathing and positioning for the remainder of the day.
Your inner guide has a moment to talk to you when you tune out from the cacophony of the world and your own internal worries and circling thoughts. Try meditating for five minutes with a soul-calming mantra like “I have nowhere to go, nothing to do.” “There's nowhere to go and nothing to do.”
It could be as basic as changing your commute or as grand as planning a vacation around the world. In either case, breaking up your routine and seeing new places forces you to break out from your comfort zone and old patterns. This allows you to rely more on your instincts and inner guiding.
Offer to help others.
You temporarily forget all of your ego-based cares and troubles when you give your time, energy, and love to others, and align with your true spirit, which is kind and open-hearted.
Make time to just be.
For a few moments, just sit and do nothing. Listen to the sounds around you, scan your body for feelings, and take a few deep diaphragmatic breaths. “One conscious breath in and out is a meditation,” Eckhart Tolle says.
Lose yourself in something you love.
It might be anything from dancing to cooking to writing to running to painting. When you're immersed in something you truly enjoy, your mind quiets and your soul takes over. It's a lovely, liberating sensation that we should all try to have more often.
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How do you recognize a spiritual person?
The first evidence of a spiritual person is their lack of fear. When you have a fear or a chronic worry, that fear takes over your life and you are unable to be in the present moment. Fear of public speaking, fear of heights, and fear of bugs are the three most common fears among Americans. Many people, however, are terrified of death, rejection, loneliness, failure, illness, or making poor judgments. Spiritual people understand how to yield to forces beyond their control. In this way, they are similar to children in that they know how to ignore their minds and live fearlessly.
How do you shift your energy?
I've discovered five key ways to alter my energy, which I'll outline here. There are only suggestions, not prescriptions, as always. Take what works for you, leave the rest, and alter and adjust to your specific needs and tastes. If necessary, repeat a practice or try a few new things. Your role is to simply note what feels supportive and helpful as you construct and participate in these rituals.
- Make use of your senses. Provide oneself with a soothing or energizing sensory experience. Take a walk or drive, listen to music, eat something wonderful, take a bath, talk to your plants, and pet your pets, to name a few suggestions. The trick is to be present and enable your senses to be fully engaged.
- Pay attention to your breathing and body. The breath can serve as a grounding anchor for us in the present moment, and it is constantly there. Spend a few minutes deliberately observing and recording your breath. You might also move your body to change your energy – here are 30 movement suggestions to get you started!
- Change your surroundings. Either move to a different location or make a change in your surroundings. This could imply leaving the area or perhaps the house. This could include things like changing the lighting, rearranging the furniture, or making your bed.
- Release your emotions in a symbolic way. You can express your emotions by writing them down, crumpling them up, and burning or shredding the paper. You may either scream into a pillow or up into the sky. Find a means to let go of the emotional weight metaphorically or spiritually.
- Seek out accountability or a sense of belonging. Enlist the help of a friend or loved one to help you change things up. This could entail inviting them to participate in the ritual or simply texting them before and after you've completed the rites you wish to do. We don't have to undertake difficult things by ourselves; in reality, we really do need one other.
How do I channel my inner energy?
Every ounce of squandered energy depletes your inner power. Why waste time and effort doing things inefficiently and redundantly? Control what you can so you may concentrate your energies and mental energy on the things you can't. Take a notepad with you. Divide your everyday duties into two categories: repetitive and thinking. Then, for the repetitious jobs, build processes and routines. You'll be ecstatic with the extra time and mental space you've gained.
What are the 3 elements of spirituality?
In their eternal wisdom, all shamans, healers, sages, and wisdom keepers of all centuries, continents, and peoples claim that human spirituality is made up of three aspects: connections, values, and life purpose. These three components are so strongly linked that it may be difficult to tell them apart. Take a minute to ponder on each facet of human spirituality to determine the state of your spiritual well-being if this is possible. This will be a three-part monthly series, starting with relationships.
Internal (your domestic policy)how you deal with yourself, how you nurture the relationship with yourself and your higher selfand external (your foreign policy)how you relate, support, and interact with those people (and all living entities) in your environmentare the two categories of relationships.
What criteria would you use to assess your internal relationship, and what steps could you take to improve it?
How would you assess your external relationships, shifting from the perspective of domestic policy to international policy?
How do I know my soul calling?
Gustin compares the path of purpose-discovery to classic hero and heroine legends in which the hero sets out to find the treasure that has been hidden under their bed the entire time. They must return home to complete their journey.
This is why, according to Gustin, we must awaken and seek our purpose from inside. He suggested four different methods to begin the quest.
1. Tap into your inner ferocity. Routines, schedules, details, and mandated behaviors confine us every day. Moving beyond the commonplace can be life-giving when it comes to waking your purpose.
“Let your imagination run wild,” Gustin advises. “Get free of your life's routines and limitations.”
We can begin to let our genuine selves to emerge simply by choosing to be uncomfortable and allowing our inner “wildness” to grow.
2. Ask yourself, “What is my purpose?” on a regular basis. Spend time every day thinking about this crucial question: “What is my purpose?”
Consider this question in a natural setting. Take some time to go outside and enjoy the scenery.
“…untamed environment has been one of the finest mirrors of your spirit for millennia,” Gustin explains. Explore the world around you by going off the beaten road, trying new things, and going off the beaten path.
Set aside daily reflection time for yourself, as well as time that you will spend outside of your normal routine.
3. Hang around with “outlaws.” Find intriguing and thought-provoking people who are outside of your own expertise, whatever “wild” means to you. Find people who have actively rejected to live a life with a default purpose and are looking for new ways to think about and understand the world.
“If you just hang out with folks in your specialty,” Gustin argues, “they will unwittingly reinforce your status quo, therefore helping you rigidify your current way of being.”
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4. Seek professional advice. “Having a guide who has travelled much of that region already is useful when entering into uncharted territory,” Gustin says.
Mentorship is unrivaled in its effectiveness. Find an expert to take you through this process – someone who has asked himself the same questions you are.
It might be able to help you answer our most important question: “What are your plans for your one wild and precious life?”