Part of living a spiritual life is being spiritually clean. Being spiritually clean does not imply that you must be spiritually faultless, but it does imply that you must work on your spiritual life on a regular basis. One of my friends put it this way: “Living a spiritually pure life entails making every decision based on whether or not it would benefit your spiritual existence.” Spiritually clean living entails always choosing the road that will bring you closer to your higher power or improve your spiritual life.
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It can be difficult to live a spiritually pure life because it is not always easy to choose the path that would benefit your spiritual life. Being bad can be a lot of fun at times. And when we say bad, we imply choosing the more human flaw over the spiritual principle. Without without realizing it, we sometimes opt to go with our character flaws rather than improve our spiritual lives.
The point is that once you become conscious, you take action in order to move closer to your higher power – whatever that power may be.
Spiritual cleansing is more than just remaining sober; it is a way of life. It entails incorporating spiritual ideals into all aspects of your daily life. It entails not lying, cheating, stealing, manipulating, acting out of fear, or acting out of ego in your work, relationships, friends, family, or daily life. Being spiritually pure entails putting all of the spiritual principles discussed in meetings into practice throughout your life.
You don't have to be perfect to be spiritually clean. Being flawed makes for a much more interesting story, because it allows everyone to learn, grow, and develop. We wouldn't be able to relate to anyone else's life if none of us committed mistakes. Fortunately, we are all flawed, which allows us to grow and relate to others' weaknesses. We keep our spiritual lives clean even when we make mistakes because we learn from them and choose to improve our spiritual lives. We are not spiritually clean if we do not learn from our mistakes and continue to act unspiritually. It is not spiritual to be aware that something is bad and continue to do it. Knowing something is bad and continuing to do it is a combination of morality and inflated ego. Even those of us who strive to maintain a spiritually pure lifestyle are occasionally caught up in human ego and intentionally select the unspiritual route. We eventually come around and learn from our mistakes, and we don't repeat them again. We take that miscalculation and decision and apply it to our already spiritual lives.
This is what it means to be spiritually clean in my opinion. Spiritual purity and spiritual perfection are not the same thing. You will not be flawless if you are spiritually clean, but that is okay because you will learn from your mistakes. I've never met somebody who was spiritually mature “perfect” but please let me know if you do!
How do I cleanse my soul?
There are several advantages to doing a digital detox, but even a little break from your electronic devices might be beneficial. Start simple by leaving your gadget at home while you go for a walk or by turning off all of your electronic devices for the day.
- Take a stroll through the park. Try meditation techniques with step-by-step instructions in a quiet environment.
- Make today a low-tech affair. Turn off the television, computer, mobile, and any electronics.
- Soak in the tub. Leave your phone in another room and concentrate on enjoying your time in the warm water.
What does the Bible mean by being clean?
- Cleanliness, both ritual and practical, was critical to the Israelite community's establishment and maintenance of holiness.
- Circumcision, handwashing, footwashing, bathing, and baptism are only a few of the purifying rituals mentioned in the Bible.
- In the climate of the Near East, personal hygiene is crucial, especially as a preventative measure against leprosy.
How does God clean our hearts?
“Create in me a pure heart, and refresh in me a right spirit, O God. Take not thy holy spirit from me, nor cast me away from thy presence. Restore the joy of thy deliverance to me, and strengthen me with thy free spirit. Then I will teach sinners thy ways, and transgressors will be converted to thee.”
Our proper spirit begins in our hearts, David recognized. David understood that we must know God, appreciate God, and love God. David utters the following prayer:
To be consistently inspired by God, King David realized he had to be in God's presence.
How do we remain in God's presence? First, as we read the Bible, God speaks to us personally. Second, we communicate with God via praying. Third, we can only get blessings in our lives if we obey God's Word.
When you believe in Jesus Christ and put your love and faith in Him, God places the Holy Spirit within you. The Holy Spirit leads you in the direction of God's Word. As a result, David pleaded: “and do not deprive me of thy holy spirit.”
Then David adds, “Bring back the joy of thy redemption to me, and maintain me with thy free spirit.”
The understanding of scripture frees you to choose the appropriate paths. In Christ Jesus, you have freedom. You have the option of accepting His love, purpose, and connection. You are no longer enslaved to sin and its ramifications. You have complete freedom.
We are called sons and daughters by God. You are a child of God in Christ. You are the King's child.
Being a person of religion also entails sharing our faith with others in a meaningful way. David explains:
“Then I will teach sinners thy ways, and transgressors will be turned to thee.”
You are also being called to share your religion with others by God. We can receive a clean heart by simply trusting and loving Jesus and following Him on a regular basis.
What is cleanliness in Christianity?
Menstruation, childbirth, sexual interactions, skin illness, death, and animal sacrifices all have purifying ceremonies in the Bible. Hand washing is required by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church after exiting the latrine, lavatory, or baths, as well as before prayer and after eating a meal. In the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, ladies are not allowed to enter the church temple during menses, while men are not allowed to enter the church the day after having intercourse with their wife.
The need of hygiene has always been emphasized in Christianity. Despite early Christian clergy's condemnation of the mixed bathing style of Roman pools, as well as the pagan custom of women naked bathing in front of men, the Church continued to encourage its followers to bathe in public baths, which, according to Church Father Clement of Alexandria, contributed to hygiene and good health. Since the early Middle Ages, the Church has created public bathing facilities that are separate for both sexes around monasteries and pilgrimage destinations, as well as baths within church basilicas and monasteries. Pope Gregory the Great emphasized the importance of bathing as a bodily necessity to his disciples.
What do you put in a spiritual bath?
Natural salt is one of the most effective ingredients for clearing your energies of any negative junk. Pink Himalayan salt, natural sea salt, and Epsom salt are all excellent choices that are widely available. Regular table salts should never be used since they contain anti-caking chemicals and have been refined to remove many of the useful minerals. Use no more than a couple of nice handfuls.