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 decisions. 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.
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How do you know your spiritual side?
‘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?
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.'
How would you describe your spiritual self?
Your Spiritual Self is the most beautiful and powerful version of yourself. It's your true self, the part of you that hasn't been conditioned, the you without patterns. There's no need to get caught up in the lingo because this is a personal matter for everyone of us. During your Process, you were acquainted with this aspect of yourself, which we refer to as your Spiritual Self.
What is my spiritual role?
Finding a spiritual purpose is more about being your greatest self as you go through life than it is about discovering the meaning of life. Meditation and prayer, personal contemplation, and spiritual wellbeing are just a few of the ways you can discover your higher purpose in life.
Pursuing a spiritual goal is a reward in and of itself. According to a study published in Psychology Today, spiritual persons have numerous good characteristics. Behaving graciously and compassionately, as well as aiming for self-actualization, are all part of this. They also take the time to appreciate life and thrive in areas like personal relationships, self-esteem, and finding meaning in life.
If you're looking for spiritual meaning, there are a variety of paths you can choose. However, understanding what you're looking for is the first step in discovering your higher purpose in life.
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 connect spiritually to myself?
When trying to put all eight aspects of wellness together, the spiritual aspect of wellness can be the most individualized piece of the puzzle. People, on the whole, like to live lives that have meaning and purpose. When these objectives are attained, it brings peace into one's life and the lives of those around them.
So, what are some things you may do to increase your spiritual well-being? It's best to experiment with several ways to see what works best for you. Spiritual wellbeing can be reached in a variety of ways, both physically and intellectually, because it involves one's values, beliefs, and purpose.
1. Examine your spiritual foundation. You are merely asking yourself questions about who you are and what you mean when you explore your spiritual essence. Consider the following question: “Who am I?” What is the point of my existence? What am I most passionate about? These questions will lead you down a path where you will think more deeply about yourself and recognize aspects of yourself that will assist you in achieving fulfillment.
2. Search for hidden meanings. Looking for deeper meanings and examining patterns in your life will help you realize that you have power over your future. Knowing this can help you live a happier and healthier life.
3. Get it off your chest. It will be easier to retain a concentrated mind if you express what is on your mind. You may feel befuddled and unable to make sense of your feelings after a long day or an important event. You may be able to think more clearly and move forward if you write down your thoughts.
4. Give yoga a shot. Yoga is a physical discipline that can help you achieve spiritual wellness by eliminating mental and physical stress. Yoga is taught at all levels and can help relieve anxiety, sadness, weariness, and sleeplessness as well as reducing stress, strengthen the immune system, and lower blood pressure.
5. Take a trip. Yes, it is correct! Taking time for yourself to travel to a familiar location or to a new location can do wonders for your mental health. You will have a greater connection with yourself when your mind is able to block out distractions and assist you in reflecting and resting. This allows you to eliminate stressors and retrain your mind to focus on total wellness. Exercising, visiting with a counselor or advisor, meditation, or taking a temporary vow of silence are all activities that can be done while on a trip.
6. Keep an optimistic attitude. You will find yourself thinking differently and shifting your mind to a happy, healthy place once you begin to view things in your life in a good light. You'll discover that you're more comfortable when you eliminate negativity and re-frame how you think about specific things and situations.
7. Set aside some time to meditate. While managing your time and everyday tasks can be difficult, it is critical to make time for yourself. Take five to ten minutes each day to meditate, whether it's first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, or right before bedtime. By incorporating meditation and relaxation into your daily routine, you will be able to clear your mind and strengthen your connection to your spiritual well-being.
What is a spiritual person like?
Being spiritual entails prioritizing self- and other-love as a top priority. Spiritual individuals are concerned about people, animals, and the environment. A spiritual person recognizes that we are all One and makes conscious efforts to honor that unity. A spiritual person is kind.
How can I connect to my soul?
Do you realize you have remarkable abilities that come from your creative, intuitive, and spiritual nature? Your mind is as beautiful as a lush forest, rich with neuro-networks that connect beneath the surface, much like the roots of trees. When storm clouds form ahead of rain, scientists have seen increased chemical exchanges between these tree roots.
Our unconscious minds do the same thing, especially during times of stress, when the ego is imbued with dread, storylines and scripts from the past, which arise without warning, obscure our minds. Other woodland routes lead to charred and dead trees, while others go to tranquil meadows and stunning waterfalls. We can't see what's beneath the surface of our thinking, just as we can't see what's beneath the surface of trees and plants reaching for the sun.
This is a method for returning to one's roots and reconnecting with one's soul. To engage in this form of mindfulness, all you have to do is agree that you are not your thoughts.
Living Artfully in Five Steps
Begin by becoming a loving observer of oneself. Recognize that sensations and thoughts are neither “true” nor “false.” Allow the need to be right to fade away, and instead focus on the underlying emotions, such as fear or grief. Accept that you will be thinking and feeling a lot of different things at the same time.
Interference and commentary about your thoughts, pulling up old scars and scripts from the past, deceives you into merging with your ideas, leaving you befuddled. In other words, your thoughts had been “conned” into becoming “fused”! To avoid being “conned,” it's a good idea to “diss” (dis-identify) your thoughts.
When you've discovered your inner voice, how will you know? You'll figure it out. When you connect with your higher wisdom, it feels extremely different inside of you. And don't be surprised if you have spontaneous feelings of forgiveness or compassion when your soul offers you the direction you need.
Originally published on Holstee's Mindful Matter, the ideal place to learn about how to live life completely.