There are many ways to come into wholeness as an individual. Sometimes the best way to wholeness is not a specific path, but rather a state of listening and tending of the soul. This approach allows for the essential sense of self to grow into fullness as the individual's expression of wholeness. When we work towards wholeness using special rituals or spiritual practices, we can find a heightened sense of self. It is by integrating our experiences and identifying the essential sense of self within the experience that gives an awareness of our connection to divinity within ourselves. That awareness then informs our sense of purpose and connects us to an informed power to act.
There is no shortage of opportunities to begin changing the course of your experience as soon as you let the Divine energy within you flow. We can attain this sense of fluidity when we are integrating our experiences. It returns us to our state of naturalness within our self-expression. We achieve authenticity.
This might seem like a lofty idea. Especially when under the intense influences of stress, old emotional patterns and limiting mental beliefs. This is why spiritual practices are so valuable. They offer a fresh opportunity to shift our awareness and connect to a different perspective. Most activities can be transformed into a spiritual practice as it’s in the approach that will define the activity and the outcome.
Spirituality is anything that brings you into alignment, connection and union with your essential sense of self. Those things that ignite your spirit and lift you up as though being lit by an incandescent light within are meant to be followed. They are feeding the soul's self-expression and bring an opportunity to explore. When we have tended to our inner worlds. It clears misalignments and removes old worn-out emotional baggage simply through bringing a different perspective.
The spiritual quest need not be boring, rigid, religious or even typical of other people's experiences. Gardening could be the spiritual church for one person, finding themselves while weeding. While another might find a mirrored truth reflected back from the soul in a deck of tarot cards or a newly discovered book. We might find our sense of self through any number of ways or activities. The important part is to look at what is pleasing and that feeds the soul. This creates a wonderful realignment of acceptance with a sense of inner supported self-worth. It's those activities that connects us to our inner pool of nourishment.
What nourishes us is obvious once we find it. It draws the attention to the inner brilliance that supports all our connections to those we care about and all that we aspire to be. It brings that amazing light that shine's within as a unique expression of you forward into the clarity of our experience. This process maybe look different for each of us. Some might feel sensitive and require a more isolated process within, allowing room for intense introspection or just uninterrupted focused attention. While others might need to interact and share into order to be witnessed and affirmed in their process, such as singing in a group.
It's supportive to create a variety of activities and practices to keep the spiritual exploration fresh and anew with the sense of inviting that spark to rise from within. Often, we can become stuck after a time unknowingly by simply repeating the same routine, falling into a stale state of disconnection in a practice that was meant to awakening. By giving ourselves the advantage to follow what feels right. We can avoid blocking our path. This means tending to the inner sense of harmony and wholeness.
Each day following the sacred out picturing that matches the promptings of the soul's journey within, from nature-center spiritual practices like vision questing to performing rites and specific prayers within a community, or returning to a childhood practice that innocently let you touch the Infinite. You decide. Each day by tending to what will take you deeper into an awaken awareness of how you feel, where you're at in this moment and what still requires resolve.
Here are a few suggestions of ways to seek out the spiritual nature within your activities.