How does one get started with spirituality?
By developing a curiosity about the whole self; the truth of who you are in totality. For some of us this curiosity comes at a time we are experiencing a particularly challenging life event. Perhaps in a vulnerable moment of feeling empty or lost you turn inward, and sensing there must be something more to life, you want answers from a higher power. For others it might be a desire to know who you truly are after experiencing the end of significant relationship or job. You feel it is now time to live life on your terms, and you want to understand what that means. Or maybe a desire for release from the stress of incessant thinking, always doing for others and trying to control outcomes, causes you to seek the solace and peace of a place of worship. You are more open to the idea of coming home to your true Self and in your curiosity about who you are, you become willing to explore perceptions of yourself and life beyond present concepts.
The meaning of spirituality is to become aware of and concerned with the spirit or soul nature; through tools, techniques and inspiration you can intentionally connect with your higher consciousness and allow more peace into your experience. Initially you may think that the purpose of becoming more spiritual is to change conditions in your life. In reality the process of awakening is actually a process of knowing yourself as a divine creator and authentic expression of divine love.
It takes a very courageous soul to break away from the spell that holds human consciousness in the belief that happiness is found when conditions in the world conform to one’s wishes. The truth is that the world can never give you enough happiness because happiness comes from within, from your own feeling nature. You start on the spiritual path by making peace with where you are in this moment. Not judging yourself, not trying to change yourself, not wishing things were different, but by simply accepting yourself and appreciating everything that has brought you to this moment as necessary to being here, now. This is your life and to deny the parts and pieces of it as wrong is to deny yourself love and appreciation for who you have become, and what has led you to decide to explore your spirituality. So start with self-acceptance and allow everything you feel to be okay. Whether it’s fear or love, just surrender to the moment, say, “I am here, now” and breathe. Once you begin to take responsibility for your feelings, and how you feel about yourself, not blaming others for your feelings but recognizing you have the power to choose how you respond, you are on your way to knowing who you really are. You are more powerful and magnificent than you ever imagined, and you do not have to struggle and suffer to have what you want. Because what you truly want is to be the creator of more joy, peace and love.
There is no right or wrong way to get started on a spiritual path. However, I do recommend that you learn to meditate if you do not already do so. The time spent in the peaceful, relaxing spaciousness of meditation allows you to connect with higher energetic vibrations and become familiar with inner balance and calm. You can download my free meditation guide here.
I also recommend some wonderful healing guided meditations from my teachers, Aaron and Joseph found on their website: https://aaronandjoseph.pagecloud.com
If you are interested in exploring books about spirituality try https://www.holybooks.com
They offer lots of great, free downloads.
And if you are seeking a guide or coach to help you identify other resources, tools and techniques on your spiritual path, reach out to me to set up a time to talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Friend On The Path,