A Spiritual Awakening: How to Get in Touch With Your Spiritual Side

 


Spirituality, can it help you live longer?

In a study of 4,000 Americans between the ages of 64 to 101, the seniors who were in touch with their spiritual side lived longer. How much longer?

On average, spiritually-minded seniors were 46% less likely to die. On top of living longer, being spiritual can also help you lead a more fulfilling life that exceeds all of your expectations!

If you’re ready to point your life in the right direction, then this article’s for you! Instead of being religious, we’ll show you how to talk the talk, and walk the walk of your deepest spiritual desires.

Read on to learn how to get in touch with your soul.

Set Your Mind on Good Things

It’s easier to get in touch with your soul when you’re thinking about spiritual things. However, to do that you have to learn how to change your internal dialogue. The average individual has around 6,000 thoughts a day. Oftentimes the thoughts are repetitive, and it’s common to have more negative thoughts than positive ones.

What’s Your Mind Saying?

Start listening to your internal dialogue, and take note of the things you’re telling yourself throughout the day. You’ll begin to notice that you have similar thoughts in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

For example, some people wake up in the morning and their mind begins telling them all of the ways they failed the day before. From the food you ate to the clothes you wore, negative self-talk happens a lot more than you might think.

The good news is that as you become more self-aware, you’ll find be able to let go of thoughts that aren’t serving you.

Self Love and Spiritual Truths

Once you notice negative old belief patterns, you can begin replacing them with spiritual truths that set you free! If you’re not sure what spiritual truths to tell yourself, you can start by practicing self-love.

After all, love is the core of spirituality. Tell yourself how good you look, and mean it. Think about the things you did right the day before, and set an intention for the day ahead.

Most importantly, say you accept yourself, exactly as you are right now, sins washed free. You are worthy of love, and you don’t need to listen to any thoughts that tell you otherwise.

Lastly, start looking for ways you can cut out negative input from your life. For instance, listening to upsetting news stories, or getting involved in gossip, can distract you from your spiritual path.

Read Spiritual Literature

Moving on, reading spiritual literature is a powerful way to set your mind on the right type of things. However, the key is to read things that stir up your spiritual energy or give you goose bumps. Here’s a shortlist of books you should check out:

  • Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream by David A.R. White
  • Adamant: Finding Truth In A Universe Of Opinions by Lisa Bevere
  • Wild at Heart by John Eldredge
  • The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
  • A Praying Life by Paul E. Miller
  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Of course, in addition to the list above, it’s also worth your time to start reading the bible. When you begin reading the bible, you can choose the traditional Old King James version, or go with a more modern style.

For instance, “The Message”, is an idiomatic translation of the Bible by a man named Eugene H. Peterson. You’ll be able to enjoy a simple translation of the Bible’s original languages, making the biblical lessons and messages easier to digest.

Find Wise Counsel

Next, you can also get in touch with your spiritual side by surrounding yourself with the right type of people. The friends you have right now, play a big role in both your spiritual and worldly success. The Bible talks repeatedly about the importance of surrounding yourself with quality people.

When you’re getting ready to let someone into your inner circle, they should be someone who also has a longing for spiritual growth. Next, look for friends that want you to succeed, rather than trying to hold you back. Lastly, listen to the things your friends are saying.

Do they build you up with their words or tear you down? Words are powerful, and while your friends don’t always have to have something nice to say, they shouldn’t be tearing you down either.

God You Family Church and Work

Another way to jumpstart your spiritual awakening is to have the right priorities. If you’re spending all of your time at work and neglecting your relationship with God, you’re going to find it difficult to grow spiritually. Instead, to have a strong foundation in life we suggest putting God first, in everything you do.

Next, take care of yourself, by practicing self-care. Examples of self-care include things like getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and alleviating stress. Next, after filling up your tank with spiritual food and self-care, you’ll find it’s easier to give and receive love from your family, and church friends.

As your spiritual life grows and blossoms, other areas of your life will start to improve as well. For instance, you’ll find that you have an easier time connecting with clients and coworkers since you’re not distracted by negative thoughts or people.

By putting God first, you’ll become more playful, joyful, and peaceful? Why? God’s love is pure, and when you’re basking in it you feel worthy and abundant.

Embrace Your Spiritual Side

There you have it! Some of the best tips to help you embrace your spiritual side. After reading this article, what tip are you going to try first?

Will you be paying close attention to your internal dialogue? Or are you going to focus on reading the right type of literature to feed your mind healthy thoughts?

Of course, to let your light shine, we suggest you follow all of the advice in this article. As you begin to change and grow spiritually, you’ll finally be able to learn how to love yourself unconditionally. For more ways to be happy, explore the rest of this site.

 


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