Spiritual Self-Care: Take back control of your well-being

Here are a few reminders of how you can care for your inner being - and create potent self-empowerment in the process.


RECEIVE THE DAY:

Your spirituality is not a separate part of your life: It is your life.


Spiritual practice and work is an all-day thing, not only a morning routine. Begin each day with your inner-being in mind and prepare yourself to receive the day in the way you want to.


Connect. Align. Tap in - through intention-setting, mindful awareness and mediation. You are able to become the vessel of the mother, the sister, the friend, the writer, the creative, the educator, and the human being, from this place. When you know your spirit is in the right place, nourished, and thriving, and when your intentions for the day are to spread high vibrations towards yourself and others - you are able to act in alignment with all that nourishes your soul.


Keep on track throughout the day by taking moments to pause - to stop and look around - to breathe - and to come back into your core-being.



SPIRIT SOLUTIONS

And on days, when your spirit is feeling unaligned and not like its best self...


Seek Guidance. The important thing when feeling stuck is that you don’t camp out there. Observe what’s happening, and do the necessary things that get you unstuck and in flow. Sometimes, this is achieved through self-effort, and at other times it’s seeking out spiritual writings and teachings, a book, an inspirational message, a song, a poem, or through opening up to another trusted soul, who’s able to offer a word that’ll feed and help your spirit back to high vibrational ground. One thing your spirit is certain of and grateful for, is that there is always a way out. There’s always a guided pathway–to take you higher.


Restore Your Spirit + Raise Your Vibration: Keep in mind that you are not only a physical being, but a spiritual and vibrational being too. Seeking wellness and balance between these interdependent aspects of yourself, is what creates wholeness, and a sense of wholeness is what restores your spirit. So do more of what makes the various aspects of your being vibrate higher. This means that maybe it’s having a cup of sweet warm cocoa/ cinnamon milk, swimming in the ocean, laying out in the sun, hiking, time in a garden, dancing, crying to release, a long overdue home spa-style bath, fully resting (as in the do not disturb sign on and all devices and wi-fi powered off), a nourishing meal, healing hands, inspirational teachings or music, or having church in your own way– somewhere alone or with a community. The possibilities are wonderfully endless. Do more of what makes you feel good!


Consult with The Divine. Throughout your day, consult with your spirit - ask it questions, say prayers, share a laugh with the Divine about what’s going on in your life, and look for the signs and messages as answers. Give thanks and ask for help.


Walk in Spiritual Integrity. Stay humble, graceful, disciplined, and in your power. Seek to operate with spiritual integrity and compassion.


Guard Your Mind: The mind is a powerful gateway. Guard your thoughts. Whether toxic or healthy, everything that goes into your mind, is food. Be a vigilante and fierce gatekeeper. Don’t give energy and focus to what will take your power away and weaken your spirit. Release limited belief systems. Renew your mind as necessary. Affirm yourself. Transform any lower thoughts into higher ones.


Self-Awareness + Spiritual-Awareness. Make time to introspect and reflect. Practice self-accountability. Stay aware of what’s happening within you and around you. Seek to honor the spiritual process for each day by being intentional, fully engaged, aware, and present in it. Ask and observe what the day is calling for and then do your best to honor it. This could look like: slowing down to connect with your life, your tasks, or with others deeper, and softening your urgencies to become more tender. Or, it could be picking up the pace and using more resolution, determination, and grit, where necessary.


This also looks like time spent in sweet solitude, or, time with other souls divinely sent and assigned to your path, on any given day. Stay aware of what is and what’s needed.


Honor the Higher Call. Your spiritual life and path are about being obedient to the higher call, instructions, and guidance coming through. And, realizing that when you are feeling vulnerable, uncomfortable like you are not enough, or feeling stretched, holding yourself within your inner-being is the safest and best place to be. And as human, vibrational, and spiritual be-ings, that higher call is your north star, your higher navigational system. It takes you to where you are supposed to be. And as you honor the process, it fortifies, matures, and blesses our spirit.



SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE

Be mindful. Every atmosphere you enter has an effect on your spirit.

And you have an effect on it.

There are many atmospheres you that enter on any given week, or day. Being mindful of the vibration and intention of any space you enter into, is spiritual work, guidance, higher insight, and even protection.

What type of atmosphere do you live in?

What type of atmosphere are you going to work in?

What type of atmosphere are you entering when you're with friends and family? Or when out experiencing life?

What type of vibration is there?

What happens when you are exposed to lower vibrational atmospheres?

What happens when you are exposed to higher vibrational atmospheres?

What type of atmosphere helps you vibrate higher and come home to yourself?



CREATE THE SPACE

Whether it’s in your home, your room, your closet, your altar, or your car, create sacred space to go grow and nurture yourself deeper. The ideal place is one that has reverence, is set apart, and is off limits to low-vibrational things. It’s your spirit’s dwelling place.


At times, when on the fast move, it may have to be your car or shower that’s your ‘church or temple’ of the day. But at least you’re showing up for yourself in this mighty way. Wherever your spirit finds its sanctuary space, may it lighten your spirit, and help it vibrate higher each day.


SPIRIT PRAYER Most High, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is dispair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy… – Mother Teresa, via St. Francis of Assisi


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