In today’s post, I will share resources and tips for starting your spiritual journey! As you pursue a path of spirituality you become better at consciously creating your life. Whether we consciously or, as many of us do, unconsciously create, at the core we are all the creators of our reality. And as creators, we have a tremendous potential that many of us are unaware of.
In this post, we will be talking about how you can become better at consciously creating your future. This has the potential to transform all areas of your life, whether it be quality of life, better relationships, or more enjoyment out of being alive. The act of creating is a SKILL and should be treated as such. Creating our reality is a lifelong pursuit and is a craft that can be sharpened.
Starting your spiritual journey can be difficult and confusing. Therefore, knowing where to start and how to find valuable resources is a must.
I have been working on self-improvement and spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga for the past 4-5 years. In reflecting on who and where I was 5 years ago, I noticed that life has this new level of vibrancy. I appreciate so much more about life and I have started to calm my inner critic, ya know, that voice in the back of your head that’s always tossing in its opinion. I started out just so stuck in my mind. I was so powerless when strong negative emotions arose, indecisive, and emotionally much more volatile.
Today we are going to talk about the beginning of my spiritual journey and the most important areas I would focus on if I were to start over. This list isn’t the only stuff out there, but these are the most impactful resources and practices for me and I want to help make the seeking part of your spiritual awakening just a little bit easier.
Starting Your Spiritual Journey
Meditate 15 minutes every day. Strive to keep the habit, but do not let the habit be the reason your inner critic starts becoming more active. The goal here is to just do it. The more you do it and the higher your consistency, the less time it takes to make significant progress!
If you haven’t already read my previous post about how to get started with meditation then give it a read! If you are facing difficulties like sleepiness or have questions about posture, then check out my post about Common Meditation Problems and How to OVERCOME Them when starting your meditation practice.
Through books, meditation, and other mind-body practices, I have noticed incredible personal growth and mediation was the most influential. It’s really exciting to see meditation growing in popularity because I genuinely feel that meditation alone could solve so many of the issues we face in our society.
I also noticed that my personal growth rate, so to speak, has become exponential. The beginning is slow, the inner critic is at an all-time high and developing positive habits can be difficult. But with some level of consistency in practice, the growth rate starts to increase and before you know it you start seeing some serious shifts in perspective on life. Meditation will cause you to become more at peace and relax your grip on being in control of everything that occurs for you. It also unveils a part of life that most people never experience, the present moment, the Now.
Read The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
When starting your spiritual journey, the books and articles you read can have a huge impact. The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success holds the most important truths that you need to know and experience. Out of all the books I’ve read on spirituality, this is the best value for time added. It is concise, generally easy to understand, will impact the way you view the world dramatically and will allow you to begin consciously creating your future.
This book describes how the universe works and how we can be in alignment with our dharma. It is short but packs a punch. It is a fantastic mix between how the universe works at a macro level and how to follow your purpose at the micro-level.
Read Conversations with God
Conversations with God is the single most impactful book I have read. This started everything for me. It’s a long book that I would consider to be the Introduction to Spirituality. Its controversial, its makes you question some deep beliefs, and it may propose ideas that contradict your personal beliefs. However, I felt that when my personal beliefs were being pushed, it was for a purpose and with time I have come to accept more and more of the content.
It primes your mind to consider some bigger picture questions about the universe that you may not have considered before and it lays the groundwork for developing a theoretical model of the universe. It was my first encounter with the idea of a universal consciousness and it helped me form a better conceptual model for what is going on here, like on a metaphysical level. By metaphysical, I mean “the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality.”
This book goes into much greater detail than the previous book I suggested. It describes extensively the nature of reality and how are the creators of our existence. It is a fantastic mixture of metaphysics, philosophy and human nature.
Get Outside and Yoga:
I think that doing yoga, or really any physical exercise, can be incredibly beneficial to your spiritual growth. The reason I emphasize yoga is because I feel the mind-body connection can be felt better through yoga or a similar form of exercise because it causes you to be very mindful of your body, its movements, and how it feels, as well as it provides a more gentle form of exercise for the body.
It is low impact and allows you to relax and relieve tension in the body. Ending your yoga or exercise session with meditation is a wonderful combination. Your body is tired from exercising and by meditating you can soften any tensions and clear your mind.
How this applies to your life
By starting a meditation practice, doing some exercise, and exploring material on spirituality, you are setting yourself up for success. Many of us feel out of control of our lives, feel lost or confused about what we are supposed to be doing in this lifetime and worry about the past or future. The topics we talked about today have the potential to dramatically shift your perspective on the world. It will open your mind to the incredible potential that each and every one of us IS.
Someone once told me, “When we are young everyone tells you you can do anything, reach for your dreams, you can be anything you want. But as we grow older and the reality of life begins to set in we start to question whether we really can follow our dreams.”
Society has norms, it has expectations, and it has perceived best approaches to life that are pushed on each and every one of us. But the fact of the matter is that you can do anything you want. Quite literally, there are absolutely no limits to what you can do. But so many of us are not in touch with our creative side and do not recognize that we can consciously create our destiny.
Starting your spiritual journey means you will experience ups and downs. Sure life will throw you curveballs, but I would use these curveballs as tools for spiritual evolution. Suffering can be given a purpose and that purpose is to show us who we really are in the face of trials and tribulations. Every decision, choice, or reaction, no matter how big or small, defines who we are. Every single day we create a new version of ourselves through our decisions.
By meditating, doing yoga and reading books, you can exercise your mind and body, and increase the vibrancy of your life significantly! Start consciously creating the reality that you want through your decisions. If you want to be a doctor, make it happen. If you want to help provide food for impoverished, do it. If you want anything, go get it.
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