Simple ways to Nurture your Spirituality

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~Teilhard de Chardin

We human beings tend to think of ourselves as being either healthy or sick. We act as if there are only these two options. In fact, spiritual wellness is not limited to these two opposite extremes.

Wellness is more of a spectrum. There is optimum health on the one side and poor health on the other. But most of us live, moving back and forth, somewhere along the spectrum–feeling healthier at times, and not so well at other times.

What is the definition of Spiritual Health?

A Healthy Spirit means so many different things to different people. For me, spirituality is a sense of wholeness, a sense of knowingness, and a sense of something far greater and more wonderful than what I see in front of me. When we get sick we have two paths we can take; we can shrivel up and succumb or we can open ourselves up to a new journey, a new rebirth.

Making the choice to be Spiritually Healthy

In life you make millions of choices. Each day you make thousands of little choices. Each choice leads you either toward wellness or toward poor health. You make choices about where you live, where you work, who you live with, what you eat, whether or not you exercise, how much you sleep, etc. All these choices affect whether you are moving
toward or away from wellness.

You also make many choices about whether or not you invest in yourself spiritually. Nurturing your spirituality involves knowing who you really are and living a balanced life that is meaningful to you. On an energy level, spiritual wellness involves being present in your body and creating balance and flow through your personal energy system (aura, energy channels and chakras). Doing things like learning to meditate, receiving spiritual healing and spiritual counseling are spiritual investments in yourself. These practices support you in knowing who you are and what you need to do in order to create balance and flow in your life.

Here are some simple ways to nurture your spirit and ensure optimum spiritual wellness:

  • Prayer

Prayer is an inside route into tapping the Divine Power that surrounds us at all times. The conversations you have with God in prayer, in themselves help your spirit cleanse itself. Immense clarity of thought and positive directions become apparent if you pray and ask for guidance. Especially when we are most uneasy, prayer offers ease and comfort to the soul.

  • Meditation

Meditation is the ultimate way to know yourself. By learning how to meditate you can pull back from the world and focus on what’s going on inside. With self awareness you can clearly identify where you need to restore balance. With the self awareness developed in meditation, you can also go back into the world and make choices that are healing for you and your life. On an energy level, meditation supports you in being present in your body, releasing unwanted energies and creating flow in your spiritual energy system. To receive the long term benefits of meditation, it is best to practice regularly.

  • Spiritual Healing/Aura Healing

Spiritual healings support you being grounded in your body, releasing unwanted energies, and getting your own energy flowing so you can heal yourself. Healings can be miraculous, but rather than expecting a ‘one shot miracle’, healings are best approached as part of a regular routine. You would not meditate once and expect to be at peace forever. In a similar way, regular spiritual healings support you in moving toward, and maintaining, spiritual wellness.

  • Spiritual Counseling

A Spiritual Counselling literally means “a reading of the soul”. Through spiritual counseling you can gain tremendous insight into who you are and what you want to do. The best spiritual counseling sessions offer useful reflections about your life while still giving you room to have your own truth and make your own choices. Receiving regular readings also supports you moving toward, and maintaining, spiritual wellness.

With spiritual wellness–like many things in life–you get out what you put in. If you spend all your time making money and put no energy into spirituality, you might get rich, but you will probably end up spiritually unhealthy. If you spend all your time making your family happy and put no energy into your personal well-being, you might meet your family’s needs, but at the expense of your own spiritual health. It is necessary to make a commitment to healing yourself in order to create spiritual wellness…

Our spirit is our essence. And it also tends to be the one thing we neglect the most. We have to make time everyday tofeed our spirit. When we take care of our spirit we find the path to our authentic self and ultimately to living the life we were intended to live. Find your own definition of Spiritual Health.

True spiritual wellness is not about denying the body or ignoring other parts of your life. Spiritual wellness involves nurturing yourself on all levels of being. That includes taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Paying your bills on time, having a healthy life, and giving back to the world are also part of living a balanced, meaningful life and part of nurturing your spirit.

What are your thoughts on this topic? How do you nurture your spirit your soul? Do share some of your spirit nurturing ways with us in the comments below.

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
Counseling Psychologist/Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath

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14 thoughts on “Simple ways to Nurture your Spirituality

  1. Hi darling Zeenat,

    I love what you have said about spiritual wellness meaning making a commitment to healing yourself. And how this involves all levels of our being even being in the practical world. I have enjoyed and felt enriched by all four of these ways to nurture the spirit, which you outline so perfectly here. Thanks for encourage us!

    1. Dearest Sandra,
      We often neglect our spirit….healing comes and works full circle.
      I’m glad you found this article enriching….there are so many more ways I could add to nurture the spirit, but for now these core practices will work best. We all have to start somewhere na… 🙂
      Encouraging is what I’m made for..oh and healing too 😉
      Sending you love~

    1. Hi Diane,
      Lovely seeing your words here.
      The spectrum usually brings a very big colorful image in my head..and I felt it perfect to represent the many shades and colors of our health.
      I’m glad you liked all the tips I shared here to nurture our spirit. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here.
      Much Love~

  2. I can’t possibly say anything better than you’ve already done here, so I will just say I agree, and that I especially liked your last paragraph. It’s a good description of how living in balance strengthens and renews us. In addition to prayer and meditation, I find it useful to read challenging stories, to eat well (not excessively), get enough sleep, and to sing and laugh as often as I can fit it in. Lately that’s when driving the car to work or home.

    1. Hi Mikey,
      I’d love to take be a passenger in that car with you…what a fun fun nurturing drive that would be 🙂
      But your ways to take care of yourself are infact working full circle…you are taking care of your health, your mind and your heart…and that a very good way to nurture yourself physically and spiritually.
      Thank you for sharing your lovely lovely ways here. I’m always inspired by your words.
      Much Love~

    1. Hi Janaki,
      oh I love that you found this article cool and informative. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your lovely thoughts here.
      Much Love~

  3. Darling Z,
    So much to love about this! While my physical body has a few symptoms that limit my movement, my spiritual self is peace filled and balanced and my emotional/mental self is creating new and different..and I have literally *moved* example of how we may use restrictions in one area to motivate us to transform other areas:)
    I nurture my spiritual self by waking with gratitude for all that I *do have* in my life..and allowing that gratitude to color all that I create. I make the time to view the sun rise/sun set/night sky and to sit or play in nature. I meditate and stretch my body through yoga practice. I pray..and I praise. I think for me most important is gratitude and all else flows effortlessly through that.

    1. My dearest Joy,
      Ahhh gratitude….I almost added it to the list…and then I didnt, cause I wanted to focus on the core in this article. Gratitude I think is a byproduct of prayer and conversations with The Divine. The follow up article on this has got to got to include gratitude..and your definiotn is going in it 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by dear one..and hats off to all your ‘new change’ and how beautifully you are embracing it all. You remain ever inspiring to me Joy!
      Love you lots and lots~

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  6. Susan

    When a tornado rips through a community and wrecks and leaves devestation behind …..the victims of children, adults, pets didn’t cause the tornado but because of it’s nature if left much brokeness behind. NOW….. the tornado is gone but the devestation is there for the innocent bystanders to pick up, clean up heal up and make sense etc……..
    So just as it is with SIN ……children have parents, relatives, neighbors who storm thru their lives, wreck, distort, abuse and leave that soul, that spirit devestated. I alone cannot correct the damage, The Sins of others projected upon me can be overwelming but God in his grace can fix and mend a broken spirit and a broken heart. Even though the pain is great, and does great damage to my soul and spirit…….., I refuse to be a victim and look beyond my frail puny weak self to a power greater than myself. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. Christ said “without me you can do nothing” It is only through grace that we live,move and have our being. To be perfectly honest “I don’t even trust my self and I count the change my mama gives me”
    I believe the answer is to look to a belief and power beyone ourselves. Because I always dissapoint myself. We have a false ego meaning (edging God out) when he is edged out our false ego says……. I am this / I am that / I can do this / I can do that / wow I have it all together. Remember friends…………….{life can change on a dime} Look beyond yourselves.
    Emmanuel ~ ~

  7. Nurture your spiritual-self is the most important, coz you know why? God is always there everytime we need our help to Him. Just like, when there is calamities, we always pray to God, that all of us will be safe.

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