What are you doing with the spiritual ideas and concepts that you’re attracted to? Do you just know that you agree with them or do you work to figure out how to add the ideas to your life?
What’s the practical application of the spiritual precepts you embrace?
One of my most conscious applications of a spiritual principle was the idea of allowing everything to unfold. I’ve been practicing that for three years and although I’m better at it now, there’s still a lot more work to do.
Mindfulness — what does the look like and feel like? How do you teach yourself to be mindful?
If you are to let your life flow like water, how do you do that? What does it feel like? What changes do you have to make to allow it to happen?
We need to find ways to consciously turn a spiritual precept into a practical application in our life. And that sometimes takes a bit of imagination.
What aspects of your belief system do you want to embrace more fully?
I want to become more attuned to the cycles of nature, to the messages and lessons of the natural world. I’m talking to a birch tree in m yard. I give my cat my full attention when he comes to hang out. I’m sending healing energy to our natural world. I stand outside and really listen to the sounds of nature. And I continue to teach myself to notice and accept the natural flow of the organic cycles that are my life.
Choose a spiritual connect that calls to you, and go exploring.
Understand your gifts
We each have been given special gifts and it’s our responsibility to offer them to the world. I recently met someone whose purpose was clearly to anchor light in the area in which she lived. She was alone. She had nothing much in common with her neighbors, but she knew she had to be there, and anchor the light.
Another friend is a messenger for nature. Her work is focused on plants and the ecological care of our planet.
Another friend spreads light as a healer, an explorer of subtle realms.
I’m an interpreter, a translator of the concepts that call to me. I am a spreader of awareness, a thought provoker, an explorer who skims the surface and leaves you to figure out the path on your own.
By the very nature of our gifts, there are many ways we are called into service.
However you are called to live your life, do it with consciousness
Figure out the practical application of the spiritual principles you follow. Be inventive, creative. Go exploring. If I want to understand the “nowhere that I came from”, where do I even begin?
Pick an aspect of your spiritual insights that appeals to you and consciously bring it into your life. Be creative. Be unique. Become conscious about how you apply your spiritual understanding.
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