First I want to say- thank you for continuing to follow my blog and welcome to new readers that have viewed some of my posts these past few weeks. I haven’t written in awhile due to my current schedule of work, but I hope to be more active in the coming months.
It’s been one of those days. I had planned to go to church but I slept in due to being up late and needing the sleep. I also have been looking for a night service with my beliefs and spiritual upbringing in mind, but I haven’t been successful. I then went to go on line to a favorite church of mind, but much to my dismay, they wouldn’t be broadcasting today due to being off site.
So I thought I would listen to sermons on line to consider churches in the area for future reference. If you are looking for a church-it’s a great idea to listen first to a sermon. I realize that the minister, priest, pastor, etc. doesn’t entirely make a church but listening to a message based on god’s word is important. How the message is delivered is also key. If I am unable to understand the sermon, you have lost me. I want to reflect on the message and put it into practice in my own life.
Spirituality is so personal. It looks and feels differently to everyone. I just recently discussed spirituality with a close friend who is a psychologist and she sent me this article- she has a practice that she helps people in many different ways. I enjoyed the description of spirituality and how it’s important in healing and making yourself a better person.
Healing the Spirit by Anna Deeds
Spirituality can be an important part of your life, and it’s often neglected. Spirituality is not necessarily about any particular religion – it can be about believing in something bigger than you or it can be about personal well-being and personal development. Here are some ways to heal spiritually.
- Attending regular services and participating in religious activities may help you heal spiritually.
- If you are unsure what you believe in, you can try going to different churches and learning about different religions. Research churches in your area online and find a couple that feel right to you. Try going to a different service each week until you find one you feel good about.
- You can choose to work on your personal development as a part of healing your spiritual self. Look for things that you feel will make you a better person. Try new activities and learn more about the world. Think about your values and beliefs. Ask yourself questions like, “What can I do to better myself and my world?” and “What are my values, beliefs and morals?” Think about who you are as a person and who you want to be.
- Having a purpose in life can help heal your spiritual self as well. Try finding a cause that you believe in. Doing volunteer work can help you work toward a purpose. Or find something that you believe in that you can work to improve.
I know that healing your body, mind and spirit may seem overwhelming. However, you have plenty of time to work on healing your whole self. It is an ongoing process which you may work on over your entire lifetime. The important thing is to continue working to improve yourself and your life.
Spirituality has always been an important part of my life in good times and bad. It brings me clarity, calmness and peace. It’s funny how things work, my blog has been my church today. Have a wonderful day and my best wishes to you in the coming week.