Caring for your Soul – A Spiritual Practice

You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented … element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output … not in terms of the quality of your life experiences… to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and treasure … your own personal evolution.   ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen 

It is important to have a daily spiritual practice to help fulfill our continuing goals of transformation. Perhaps your only concept of this is to spend hours in mediation. That’s one way. I would like to share my personal daily routine of spiritual practice.

Starting first thing in the morning, before mundane issues can distract me, I set myself up with a cup of hot tea, my pen and my journal. I do five practices:

  1.        1. Practice Gratitude: I write down 3 things for which I’m grateful.
  2. Practice Forgiveness: I do Ho’Opona pona on 3 people. (For more info, see my article regarding that.)
  3. Ask for Clarity: I pray for clarity, then pull a card from one of my oracle decks – usually “Healing with the Fairies” – to get a message for the day. The message may be as simple as ”Drink more water” or as disconcerting as “You’re not being honest with yourself.” It’s always useful for my day. You may or may not have an oracle deck of some kind. However, you could just open to a page in a spiritual book and read the first passage your eyes light upon.
  4. Request Assistance: I say a prayer, requesting Divine assistance with self-improvement in some area of my life.
  5. Do Energy Clearing on Self: I choose a topic in an area of my life that needs work, and do a minimum of 3 rounds of EFT tapping.

Finally, I express gratitude to the Divine and go about my day.

Depending on how much my mind wanders, I have this personal time complete in 20-45 minutes. It’s a daily practice, like brushing my hair and my teeth. Sometimes I do miss a day, but I just return to the important work the following day.

I hope that, if you haven’t already, you will devise your own plan for daily time to tend the spiritual aspects of your life. For me, it has made a wonderful difference. I find I am more centered, relaxed, and open to go forward in a more expansive way in my life.

If you want help in being able to commit and settle into your own spiritual practice, call for your appointment: 512-444-9777

Robin Heart Shepperd, D.C.

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