Psychic and spiritual energy is fragile. It is shy. Spiritual energy is like a little child waiting to be attended and loved.
So often, we are bombarded with unimportant information through television and social media, that we forget to become informed of ourselves. When we experience this detachment from the loving self, we lose sight of the things that need the most attention in our lives. We revert to Facebook instead of focusing on self-expansion, and we read into non-events displayed on the news before we read into our own spiritual needs.
When you take a step back from the constantly changing world we live in, you begin to see the life you are living as pure energy. It may take time, but when you allow yourself to become the energy that you already are, you will see your life begin to change. Not in a drastic Dr. Phil kind of way, but in a slow progression towards positive growth and spiritual freedom.
There are many ways to attune your mind to this energy, but I have found through years of practice, a few that really stand out and make the cut.
Yoga allows for the spiritual intersection of spirit and body. In the beginning, I was a little hesitant to start a regular yoga practice. I wanted to be a yogi and feel the difference in life that comes with that. But something was constantly holding me back. This is ego. Ego tells you that you don’t need to change. And in most ways you do not. But with the growth mindset that comes with spiritual practice we understand that stagnate behavior does not lead to stillness, it leads to regression. So after pondering this over, I made a commitment to myself that I would begin and sustain this practice.
Within two weeks of a regular 30 minutes of yoga each day, I felt a newness that I still cannot translate into words. I saw the world more clearly. I saw myself more clearly, and I began to feel the energy that had been bunched up inside of me for so long.
Yoga clears your inner pathways and allows that spiritual energy to move and expand and flourish. Once is not enough, unfortunate as it is. But with committed practice you will begin to feel that newness and that spiritual expansion you have been yearning for.
Who knew that sitting in silence for 10-15 minutes each day would have such profound effects on my psyche. You don’t have to do anything special. Sit criss-cross on the floor, and if that is uncomfortable find a chair that allows your feet to be firmly planted on the ground. And then sit. Allow your mind to do its rambling. Pay no attention to the thoughts that surface and practice seeing them and letting them go.
When we allow our minds to work through the creases they have in silent meditation, they eventually become clear.
Hippocrates said ,”Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” And he was right. We are souls that live within bodies made of flesh and bone. And it is so important that we take care of them. Our bodies are the source of physical freedom and expression. When we are ill and/or malnourished, we not only feel it physically but mentally and spiritually too. I cannot tell you how many times I have tried to instill calmness in myself only to be met with ill feelings in my stomach and elsewhere in the body.
Feed your body and soul with fruits and vegetables from the earth. Let their energy permeate your spirit and flow through your body in the happy and loving way that they do.
Though all these things lead to more mental clarity and focus, the most beneficial thing you can do, is to love yourself wholly and unconditionally. You are your whole world. Don’t ever forget that.