Is your spirit light?
Things in life are always lighter when there’s someone else to help carry the load. On this human journey we’re each on, we have this higher source of help, always. And no matter how disconnected you may feel at times from yourself, from others, or from The Divine, you are not alone. There's a higher purpose for your life, your spirit, and with your gifts. You are a spiritual gift to this Earth. Through free-will, how you choose to live vibrationally is how you honor (or not honor) the higher mission and purpose of why you are here. So in this moment and onward, may you feel the power of your own divinity and of the Divine help that is always here to guide you. May you beautifully see yourself through the eyes of The Divine, and nothing less. And so, may your spirit be light and in higher purpose. What helps your spirit live light and in purpose?
My spirituality is not
a separate part of
my life: it is my life.
Spiritual practice and work for me is an all-day thing, not only a morning routine. I begin each day with The Divine in mind. And after preparing myself for the morning, I connect. I align. I tap in. From here, I’m ready! This early A.M. ritual sets the tone of my day. It helps steer it in an intentional direction. I become the vessel, the mother, the sister, the friend, the writer, the creative, the educator, and the human being, from this place. I know my spirit is in the right place, nourished, and thriving, when my intentions for the day are to spread high vibrations in my goings, comings, doings, interactions, responses, and work. That lets me know.
And on days, when
my spirit is feeling
unaligned and not
like its best self,
I make a conscious effort to journey in grace, nourish my spirit all the more, and vibrate higher–from wherever I find myself.
Seek Guidance. The important thing with being stuck is, is that I don’t camp out there. I observe what’s happening, and do the necessary things that get me unstuck and in higher flow. Sometimes, this is achieved through self-effort, and at other times it’s seeking out spiritual writings and teachings, a book, an inspirational message, a song, a poem, or through opening up to another trusted soul, who’s able to offer a word that’ll feed and help my spirit back to high vibrational ground. One thing my spirit is certain of and grateful for, is that there is always a way out. There’s always a guided pathway–to take us higher.
Restore Your Spirit + Raise Your Vibration: Keep in mind that you are not only a physical being, but a spiritual and vibrational being too. Seeking wellness and balance between these interdependent aspects of yourself, is what creates wholeness, and a sense of wholeness is what restores your spirit. So do more of what makes the various aspects of your being vibrate higher. This means that maybe it’s having a cup of sweet warm-cacoa/ cinnamon milk, swimming in the ocean, laying out in the sun, hiking, time in a garden, dancing, crying to release, a long overdue home spa-style bath, fully resting (as in the do not disturb sign on and all devices and wi-fi powered off), a nourishing meal, healing hands, inspirational teachings or music, or having church in your own way– somewhere alone or with a community. The possibilities are wonderfully endless. Do more of what makes you vibrate higher.
(More in Vol 2: Vibration)
Consult with The Divine. Throughout my day, I consult with The Divine, I ask questions, I say prayers, I share a laugh with the Divine about what’s going on in my life, and I look for the signs and messages. I give thanks, I ask for help.
Walk in Spiritual Integrity. Stay humble, graceful, disciplined, and in your power. Seek to operate with spiritual integrity and compassion.
Guard Your Mind: The mind is a powerful gateway. Guard your thoughts. Whether toxic or healthy, everything that goes into your mind, is food. Be a vigilante and fierce gatekeeper. Don’t give energy and focus to what will take your power away and weaken your spirit. Release limited belief systems. Renew your mind as necessary. Affirm yourself. Transform any lower thoughts into higher ones.
(More in Vol.1:Mind)
Self-Awareness + Spiritual-Awareness. Make time to introspect and reflect. Practice self-accountability. Stay aware of what’s happening within you and around you. Seek to honor the spiritual process for each day by being intentional, fully engaged, aware, and present in it. I ask and observe what the day is calling for and then I do my best to honor it. This could look like: slowing down to connect with my life, my tasks, or with others deeper, and softening and being more tender. Or, it could be picking up the pace and using more resolution, determination, and grit, where necessary. This also looks like time spent in sweet solitude, or, time with other souls divinely sent and assigned to my path, on any given day. Stay aware of what is and what’s needed.
Honor the Higher Call. My spiritual life and path are about being obedient to the higher call, instructions, and guidance coming through. And, realizing that when I'm feeling vulnerable, uncomfortable like I'm not enough, or feeling stretched, being in the will of The Divine is the safest and best place to be. And as human, vibrational, and spiritual be-ings, that higher call is our north star, our higher navigational system. It takes us to where we're supposed to be. And as we honor the process, it fortifies, matures, and blesses our spirit.
Be mindful. Every
enter into has an
Effect on your spirit.
And you have an
effect on it.
There are many atmospheres you that enter on any given week, or day. Being mindful of the vibration and intention of any space you enter into, is spiritual work, guidance, higher insight, and even protection.
What type of atmosphere do you live in?
What type of atmosphere are you going to school in?
What type of atmosphere are you entering when you're with friends and family? Or when out experiencing life?
What type of vibration is there?
What happens when you are exposed to lower vibrational atmospheres?
What happens when you are exposed to higher vibrational atmospheres?
What type of atmosphere helps you vibrate higher and come home to yourself?
Create the Space
Whether it’s in your home, your room, your closet, your altar, or your car, create sacred space to go grow and nurture fuller in. The ideal place is one that has reverence, is set apart, and is off limits to low-vibrational things. It’s your spirit’s dwelling place for the Divine.
At times, when on the fast move, it may have to be your car or shower that’s your ‘church or temple’ of the day. Do you!! At least you’re showing up for yourself in this mighty way. Ay!! Wherever your spirit finds it’s sanctuary space, may it lighten your spirit, and help it vibrate higher each day.
Most High, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is dispair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy…
– Mother Teresa, via St. Francis of Assisi
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