Spirituality can mean different things to different people, depending on what stage of life you are in.
Spirituality can be characterized by feelings and experiences that are non-ordinary and non-material.
Spirituality is often associated with a deep exploration of one’s self-identity and what it means to be human.
The journey to finding spirituality is a long one that involves many different paths.
There are plenty of articles that say “here are the best ways,” but they are all different because they come from different people who went on their own journeys to find it.
To become spiritual is to deepen our sense of connection with the universe and with each other.
In this article, we will explore how you can take your first steps into the understanding of spirituality, and how you can practice it yourself.
Define spirituality What do we mean when we say the term “Spirituality”?
Spirituality is a life path, a conscious choice to live in a way that is more connected, more compassionate, and more loving.
It means living with an awareness of your connection to the Divine (God, Goddess, Higher Power,
Universal Intelligence, whatever name you give it). And as a result, a desire to live in harmony with that wisdom.
It means looking inside yourself for answers and guidance instead of outside.
It means trusting your intuition and developing it so you can use it like a compass to navigate your life.
It means being open to the mystical and magical aspects of life.
Accepting that there are greater forces at work than just those we see with our eyes.
And allowing yourself to feel their presence and be touched by them.
It means reaching out in compassion to all people and all living creatures.
Living with kindness toward others. Listening with understanding and empathy instead of judgment.
And treating all living things as if they were precious gifts given to us by God because they are!
People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.
Many people find that their understanding of spirituality changes over time and that they become more spiritual as they grow older.
But spirituality can also encompass beliefs like the search for God in Christianity or Islam, or even the belief in the afterlife that’s common to Wicca and other forms of Paganism.
Spirituality can be hard to define because there are so many different ways of expressing but for me spirituality is a personal journey.
It means different things to different people and cannot be defined in absolute terms.
So when we talk about spirituality, we’re talking about our relationship with the universe, with nature, with each other, with ourselves.
It’s not about believing in something outside ourselves; it’s about becoming aware of our connection to everything around us.
It’s about being in touch with yourself and your inner self, and your inner truth.
If you are in touch with this part of yourself then everything else will fall into place in your life, including your relationships with others and with yourself.
Start your spiritual journey by learning to love yourself.
The best way to become a spiritual person is to start your spiritual journey by learning to love yourself.
When you truly love yourself, you will naturally be motivated to treat others with respect and kindness.
kindness is something that starts from within.
If you can’t love yourself, it will be incredibly difficult to love others.
So before you go any further in your spiritual journey, do whatever it takes to develop a strong sense of self-love and self-acceptance.
As long as you’re coming from a place of love for yourself, you’ll be able to do no wrong in your spiritual path.
The first step to loving yourself is learning to accept yourself for who you are.
No matter what your life situation is like, no matter how much trauma or pain you may have experienced in your life, those things don’t define you as a person.
Love yourself first, treat yourself with kindness and respect, and refuse to give way to self-destructive thoughts and actions.
When you love yourself and take good care of your body, mind, and spirit, you will feel contented, confident, and happy, you will feel healthy and strong.
When you learn to love yourself, you will start seeing the good side of people, which will make them want to be around you more often.
You will then find it easy to be kind to others since you know how it feels when someone is kind to you.
You will also feel happier because your inner self is happy.
You can’t evaluate your life if your mind is always racing a million miles a minute, which is why learning to be mindful is an important first step toward becoming spiritual.
Instead of thinking about everything that needs to be done today or worrying about all the problems in your life.
Focus on being in the moment by concentrating on your senses.
What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel?
Mindfulness practices will help you become aware of your thoughts so that you won’t get carried away by them.
Mindfulness will also help you become more aware of what’s happening in the present moment, rather than living in the past or future.
Meditation is a great way to practice mindfulness. It’s really easy to get started with it too.
All you need to do is sit in a quiet place and focus on your breathing.
Don’t worry if you can’t keep your mind focused, that’s completely normal! Just acknowledge that thought and bring your attention back to your breathing.
Meditation will help you clear your mind of all the thoughts that are constantly running through it.
When we live our lives on autopilot, our thoughts tend to run the show.
We don’t consciously think about what we’re doing most of the time. Instead, we just act based on our thoughts.
When you start practicing meditation, it will teach you how to become more aware of those thoughts, so that you can question whether or not they actually serve you well.
Read Books And Educate Yourself
Read all you can about spirituality and the spiritual path that you are interested in or maybe even consider taking some classes.
A few examples of books that I would highly recommend include!
But don’t just read books, take notes and take action.
If a spiritual book teaches you how to be more present, then practice being present, don’t just consume knowledge, use it.
I’ve found that one of the most important things I can do is educate myself.
And it is so important to remain open to learning new things.
So if there’s an aspect of spirituality that doesn’t particularly appeal to you, don’t write it off immediately.
As you never know what you might learn from that particular lesson in the future!
Surround Yourself With Positive People
You’ll find it much easier to be more spiritual if you surround yourself with positive, like-minded people.
This is particularly important if you’re just starting out on your spiritual journey and don’t have a lot of experience.
If you have friends and family who are also interested in spirituality, then great.
However, there may be some people in your life who don’t share the same interests as you.
These people will likely laugh at your new hobby, or worse they may try to talk you out of it because they don’t understand what it’s all about.
You don’t need these kinds of people in your life, so don’t feel bad about leaving them behind and finding new friends who share the same interests as you do.
If you don’t know anyone else who has an interest in spirituality, then try joining a local spiritual group.
There are plenty of different groups around for people with all sorts of different beliefs and practices (e.g., Reiki groups, yoga groups, spirituality groups).
You could even start your own group if there isn’t one already in existence that suits your specific needs.
However, if you are feeling a little down or negative most of the time, it might be time to explore other circles.
They say that we become like our 5 closest friends, so choose wisely!
Develop your intuition.
We all have intuitions about things. We all make snap judgments about people and situations. But being able to consistently trust those feelings is another matter.
So how do you develop your intuition?
The answer is quite simple, You develop your intuition by paying attention to it.
A lot of us spend so much time thinking with our heads that we don’t notice what’s happening inside us, and we don’t take our intuition seriously.
Your intuition is the part of your mind that helps you make choices and act in ways that are in line with what you value, or what you think will bring you happiness.
For example, if you are walking home late at night and feel like you should take a different route than usual,
Even though it might be slightly longer, your intuition is probably trying to keep you safe from something, like a crime.
Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.
We all have intuition, however, it is a skill that has to be developed.
Learn to listen to your inner voice.* Developing a strong intuition will help you navigate through life with ease and grace.
It will never lead you astray, so as you develop this ability you will start to become more in tune with who you truly are, and what path you should be taking.
And as you get older, you’ll find yourself becoming more and more intuitive.
You’ll find yourself making decisions out of pure instinct, with no real reason behind why you made them.
But once the decision is made and you take action, and everything falls into place exactly as it should.
The more often you act from intuition, the more it will guide your life. It’s like a muscle that grows stronger with use.
Learn The Art Of Gratitude.
Gratitude is the art of being thankful for what you have.
It’s a practice, and it takes time to cultivate.
If you are just beginning your journey into spirituality, having a daily gratitude practice is a great way to get started.
You may be thinking, “But I don’t have anything to be grateful for.”
Even if you feel like life has treated you harshly, there is still much to be grateful for.
For example, you can be grateful for clean running water, or the food that is in your refrigerator.
You can be grateful for the fact that if you broke your leg today, you have access to doctors and painkillers that can make the healing process much easier than it was 100 years ago.
You can even be grateful for things that are not possessions.
Maybe you are grateful for the love of a pet or a friend, or that it stopped raining today so that you could go on a walk and enjoy nature.
OK, maybe it’s not quite as big as being grateful that someone healed your broken leg, but all these small things add up!
Cultivating gratitude is an incredibly simple way to begin your journey into spirituality.
This means being grateful for the things in your life as well as the things in the world around you.
When you take time every day to appreciate what you have, it will become so much easier for you to live your life with intention and purpose.
By doing so, you will open yourself up to more of the good things entering your life!
Embracing The Power Of Prayer.
You’ve heard about it, but maybe you’ve never done it.
Or maybe you used to pray when you were a kid, but you stopped somewhere along the way.
Whatever the case, prayer is one of the most powerful spiritual tools that can help you find peace and fulfillment in life.
Prayer is about your relationship with the universe and how you express it.
Prayers can be formal or informal, they don’t have to rhyme or follow any structure.
In fact, they don’t even have to be spoken aloud. You can pray silently as well as vocally, all that matters is that your heart is open.
It’s such a simple but powerful way to connect with whatever higher power you believe in.
Whether you choose to pray in a religious fashion or not, simply expressing yourself through prayer can help you be more present and aware of your surroundings and the energy around you.
Prayer also helps us remember how much we are cared for by the universe.
Praying makes us more grateful for everything we have in our lives, giving us more self-esteem and confidence too.
You don’t always have to pray alone either there are plenty of people who like to pray together as a group, in places like parks, mountains, or even beaches.
Just Like when meditating we may start thinking about other things or become distracted by our phone or TV.
If this happens often when you pray, try keeping a journal near your bedside so that you can write down any thoughts that might come to you.
Then you can proceed with your prayer uninterrupted!
Set The Intension
To become a spiritual person, you have to set your intentions on a spiritual path.
Discovering what this means is the first step in setting your intentions.
You begin that process by learning more about spirituality and practicing it.
No matter where you are in your life right now, if you’re ready to take this first step toward greater personal growth and fulfillment.
Setting your intention on becoming a spiritual person can be a great place to start!
If you’ve somehow managed to make it this far without getting bored or frustrated, then well done!
By now, you should know what spirituality is, some methods for becoming a more spiritual person, and a handful of ways in which to practice your newfound spirituality.
The key to becoming a spiritual person is to be yourself at all times.
Even when someone else thinks you are doing something spiritually wrong.
There are many ways of being spiritual and no one way is better than the others.
Just do what feels right for you, because in the end, all that matters is what will make you happy.