You might feel drawn to prayer because you’ve reached a point in your life where you feel like you need extra help. Maybe you’re having a spiritual awakening. Or perhaps you simply just want to connect with a higher power. Whatever the reason, now is as good a time as ever to start praying.
The pull to spirituality often comes when you’re unprepared for it: You’re on your commute to work and you feel a sudden rush of gratitude for no reason at all. You hold a newborn baby and find yourself moved to tears. You wake up one day with an intense feeling that you need to make a change, like applying for a new job or breaking up with your partner
Do you ever feel powerless against your inner critic? Do you judge your worth based on what others think of you? Do you forget to remember God in your daily life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider practicing daily affirmations as part of your wellness practice.
Faith encompasses your core values and beliefs that have shaped your life and who you are. This is why a faith crisis can feel so threatening—it’s also an identity crisis. A crisis of faith might cause you to question whether you want to remain affiliated with your religion.
Have you ever felt lost? That feeling where you are simply floating about your day, detached from reality and all that surrounds you, in a cycle of depression, unable to break out of your mind, as if you are frozen in time. That feeling where your heart seems numb, when nothing ever satisfies you anymore, where you are searching for a will to carry on, for a higher purpose and cannot find it anywhere.
The divine feminine is a higher power that helps you find balance in your life and become a better version of yourself. Some people believe that only people who identify as women can or should have relationships with the divine feminine, but this isn’t true.
A sacred space carries with it spiritual power. Have you ever visited a place that just felt more divine to you? Perhaps when you were there you found yourself speaking in a whisper without realizing it. Maybe you felt inclined to kneel, or to turn your eyes to the sky. A sacred space is a powerful tool for developing spirituality.
People are less religious now than they used to be. One Pew Research survey showed that in 2017, the percentage of people in the U.S. who said they were not religious was 24%, a value that had tripled the percentage from only 25 years previously.
Eating can be a spiritual experience. In fact, we argue that it should be a spiritual experience. Several religions incorporate rituals or health codes surrounding eating (or not eating). For thousands of years, people have gathered to share meals with one another. Many people choose to pray before they eat.
The fact that we’re even writing an article about the benefits of getting into “nature” shows that there’s a huge problem in how we’re living: we’re seeing nature as separate from ourselves. In reality, humans are part of the interconnected web of nature that makes up our world.
A Google search of the word gratitude yields nearly two billion results. Yes, two billion. There are 48 million Instagram posts alone tagged with #thankful. More and more companies from just about every industry are using some form of the word grateful not just in their branding but also in their business names.
When we nurture our spiritual wellness and allow a remodel to happen every so often, growth occurs. This takes humility and faith that the chaos we experience—sometimes on the daily—is part of a greater plan.