This last weekend I took a trip out to visit some family a few hours north of where I live. It was a much-appreciated break from day-to-day life, getting to be an auntie for a few days, playing and laughing with little ones. As I got in my car to embark on my drive back home, I impulsively reached for my phone to turn on a podcast or some music, then hesitated. I knew there were things in my heart that needed to be sorted out. The easy thing would be to drown out my thoughts and feelings with some noise, but I knew that’s not what I needed.
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
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.
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.
There are several different spheres in wellness—mental, emotional, physical, and social are the most commonly discussed. But one sphere that’s often ignored is spiritual wellness. It’s not talked about as much as all the other spheres, but it’s just as important because spirituality is a piece of who you are.