I love to learn and I keep finding great forms of spiritual practice. However, as the day is not long enough, I need to make some choices. So how do we choose the elements that will most enhance our daily spiritual practice?
To meditate and do shamanic journeying or to simply practice radiating light, I have to sit in silence. I need to be present, I cannot be doing anything else. It can be only a moment of taking a deep breath and focusing my thoughts toward increasing my inner radiance. Or it can be twenty minutes spent journeying, or meditation, or moving my body in a mindful way.
I need to make daily choices that create an environment that allows me to deepen my spiritual awareness by being present and aware.
Choose the right ceremony
Part of what I’m doing is exploring and learning and making up my own version and combinations of mindful practices that deepen my spiritual connection. The next step is to make some choices. There’s a radiating light practice I’ve added to my daily spiritual practice. I also love to do a shamanic journey every day. They will both stay in my life. That means I either get up earlier or go to bed later, alternate or let some things go. You can’t do everything; choose the action that offers you the most profound change.
Learn to “be”
Becoming more mindful is a constant focus of my spiritual practice. I may need to set my timer so that when it goes off, I stop and center myself with a deep breath and look out my window and let go of my body suit focus and take a moment to bask in my inner world.
What about “tune in” time?
If you don’t contemplate your life, your changes, your new discoveries, if you don’t figure out how you want to adapt them to your life, nothing happens. You must take time for contemplation, for being more self-aware, for feeling what’s aligned and consciously releasing what’s not. That takes some quiet “me” time.
I happen to use writing to figure things out. What’s the meaning of an idea? How will I use it? The result of this inner exploration is posts like this. My introspection makes me productive as well as contemplative.
Sometimes I draw what I’m trying to figure out, using stick figures and arrows and big print and lines that link.
It’s a good idea to regularly take time to simply contemplate what you’ve come across lately, figure out some ways you might incorporate it into your life and see what you want to explore further.
In that same period of self-examination, decide what you can let go.
Inner Work, Self-Awareness, Choice, Release
Do the inner work that shows you your options. Go exploring. Try new things. Play with the options that appear.
Use your self-awareness to decide what forms of inner work fit best with your personality and your time. Make choices that fit into your present life. Find a form for deepening your self-awareness so that your outer choices are aligned with your inner work.
Then release the rest. That opens up space for you to explore new ideas.
Add those new choices to your daily spiritual practice.
How have you balanced your inner life with your outer life?
To Sing a Deeper Song Consider