SPIRITUALITY FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
I have seen the pies with life events such as: finances, family, career, self-care, entertainment, health, education and spirituality. To assess how life is going, you rate how you’re doing in each category and maybe see that you need more time with your family and have to eat better. These then becomes areas of focus or goals.
I wonder, ‘well how does one rate their spirituality as just one sliver of the pie?’
If I decide that ‘spirituality’ needs more focus, what then do I do? Go to church more often, pray at night….?
My pie would look like this: I would create it with the word SPIRITUALITY in the center, with all of the categories that fit into your life in the pie and ask you to rate you level of presence/spirit you show up in all the different categories, on a scale from 1-10.
Spirituality can be much more than a religion, doctrines and rituals. It does not favor one religion over another because it is about our interior work, or soul work. It can become a way of life; a way of ‘being’ every day and an experience of a new Presence within you.
It is a new idea, a new way of seeing; nor through the lens of just right or wrong, it’s also expanding awareness.
A lot of what we do and how we respond to life events are automatic, programed in us through religion, family, culture, education. As long as it’s just an automatic anything, our real self is not involved; just our personality.
Spiritual practices increase our awareness of our inner self, we begin to move into a more authentic, honest and transparent being. Why we do things begins to shift from self-serving to serving others. Our heart opens, expands and grows. We feel increased tolerance, much less judgement and criticism for anyone not doing it like we do. We begin to genuinely accept ourselves, even our most shameful moments. We feel more relaxed and at peace, trusting that with our efforts and God’s grace, we are transforming into the people we were created to become. 💜