As beings on a spiritual path, we understanding that manifesting our good on the outside requires goodness and light on the inside. But, it goes beyond just positive thinking. As we learned last month, our feelings play a significant role in the effectiveness of our thinking. Recently, in talking to a member of our Center, she reminded me, “Our good does not come from ‘out there.’ God is our source and consciousness is the way.”
So I started wondering, how to we stay in that consciousness of Good and my inquiry led me to spiritual practices.
In the class materials from “Living My Life on Purpose,” authors Lloyd Strom and Marcia Sutton say this about spiritual practices:
Our spiritual practice is the only thing that we can depend on to transform our lives. We can’t depend on other people, because they often let us down. We can’t depend on ourselves, because we frequently make mistakes. We can’t depend on God, because God has already given us our perfection. Consequently, we can only depend on our ‘spiritual practice’ to change us in ways that allow us to accept what God has already given.
And then they give us 15 spiritual disciplines to light our path.
Worship, meditate, pray, set intentions, affirm, act with patience,
study spiritual truth, observe or be mindful, work with mentors, tithe,
find a prayer partner, keep good company, serve the world,
support others good, and love thy neighbor.
What are your top three spiritual practices? Share them with us! If you don’t have three that you practice regularly, commit time this month to consistently practicing. Remember, just like in yoga, a practice is mostly about showing up consistently. It’s not about the results or what someone else is doing. Find what works for you and then bask in your own light.