So how do I know that I have neglected my spiritual side – other than my recognition of the fact that some of my normal practices have fallen by the wayside over the last few weeks. Is this due to the unstructured days of summer holidays, unfettered by routines and school timetables? Possibly. But I just feel somewhat at sea with myself. A bit lost and very ungrounded.
My inner self, my deepest self, my god self, needs quiet time each day in which to reassure my other selves (physical, emotional and psychological) that all is well. My deepest self is what communicates with God, with all that is, with the Universe and with life itself. My spirit or deepest self, is what enables me to keep everything in perspective. My deepest self is always calm, always happy and always serene. And so if I ignore my spirit, I lose all perspective on life. Instead of seeing the big picture and being able to discern what is important and (more importantly) what is not in life, I get bogged down in the nonsense.
Having a spiritual dimension to one’s life is not something that is automatic, no matter how practiced one is. Lessons I have learned over the last seven years or so of my personal journey can be so easily forgotten. But at least now, I can recognise the symptoms of my own, albeit unintentional, spiritual apathy. Being ungrounded is one of the main ones and leaves me feeling unconnected to life. I feel out of synch somehow.
So at the first recognition of spiritual lack, I ground myself by doing something creative. And so I baked scones. My spiritual scones! I will also make time to pray and to meditate. My favourite affirmations will also help me to facilitate an immediate change of gear. ‘All is in divine and perfect order’, ‘Thank you God/Universe for blessings already on their way to me (and thanks Susannah for reminding me of that one!).
And already I begin to feel better. Feel more me. Feel more relaxed. More trusting that this world we live in, is just full of abundance and miracles. I have reminded myself to look out for them. And to remember the attitude of gratitude! Thank you God and so it is!