Have you ever experienced a time in your life where you felt deeply connected to Spirit? Where things seemed to just flow and you knew you were on the path of your highest good?
Throughout your life, your feeling of connectedness to Spirit and your spiritual journey may ebb and flow. For many of us, there are times when we feel a sense of Divine guidance and clarity about our spiritual path, and other times when we feel disconnected, or even lost.
Even the most spiritual people might wonder how they can take their spiritual journey to the next level. How they can deepen their connection to the Universe and live Spirit-led lives in alignment with their highest good.
I find the concept of a “next level” spiritual journey kind of funny, because spiritual awakening isn’t really about upleveling or doing something more or better – there’s no hierarchy of spirituality. Instead, it’s about consistency and commitment. It’s about staying the course and keeping going, even when you might not feel the motivation or desire.
In the many phases of life, there will be days we feel like doing the things that keep us grounded, connected, and in flow, and other days we don’t. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my spiritual journey, it’s that the consistency of our practice is where the magic happens.
After decades of exploring my own spirituality and helping others live lives connected to Spirit, I’ve learned that a fulfilling spiritual life is the result of dedication.
Often people think it’s enough to meditate once a week, or pull an Oracle card when they feel the desire for guidance from the Universe – but it’s not.
If you really want to take your spiritual journey to the next level or experience a sense of more connectedness and flow, simply practice more.
Don’t meditate just once a day, meditate every day.
Don’t pull a card only when you feel called, make a commitment to pulling one each morning as a part of your routine and practice.
A spiritual practice is just that, a practice. And just like anything you practice, the more you do it, the better it gets.
It’s common for people to just dip their toes into spirituality. They try out a few spiritual tools and dabble in meditation, but they don’t stay consistent. Then, they wonder why they don’t feel the sense of guidance and groundedness they’re craving in their day-to-day life. They wonder why the feeling of guidance and support doesn’t feel present all the time.
The answer is consistency. It’s in the moments when you don’t feel like getting up for your morning meditation, but you do it anyway. When you’re busy, but you make time to read an inspiring book or pull your daily card anyway. This is where your practice and your journey start to deepen. This is where the magic happens.
If you’ve tried on spirituality but you haven’t gone all in, it’s time to recommit. It’s time to find a practice that works for you and not let yourself waver in it. You’ll be amazed at the results you see. And if you’re brand new to spirituality, read my article on How To Start Your Spiritual Journey.
There are, of course, lots of wonderful ways to explore your spirituality and your connection to the Universe. Over the course of my spiritual journey though, I’ve discovered that meditation is an essential ingredient to any thriving spiritual practice.
After practicing meditation myself for decades and helping thousands of people discover the magic of a regular meditation practice, I’ve seen the results it brings people. Meditation helps us quiet our minds, reduces stress, and connects us back with our highest selves and our higher power.
If you’re looking for a way to bring your spiritual practice to the next level, or simply to feel more grounded, connected, and guided – meditate more. If you already have a meditation practice, start meditating for longer stretches. If you meditate sometimes, start doing it daily, even if it’s only for 5 minutes each day to start.
Remember that a spiritual journey is a journey back to you.
Spiritual awakening is really about living in alignment with your highest self. Meditation allows you to quiet the outside noise and find a place of calm, groundedness, and peace so you can hear your own intuition and make decisions that are in alignment for you.
Although meditation is the foundation of a fulfilling spiritual practice, it should come as no surprise that Oracle Cards are one of my other favorite spiritual tools. In fact, I think Oracle cards are the perfect tool for practical spirituality!
In Oracle School, I encourage my students to take part in the practice of pulling an Oracle Card every single day. If this isn’t
something you’re already doing, then it’s time to start! You don’t even have to buy an Oracle deck to do it, just click here to use my free online Oracle card decks. This simple daily ritual has helped thousands of my students to transform their lives, feel more grounded and spiritually connected, and find guidance on their paths to their unique, authentic, and inspired lives, and it can work for you too!
Even beyond Oracle School, I’ve taught tens of thousands of other people around the world how to use Oracle Cards, and how this spiritual tool can help you begin trusting your intuition and making decisions in alignment with guidance from Spirit.
If you’re curious about committing to a more regular practice using Oracle Cards, my course Oracle Cards 101 will give everything you need to know about how to read Oracle cards for yourself in just 30 days.
Beyond spiritual practices like meditation and pulling Oracle Cards, you can make progress on your spiritual journey by finding things that inspire you along the way.
Books are one of the best spiritual tools available to us. They allow us the chance to learn concepts and read stories that awaken us and ignite the next level of curiosity or inspiration we need. The right book can change your life and might help lead you to the next practice, teacher, or spiritual community along your path.
Here are a few books I love that will support you in finding what’s next in your spiritual journey:
This is my absolute favorite book of the year! I read the print copy once on my own, then with my Dreamquest Intensive coaching group, and then I downloaded the audiobook so I can listen to it while I paint. Yes, I loved it that much!
The Book of Joy is a conversation between the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu – two incredible spiritual teachers who are also known as some of the most infectiously happy people on the planet. Despite having faced immense adversity and deep hardship and suffering, both of these men have found a way to live a life of joy in spite of everything.
If you want to take your spiritual journey to the next level, this book will absolutely help you by putting things into perspective and putting all of the worries and issues of your life into right size again. This book will inspire you to live a life of deep and abiding gratitude and happiness.
The Untethered Soul will help you explore your consciousness and its impact on you, and it will show you how to release the internal challenges you bump up against on your spiritual journey so you can embrace the concept of surrender.
Michael Singer shows us in a practical and easy read how we are not tethered to this physical world and helps us journey beyond ourselves to a place of peace and freedom
Karen Armstrong is one of my favorite writers!
She is a former nun who has written some of the best books of understanding the history and philosophy of spirituality. In this book, she uses the concept of the 12 steps to help us cultivate a life with more compassion for ourselves and others.
This book is an invitation to see life through the lens of compassion. It will help you find forgiveness and show you the beauty of living a compassionate life.
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