You Don’t Have To Meditate to Live a Spiritual Life – Creating Your Sacred Practice So It Works For You
I have nothing against mediation. I like Deepak Chopra and I have participated in several of his 21 day mediation series. And, I don’t love to mediate and I (and the Divine) are cool with that.
Leading a spiritual life means (to me) being without judgement and turning toward the consciousness of love. The only requirement for a sacred practice is connection that brings you joy and awareness.
Ready For This? You Don’t Have to Meditate
Here’s a conversation I had with a client creating a sacred practice that worked in her life.
Me: “You don’t have to mediate.”
Client: “Really? I don’t?”
Me: “You are a renegade and highly innovative. You require a practice that is flexible, adaptable and contains movement. You get to bring any element you want into that practice and you don’t have to do the same thing each day. In fact, if you try to do the same thing each day, you will get bored and then you will stop setting time aside to connect with the Divine.”
Then there was a very long pause on the phone. Finally, I said, “Hello? Are you there?” And, through tears, she explained that she had been trying to fit herself into this box of what sacred practice was and when she didn’t succeed she felt an overwhelming feeling of failure and not enough. And this conversation just set her free to choose how to connect to the Divine her way.
Creating a Sacred Practice That Works in Your Life
I believe sacred practice contains several components Connection, Conversation, and Commitment. You get to determine what the being and doing step is for each one of these components. So below are what I consider the components and some ideas for each one.
Connection – This is about connecting to yourself and the Divine. You can do this by walking in nature, by being quiet, and/or by activating your connection with the Divine by simply stating, “Divine Intelligence create a conscious connection with my higher power. The most important thing is that this connection doesn’t feel forced or like a chore.”
Conversation – This is all about asking and receiving answers. You can do this in that connection time, by journaling, using any Divination tool, or simply asking and listening for the answer(s).
Commitment – This is about you dedicating yourself to listening, reflection, awareness and transformation. This means you notice where you don’t feel connected to your higher power and ask, “What do I get to activate (turn on like a super power), let go of, accept or allow to move back into a deep connection?”
Don’t forget to bring in your body during your sacred practice. Often we forget this great Divine tool, so include movement, ask questions, and allow your body to answer and/or just practice offering deep love to the vehicle that is holding your greatest asset, your Soul.
Sacred practice is about joy and connection. It is about creating a foundation of knowing that you are loved and supported by something bigger than your own mind. When we continue to participate in our sacred practice, I believe this creates a greater sense of safety, joy and ease in our lives.
How have you created your own sacred practices? Let us know in the comments.
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