With busy lives, it’s easy to be caught up in the demands of the external world, leaving us little time to develop a spiritual life. If you are experiencing a desire to go deeper on your spiritual journey, you might wonder how exactly to get started.
You might be re-examining your birth religion and discovering it doesn’t align with your values. You might be questioning why you even need your birth family, given how they treat you.
Maybe you have become aware that you have certain spiritual gifts, or you are sensing a call for a deeper connection and awareness.
If you’re ready to take your first steps, here’s a guide to help you get started on your spiritual journey.
Expand your understanding of spirituality – seek to learn more about spiritual traditions and spiritual masters to find what resonates with you.
Your spiritual journey is unique. You have a unique spiritual DNA. You come into this birth (this lifetime) with spiritual knowledge, ancient karma, and soul inclinations that belong solely to YOU. You may not remember your connection to specific spiritual traditions, but all of your spiritual experience lives within you, ready to burst forth and bring value to your life.
Allow yourself to be intuitively moved toward those aspects that feel most aligned with you and release those that oppress you.
Start A Daily Practice
Practice and consistency are key on the spiritual path. Begin with a daily practice that feels aligned with you. This could be meditation, yoga, prayer, or chanting, or a combination that resonates with you.
Meditation is a practice that has been around for centuries, but its relevance in today’s fast-paced world is more important than ever. In just a few minutes each day, meditation offers numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It’s also the primary path to Self-realization.
It also promotes relaxation and reduces stress. In a world filled with constant stimulation and information overload, meditation provides a much-needed pause. It calms the mind, lowers cortisol levels, and induces a state of inner peace.
Honor Your Spirituality
Make space in your home and your life for your spiritual practices. Create a sacred area in your home for your spiritual practices. You might want to create an altar that honors your guru or your deity, according to your specific spiritual tradition.
Connect with like-minded people
As you shift your perception and become more focused on your spirituality, you might find that old friendships are not as satisfying. When we are committed to the pursuit of our spirituality, it is important to become mindful about our friendships and connections.
You will know the extent to which you want to do this. You are not required to be a hermit, but you might feel the need to be one.
If old relationships leave your life, grieve them, and let them go. It is a normal part of the process of growing. After all, your contract and primary relationship is not with people, it’s with The Universe and The Divine.
Explore the possibility of following an enlightened master
Enlightened masters have come on Earth to help us heal and liberate. Whether they are still here, or have passed on, they are available to you. Through intention and prayer, you can seek their guidance and help. Once you explore various masters, you can choose the master that you want to follow. This will help you tremendously on your spiritual journey.
There are many enlightened masters. Jesus is only one of them. We are blessed to now live in a time when masters such as Amma, Mother Meera, and many others are present here with us to embrace us and lead us to our liberation.
Dive deeply into inner work
Healing yourself to know your true Self as a being of light and love is the core of spirituality. Healing old emotions, traumas, fears, and negativity is essential to your journey. Learning to do this work is part of the spiritual journey.
As you seek to walk on your spiritual journey, remember that you are not alone. The Divine is always with you. Set your intentions for your journey and pray to find your way. Genuine prayer will always be answered.
As you embark on your spiritual journey, keep in mind that it’s not about reaching a destination but about the transformation that occurs along the way. Be open to the unexpected, trust your intuition, and allow your heart to guide you.
Your spiritual journey is a deeply personal and beautiful adventure into the depths of your soul, and it’s a journey that will continue to unfold and evolve as you walk the path of Self-realization.
YOU, DEAR SOUL
You are a divine Being with unlimited potential in every direction. Your spiritual practices (known as Sadhana) will help you heal to your core and release all that binds you, leading to finally and deeply knowing your Self for all time.
If You Want More Guidance for Your Journey
You might want to explore our course, the Shankara Master Course, which includes over 100 videos covering ancient spiritual teachings, ancient rituals, healing modalities, intuitive development and more to guide devoted spiritual seekers on their journeys.