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Top 5 Things to Do

While there are no set rules for living more spiritually, there are a few strategies that can guide you along your journey as you begin to explore your spiritual side.

1. Remember your breath.

Your inhalation and exhalation serve multiple functions: They connect you to the spiritual vibration that’s always present inside of you; they bring you into the present moment; and they keep oxygen flowing throughout your body and spirit, which eradicates fear and anxiety (remember that when scared or uncertain, human beings tend to hold their breath).


2. Use your intuition.

Intuition is the language of spirit. As you dig deeper into your spirituality, become aware of the signs, symbols, directions and coincidences that come your way. This is your intuition at work. Be sure to look, listen and pay attention to the messages that you are given.

3. Act from your Higher self.

Connecting with this aspect of yourself is the core of spiritual practice. It’s important to remember that you always have a choice: You can allow your mind and ego (Lower self) to take over with fear and control, or you can allow your Higher self to guide you through life with kindness, trust and openness.

4. Go with the flow.

When you give up the need to know what’s around every corner, to control exactly how your life will unfold, you tap into a core of universal wisdom that has your best interests in mind. Even when life throws you a change that’s overwhelming or scary, have faith that everything is happening exactly as it should and that you’re being led to a better and brighter future.

5. Stay connected.

Remember, you’re never alone—you’re connected to everyone else on the planet by simply being human. And whenever you feel lost or unsure, remember that there’s a divine, universal energy that’s always there to protect you; to tap into it, all you have to do is look inward to the quiet space inside of you. There are countless sources of help available, as well. For advice and guidance, turn to support groups, religious organizations, books, web sites and people who are on similar spiritual paths.

Posted: 1/8/08