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In this blog post you will discover 10 Ways To Spiritually Thrive.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you that you will go to hell if you don’t believe what I believe. Well, you might get some serious side-eye, but only because you thought this post was one of “those creepy” posts.
But why should you want to spiritually thrive? What if you don’t believe in the whole spiritual thing? Hey, it’s cool. But, if you stop and think about it, spirituality is the essence of you. It’s that part of you that keeps your mind and emotions in balance.
Don’t worry, I won’t give you any woo woo stuff, but I will give you practical steps on how to nurture your spirit so that you can thrive.
1. Spiritually Thrive By Reading a Religious Text That Aligns With Your Beliefs
Before you put your hand over your mouth and yawn with boredom, let me tell you that religious texts can be really fun to read. It can also help you understand a lot of things.
My religious text of choice is the Bible (KJV), and reading it on the surface, yes, it is about as exciting as watching paint dry. But, if you make it a study, by going back to the languages, and using a concordance – it suddenly makes so much sense.
Additionally, you can get a full sense of the scope of it, because you’re not just looking at the languages, you’re also looking at the history of things, and the more you read it the more you “get it.”
This isn’t just only true with the Bible, but it can also be true with the Quran or any other religious text you choose.
2. Spiritually Thrive By Using Essential Oils
Sometimes your mind is full of thoughts, and things that make you feel non-grounded. Using essential oils will help you unconsciously clear your head of negative and grouchy thoughts to something more positive.
Some of my favorites are ones that help me feel grounded, and more focused. There are many different kinds of oils to do this, but here are some of my favorites. Of course, they are from Rocky Mountain Oil, because I find them high quality but at a reasonable price.
3. Spiritually Thrive Write A List of Things You Are Passionate About
When it comes to finding something you are passionate about, you have to really stop and think about things. When we think about things that we are passionate about we automatically think of things we are on fire for. You know, charities, topics, politics, religion and so forth…
And we try to figure out what we are passionate about – and sometimes our own passions influence other people, or other peoples passions influence us.
The thing about passions is that they are fleeting. Think of passions as falling in love with the idea of love – but not really loving it. It’s a form of infatuation. And, when people tell me they are passionate about something, I will usually smile and will give something a few years before it wears off, until a new passion comes through.
That’s not a bad thing. Because, unlike a situation where love comes into play, and emotions are involved, things you are passionate about: organizations and so forth are helpful for this particular stage in your life.
Write down this list of things that you are currently passionate about – either self-imposed or someone else imposed the passion, and use that list to figure out what it is about each item that you love.
The way you find it is to find what is most important to you.
4. Spiritually Thrive Find A Way To Serve The Greater Good
You know that list that you just wrote about your passions? Yes, take this list and figure out how you can serve the greater good.
If your passion is poverty, find a way to volunteer with those organizations that help those who are in poverty. The reason is because you’re taking your current passion and instead of talking, and preaching about how your passionate about it – you’re actually doing it.
By helping people you’re still serving a greater good, and helping people.
5. Spiritually Thrive Pray/Meditate
You can totally thrive by praying and or meditate. I sometimes use these terms interchangeably. But there is a big difference between the two. I feel most comfortably praying, but other people feel more comfortable meditating.
Either way, it’s a way to focus on a situation and mull the problem around in the head so you can solve a problem. It’s focusing the negative energy into something that is positive.
This helps you focus without being judged. The good energy lets you take that moment to yourself and just focus.
6. Spiritually Thrive By Keeping It Simple
So many people think that keeping your spiritual self healthy is by doing a bunch of things that really aren’t anything. You know what I mean, if you did something bad, you have to spin around three times, slam the door shut, cross yourself eight times, tell everybody you know, dump glitter on your head and scream to the heavens for forgiveness.
Why not just keep things simple? You see your spirit is probably the purist part of you. It’s your very essence. It’s you in the simplest but most beautiful form possible.
Keeping things simple helps you be free and it releases you from so much unnecessary responsibility.
7. Spiritually Thrive By Spending Quality Time With People You Love
Sometimes it is hard to feel spiritual around people Especially if they are a bunch of negative people. But, if you surround yourself with people you love, and you spend quality time with them, you feel rejuvenated.
There is a reason that certain people are in your life, and by spending time with them you are able to be more joyful with one another. You are also able to determine where you are needed.
For example: I have spent a significant amount of time with my family recently because this is a point in my life where I am needed with them. I haven’t spent a lot of time with my best friend because she doesn’t need me as much as my family does at this moment.
With this point in the spiritual journey, it’s not a slight but a re-evaluation of where you are physically needed the most to offer the most help/support. That being said, when you need that help or support, it’s spending time with your loved ones that can offer it to you.
8. Spiritually Thrive By Learning Other Paths of Spirituality
Perhaps the most controversial of them all. It is not in error to believe in one path and stay on it. However, I am of the opinion that any spiritual group that does not allow you to explore different beliefs or ask questions is a cult. I think it’s because I am naturally a very curious person.
That being said, one can gain a lot of wisdom when it comes to learning from other cultures or other spiritual paths. It helps you be more empathetic towards people of different faiths, and you can learn that many of those people are just like you, but they have chosen another path!
I have many friends of many different spiritual walks of life: some Wiccan, some Islamic, some Buddhists, some Athiests, and some who are Jewish. What’s really revealing to me is that each of these friends have been very open in sharing their faith or views and I have gain a deeper insight into my own spirituality from them.
The biggest part of this is to be respectful of their beliefs, and they will in turn, be respectful of yours.
9. Spiritually Thrive By Breathing
Yes, your breath is something vital for your soul, and for…well, staying alive. I mean, we can’t have you holding your breath just because you didn’t get something you wanted (because that, dear friends, is called throwing a tantrum, and that will not help you spiritually thrive.)
All kidding aside, sometimes, when the emotions are coming at you in full force, and your mind is racing a million miles a minute, the best thing you can do is sit down, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Hold it for ten seconds and then exhale.
Do this over and over until you find a moment of peace, because you are focusing your attention on your breathing, and not the craziness that goes on around you.
10. Spiritually Thrive By Embracing Love
Yes, embrace the idea of pure authentic love. You see, when people think of love, they think of sex. But love is something deeper than that, and it’s hard to explain. But love is something pure, in the fact that it’s comforting.
Love is actually a form of caring about people or a thing more than yourself.
All you have to do is understand that not only are you worthy of love and that you are able to give love. Love where you support others and accept the support from others is a beautiful thing.
Spiritually thriving is an amazing thing that you can find incredibly fulfilling. It fills a void in you might be missing. I hope these 10 Ways to Spiritually Thrive will inspire you to well… spiritually thrive.
Which of these tips are you going to try?