Does being “spiritual” matter in daily life? Does it make any impact on whether you are happy and successful? Yes, it does! Research shows over and over that if you cultivate a warm, loving connection with the Divine and with a community of like-minded people, it makes a HUGE difference in the quality of your life.
One primary difference is in your mindset and emotional state. Feeling connected to something “bigger” than you gives your life a sense of meaning. You don’t feel so alone or isolated anymore. It also gives you hope if you believe things happen for a reason. When things don’t go your way, you are able to let go of the disappointment much faster when you accept that Someone is in control and working out an unseen plan.
I often encourage my clients to connect with the Spirit of Truth. I have learned from personal experience how powerful this is! The Spirit of Truth reveals Reality to you – you see things clearly in your life and in your relationships. This allows you to make better, wiser decisions. It reduces your confusion, discouragement and gives you a sense of direction and purpose. I love the Spirit of Truth! [Exercises for connecting with the Spirit of Truth are in my books.]
I also make sure I am connected with my spirit daily. I practice “breathing with God”. It helps me to stay grounded. I sent this out earlier this year. Here’s the link – it’s a great practice for the month of November when we are focused on being grateful. Do you know that if you practice being grateful for 21 days it changes the way your brain is wired? It helps you to become a more positive person. Try it out!
Being spiritual and cultivating a close connection with the Divine DOES matter.People who do it are happier and have a sense of purpose. Some of my clients have asked me to help them cultivate their spirituality – I love to do this! It’s one of my favorite things – so please, don’t hesitate to ask me about it. I have been a spiritual seeker since I was very young so I have many years of experience. I love to help people discover the spiritual connection that will enable them to be happy and fulfilled.
I can’t imagine life without spirituality, can you? It’s like the difference between watching an old black and white movie versus a movie in color on HDTV. You owe it to yourself to try it out – you won’t believe the BIG difference it makes. [By the way, don’t confuse religion with spirituality. Some people have tried “church” or other religious rituals and have come away feeling empty and disappointed. If that’s your only experience of “spirituality”, then let me encourage you – there’s something much more than that! Contact me and I’ll explain – 305-781-6229 or firstname.lastname@example.org]
False Intimacy leaves you empty. It may LOOK like Intimacy but it doesn’t satisfy your soul … Don’t settle!
Do you know the difference between true and false intimacy? Your soul does. If you have an intimate encounter and you feel empty afterwards … guess what? That’s false intimacy.
True intimacy leaves you feeling safe, loved and satisfied.
If your heart feels empty, it’s because it is not receiving True Love.
People use each other all the time. It may look like intimacy, it may look like what happens in the movies, but your heart feels empty later. That’s one indicator you can trust to tell you that it’s not real intimacy.
Please don’t settle. You are worth more than that. Once you decide you deserve real intimacy with real love, it will come to you. Close the door to any relationship that is not worthy of you. You deserve to be loved, not used. You know the difference – trust your gut. It won’t lead you wrong.
Look around and ask, “Where is the Love?” Follow that path. It will lead you where you want to go.
Don’t be afraid. You are not alone. As you pursue what is authentic and true for you, you will find others just like you who are tired of false intimacy.
If this is something you’d like some help with, please contact me. I specialize in helping people find what they are looking for. 🙂
Sandy Walker, Freedom Coach
Trust God – Your Heart Will Thank You ♥
The Secret to Long-Lasting Love – it may surprise you!
Many people focus on love and romance in February – Card, Candy and Flower Companies encourage you to find a way to express your love by buying just the right product. Do you remember what you gave or received last Valentine’s Day? Nope, me neither (sorry, honey). I’m sure it was fitting, romantic and sweet – but unfortunately, it didn’t stick with me (well, except for the extra pounds I probably gained from eating all that chocolate).
Would you like to know one of the secrets to Long-Lasting Love in a romantic relationship? It might surprise you … are you ready for this? Gratitude. Once the initial thrill of “new love” has worn off, you and your partner are now navigating daily life. Our lives get pretty routine and mundane – go to work, pay the bills, eat, sleep, etc. It’s easy (and very human) to pay attention to things that annoy us. It doesn’t take much. Over time, we too easily forget what drew us to this wonderful person we wanted to spend so much time with.
Gratitude reminds you what you love about him or her. When you first met, you couldn’t believe how much they connected with you. The things they said and the topics you talked about were EXACTLY what you needed to hear. You were so thankful to have found them. So what happened? Where’s that spark?
Action step: Gratitude changes your attitude – it really does! Take this challenge: Each day this month think of one thing you are grateful for and send it as a text message to that special someone. If you are not in a romantic relationship, then text it to various close friends or family that you care about. It will definitely change your attitude – you’ll start noticing the POSITIVE things you like about this person. And guess what? They will respond to your outpouring of Love – I promise. It could improve the intimacy in your relationship – you tend to open up to someone who expresses how much they like you! Try it – then tell me how it worked for you. I LOVE to hear stories & I may publish it in the next newsletter.
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BE the change! Your heart will thank you
It is very, very satisfying to BE the change you wish to see in the world. Those who are BEING the change are usually too busy to sit back and criticize what is wrong in the world. They see a need and they act.
It is very fulfilling – your heart will thank you if you focus your time and energy on making the world a better place.
♥ Go DO it! Love somebody today! ♥
Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. – Harry Fosdick