Describing ourselves as spiritual does not necessarily mean that we must follow any particular faith or religion. It’s a matter of personal choice.
For some people traditional religion does not offer a viable way to understand our spiritual nature. For others their religious beliefs are very important to them and a source of strength and comfort. Others may see organised religions as repressive and divisive. I do not promote any one spiritual path and I personally do not practice nor belong to any religion. Having studied with many of the world’s traditions, one thing is very clear to me. Despite all the conflicts and apparent differences they all point to the same truth. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience and we are all connected.
Experiencing our connection to a Higher Power, however you conceive of it, is in my view, an essential aspect of human happiness and well being. It could come to you through your connection with nature or animals. It might find you through an appreciation of art, or the wonders of science. It may be through your human relationships and community. However you experience your connection, one thing is for sure, when you feel disconnected it causes suffering, fear and doubt.
Human Beings Need Connection
Perhaps you’ve heard of Failure To Thrive Syndrome? FTT Syndrome is a term used to describe the phenomenon of infant mortality through lack of love and affection. It was discovered in orphanages where babies who were fed, kept warm and clean and free from diseases, died through lack of human contact. It turns out that being loved, and held is more important to us than we might realise.
Connecting To Higher Power
I’ve found over the years, that our feelings of being undeserving, or shamed or guilty, can cut us off from our connection with our higher power. It is difficult to accept or allow ourselves to feel safe and loved and protected, when secretly we feel we are bad and, if found out, we’ll be punished. This creates a catch 22 situation where the good feelings we want so much, actually frighten us. How many people do you know who’ll warn you not to get “too happy” or to get your “hopes too high” in case something bad happens?
It’s a strange paradox where we secretly fear the thing we need most, true loving connection to others, our authentic selves and our Higher Power.
Fortunately the hurts, resentments, angers, guilt and shame from the past, are all things we can heal. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) provide an elegantly simple way of coming to terms with the past, can support you in your spiritual growth and help you live more fully in the present moment.
A Course In Miracles
My own personal spiritual practice is grounded in a spiritual text known as A Course In Miracles or ACIM for short. I also draw on Sufi, Hindu, Christian, Shamanic and Buddhist traditions. I do not promote any one particular path, but I do help my clients find the right spiritual practices for them.
Benefits Of Spiritual Practice
The benefits of reconnecting with our spiritual natures include; increased vitality, peace of mind, better performance and improved realtionships – all of which enhance our quality of life. If you’re looking for someone that combines professional skills and knowledge with an open minded and grounded spiritual approach then I may be the help you need.
To find out more get in touch to discuss your needs. I look forward to hearing from you.