So many members of my community ask versions of the same question…
“How can I bring my spirituality into my daily life?”
“How can I make time for spirituality in the midst of my busy life?”
“How can I stay committed to my practice and not lose track of it with work and family?”
“How can I make spirituality part of my daily routine?”
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the things we “should” be doing in our lives. Spiritual practice ends up being part of a long to-do list…and often it’s placed at the end of that list, after jobs, kids, dinner, and everything else.
But I want to let you in on a secret…Your spiritual growth can be part of your everyday life, right now, exactly as it is.
And I promise, you will receive great benefits from making the most mundane aspects of your life sacred.
It’s easier than you think.
You don’t have to do elaborate rituals, or arrange your life around a strict meditation schedule, or be in a good mood all the time (as great as all these things are!).
That’s right – you can be tired, cranky, and still spiritual. You can be spiritual even when your house is cluttered.
[Side note…I want to put this on a t-shirt: “Tired. Cranky. Still Spiritual.”]
Spiritual connection is about the little, everyday moments. It’s about carrying your awareness with you all time, even in traffic or at the grocery store. It’s about seeing the sacred beauty of everything, even when it’s not dramatic or especially awe-inspiring.
Because the thing is, your life – your spiritual evolution and growth – is made up of an infinite number of little moments. It’s not just the big, impactful events or turning points.
The magic that resides in you always resides in you. It’s there whether you are doing homework or dancing under a full moon.
So you can connect with it anywhere, anytime.
That’s where the mastery lives. This isn’t about Sunday morning spirituality. It’s about living in that light. It’s about allowing it to infuse your every day.
Here are some examples of what I mean…
Make your morning coffee an opportunity to connect. Place a small gratitude altar next to your coffee maker (this can be as simple as a crystal or affirmation card). When you pour yourself a cup each morning, take a moment to breathe and call to mind things for which you are grateful.
While brushing your teeth in the morning, recite a mantra for the day.
Keep an oracle deck next to your bed and draw a card each evening. Reflect on its meaning as you drift off to sleep.
As you drive the kids to school, notice the nature along the way and reflect on how it changes through the seasons.
As you do the dishes after dinner, imagine that you are also cleansing yourself of the day’s energies.
Before you get dressed in the morning, apply an essential oil to your chakras to balance and heal them.
Light a candle of inspiration and creativity when you sit down to work at your computer (just remember to blow it out when you are done!).
There are so many ways to carry your spirituality with you throughout the day, even if you don’t carve out dedicated time for practice.
The trick is simply to imagine creative ways to allow your spirituality to accompany you as you do all the other stuff. These little things add up to living a sacred, spiritually connected life.
That’s spiritual practice, too!