Welcome beautiful souls,
Today we are exploring spirituality and the importance a spiritual connection has to overall wellbeing. (Plus a little present will be revealed if you read all the way through!)
Let me start by giving you my own experience with spirituality and how my life has shifted dramatically since re-connecting with my soul.
When I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015, it launched me on a 5 year journey seeking and searching for true health and wellness. I was on a mission to reverse my condition and get back to living life full of energy and vitality, as I believed a person in their early-mid 20’s should have.
But, even when I put conventional medicine aside and went down the functional medicine route (doing healing protocols, taking herbal supplements and changing my lifestyle behaviors…resting more, doing restorative yoga vs. crossfit, etc.) I never felt that I reached a pivotal point where I felt ‘better’…. although feeling ‘better’ had been my top priority the entire time.
It seemed that no matter how much I did, I felt more confused, frustrated and scared. I fell into a victim mentality and there I lived for wayyyy too long.
But I never gave up. Even in all the moments of confusion or disappointment, I knew it was possible for me to heal. And that hope is what kept me going. Having hope allowed me to be open to seek other solutions.
So I did.
Now I want to point out, because in hindsight now I know, that all the solutions I was seeking were literally all around me. I just wasn’t in tune to seeing them when I was in a low vibrational state.
Once I shifted my focus through the feeling of hope, I found it easier and easier to find better feeling thoughts. This led me to ditch the victim mentality that was holding me back. In time, all the vibrational shifts in my energy allowed me to see the signs that were surrounding me for YEARS. Once I shifted my focus on all the good in my life and in the world, it was like a door was opened and I felt the inspiration to try new forms of healing- energy work.
The Inspired Action
For me the first awakening experience was when I allowed myself to let go, relax and stop trying so hard to heal. It was when I finally shut- up and listened to my inner guidance system.
I opened my awareness to higher consciousness living through podcasts, books, workshops, meditations, and lectures. I invested in services with healers who held space for me as I looked inward and found answers to questions I didn’t even know how to ask. Who facilitated the energy work that helped me find my way back towards alignment with my higher self. The more I looked inward, the more I understood that my true self was there the entire time.
All the external seeking, all the ‘I need to find myself’ through other people, places or things washed away. I now know that all of those things are just temporary fillers. The materialistic things that I used to think would bring fulfillment, joy, success, and happiness weren’t the things that connected me to my true self.
If you are on a journey to “find yourself” you must look inward. You must take time to reconnect and listen to your inner self.
I tell you this, becuase now I know that everything I was seeking was already inside of me.
And so here are the profound lessons that I learned that I hope inspire you to look inward:
Your higher self never leaves you. Your higher self is available to you and is all around you in your everyday life. Some of us find signs of our higher self in animals (birds, butterflies, etc), others in music and through technology (11:11- angel numbers). When you are aware of the power of your focus, the power that you have inside of you as the creator of your own reality, you realize there is no point in controlling and forcing things to happen. You must allow yourself to receive, let go and give yourself permission to feel good, to heal, to be happy, to be healthy, to feel love, to be loved.
“Where your focus goes, energy flows.”
My true healing literally can not be summed up better that in the above quote. When I accepted healing in my life, when I allowed my body to heal instead of seeking, searching, doing and forcing health and healing into my body, I felt so much clearer.
I felt my energy levels surge and I looked at life with a different lens. There was an overall feeling of truth, faith, and certainty that I was healing. Everyday I gave myself permission to feel good. I chose to focus on good thoughts and the things that bring me happiness in my daily life.
Through the mindset shifts, energy work, and the dedicated practice of listening and connecting with my internal guidance system (along with continued implementation of my physical methods of wellness with food, movement, rest, and supplements, etc) in the last 6 month I have been able to reduce my thyroid medication dosage (for my autoimmune disease) by MORE than half the amount I was prescribed back in early 2019.
What changed and what I believe helped me break through, was my mindset, energy work AND my spiritual connection. I guess you can say, I woke back up to my soul ☺
And now, how can this help you my dear friend?
Maybe there is some part of my story that connects with you. Maybe you feel that it is your time to reconnect and find a spiritual practice that will align you with your dreams and desires. Since you are here reading this, it is a sign that you are being guided to explore your visions for your future, align with your higher self and find your inner guidance system.
Here are my favorite spiritual healing practices, the ones that have helped me find true healing and that I feel may be of great service to you as well. I placed them in order of cost (High to low) and accessibility (in person vs. online). My personal experiences with these methods have been amazing so if you are open to them feel free to reach out and ask me for further resources and referrals.
Reiki $$-$$$ I have only done in person Reiki treatment, but know that there is distance Reiki services out there as well.
Sound Bath Healing $-$$- Find a group event for a lower cost alternative to a private, but be aware that your neighbor may fall asleep and snore throughout half the session. 🤣
Breathwork 0-$$- you can find free/inexpensive online guided lessons or you can find an in-person breathwork class/ workshop near you.
Grounding in nature- FREE- Try the beach or if you are not close to the ocean, a good ol’ grassy park will do
Insight Timer- Free version- an app for guided meditations, courses and lectures
Guided visualization- Rates vary. There are many benefits of guided imagery like reducing fear and anxiety, lessening the frequency of headaches and increasing creative flow and productivity.
As a thank you for you reading along with me, below you can grab my free ‘Higher Self Guided Visualization’ recording available for you to use in the morning or afternoon, whenever and as much as you feel you need.
In my recording, I gently lead you into a visualization of your higher self. I guide you to invite in all five senses to ignite connections with the mind and the body, and allow you to create your “perfect day.” In doing this, I hope you will be able to find your true values, the things that bring you towards alignment and connection with your higher self and towards experiencing the reality that is your ‘perfect day.’
If you give it a try I would love to hear how it made you feel and what your perfect day looks like to you.
Until next time…trust, relax, and allow the love that is within to guide you towards living out your perfect day,