Practical Tools for Your Spiritual Journey – Part 1
By Shelly Wilson
This three-part series of articles is intended to offer you tools and guidance for your spiritual journey. These tools are straightforward, uncomplicated and therefore, easily incorporated into our daily lives. I invite you to incorporate these tools and implement them as you are guided to do so. Remember, Spirituality is a way of life rather than simply a practice.
Journal Daily Journaling daily is recommended as it will assist you in recognizing who you were, who you are and who you are becoming. Write down your thoughts, feelings and emotions as you are guided to do so throughout the day. Pay attention to bodily sensations as well. Read back through what you have written whenever you are guided to.
Keep in mind that there is no right way or wrong way to journal – only your way. You may be inclined to use my mediumship journal in Section Two as an example for your own. You may opt to keep a handwritten notebook or maintain a document on your computer or even both as I do. Do not constrain your expression by feeling obligated to write for a specific amount of time. Simply allow the words to flow. For many individuals, their blog is their journal. I can attest that journaling assisted me greatly with my awakening and opening up to Spirit. Plus, it really helped me to remember my dreams.
Meditate Take time each day to connect with YOU – your inner self – through meditation. The act of meditation takes many forms. It can be sitting quietly in reflection, listening to a guided meditation, going for a walk or spending time outdoors in nature. For some individuals, reading is a form of meditation. The intent of meditation is to just BE and listen. Allowing yourself to listen to the guidance you are receiving and to be present assists you in your transformation.
Perhaps, you may even be guided, just as I am, to pause from what you are doing, close your eyes, sit silently for a few minutes to connect, and then resume the activity. Throughout the day and even now as I am writing, I will do exactly that. I stop when I am guided to. Although it may be just for a few minutes, those minutes have an extremely powerful effect. Not only do I feel refreshed and energized, but my concentration is typically enhanced, and I am able to accomplish more in less time.