Spiritual Fitness for the New Year
By Dinita (Dee) Nicole
A New Year has begun and if tradition holds many of us have set resolutions to help us make 2013 our best year yet. As we commit to making better food choices, watching less reality TV, switching from coke to diet, and beginning new physical fitness regimes there is one area that is getting overlooked: Spiritual Fitness.
Spirituality is a practice and so requires practice. By focusing on your spiritual connection you will find that stress fades, inner-peace abounds, and your personal goals fall into perfect alignment with your life (which means easier to attain!). The life you truly want will begin to unfold right before your eyes. You may think this is too difficult a task but here are 5 easy things you can do to improve your spiritual fitness:
1) Clear Your Energy Body- Just as your physical body collects dirt from the city around you, your energy body (or aura) collects debris from all the different energies, both internal and external, you encounter each day. If you let these energies build they will begin to feel heavy, cause fatigue, dampen your spiritual connection, and generally throw your life off balance. The solution is simple- treat yourself to a spiritual shower. Imagine a VERY high pressure shower (think power wash) of beautiful, bright, white light flowing through and around you washing off any energy that is not for your highest good. Imagine all of the gunk you don’t need falling away and traveling down a drain that leads deep into to the Earth. You can take your spiritual shower while you take your regular shower or while you are sitting in your office. All it takes is a little imagination. And don’t worry, the Earth will take all the gunk you washed off and use it as fertilizer to create something new.
2) Listen to Yourself- There is no one out there who knows better than you what you need to maintain a healthy, happy, spiritually connected life. Most of us, however, do not take the time to listen to ourselves. Another easy solution: set aside five minutes each day to just breathe and listen to yourself. You can even ask yourself a question like, “What do I need to feel great today?” or “How can I resolve an issue I’m facing?” Once the question is asked, be sure to sit and listen to the response, then act on it. Don’t be concerned if you don’t get an answer right away, sometimes the 5-minutes of quiet is all you need. Just be sure to notice when something does pop into your head; it could be a particular food to eat, an exercise to do, or a way to relax. No matter what it is, give it to yourself without judgment. This is your intuition communicating with you and answering your question. If you ignore the answer you are really ignoring yourself.