What is Spiritual Health?
Spirituality means a lot of things to different people. A spiritual person cares about other people, animals and the planet, but most of all s/he cares about her/himself. And part of this loving thyself is understanding that everything is connected (Oneness) and a person may desire to figure out how s/he fits into the world and have that sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves. This may involve a search for the meaning of life from the person’s perspective.
So our spiritual self may include spiritual practices of faith and belief to feel connected to this something bigger. As part of loving ourselves, our spiritual self also includes the things we love and desire in life, our passions, joys and longings. We all desire to Belong. It is this inner desire to learn more about ourselves and our connection to the world that spurs us on with glee and delight.
However, in certain times of our life we may feel defeated. We may not know where we fit in, don’t feel connected or feel shunned. Perhaps you can’t figure out your contribution to the bigger picture and are unsure of your purpose in life. Maybe you realize that you are not focusing on the area of spirituality enough and are not feeling balanced, especially if things like work stress or physical ailments are taking up a lot of your time and energy. I loved the term spiritual starvation coined by a colleague, Renate Donnovan (Www.emergetosuccess.com). “When the Spiritual Aspect shatters, it creates a rejection of Life. The system begins to shut down. There is no purpose, we lose the will to continue, and we can even experience despair. Spiritual starvation is at the root of many of our problems. It is crucial that we feed our souls — daily if possible.”
The Coaching Wheel of Life includes the following areas of life: Career, Relationships with Partner and Family, Finances, Personal Growth, Physical Health, Emotional/Mental Health and Spiritual Health. In what ways are you working on your Spiritual Health? If you were to rate this category from 1 to 10, with 10 being very satisfied, where would you fall? Are any areas, in particular, feeling chaotic or missing entirely? In this world of fast moving technology, what are you most connected to? Perhaps you have lost that feeling of being connected to yourself, to who you really are.
You can regain that feeling of being balanced and connected through coaching and energy healing. Coaching helps you gain clarity on what is needed (perhaps understanding your purpose), determine the steps to get there and then celebrate the successes along the way to reaching the goals. Energy work balances your energy field, not just in a physical sense, but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Energy work may provide you with that connection to yourself as part of the larger universe and that feeling of Oneness. It also helps release from the subconscious mind or the body anything that may be holding you back from accomplishing your goals, all those thoughts, beliefs and emotions about money, time, health, relationships, etc.
So feed your spiritual self. Your inner self will be grateful.