Awakening, reconnecting and realigning with the Divine Self is no doubt the most important first step in personal spiritual growth. To rediscover your Higher Self and tap into your Higher Consciousness is usually a very awe-inspiring and life-changing experience. But your new found spiritual awareness and rediscovered Divine origins may soon lose its power to transform your life if you do not adopt a new lifestyle that includes some kind of consistent spiritual practice.
Divine Living and spiritual practice goes hand in hand. A Divine Life is impossible to achieve without some form of regular spiritual practice, in order to increase and maintain your connection and alignment with the Divine Self. What you come to know and believe about your own spiritual origins is meaningless, unless you have a direct and personal daily experience of receiving guidance from your inner Divinity. The only way to achieve this is to practice your new awareness and beliefs on a daily basis.
There isn’t anything except your own life that can be used as ground for your spiritual practice. Spiritual practice is your life, twenty-four hours a day.
In our human state we sometimes too easily slide back into old habits, and with the constant onslaught of materialism, misinformation, fear conditioning, scientific skepticism and the distraction of mass entertainment and popular culture, you have a very limited probability of expanding your new found spiritual awareness, unless you engage yourself consciously in some form of habitual and frequent spiritual practice.
- Astral Travel & Projection
- Breathing Exercises
- Ceremonies, Rites & Rituals
- Charity & Acts of Kindness
- Cleansing (Fasting, Energy Clearing, Sage burning, Baptism)
- Creating Sacred Space
- Divination (Tarot, Astrology, I Ching, Numerology, Runes)
- Energy Work
- Expressing Gratitude
- Healing Practices (Acupuncture, Reiki, Shiatsu)
- Past Life Regression
- Inducing Trance / Altered States of Consciousness
- Music (playing, listening to)
- Physical Activity (Yoga, T’ai chi ch’uan, Aikido)
- Readings (Empathic, Psychic, Mediumship, Akasha, Aura)
- Shamanic Practice
- Singing & Chanting
- Study & Contemplation
- Religious Worship
A spiritual practice that is ideal for one person’s soul growth may simply not work at all for another. Therefore it is recommended that you seek intuitive guidance from your Divine Self on which practices will best suit your unique needs in this lifetime. Ultimately, it does not matter which practice or discipline you choose, as long as you incorporate it into your daily living and apply it consistently.
Excerpt from: Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny by Anthon St Maarten
© 2012 Anthon St Maarten