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WHY SPIRITUAL HEALTH IS THE MISSING PART OF YOUR WELLNESS ROUTINE


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When it comes to health you usually think of physical or mental health. But when was the last time you gave any thought to your spiritual health?


Spiritual health is the intersection of self and the world around you. It’s about knowing who you are at the core. What is your purpose here on earth? Why do you breathe? Why do you get up in the morning?


For some, this could be a creative career full of opportunities to create new and exciting products. For others, it could be raising a family with love, respect, and tender care. Or it simply could be learning as much as you possibly can.


Spiritual health dives into the question of what feels good for your soul. What gives you butterflies and makes your toes tingle? What excites you to your core?


It’s also about feeling content with the life you’ve built. Accepting things as they are, showing gratitude for all that you have, and understanding your power of actively creating your reality.


I will share five practices that you can start today to improve your spiritual health. It’s not about following a specific religion or obeying rules. At its core, it’s about acknowledging the deeper meaning of your life. Outside of your job, money, and friends; who are you really?



1. Reflect: A key part of spiritual health is the desire to know one’s self more intimately. A standard practice of doing so is reflection. By making reflection a priority, it will increase your overall awareness of your thinking, behaviours, and help you to gain new perspectives.


An easy way to get started being more reflective is to use journaling prompts. These will help you get past the question, ‘what do I talk about?” I always recommend searching for journal prompts on Pinterest.


If you’re not much of a writer, try recording your response using a voice recording app or your camera. Reflecting is not about sharing it with anybody; it’s about getting your thoughts out of your head so that you can let them go or dig deeper if you choose to.


2. Initiate: Like with anything in life, it’s up to you to get the ball rolling. Start asking questions. What do you believe is your life purpose? Could it be raising a family, supporting causes, or writing about your passions as an author?


The possibilities are endless. Although you don’t need to have your purpose defined to a tee (rarely any of us do), play with how you can connect with your purpose and create a life that honours it. How can you start incorporating your passions into your life? How are you currently hiding away from your true desires?


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3. Thanks: A part of radically accepting and taking responsibility for your life is being grateful for the life that do you have. It’s so easy to get caught up in your desires and forget how you are living the life you once asked for!


Think about all the blessings in your life (big and small). Everything from the ability to eat breakfast every day to a recently-found career opportunity. List what you’re grateful for then make a list of your desires (can be anything). This will raise your vibration and help you attract more positivity into your life.


4. Explore: Exploration is a huge part of your spiritual health as it taps into your desire to embrace new perspectives. Explore your beliefs.


It’s okay if you don’t have a clear picture of what your purpose is right now. This is your opportunity to try new things. Meet interesting people. Ask questions, especially ‘why?’ Go to church if you feel called to. Read books on topics you’ve never considered before. Your spiritual health is about learning who you truly are, and you do that by exploring the world around you.


5. Serve: Lastly, service is a fun way to connect with others and get inspired. Think about how you can be of service to your community (family, friends, neighbourhood, social club, etc.)


Inquire about how you can donate goods or your time to others in need. Perhaps if you have a special skill, you can use it for good. This is also an excellent way to bring your family together and to teach your children the power of helping others. Spending an afternoon being of service will never be a waste.



Rosalee John of The Divine Hippie is a spiritual life coach for women. Her specialty is to help you activate your inner magnetism, embody your highest self and bring your manifestations to life. She is based in Toronto, Canada but works with women all over the world. Find out more: thedivinehippie.com

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