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Spiritual Authenticity + Journaling
Can Make in Your Life
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benefits of a personal spiritual foundation
When You Choose and Implement a Personal Spiritual Foundation, you are empowered to Uplift and Invigorate Your Soul, build Healthy Self-Esteem, and plan a uniquely Personal Spiritual Journey
Uplift & Invigorate Your Soul
What does it mean to be Positive in our current day? How do we balance our need for connection and positive reinforcement on a deeper level while remaining true to who we are and who we want to become? The amount of change we've been forced to deal with since the beginning of the year would tax even the most flexible and strong among us. Sometimes what you need is to be affirmed - to know that you have value.
Build Healthy Self-Esteem
Who and What you see in the mirror every single day is only one part of a wonderfully imperfect creatures known as a human being, correct? The specific group of human beings characterized as Women deal with tons of mixed and contradictory messages every single day. We're too much of something, not enough of something else, and the answer might change depending on what day it is and who you talk to!
Explore & Plan Your Personal Spiritual Journey
You are a unique individual - unlike anyone else on the planet. Why shouldn't your personal spiritual journey be just as unique? A recent Pew Research study indicated that between 25% and 38% of Americans classify themselves as Spiritual, but not Religious. Our journey to defining spirituality and / or religion for ourselves can and should be as unique as each of us.
an essential tool for spiritual authenticity& personal growth
Journaling is Far More Powerful than a simple Diary...
Studies have shown that people who journal regularly experience:
- Better moods
- Reduced stress
- Reduced depression and anxiety
- Greater physical and emotional health
- Increased resistance to diseases including cancer, AIDS, and asthma
- Increased healing from medical procedures
Getting started doesn't have to be difficult - in fact, there are many tips and tricks to help ease your path as you learn the remarkable power of journaling. One straightforward way to help the process is to start a themed journal. You already know what you want to write about, so you've overcome one of the biggest hurdles! You could start journaling about Gratitude and what you're grateful for in your life, or about Success and your current accomplishments. You could journal about your Goals and make concrete plans, or about your Habits and which positive ones you'd like to incorporate into your life.
You can improve your health by keeping a Food & Health journal to keep you focused or use a Bullet Journal to record focused information about projects you're working on - whether personal or business-related.
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A spiritual life doesn’t necessarily lead to tranquility, to peace, or to a beautiful feeling about yourself or about how nice it is to be together with others. The chipping-away process can hurt. It might mean being lonely in a place where you never wanted to go. It might lead you to a vocation you never sought. It might ask you to do uncomfortable things. Or it might ask you to obediently and routinely do comfortable things that are not very dramatic when you prefer adventure.
henri j. m. nouwen
about the journey
Why Pursue Spiritual Authenticity?
Spirituality is a very personal concept - it can describe an experience of connection to something larger than you, a way of living your everyday life in a reverent and sacred manner and can also refer to the way people seek and express meaning in their lives.
How do we find meaning? How do we define and pursue a sense of connectedness to the present moment, to ourselves, to other human beings, to nature, and to what we would call significant or sacred?
Following a spiritual path or adopting a mode of spirituality without ensuring that it's right for you is a recipe for disaster - and you deserve to develop a personal spiritual practice that is true to your mind, your heart, and your spirit.
Authenticity is the quality of being real and genuine, not copied, or false. To define authenticity completely and fully is to refer to proven facts - and when dealing with perfectly imperfect human beings, it can be hard to tell what's real and what's not.
A picture used to be worth a thousand words - but when today's pictures are Photoshopped out of reality, those words matter even more, and they are harder to find and define.
Living an Authentic life means that you're making a focused and consistent effort to learn and understand who you are - inside and out. It means being unafraid to speak the truth of who you are - no matter what "experts" or friends or loved ones might say, and refusing to be bound by your past, no matter what happened.
Making the decision to live a Spiritually Authentic Life means that first you must decide to be Spiritual,
and secondly, you must decide to take the extra step to be Authentic.
It means that in a world of unrealistic expectations, computer-adjusted "reality" and hard-to-spot fakes,
that you make a consistent and focused effort to stay REAL.
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Spiritual Direction vs Spiritual Companionship
What's the difference?
Spiritual Direction is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. The Spiritual Director listens and asks questions to assist a client in his or her process of reflection and spiritual growth. The term has associations and a long history in the Abrahamic faith traditions and can also be found in Judaism and the Islamic Sufi path.
Spiritual Companionship has a slightly different focus in that the term "companion" is broader and more inclusive. The heart of the work of a Spiritual Companion is to walk alongside the seeker as a friend, listening and honoring the sacred stories being told and the experiences that are shared. Spiritual Companionship can be accomplished through a variety of vocations and modalities.
As a Spiritual Director & Companion, I am a multi-religious helper for women seeking freedom from restrictive religious traditions that do not honor all of who they are - spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. I engage with my clients in open and non-judgmental ways, steeped in contemplative practices and deep listening, and provide guidance to empower them to find answers and connection with a higher power, however they define that power, and regardless of religion, spiritual understanding, or orientation.