This is the second in a series of 3 articles on reconnecting with your Source.
In Part 1 we looked at the BENEFITS of connecting with your Source. This part will explore several METHODS of connecting so you can start building your inner connection today!
How to Connect to your Source
There are many ways to connect with the more spiritual side of yourself and your life. By the way, being spiritual does not mean you need to be religious. Whether you believe in a greater power or specific deity or not makes little difference. Connecting spiritually means finding your inner stillness and connecting with your core being.
Throughout this article I refer to connecting with your inner spirituality and connecting with the universe. While these at first seem contradictory, one being within you and one being outside of you, they are really one in the same.
By connecting within, you connect to everything. It’s something you will find out for yourself when you make that inner connection.
Think about how busy your mind is day in and day out and associate that with the material, physical side of life. In order to connect with your spirituality you need to do something to allow that busyness and chatter to fall away, to become calm and peaceful.
Here are some methods for doing just that:
Meditate – At least 10 minutes a day is recommended. Doing this at the start of your day will give you perspective and a readiness to take on the world. It also allows you to deal more efficiently and calmly with the stresses you encounter throughout the day.
Meditating in the evening rids your body and mind of any tension and allows you to reflect on your day. You’ll find some helpful resources in the Healing & Meditation section.
Listen to music – Find some music that makes you feel calm and relaxed. Ideally it will be instrumental (no lyrics). It could be classical, ‘new age’, world music, or based on nature sounds. Music can take you to another place, assisting you to release your worries and tensions. You can also use music to relax you while you are carrying out your physical tasks, e.g. work, household chore, etc, just as I am doing right now. As I type these words I’m drowning out the bustle of the household with a relaxation CD . . . melodic piano and birds twittering combine to give the ‘ahhhhh’ effect. It’s very centering.
Spend time in nature – Perhaps you already go for a walk for fitness? Rather than using the time to go over all the things you have to do, let yourself take in your surrounds.
Engage all of your senses . . . the smell of the pine trees or jasmine flowers, the heat of the sun on your skin or the feel of the breeze against your face, the colours and textures of the sky, grass and surrounds, the sounds of the birds in the trees. Even if you live in the city, try to find a nearby park you can visit and just sit and take it in. Even taking 5 minutes to sit in your front or backyard brings a surprising amount of rejuvenation and stress-relief. I often sit outside my front door on the grass for 10 minutes and would love to stay there all day but I’d get sunburned!
Eastern methods – There are several practices from the East that combine movement, spirituality and awareness such as yoga, tai chi, karate, qi gong and other martial arts that might suit you and allow you to bring another aspect into your life.
Part 3 of this series will look at some TOOLS that can help you reconnect with your Source.