You cannot hear the callings of your soul if you don’t carve time out to listen to them daily.
It wasn't until 2011/2012, that I wholeheartedly committed to a daily non-negotiable spiritual practice. Choosing to show up to this practice each day has been singlehandedly the best decision I have made. It is the single thing that has created the biggest transformation in my entire life. Committing to a discipline of showing up to your soul is like putting a message into The Universe saying: "I'm serious about this and I'm ready to be supported".
I used to be a total dabbler. I threw myself into loads of different practices, but I'd often feel overwhelmed with all of the stuff I "should" be doing. Meditation, journaling, yoga, cutting cords – you name it, I tried it – it felt like I needed a whole extra life to get it all done. And because I didn't have a routine of showing up without fail every day, when I had a super crappy or busy day, my spiritual practice was the first thing to slide. But it was in these days that I needed my practice the most.
Committing to the discipline of a daily practice does not mean you have to meditate for two hours or even one, it just means that you show up to something every day without fail. My daily practice consists of two things:
This non-negotiable practice takes 15 minutes a day. It happens no matter what. Many days I do more. Some days I chant for over an hour. But no matter what I do these 15 minutes.
It is simple (and realistic) enough that no matter where I am or what I've got on, there is no excuse not to do it. The more I show up to it, the more my life turns into one big practice, into one big moving prayer. I cannot express enough the impact committing to a non-negotiable spiritual practice can have on your life. Whenever a client comes to me wanting change, this is always the first thing I recommend. Our soul is waiting to guide you. The Universe is ready to support you every step along the way. But in order to connect to it, we first need to show up.
Work Your Light
Do you currently have a daily spiritual practice that you show up to? Are you willing to carve 10 mins aside every day to meditate?