One question I often get asked is, “What’s your daily spiritual practice?”
I can appreciate why this is such a common question. There are so many spiritual practices out there that it can feel daunting at times.
I think most of us can relate to this. We’ve all had times where we’ve thought, “Am I doing enough?” Or, “Am I doing this right?” Or, “How can I even fit all these things into my day?”
My daily spiritual practice
In this post I hope to offer some clarity by sharing my own daily spiritual practice. I’m psyched to share this with you! My intention is to show you the simplicity and joy of being on a spiritual path.
My daily spiritual practice goes something like this…
The moment I wake up, I say an affirmation. This affirmation has changed over the years depending on what’s going on in my life.
My current affirmation is:
There is a way through every block.
I say this affirmation (which is one of Yogi Bhajan’s five sutras for the Aquarian Age) and then sit in stillness for a minute to let the words settle in. I turn to this affirmation whenever I need it throughout my day.
For years I started my day with a meditation. But now that I’m breastfeeding my child first thing in the morning, I’m adjusting.
My 20-minute Transcendental Meditation practice is now part of my morning nursing routine. I turn off my phone, breastfeed my child and silently repeat my TM mantra. While this isn’t the traditional way to practice, it’s what works for me right now.
Meditating regularly is what matters
There are many ways to meditate and they’re all good. If you’re short on time, taking just a few minutes first thing in the morning to sit in stillness, pay attention to your breath or repeat an empowering mantra will transform the way you start your day.
Here is a simple mantra meditation you can practice each morning and anytime you need it:
You can also check out my beginner’s guide to meditation for more.
Praying throughout the day
All throughout the day, I pray. I’m always turning over my desires to the Universe and releasing the need to control. I ask for guidance, help and direction.
One prayer I love is:
I choose again.
I say this prayer often to call on my inner guidance system and choose love over fear.
Often my prayers are very conversational. Don’t be afraid to have a chat with spirit.
You might say something like, “Inner guide, I’m really freaking out about this work thing. I’m sick of feeling anxious and distracted. I’m turning over this worry to you. Thank you for helping me release this fear and thank you for guiding me to what I need. Show me what you’ve got.”
In the afternoon I sit for a 20-minute meditation that re-energizes me for the rest of the day! Instead of turning to coffee, I meditate.
If you think you don’t have time for a second meditation, I encourage you to give it a try and see what happens. I’ve found that meditation actually expands time by calming my nervous system and clearing my mind. When I come out of my meditation, I feel focused and refreshed.
Some days I’ll also take a long walk outdoors, connecting with nature and quieting my mind. Walking has been really important to me lately as I recover from postpartum anxiety. Moving my body and being outside helps me feel grounded and centered.
When I sit down to dinner I pray with my family. We thank the Universe for all that we have, and we pray for friends and family members in need.
This moment of gratitude and appreciation is one of the best parts of my day, and it usually rounds out an evening that I’ve spent doing one of my favorite meditative practices: cooking!
Finally, before bed, I close the day with a prayer. I thank the Universe for another beautiful day and ask for a peaceful night’s sleep.
The benefits of having a spiritual practice
Daily prayer and meditation have been the foundation of my ritual for more than 15 years. I’ve found that there’s nothing more important than having a spiritual practice.
A daily spiritual practice offers you exactly what my morning mantra promises:
A way through every block.
My mission as a spiritual teacher is to help people strengthen their spiritual connection so they can move through life with ease and grace.
That’s why I created something to help you find your way through every block: the Miracle Membership.
How the Miracle Membership helps you create a daily spiritual practice you love
The Miracle Membership makes it really easy to have all the resources you need to stay consistent with your spiritual practice.
Think of it as your spiritual home base: In one place you can find guided meditations, podcast lessons, lecture videos, mantras and more to guide you each day.
A sample of what’s in the Miracle Membership
The moment you become a Miracle Member, you get access to 4+ years of content (and new content each month). Here’s a small sample of what you can find…
- Want to focus on manifesting? Check out my “I Believe It, So I See It” podcast, the Vision Making Meditation, the Miracle Worker Meditation and much more.
- Want a better relationship to your body? Practice the Body Freedom Meditation, listen to my podcast on how to have a healthy relationship to your body, watch my Body Love lecture and more.
- Want more confidence? Try the Kundalini Meditation for Confidence, the podcast on how to make decisions with ease, the Limitless Power Meditation and my talk on how to live with fierce conviction!
This is just a small sampling of the content that’s always available to you as a Miracle Member.
There’s a lot more to explore. Click here to learn all about the Miracle Membership.
Stay flexible with your spiritual practice
Remember, being on a spiritual path is not about being perfect. Your commitment is what matters:
While I meditate and pray every day, there are other practices that I weave in when I need them…
For example, as I said above, walking is very important to me right now. Other times I will practice Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) once or twice each day, tapping on whatever issue I want to work through.
I often do Kundalini yoga and practice visualization techniques, and I like to free-write in my journal, letting my intuition come forward.
It’s awesome to have a toolbox full of techniques. The more consistent you are with your spiritual practice, the more techniques and tools you have on hand when you need them. And when you stay spiritually connected, you feel good!
So remember to be flexible. Lay a foundation of spiritual practices you turn to each day, and then add what you need when you need it.
Now I want to hear from you!
What’s your daily spiritual practice, or what do you want it to be? Leave a comment and let me know.
I hope this serves you.