Do You Live and EmbodyYour Spiritual Practice?

meditation-pool“Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.”~Jon Kabat-Zinn

Do you have a spiritual practice like prayer, meditation, gratitude etc? What is yours and what is the purpose?

Everyone probably has a different answer because in addition to thousands of different types of spiritual practices there are equally thousands of different reasons. No matter how you practice I’d be willing to bet you feel better at some point afterwards. I say ‘at some point’ only because there are some practices that bring awareness to things that are initially disturbing to acknowledge. Otherwise, in general, most of us feel better afterwards.

We release resistance, we pray for ourselves and others, we work on gratitude, and practice however we do then, when we are feeling better and most pleased with ourselves, we get up and go about our day. The question of the day is this, once you’ve completed your spiritual practice do you embody the practice and incorporate it into your everyday life?

What if you went beyond the point of meditating or praying or gratitude (or whatever your spiritual practice) and decided to (as my mentor and spiritual teacher Michael Tamura says) “live the miracle”? This life IS a miracle to be enjoyed and lived to its fullest!

A friend of mine recently wrote about a profound realization she experienced. “I’m finding that my prayer, meditation, gratitude, and the other things I consider my “spiritual practice” are actually just preparations. And that the real spiritual practice is going out into the world and getting down in the dirt with mine and other’s character defects and the reality of life on life’s terms.”

She is so right. Your spiritual practice is not only practice but a preparation for you to go out into the world to embody and live it. It’s not a one and done proposition. We move through our world and face different challenges every day. Life is clearly about the journey not the destination.

We are growing and changing every day and our spiritual practice helps prepare us for the journey. It prepares us to uncover, accept and forgive things within ourselves and increase our awareness. It helps us accept and forgive others as a result of seeing ourselves (and them) in a different light.

My friend went on to say “Accepting that being in the world is practice makes the transition from quiet time feel less like a sharp edge in my chest!”. I loved that response because there are times it really does feel like a sharp blade cutting through us. For sensitive people, the world can feel like a harsh slap in the face after sitting home peacefully in meditation.

When you choose to “live the miracle” you move through the world differently. You are more aware and more prepared for what life brings you. You may not realize it but you already do bring a certain part of your spiritual practice with you AND it has an effect on every single person you meet even if you don’t speak with them.

A consistent spiritual practice helps us live our purpose and become the best person we can be.  Our practice grows a space to be more caring and compassionate with ourselves and others. It helps us open our hearts, move past inner pain and, most importantly, it prepares us to embody spirit and live the miracle we call life~Shine Your Light Debbie 

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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

Set the Energy Lest it Set You!

SeahorseWhen was the last time you woke up in the morning and set your own energy vibration for the day? Yes there are things to do, people to see and responsibilities that must be met but taking the time to set your energy allows you to sail through your day without becoming the effect of the other energies you encounter.

Setting your energy means deciding how you want to be no matter what you have to do. It is about giving yourself the space to be YOU in any situation. When you set your own energy you are shifting the power from those things outside of you to the power you have within you. You are choosing the quality of energy you want to put forth for the day and in doing so, you are choosing the vibration of how you respond as well.

How do you set your energy?

To begin, turn your attention within and quiet your mind. Instead of starting your day with your attention on all those things you must do, check in with yourself. See how YOU are doing. If your energy and attention is on all those things you have to do and how you will do them you are already responding and letting the energy of responsibility set you. Turning your attention within and choosing your vibration shifts the energy and takes the weight of responsibility off your shoulders.

What feels good to you? What quality of energy do you want to experience while going through your day? Imagine what it would be like  to do those things you have to do with ease; Without becoming responsible for being responsible, without resistance and without needing to control it or becoming the effect of the energies. Imagine a day filled with love or enthusiasm or joy or peace or whatever quality of energy you want AND you are able complete your tasks.

Imagination and visualization are powerful tools that can change your day in an instant. If all you can “see” when you look at your day is everything you have to DO and you worry about how you’re going to get it all done you are already in resistance to it! Wouldn’t you rather swim with the tide instead of against it? Swimming with the tide doesn’t mean you’re going along with the program it simply means there are things you have planned in day and you choose to be you and SWIM rather than be tossed about and swept away with the tide.

Take a few moments at the start of each day to set your energy and vibration how YOU want it. All to often we go along with the “program” forgetting that each of us has the power to set our own vibration. Look within and find that vibration that makes you feel good and set the energy of the day that way. There may be challenges, obligations and responsibilities you face but when you set the energy of your day you will face them with grace and ease. Today I’m setting my vibration at love and inner peace. How about you?~Shine Your Light Debbie

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