This time of spiritual quarantine has challenged us to let go and become clear of what’s truly important in our lives. It has shown us the unhealthy habits, endless distractions, and self-sabotaging behaviors that keep us stuck and hold us back from living our best lives. This sacred self-quarantine gives us the opportunity to create a new “normal” for all of us. What’s going to be your new normal?
Here are 5 Positive Changes to Embrace from Your Spiritual Quarantine
Keep It Simple: Simplicity of the present moment originates in the heart, not the mind. It’s grounded in your present awareness in connection with your divine source. When you see life and make choices from this spiritual perspective, life flows easily, naturally, and simply. Living simply doesn’t mean you have no problems, less demands, or experience less doubt, conflict, or confusion. But, when you lead from your heart rather than your head, you stop trying to figure things out and trust the inner knowing of your core self. Make being awake, aware and attentive a priority. When you have mixed feelings or self-doubt, pause, center yourself, and listen deeply to your simple truth.
Do Less Be More: Give yourself permission to “just be.” When you feel overwhelmed, or exhausted by the endless tasks demanding your time and attention, take time out to let yourself be. Engage in the things that make your heart sing and your being come alive. Accomplishments are wonderful, but, it’s the light of your being, not the work of your hands that is the basis for your soul’s expression. For the last few weeks, life has slowed down, plans have been canceled and the universe of possibility has opened up to you. So, focus on your inner self, play with those possibilities, and fully express who you are. Yield to this freedom of spirit knowing that nothing else matters except your core being.
Live Intentionally: Let the energy of intention guide your every breath, thought, word, and choice. When you live intentionally, you consciously co-create what you want rather than unconsciously allow life to happen to you. The intention you bring to every situation ultimately determines the outcome of that situation. Therefore, your intentions are even more powerful when you become an intentional being, co-creating a conscious relationship with your life. It’s the surest path to a life lived with heart and soul. Be more intentional of every moment in your day and how you will spend it. Make each day count by living it to the fullest especially now when there’s no place to go or less to distract you.
Count Your Blessings: Look for something positive everyday even if some days you have to look harder. Dwelling on the positive things in your life moves you toward the tipping point of positivity. Real experiences of awe, wonder, joy, inspiration, happiness, gratefulness, contentment, and connectedness–anything good in your life, needs to be given focused attention. As your day begins, repeat the mantra, “I am a blessed being.” Bring to mind three things that you feel grateful for or happy about, even if it’s just being alive. When your day comes to a close, reﬂect on three things that happened during the day that you feel blessed about, and why you believe they happened for you.
Be Love and of Service: More than ever, you are called to be love and of service. Your service at this time is to create a global initiative of love for humanity. There’s much going on in the world that’s beyond your control; but what’s in your control is to love unconditionally. To love, care, and be there for those who need you. Whether it’s checking on an elderly neighbor, grocery shopping for someone in need, or supporting our first line workers, you can be of service in some way. A sacred reminder that when you put positive energy out into the world, that is what comes back to you.