Solitude is good for the soul. Creating space to be alone sustains your connection with your heart, your true being, and your soul’s journey. It’s also essential to your health, happiness and well-being. Most of all, it gives you the opportunity to tune in, reflect and cultivate self-awareness so you can bring your life into alignment with your soul’s path.
Spending time alone wasn’t always easy for me. I used to feel tremendous anxiety when I would sit still and be with myself. All I wanted to do was run away from the uncomfortable feelings that surfaced when I took time to sit alone, feel my feels, and tune in to the spiritual information waiting there for me.
As a lightkeeper and a healer, this is how I stay in high vibe especially with so many pulls on my energies in these challenging times. Spending time alone is no longer a luxury in my life, it is as essential as the air I breathe.
As difficult as it is in your busy life to take time to be alone, give yourself permission to recharge, rejuvenate, and push the restart button. Solitude and introspection will assist you in understanding yourself more and tuning in to your connection with a divine source. When you are alone, you can hear your own inner wisdom without distraction and care for yourself in ways that you aren’t able to when you are with other people.
Time alone gives you the necessary break from the “have tos” of your brain and allow you to tune in to the “want tos” of your heart. In sacred space, you can begin to focus and tend to your own needs. Here are 3 ways to spend time in soulitude:
- Check In With Yourself: You may be feeling more stressed because you have absorbed too much of the energy of the world and feel pressured to be and do more. That’s why it’s essential to nurture an introspective relationship with yourself. If you find that taking time alone is challenging, try starting with a small dose each day. Just begin with five minutes at the beginning and end of each day. Each day, try to raise it by a minute or more until you reach an hour. Once you practice being alone, you will find it comes more naturally in time.
- Be Your Own Compassionate Company: Learn to spend time alone and be your own compassionate company. This doesn’t happen overnight. The more you sit with and lean into your vulnerable pain, and allow it to release, you will find true self. Open to the love inside you that has always been there. Spend time in quiet reflection whether walking in nature, sitting in a garden, soaking in a tub, looking out of the window or journaling your innermost thoughts and feelings. Create this sacred space to go within, listen to your innermost feelings, and discover who you are at soul level.
- Practice Heart-Centered Focus: Close your eyes and place your hand on the center of your chest. Now put your attention at your heart center. You can tap your fingers on your heart space to stimulate the energy here. Take a few deep breaths while inhaling and exhaling through your heart. Now focus on your heart by visualizing a pearl of while light here. Feel the light filling your entire heart space and expanding outward in all directions. Pause and notice how you feel. Do you feel a shift in your energies? Just practicing this can start to calm your anxiety in any given moment.
A balanced life begins from within and radiates outward to all aspects of your life. Taking time to be with yourself is at the core of creating and sustaining alignment with your heart, your being and your soul’s journey.