Dear Beautiful Souls,
When you embark on the journey of the soul and begin to live a life of surrender to the Divine, you will notice that your well-being dramatically improves. You will also notice that your worries and stresses start to lift. Your soul will expand in the presence of the truth as you steer your life toward the Light. The Light will want to direct you toward your soul’s states of being: love, joy, and happiness. To ensure that the soul has its needs met and stays expanded, you will want to regularly feed it all of the nourishments it requires.
Is it self-indulgent to care for ourselves when there is so much misery and desperation in the world? Shouldn’t we be directing our attention toward others? Quite simply, caring for others begins with caring for ourselves. To express your divine purpose by making your intended contributions to the world, you must nourish your soul.
Establishing these habits of self-nourishment will be a continual journey of discovery. You will want to include awareness of your soul’s needs every time you have an insight or make a decision. Ask yourself, Does this support my well-being? Is it in alignment with what I know to be true of the Divine?
Remember that building a life of happiness and well-being happens brick by brick as you construct the castle of your dreams. So there is no need to judge your current life or to be overwhelmed by the change that needs to take place. Everything happens at the right time, when you are ready. Stay attuned to your soul and its needs to learn when it’s time for something new to enter your life or to be changed.
To maintain that space of awareness, it’s important to understand what it means to nurture yourself on a daily basis. To truly nourish your soul, you must meet your soul’s needs on each of these levels.
Physical Nourishment. Your body is the vehicle that carries you. It is the space in which the spirit moves and flows freely as it ensures your aliveness. Your soul can shine fully only through a clear body. Your body requires your attention and wants you to feed it authentic foods and beverages. It requires you to move in the sun and be in nature to ground yourself. It seeks to be used in creating good in the world and adding to life.
Emotional Nourishment. When you nourish yourself emotionally, you are looking for experiences and environments that will provide you with the ways of being that are unique to you. If you value curiosity, then you would engage in study and research. If it’s vital to you to be in the peaceful state that comes from connecting with nature, then you would seek to spend time outdoors. Satisfying these needs can be easy and simple if you notice them and give them space to grow in your life.
Mental Nourishment. Your mind will always seek to fulfill its spiritual purpose, which is to discover the truth about the Divine. By feeding it information, cultivating positive thoughts, and challenging its habitual ways of being, you will turn your mind into an asset that will enhance the quality of your life. Engaging in spiritual inquiry is the best utilization of your brainpower. Inquiry expands your consciousness, bringing you wisdom and understanding. You become able to detach yourself from the little things and move your focus to consciously creating a life based on your purpose, dreams, and desires.
Social Nourishment. In this area, you are building authentic relationships based on love and kindness. Your soul’s ways of being – such as compassion, love, trust, and generosity – help you build relationships that support you as you reach new heights. As you express these qualities, you will attract situations and people who do the same, and they will in turn amplify these qualities in you. An aligned soul is by nature a compassionate soul that desires to act with love and kindness.
Spiritual Nourishment. Here, you are fulfilling your soul’s need to connect to the truth of all there is. You are in a state of attunement, prayer, and surrender as you feed the truth to your soul every waking moment. Finding and connecting to Source becomes a lifelong journey that you willingly and lovingly choose to take. Your daily practices support your spiritual goals and allow you to continually orient yourself to the truth as you forge ahead in creating a life of goodness and joy.
Remember that these nourishments are not selfish; rather, they are the building blocks of a well-lived and balanced life. They give you the resilience and strength to meet the needs of your soul, go after your dreams, and fulfill your purpose.
The more you bring authenticity to your life, the closer you come to finding the truth. You move from not knowing to believing. You move from wandering in the dark to traveling a path of light. You bring in fluidity and joy as you cultivate an intimate relationship with your Creator. When you meet the needs of your soul, you can freely express the intended purpose of your creation.
Action item: If something is not working out for you, that’s a sign that your soul is seeking balance in order to meet its needs. How can you nourish yourself to restore balance? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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