Last week, we tackled the topic “Can You Experience More Than One Spiritual Awakening?”, revealing you can in fact experience multiple spiritual awakenings in a lifetime. But the most important takeaway from the post was highlighting the peak stage to a spiritual awakening.

This stage is the most euphoric and unworldly part of the process, providing a heightened connection to the spiritual realm. Because of its strength and power, this force cannot remain stagnant in human form for long. Eventually, this peak stage will dissipate, leaving many people feeling depressed and bewildered.

But not to worry. Your spiritual awakening is not lost.

This is all part of the spiritual awakening process: to allow you to come into your awakening by choice, commitment, and consistent dedication to your spiritual practice.

The 9 steps below will help you understand a new form of a spiritual awakening: a gradual awakening. An awakening that you control and an awakening that transforms into a way of life. Read further on how to sustain a spiritual awakening.

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1. Commit to the Work

It first starts with a choice.

Make a commitment to the work needed to understand your soul and choose yourself. This is not the selfish choice but the most pragmatic and ultimately in service to others because you cannot be the best parent, friend, or colleague if you are constantly stressed, angry or rot with anxiety.

Because this commitment needs your time, your love, and your dedication, and it needs you to be consistent.

Honestly, my path to inner peace was a tremendous amount of hard work. But I’m here, sustaining my spiritual awakening every day. And don’t get me wrong, I still have dark moments from time to time, but only now, I’m able to come out of them quicker and with more kindness. The path of spirituality is not a quick fix. This is a life’s commitment. The long game. So, get ready to run this marathon.

2. Deepen Your Spiritual Practice Through Meditation

I meditated on and off for years but once I made the commitment to my soul, I then deepened into my spiritual practice and finally settled into a daily habit.

Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, that’s ok. That’s how we all start anything new. Take it slow and at first, simply begin a habit of sitting alone and in quiet. Feel through your body and listen deeply to your thoughts.

Remember, don’t force it. True meditation is allowing the mind to settle back into its natural state of inner silence. Let go, and with time and practice, it will come. You can read more about meditation tips in the post, 6 Meditation Tips for Beginners: How to Setup Your Daily Routine.

3. Practice Detachment or Non-Attachment

The philosophy of letting go of all attachment – to one’s thoughts, material possessions, to time – and living in the present moment was and is my saving grace. I write about this practice more in the post, How to Practice Detachment and Unlock Your Power. Please, continue your meditation practice and it will bring you closer to understanding and living in the here and now because the only reality we have is the present moment. Learn to let go of anything else. Release any hold you have on your thoughts, a past remark, or future outcome. It simply does not exist. Slowly you will realize this to be true. You will gain freedom through inner peace and live a sustained path of self-worth and self-love. You will live an awakened path.

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4. Journal Every Day

Begin the habit of writing in a journal every day, either in the morning or before bed, or even better, try both. It’s a proven method to witness your thoughts as they arrive and be mindful of what’s present for you. Discover new insights about your feelings and why certain modes of thinking transform into an emotion or behaviour. It’s a wonderful inventory as well to look back on past goals and see the growth that’s been developed within yourself. Use journaling to exercise the practice of detachment by writing and releasing any attachment to your thoughts and feelings. Write and let it go.

5. Exercise and Move

This doesn’t necessarily mean an extreme HIIT or hot yoga class, but any movement to get the body active and the mind focused is part of the process. We need the body healthy and active so our soul can live in a habitat where it’s free to shine bright. You can go on daily walks, do light stretches in the morning, or tai chi is wonderful for the body to feel engaged and present. The key here is to simply move and be present in this experience so the mind can focus. This connection is integral to strengthening the soul.

6. Eat Cleanly and Balanced

To understand this from a more holistic lens, first, when we eat anything, we should be doing this mindfully. This means, taking the time to sit down with your meal, chew your food, and avoid any other activity. We are all so busy and never have time to enjoy our meals and be present for what we are eating. This brings me to my second point, eat a clean and balanced diet. When I don’t eat well, my ability to focus weakens and I became lethargic, and then my self-esteem suffers. Begin to change your relationship with food and start viewing it as medicine. Our body is interconnected like a machine, so we need to nourish it properly for all parts to operate at their optimal best. This includes our thoughts and our soul too.

7. Embrace Creativity Everyday

Creativity is often recognized as the soul, so creation should be the path to your soul. Use creative projects as a gateway to the other realm and to deepen your relationship with your soul. Hear and listen deeply to your soul language through creativity. Feed it. Nourish it. These projects also focus on the mind and allow the spirit to get lost in the flow state. Whether it is drawing, painting, dancing, writing poetry, or knitting, whatever your heart desires, create, and get into the zone. Feel your soul bloom and strengthen.

8. Develop a Relationship with Nature

Take advantage of the gifts found in nature and settle into its presence. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the universe. Use nature to deepen further into your spiritual practice and strengthen your connection to your soul. Pay close attention to every hue in a leaf, the shades found in a single flower petal and even be present in something seemingly mundane and dull like the cracks along the sidewalk. Whatever it is, truly bring awareness to what you are observing and watching. Forget everything else because remember, it does not exist. The only reality is the present moment. So, soak in the world around you. Get curious!

9. Be Consistent. Be Patient.

I wrote this earlier in this post, this path is not a quick fix. I write humbly to help you sustain your awakening because I am proof it is possible. Be consistent and patient until these techniques become habits and are part of your daily routine. And remember, practice non-attachment through meditation, it is your ticket to freedom. It is your key to inner peace.

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Closing Thoughts

Commit to a spiritual practice and follow the steps above to sustain your spiritual awakening. It is possible but it needs to be a choice. Relying on the peak stage will not help you discover the endless gifts your soul can provide you.

And remember, it takes time.

It takes time and patience to see the benefits. The power felt during the peak stage is nothing compared to the strength, confidence, and unconditional self-love you will feel when you become in control of your spiritual awakening. It will be a force more manageable and sustainable for this world.

Until next time, you Wildsoul – keep blooming!