Listen to “Cultivating Healthy Spirituality”.
There is a pervasive sense in our society that we are in a bad place, and things are only getting worse. There is a growing disconnect between humans and the natural world, which has been linked to poor mental health and ecological destruction.
A broad range of mental illnesses, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar personality disorder, and eating disorders, have been linked to feelings of psychological or social disconnection.
Cultivating a healthy spirituality and having a sense of meaning and connectedness is essential for our health, wellbeing and growth. In general, healthy spirituality includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life.
While spirituality may incorporate elements of religion, it is generally a broader concept. An opening of the heart is an essential aspect of true spirituality.
We can discover and engage with our spiritual life through many kinds of practices such as meditation, breathing, shamanic ceremonies, yoga, sound healing experiences, and connecting with nature. Many practices recommended for cultivating spirituality are similar to those recommended for improving emotional wellbeing.
People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness. A universal human experience—something that touches us all.
We need to reconnect to reality and feel part of something bigger – the ecosystem. We need to create healthier spaces inside and around us because our mental health suffers when we don’t.
To evolve, we must first raise ourselves out of our state of survival to higher levels of awareness. Then, we have to discover harmony within ourselves and live in harmony with other people and the planet.
Our attitudes about the world define how our life unfolds. Therefore, we should choose today towards wholeness, hope, inner-strength, meaning, peace, health, love and connection on an individual level.
A renewed interest in ritual, shamanism and other spiritual practises and transcendental experiences are driven by a universal desire for spiritual life. Our yearning for a higher power or intelligence, or our need to “reach for something beyond,” can lead us to some interesting places and give us some hope as a society.
As the first step in a spiritual journey, you can try the ‘Unconditional Love Meditation’ in the DeepH App meditation section to open your heart to a blissful experience of becoming one with a cosmic symphony on a higher plane of existence.