Need to build your spiritual muscles? No gym membership fees required for this workout!

I’ve always wanted the life of my dreams to come quickly…when I see something that I like and desire to have it, I want it NOW dammit!!  This is how I’ve shown up in much of my life.  Patience has been one of those muscles I’ve had to learn to strengthen and develop through the years.  And let me tell ya…it hasn’t always been easy.  However, life presents countless opportunities to flex and tone this muscle and this is exactly what I want to share with you today.

Building spiritual muscles is very much like building physical muscles.  You’ve got to show up and engage in a practice day after day.  When you first get started and feel your muscles burning you may want to give up and give in.  Then there are times you don’t even want to go to the gym or yoga class or for a run; however, you know how good you’ll feel once you work your body out, burn some calories and strengthen your core.  At times your muscles will burn, you might feel tired and want to give up and sometimes you might even feel like throwing up!  But you keep at it because you know what’s on the other side.  It’s like that Bikram yoga pose you used to dread engaging in during class, and then one day you discover, after having attended classes week after week, that you actually look forward to the pose you once despised, because it comes more easily to you now.

 


When you’re building your spiritual muscles you engage in a very similar process.

As iIve been cultivating trust, patience, compassion, peacefulness and other spiritual muscles, I’ve had to make  a conscious choice to suit up and show up daily to practice and build these new muscles.  The same goes for deepening into my meditation practice, developing mindfulness awareness, self-love and stepping into radical self responsibility in order to co~create the life I truly desire to live, and to be the person that I know I can be.  No matter how much it burns, hurts, how tired I feel or frustrated that I feel like I’m not getting it or getting to it, very much like that yoga pose I used to dread, the more I continue practicing it, the more natural it becomes, and the more I get it, the more enjoyable and easeful the process is for me…

Now I know what is on the other side of the work: a deep sense of peace and an abundance of gratitude that I’ve invested in a lifetime membership to an evolutionary transformational gym where I get to discover and build muscles I never knew I had and continue to build and strengthen my spiritual muscles, which in turn gives me more empowered, expansive and enjoyable life experiences!  Plus, there is more space for magic, synchronicity and miracles in my day to day life 🙂

I’d love to hear about the spiritual muscles you are building!  What are some of your challenges?  What is working for you?  I look forward to responding to your comments!


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Need to build your spiritual muscles? No gym membership fees required for this workout! — 4 Comments

  1. Beautiful blog Laura. I also am committed to the health of my inner world and my spiritual journey and so toally agree about the importance of a practice each day. I am hopeless at keeping up at the gym but looooove using my creativity in various ways to stay connected each day. Its as easy as childs play and I am so grateful to have the knowledge that creativity is a powerful way to connect with spirit and soul. Sooo easy but so powerful.

    I would love to read more about the practices you use in your spiritual gym. I read your post and wanted to know more more more!!!! oxox

    • Hi Sarah!! Thank you for checking out my blog! I have a list of different practices that I utilize in order to continue building these spiritual muscles! The most basic and readily available tool is my breath. Allowing myself to expand and contract.. and breathing into the parts of my physical body that feel challenged most especially when I feel triggered by something. I’ve also been meditating, celebrating more, reading intentions and visions before I go to sleep at night and when I rise in the morning. Another thing I do when I wake in the morning is hug myself, tell myself how much I love ME and say ‘thank you thank you thank you for this amazing day!’ I am also being given many opportunities to continue to deepen into patience, trust and to allow the flow. These muscles are mostly built by letting go and trusting the process of life, being mindful of the diss-empowering thoughts that try and sneak their way in and reaffirming my new expansive life story with a mantra like ‘I am enough, I have enough, there is enough.’

      I look forward to sharing more with you here!

  2. Loved this, Sarah. My spiritual muscles I’ve been working on are time for my meditation practice, patience as well, and humility… It is hard to suit up and stay true when stopping for a while, but like exercise you’re right, things just flow so much more smoothly… thanks for the inspiration, as always 😉

    • Hey Woman! Give thanks for checking in and sharing here! I can absolutely relate as patience and humility are big ones for me. Thankfully life provides many opportunities to build these particular muscles 😉 I notice more and more as of late that when I feel myself rushing or becoming impatient with someone or something, I am able to have awareness of it in the moment. I’ve found myself breathing more and releasing the angst, trusting in divine aligned time and allowing whatever tightness or discomfort that occurs in my body as a result to flow through. Much Love Empress!! xx

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