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WHY SPIRITUAL WELLNESS

What is spiritual wellness?

 

Spirituality and health are connected. Just as physical wellness describes health in the body, spiritual wellness describes health in the spirit. Spiritual wellness can relate to religious beliefs. Some people link their spiritual wellness to the natural world. Others define it by their relationships with others. Still, others may nurture spiritual wellness by living a fulfilling life according to their personal values. However spiritual wellness is defined, it involves a connection between people and something greater than themselves. This could be a higher power, a person’s own sense of meaning and purpose, or values or belief systems.

 

Emotional and mental health, physical health, and spiritual health are all part of total wellness. The mind and body are connected, so when wellness in one area is lacking, other areas of health might be affected.

 

For example, a person who develops a chronic health condition may not feel optimistic about their health improving. If they become unable to work, enjoy hobbies, or take care of activities of daily life on their own, they may struggle to find meaning in life. These feelings could contribute to depression or anxiety.

 

People in good spiritual health may:

  • Be hopeful and optimistic, even when things are difficult

  • Have compassion and empathy for others

  • Have defined values and live according to them

  • Have a strong sense of self-worth

  • Be more able to forgive others and themselves easily

  • Feel peaceful or in harmony with nature, life, and the world

  • Find solace in meditation or religious rituals like worship and prayer

 

People struggling with spiritual wellness might:

  • Feel empty or as if life lacks meaning

  • Often feel anxious or unsettled

  • Often feel as if they need to improve themselves

  • Feel unconcerned or uncaring about life

  • Judge themselves and others quickly and/or harshly

  • Find self-compassion and self-forgiveness difficult

  • Lack a sense of inner peace

  • Lack a sense of belonging

Why A Faith Keeper or Spiritual Mentor?

It can help with

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Restoring a Lost Sense of Purpose and Finding Meaning

Do you wonder what it all means?  What am I doing here?  Wheres the joy and fun?  Creating a spiritual life can help you find those answers and remind you of all you truly are.

Find Self-Compassion & Self-Forgiveness

So may of us walk through life each day giving others the benefit of the doubt and yet we continually don't seem to be able to offer the same opportunity to ourselves.  There is a way to do both and not loose our compassion for others, or ourselves.  There is a way to remember our goodness. Remember who we came here to be.

Providing Hope

Some days it seems as if there is nothing left but sadness and despair.  And yet maybe there really is another way to walk through this life.  Maybe there is an answer to these feelings.  Maybe there really is such a thing as Hope.  Lets find out together.

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Managing Stress

There are techniques, practices that truly can help us with managing stress. Are you the one who feels as if the world is running your life. The one who wonders how you can get even the slightest break. Let's see if we can't figure out a way to stop the madness!

Remembering Your True Self

I believe we are all truly Diving beings. Being given this amazing opportunity to live in this human body. How about you? Would you love to remember that and have it be your daily practice? Adding such a feeling of oneness and Unity with all of creation! It is available and possible.

Find a Sense of Belonging

Join me in a woman's monthly group or go with me on a camping trip.  Lets enjoy the beauty of nature as we gather with like minded woman, bringing peace and love to a world that seems to be in dire need of our compassion and love.

Testimonials

 

"This Sunday I had a profound worship experience, but it had nothing to do with the church services I attended. It wasn't a walk in the woods, a sunrise by the sea, or a view from a mountain summit. I worshiped by reading Morgan Patterson's breath taking new book: Are You the Christ! 

 

Patterson's call to worship is a challenging one - asking us to see the Christ in others, especially those who we would normally fear, ignore or revile. In a series of photographs that accompany her short essays, Patterson shows us the faces of those who are unlikely saviors for others or for themselves. The essays are interspersed with powerful poems by Sufi Master Hafiz, calling us to see God and encounter the divine in the rhythms of everyday life.

 

Of course Patterson also includes a few faces of the Christ that might be more easily recognizable - he husband, a spiritual teacher, a physician. But it is the unexpected, unlikely ones that call to me more urgently, that challenge me to exam the ways in which my heart is not yet opened deeply enough, fully enough to welcome God - and myself- into holy communion. 

 

Thank you Morgan Patterson for asking this healing challenging question."

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Gail Dixon

(Speaker, Author, Coach & Consultant)