Health And Spiritual Wellness
Spirituality or health and spiritual wellness can take on many different forms. How in touch are you with what constitute your unique health and spiritual well-being?
It might be that you feel some kind of appreciation for the wisdom
of your elders or a deep and healthy connection and respect for the
laws of nature, the universe or even some
other form of belief
What's important to remember, is that spirituality does
not only refer to religious beliefs, which are clearly close to very
many people's lives.
Your spirituality - and ultimately your health and spiritual wellness
will be determined by how clear you are about what you believe in and
how effective you are in drawing on your belief system to support and
guide you in times of crisis.
A spiritual retreat for some people is their ability to draw
comfort from the fact that they belong to a network of like-minded
people (such as a church), from which they experience a sense of
connection to others. For others it might be through their
charitable contribution, work or deeds. While for some, it
might be a desire to comfort and help others who are in distress.
What distinguishes our health and spiritual wellness from each of
our other six dimensions of wellness, is our need to believe in
a power that is far greater than ourselves.
Irrespective of who or
what we believe in, having faith in that 'other' is what gives
us hope and the strength to understand that 'everything in life
happens for a reason' and not because some unforgiving force decree
One way or another and on a personal level, we are all searching
for health and spiritual wellness. When we look for meaning,
purpose, health, happiness, fulfillment etc., we do so because we
want and need:
Our lives to be rewarding
To feel that we are useful and appreciated
To love and be loved
Our health and spiritual wellness dimension is essentially the
depth of ourselves. Not only does it refer to our values,
our beliefs and our commitments that are at the very core of our
being, our spirituality defines our personal code, which governs our emotional wellness and stability and ultimately how we approach and manage life challenges.
How To Create Your Spiritual
Health and spiritual wellness is not something you can achieve
over-night. It requires time, careful attention and a commitment
to undertaking a health journey to total wellness. Unless it is
nourished and exercised regularly, your spiritual wellness will
not be able to support you when you need it most.
This is not only true of your health and spiritual wellness
dimension though. Health Womens Healthy Living Goals have always stressed that
health intentional wellness must encompass your 7 dimensions of wellness. This necessitate nourishing and exercising them in equal measure.
To start the process of tapping into your 'core self'
with a view to developing your health and spiritual wellness,
you'll first need to create an atmosphere - a spiritual retreat that is conducive to health and spiritual wellness development.
To achieve this, you must learn to set aside some quality time to
engage in reflection and spiritual meditation in solitude.
Spending time alone - solitude, is a basic requirement for any
health and spiritual wellness development. This can be
very difficult to achieve, given the hectic pace, demands and
noiseness of our modern lifestyles. Yet, find time you
Ensuring your health and spiritual wellness, calls for
nothing less than an ability to be able to spend time alone and a willingness to submerge yourself in total solitude for spiritual meditation on a regular basis.
Only then, can you begin the
process of your health journey to total wellness and spiritual
How To Nurture Your Spiritual
Health And Wellness
Your health and spiritual growth relies on a process; it can only
occur when you create opportunities to engage in meaningful
reflection on your inner life.
This inner reflection will in turn
help you to engage in a self-dialogue on fundamental issues in your
life; self-dialogue is facilitative of self-questioning on a deeper
level; it is this quality of questioning that enables you to respond
and get the in-depth answers you seek.
The dialogue you choose to enter into or the subsequent questions
you later ask, will be unique to you. A good starting point however,
might be self-exploration, - asking yourself some basic questions
Who am I? (What give me pleasure/meaning to my existence)
What do I want? (What am I/should I be committed to)
Why am I here? (What purpose I am serving/want to serve)
Where am I going? (What motivate me/give direction to my life
We all want to be able to make sense of who we are, what we stand
for and even to fully comprehend our pain, struggles, life
challenges etc., This is the essence of our spiritual self. Yet,
we seldom listen to ourselves, let alone engage in the practice of
enhancing our spiritual health and wellness.
This omission can be costly in terms of our health - since our
ignorance make it difficult to understand what is happening to us?
why it is happening? And What we can do to put things right.
can manifest in illnesses, accidents, experiences of emotional
pain - not to mention a whole host of other things that can make
life a huge challenge.
Whether you see your health and spiritual wellness in terms of
a journey; a means by which to make conscious contact with 'the
creator;' or just living a more meaningful, peaceful and content
life, - (whether through prayer or meditation), what stand
out is, the need to communicate and respond to our inner core - which
after all is what draws us to becoming who and what we truly are.
To assess where you presently are in your health and spiritual
wellness, simply use the Health Womens
Once you've completed your assessment, you can
begin the process of setting aside some quality time to explore your
spirituality. You can use your journal to record
questions you want to meditate on, as well as for recording your
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