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Upbeat Spiritual Living:  Spiritual Practice Quickstart in 9 Steps

October 25, 2017

© 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved

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Many people wish they had some format for morning spiritual practice; here then is a Spiritual Practice Quickstart in 9 Steps!  Establishing a regular daily spiritual practice will greatly strengthen and center you, providing a stronger and stronger foundation for your spiritual life.  It will greatly increase the times and clarity with which you are hearing God.  For a starting framework, follow these steps, as you feel guided.

 

  1. Choose a relatively quiet place with a very comfortable chair, where you will regularly tune in to the Divine. This will not be the only place for your spiritual practice, but it will be your usual place for daily spiritual practice.

 

  1. Equip your space with quiet music and easy-to-reach controls for it, with a clock, with a favorite Bible, and with uplifting artwork and spiritual images if you desire. Include your journal and a pen, or your smart device set to “Notes”, so you can journal after you pray/meditate/contemplate/listen.

 

  1. Consider a candle, which you will light while you are meditating. When your mind wanders, and you reflexively open your eyes, you will see the candle, be calmed, and simply close your eyes again.  A battery-powered candle is great.  Some like a fresh flower in a dish of water for the same purpose.

 

  1. Go to your space at about the same time daily for your selected spiritual practice. This may work best first thing in the morning.  Some people “find” the time by getting up a half-hour early; they then are refreshed by their spiritual practice and find they do not need the amount of sleep they used to need.

 

  1. Experiment, then establish a routine, of reading, study, prayer, meditation/contemplation/prayerful listening for an interval you feel comfortable with.

 

  1. Journal about what you have been trying and how it seems to be working.  How do you feel all day, when you pray and then meditate for 20 minutes, as a day-starter?

 

  1. Notice you are feeling more centered and more confident. Words come more easily.

 

  1. Notice you are hearing more and more from God.

 

  1. Change your methods and routine any time you are inspired to do so. Meditating in the garden or under the stars may be a transcendent experience for you.

 

And journal, journal, journal, to see your progress unfold.

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 25, 2017 4:36 PM

    Those are great steps!! I am still working on my five minutes, but I bet it would be easier if I lit a candle. Neat idea. And I love your quote’s reminder that the divine is present bidden or unbidden.

    • October 26, 2017 6:09 PM

      Jeanine, I’m so glad you enjoyed. Please keep working on those 5 minutes. You’ll get them back within the day, as everything will get itself done faster and more easily. And yes, the Divine is only absent when we think we have shut the Divine out :-).

  2. October 25, 2017 6:53 PM

    I enjoyed reading your 9 steps Kebba, some I already follow. I have my quiet place upstairs in my mom’s rocking chair. It brings back great memories and I get the feeling mom is with me.

    • October 26, 2017 6:07 PM

      Martha, I am so glad you enjoyed the 9 steps. In your Mom’s rocking chair, I believe she does come and spend time with you. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

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