The definition of “Spiritual Growth” varies depending on the context or situation in which it is used. This article is aimed at suggesting 6 ways to grow spiritually on a personal level and the effects this growth may have in your life as a businesswoman.
1. Spiritual Growth Begins With You
Your first objective is to be more accepting of yourself. Open yourself to make changes in your life for the better. Identify negative thoughts about yourself to see if they are valid. If they are, then you can seek ways to improve these shortcomings and make an effort to do better. This will make you more confident and improve your life professionally and personally. If you find that your negative thoughts have no real merit, then you may be feeling depressed. If this is the case, you may need to engage the services of a counselor to advise you on ways to overcome this. Take some time out each day to meditate and focus on positive thoughts and ways you want to improve your life.
2. Be a Positive Influence with Family and Friends
The people closest to you are a good sounding board for spiritual growth. You should start by being available as a good listener and be empathetic to their needs. There are many times when someone just needs a shoulder to lean on and an ear to speak to. This does not take anything from you. You can research a topic confided to you so that you will have useful information and advice to impart. This can make you more knowledgeable and empathetic to people who are in this situation. You should genuinely express gratitude to those who have assisted you with kind words or deeds. You should also reciprocate these if the occasion should arise. Your influence normally begins with your immediate family, including your husband and children. It can then extend to the wider family, friends, in your career and even in your community groups. Don’t take any one of these encounters for granted.
3. Become Active In Your Community
You can extend your spiritual growth by giving your free time to a community project or charity organization. If you are a member of a religious organization, then there will be opportunities to develop yourself by becoming a part of a program. You can learn valuable skills by volunteering that you would otherwise not have access to or would have to pay for. You may find that you feel passionate about a topic and can begin your own outreach group. Do not seek to use this medium as a way to magnify your popularity, but accept praise with humility when it is offered. You will find that the more you are able to help others, the more confident you will feel. Studies have shown that volunteering is good for your health as well as being fun and fulfilling. There are many ways to volunteer. Find something that resonates with you and will not seem like a burden to do.
4. Become Attuned To Your Environment
Examine ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint and things you can do to help the environment. Take walks or hikes and note how the plants and animals around you, interact and be thankful for the many blessings in your life. These activities should be geared towards renewing and refreshing your spirit. You can listen to your favourite songs or recite personal mantras. If you are able to, you should visit areas you have not been to before and increase your personal experiences. Plan camping trips or excursions with a group so you can experience things from someone else’s point of view. Endeavour to be a student of life and absorb what is happening around you with a focus on improving what and where you can. Seek solutions that are not harmful to people or the environment around you.
5. Seek a Creative Output
You may not believe that you have any talent, but if you invest in yourself, you will be surprised at what you can achieve. The creative process, whether it is expressed as an artist, poet or musician, can bring you to a level of spiritual understanding and clarity that nothing else can. You may not be able to win awards for your work, but you will be able to mark and gauge improvement. The joy and accomplishment of making something that resonates with you and others are very rewarding spiritually. Learning a skill is made easier by the wealth of information available for free on the Internet. If you wish to practice a specific art form, there is a good chance that someone else is good at it and is willing to offer tips on platforms like YouTube.
6. Be Still and Listen For Spiritual Growth
The sixth way to grow spiritually and what I consider the most important is to speak to your creator. Put aside time on a daily basis to sit, focus on the creator and ask him to speak to you. Let’s face it, we encounter a lot during the day and some are more difficult than others. Spiritual guidance will go a long way in helping you to cope with any issues you have to deal with. Therefore, becoming familiar with the voice of your God is important to your spiritual growth. It will help you be more at peace, feel more confident and make valuable contributions in times of need. We all get a feeling of satisfaction when we help improve the lives of people we meet. Spiritual growth is a major key to gaining wisdom, knowledge and understanding. One great thing is that it effectively impacts your own life and the lives of others.
You can achieve spiritual growth if you make an effort to do so. Make a resolution to enact change in your life and not put off being a better person. It is easier and more beneficial than you think it is. Thanks for reading, now I’d love it if you comment your thoughts and experiences below. You can also learn more about developing your inner Warrior Queen.