It is that certain “thing” that gives you life. It is not of the body or of the mind, yet you cannot separate it from your body and mind. It just is. Names that it has been called are soul, God, life force, inner light. It is your spirit. No matter what walk of life you originate from, you have a spirit. It is that essence that continues on once your body is no more.
The Law of Conservation of Energy states that “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form.” Therefore, when our bodies die, our energy must go somewhere. It cannot be destroyed. This energy is what I mean when I say spirit. For many people this spirit energy was given to them by a God, a deity or other higher power.
Just like the mind-body connection, your spirit is connected to both your mind and body without knowing where one begins and the other ends. What you do to your body affects the spirit. What you do to the spirit affects the mind. And so forth. Perhaps over time you have not been aware of your spirit or neglected your spirit. And in doing so, the effects have shown up in physical symptoms or emotional ups and downs.
How do you then know if you have been disconnected from your spirit? Here are some questions to ask yourself:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it would be worthwhile for you to reconnect with your spirit. These issues cannot be corrected by changing the body or the mind alone. These solutions must be driven by the internal divine power within you. Ignoring these types of issues is what has kept you stuck in the repetitious cycle of unwanted habits and feelings.
In summary, spirit is like a lighthouse:
Your spirit is the light inside you that guides you as you try to sail the waters of life. It shines light on the rocks up ahead so you can navigate them more easily. In the darkness of an extinguished light, you are still able to sail throughout the water, but will meet with much trouble. By turning on the light, you are able to make enlightened decisions about the best route to take. When you turn on the light, you can see your life!
Do you have trouble connecting with your spiritual side? I would love to hear your experience in the comments below.
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