Spiritual Practice: Soul Care
I’m writing over at Me-At-Last today about Soul Care. This applies to all ages. Start here then head over!
What comes to mind when you think about caring for your soul? In ancient wisdom, the soul is made up of three distinct parts:
- The Body,
- The Mind, and
- The Spirit.
Therefore, caring for the soul must also honor all three parts of who we are.
Wisdom of the Body
The body: We sometimes forget that our body is full of wisdom if we just take the time to listen. Try this: While sitting or lying quietly, let your mind scan your body. If there is any part that draws your attention, really focus on it. Then ask, “What do you need from me?” You’ll be surprised to hear that your body will be quick to tell you. It might just point out the obvious: “I need food, exercise or sex.” But, you might hear something more nuanced, “I need you to step out and take a risk,” “I need you to go see that dermatologist,” “I need more time to play.”
If you’re enjoying these blogs, you might also enjoy my new book, The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening.