Nineteenth century doctor, writer, and metaphysician H. Emilie Cady wrote, “Practice the presence of God just as you would practice music.” As a spiritual teacher and coach, I cannot over-stress how important it is to set aside time to make a connection with your Higher Power on a daily basis. I encourage you to find a few minutes to be still and quiet before all the busyness of the day begins. Steal a few minutes each morning before you start rushing about. For those of you who are working, this means that you need to get up a few minutes earlier than you might be accustomed. And then again, at the end of the day, before you climb back into bed, pause and connect with Spirit.
Creating sacred, regular time to connect with Spirit is as fundamental to a healthy and happy life as your personal hygiene routine. You would not think to neglect your physical body, your teeth, or your clothing. Yet, many people do not nurture their spiritual well-being, all the while expecting all their prayer demands to be met and their desires to materialize.
Folks tell me, “It is so hard for me to sit still.” The practice will become easier as you become more accustomed to the routine. Believe it or not, you will begin to look forward to your time with Spirit. “What am I supposed to do, just sit there?” The answer is “YES! Just sit in the silence and wait.” Just like when you meet a friend for lunch or coffee, you need do nothing except be present. The time with your friend will take shape once you show up and are open to listening and sharing.
Creating time in your schedule to allow your mind to rest and connect with the Infinite Omniscience of Life will reap great dividends. You will begin to download divine ideas that might never have come to you. You will know things that you don’t know how you know them. You will be calm and centered in the midst of life’s crisis moments. You will tap into a well-spring of holy attributes that will change you from the inside out.
Watch this short (2:22 min) video for more encouraging words on connecting with the power of this spiritual practice.
Try it for the next 30 days. It will be easier than you think. The hardest part is simply getting started. Email me your results. If you need more help or explanation, just give me a shout out.