How To Survive Today's Political Turmoil With Five Facets Of Spiritual Living!
By Jennifer Stock
According to licensed mental health counselor Sharon Golden, “sometimes the things we do and what we own can have a soothing effect on our psychological health. The connection to body, mind and spirit are what matters, and things we keep close to our bodies can aid that connection.”
The division in this country is at a boiling point these days. Many people are having trouble bridging the gap between their political and spiritual beliefs. The following practice of spiritual living are my ways of surviving today’s political turmoil:
1. YOGA is the connection, conjunction, attachment and union of mind and body; physical, mental and spiritual disciplines. By practicing yoga, it reminds us to breathe and become present with the universe. Yoga helps to center me and guide my spiritual being.
2. MEDITATION. As spiritual guru, Russell Simmons says, “all you need is a good seat.” Meditation is a practice that trains the mind to induce a calming mode of consciousness. It’s important to regularly filter our thoughts and clear our minds, or we can easily become saturated with anxiety and fear.
3. MINDFUL EATING is eating with the intention of caring for yourself and eating with the attention necessary for noticing and enjoying your food and its effects on your body. My rules for mindful eating include carefully chewing food to completion, no talking while eating, and eating organically.
4. ESSENTIALS. I depend on the following three essentials to get through the day:
- Healing Oils. You can apply to your body or use a diffuser to create your own environment.
- Drink Water. The most important resource on the planet, required for life and needed to detox.
- Calming Music. I especially enjoy listening to Moby throughout the day, to soothe life’s little difficulties.
5. MINDFUL JEWELRY is created to build awareness of others and instill a greater consciousness about the kind of energy we emit into the universe. I believe these three elements are the foundation of spiritual jewelry:
- Mala. A tool for meditation.
- Buddha. A reminder of happiness.
- Wood Beads. This is for grounding.