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But first make sure the patient is open to physical touch. Even the touch you provide when performing a procedure can be a spiritual intervention if you intentionally focus on the patient and think about conveying comfort through your touch. It helps us connect with the spiritual dimension.
If desired, arrange for the patient to listen to music of his or her choosing; perhaps family members could bring in a CD player with a selection of comforting music. It gives the patient permission to express these needs and reveals what kind of language to use when providing spiritual care.
What not to do When providing spiritual care, be careful not to inflict additional suffering. Carole R. Thank you. This is a nice article and I will be using the article to aid in a a class project. It is right on time.
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Get help. American Nurse Today. Home Clinical Topics Meeting your patients spiritual needs. She engaged my family and me in planning a party in my room. She made the days go by fast. If a change is envisioned in the future, that is where it will remain. Remember, the law of attraction states that the Universe is a giant copy machine; it does not judge your desires, it simply responds to your thoughts by giving you more of the same. But, you might protest, such statements are not true; you do not spend your money wisely and you are not thoughtful and considerate.
Not in the least. You are not lying to yourself, you are reprogramming your subconscious; each time you repeat an affirmation, you are positively reinforcing that programming. More importantly, remember that your soul, your essence, that spark of the Infinite within you, is perfect and magnificent, with capacities beyond your comprehension. Therefore, whatever you affirm will indeed be true on the deepest, most meaningful level imaginable.
An affirmation is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Gradually, through the consistent use of affirmations, your conscious intent is absorbed by your unconscious mind; you begin thinking and acting in ways that support the affirmation and accelerate its manifestation. Over time, you grow into and finally become the person you wish to be.
Indeed, affirmations are more about internal transformation than external outcomes. As you authentically become what you affirm, the affirmation evolves from a desire for change to an expression of gratitude. Affirmations are a wonderful way to neutralize years of bad mental habits and the negative internal chatter that plagues us all.
He enjoys spending time with his daughter, watching baseball and inspiring people to live positive and loving lives.
Email him at philbolsta mac. After a couple of years of reading books about Buddhism and fumbling through attempts to meditation, I became a member of a local Zen center.
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The energy of practicing meditation in a group is different from doing it on your own. Both are great in their own ways, but being part of a group makes it easier to keep going when things get tough.
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In addition, friends on the path can help you see yourself better, and illuminate strengths and weaknesses you might not unearth on your own. You will also have numerous opportunities to serve and support others, which expands your experience beyond just yourself into a more holistic, interconnected expression of spiritual life.
Given that spiritual teachings tend to be subtle, complex and layered, it usually takes years of study and practice to digest them to a level where they fully impact your life. In fact, through that devotion to Zen and yoga, I have actually become more able to hear the teachings of other ways.
Simply put, having a spiritual mentor with more experience on the path your interested in can be an immense help. This person can offer you insights into the history, teachings and practices. They can be a mirror for you, so you can better see who you are in the world, and how you might want to become in the future.
Teachers and mentors come in all shapes and forms. Relationships with teachers and mentors might be for a specific period of time, or they might end up being lifelong, or nearly lifelong. Nathan Thompson is a creative writer and Zen practitioner. He has been a student of yoga for more than a decade and is interested in exploring both the big questions of life and everyday details.
Find more of his work on his blog Dangerous Harvests. When you come to a full understanding that you are a spiritual being, and all the things that go along with that understanding, such as meditation and prayer, a connection to all life, compassion and love, and a true appreciation of being alive, daily problems and challenges will become easier and lighter.
Meditation and prayer are important because they not only put you in touch with the Divine, but in touch with yourself. Meditation and mindfulness becomes a beautiful opportunity for spiritual enrichment. When you receive guidance during meditation or prayer, it comes to your uncluttered and still mind with clearness. Within your quiet and peaceful moments you open your connection with the world of spirit, allowing yourself to receive messages of love and divine inspiration, in addition to conversing with God or the Divine Source, your angels, spirit guides, and deceased loved ones.
Meditation relieves stress and puts you in touch with your higher self. It also allows for intellectual communication at a cellular level. In the slightly altered state of meditation, much like the daydream state, the life force energy flows much freer throughout the body, and with the free energy flow, the chakras come into balance, and into alignment. It is a time of cleansing and healing of the body, mind and spirit.
We can think of ourselves as a rose bud, which first begins as a small green nub and then begins to form the petals of a rose within.
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As the petals take shape and form, they evolve and grow, soon bursting open and revealing themselves to the world. And as the rose continues to grow, absorbing the rays of sunlight and soaking up nourishment which filters up from the roots, it continues its evolution, expanding, filling out, and maturing. It then becomes a beautiful, flourishing and thriving rose. Life is growth, from our first helpless cry at birth to our last breath. Life is also a personal journey and we make our choices along the way, and observe our outer world in the way we choose.
We also see our inner world with our eyes alone. It is there in our inner world where we shape who we are and project an image out to the world around us. We are many things and we change moment to moment as our perceptions change: perceptions of ourselves, as well as perceptions of the outer world. We are meant to grow, to learn, and to come to new understandings. That is our soul purpose, but the choices are ours. Peace, as with love, has to come from within. In order to reconnect with peaceful and content feelings, one has to reach inward and rediscover that place of centeredness.
Taking quiet time for ourselves, or quality time spent with our loved ones, walking in the woods, or along the seashore and connecting with nature, or quietly watching a beautiful sunset will do wonders to relieve stress and bring a sense of peace and oneness with all of life. Linda Pendleton is a fiction and non-fiction author. Her lifelong interest in spirit communication, metaphysics and the paranormal has influenced her writing and research.
What it does mean for me is that all the faith-based debates are over. We are extra-dimensional, spiritual beings having a physical experience on this Earth. That simple reality makes all of us subject to the limitations and demands of our amazing, slightly funky form. It comes from having the same problems we all seem to have with the way our feelings feel, and our brains think. If the recognition of my true, inner spiritual nature helps me witness those feelings and thoughts as being sort of unavoidable physical processes, maybe I can temporarily remove myself from that unnecessary mental noise and emotional turbulence, and center myself in the calm, intuitive intelligence that arises from deep within us all.
That way we can restart each day with a little spiritual peace. So my first tip is just to recognize that tip of our spiritual iceberg. Tip number two consists of calling out that false sense of being separate that we all have, and then finding real compassion in our hearts. Plainly put, the rest of my metaphoric iceberg is our world itself. It really does stand to reason that we are more or less all the same thing here. Every occupant of our planet experiences the same consciousness, the same thoughts, feelings, hopes and losses, filtered through their form.
So we really deserve to give each other a break, knowing how difficult this life can be on everyone, and everything. My third suggestion is to try to get a handle on just what medium our iceberg is afloat in, and how it all seems to work. It really appears to be a kind of a beautiful quantum soup. A field of sorts, made up of two parts love, one part raw creation, destruction and pure, unimaginable potential. Each of us channels consciousness, and so engages and animates each of our worlds; and then together or often not , we create the world we live in. The medium of our material evolution is the creation, destruction and potential part.
The medium of our spiritual evolution is love. What we are giving to our world is what we are receiving from it, always.
What we are contributing is how we are creating.