While many members of the Avalonian Moon Sisterhood are already very spiritual, I find that I am still asked about the daily spiritual practice. What does it look like? How long should it take? How many times a day should I sit in practice? You get the idea.



This is a very common question and there are so many various practices out there that it can be very overwhelming for those of us who are also Highly Sensitive. We can get so overwhelmed that we don't do anything and then we beat ourselves up for it. OR, we constantly question whether what we are doing is “right” or “good enough”? Raise your hand if you can relate. (Mine is high in the air)



My intention with this post is to share with you my basic daily practices. I will also share that this practice can vary depending on how I am feeling and what I sense I need or what I am guided to do in any given moment. What I pray you gain from this is that a personal daily spiritual practice does not need to take hours or be complex.



My Daily Practice:



When I first wake up, I take a few moments to just lay there and relax. I know I am blessed to be able to do that. When I do get out of bed, I greet my altar. I have 2 altars in my home – 1 in the bedroom and one near where I work. I just stand before it and take a few conscious breaths to connect with my altar's energy. I come downstairs and connect with my second altar in the same way.



I read the Daily Word. The Daily Word is a Unity publication that provides inspiration through daily messages. I find in many cases, the words for the day are just what I need.



I write in my Appreciation Journal. In this journal, I write 5 things I appreciate every day. I deliberately choose “appreciate” because there is a subtle vibrational difference between “gratitude” and “appreciation”. Gratitude gives thanks for something we received that we didn't have before. Appreciation gives thanks for what is already owned. When you appreciate, you are acknowledging that what you are giving thanks for is already yours. While it's a subtle difference, from a Law of Attraction vantage point, that vibrational shift is huge.



I pull Oracle Cards daily. Some days it's a single card. Other days, I vary between 3 cards or more in-depth spreads. I love my Oracle Cards and I own many, many decks. Right now, I am working with Rebecca Campbell's Work Your Light Oracle but I own decks by Doreen Virtue, Colette Baron-Reid, Denise Linn, Megan Watterson, and others.



I meditate regularly. While I try to do so every day, it sometimes just doesn't happen. I used to beat myself up for it but have decided to go with a gentler approach. I forgive myself and promise to do better the next day. The ways in which I meditate also vary. Sometimes I listen to a guided meditation. Sometimes I chant. Sometimes I use a focus object. Sometimes I use a mantra. Sometimes I count my breaths. The way you choose to meditate is not what matters.

MEDITATING REGULARLY IS WHAT MATTERS

There are many ways to meditate and they’re all good. A walk around the block can be a meditation. Coloring can be meditative. It doesn't matter how you do it or for how long you do it. All that matters is that you do it.



In the evening, as I am lying in bed, I silently recite my affirmations 108 times. I find this practice helps to quiet the chatter of the day and allows me to fall asleep with more ease. I like to think of it as Affirmative Prayer. I recommend no more than 3 affirmations at a time. I also recommend letting your guidance lead you as to how long you need to work with an affirmation.



So, that is my daily practice. Now, there are days where I do other things but these 6 practices are the staples. I find that a daily practice keeps me grounded and centered. It connects me back to ME. It strengthens my connection with the Divine and allows me to hear my guidance clearly.



Be willing to be flexible with your practice. Sometimes, you will find you are drawn to other practices. While what I shared above are my go-to's, there are other practices that I will use when I feel led to them.



As an example, sometimes I am drawn to autowriting or free writing in my journal allowing Spirit (autowriting) or my own intuition (free writing) to be heard. Sometimes I use my pendulum for direct answers to my “yes” or “no” questions.



Dancing is a spiritual practice for me. I dance with intent to call in or release. Sometimes I dance to hear guidance. I also practice yoga and sit with visualization techniques. Breathwork is also in my toolbox.



I love having a toolbox of practices to pull from as I can get bored easily so it's good for me to be able to change things up. Having a personal practice that you are consistent with helps you stay connected to your power – to who you really are. And let's not forget that it also feels really good! So be flexible with your practice. Create your foundational practice and then add in what you need when you need it. OR just change it up when you feel guided to do so.



Call to Action



My mentor's request is that you put together a personal practice – if you don't already have one. Feel into what feels good to you for right now – knowing that you can change it up at any time.



And if you already have one, does it serve you as is or does it need a tweak or two? What practices would really serve you right now?



As always, I would love to hear about your personal practices so feel free to reach out and share them with me!



While many members of the Avalonian Moon Sisterhood are already very spiritual, I find that I am still asked about the daily spiritual practice. What does it look like? How long should it take? How many times a day should I sit in practice? You get the idea.



This is a very common question and there are so many various practices out there that it can be very overwhelming for those of us who are also Highly Sensitive. We can get so overwhelmed that we don't do anything and then we beat ourselves up for it. OR, we constantly question whether what we are doing is “right” or “good enough”? Raise your hand if you can relate. (Mine is high in the air)



My intention with this post is to share with you my basic daily practices. I will also share that this practice can vary depending on how I am feeling and what I sense I need or what I am guided to do in any given moment. What I pray you gain from this is that a personal daily spiritual practice does not need to take hours or be complex.



My Daily Practice:



When I first wake up, I take a few moments to just lay there and relax. I know I am blessed to be able to do that. When I do get out of bed, I greet my altar. I have 2 altars in my home – 1 in the bedroom and one near where I work. I just stand before it and take a few conscious breaths to connect with my altar's energy. I come downstairs and connect with my second altar in the same way.



I read the Daily Word. The Daily Word is a Unity publication that provides inspiration through daily messages. I find in many cases, the words for the day are just what I need.



I write in my Appreciation Journal. In this journal, I write 5 things I appreciate every day. I deliberately choose “appreciate” because there is a subtle vibrational difference between “gratitude” and “appreciation”. Gratitude gives thanks for something we received that we didn't have before. Appreciation gives thanks for what is already owned. When you appreciate, you are acknowledging that what you are giving thanks for is already yours. While it's a subtle difference, from a Law of Attraction vantage point, that vibrational shift is huge.



I pull Oracle Cards daily. Some days it's a single card. Other days, I vary between 3 cards or more in-depth spreads. I love my Oracle Cards and I own many, many decks. Right now, I am working with Rebecca Campbell's Work Your Light Oracle but I own decks by Doreen Virtue, Colette Baron-Reid, Denise Linn, Megan Watterson, and others.



I meditate regularly. While I try to do so every day, it sometimes just doesn't happen. I used to beat myself up for it but have decided to go with a gentler approach. I forgive myself and promise to do better the next day. The ways in which I meditate also vary. Sometimes I listen to a guided meditation. Sometimes I chant. Sometimes I use a focus object. Sometimes I use a mantra. Sometimes I count my breaths. The way you choose to meditate is not what matters.

MEDITATING REGULARLY IS WHAT MATTERS

There are many ways to meditate and they’re all good. A walk around the block can be a meditation. Coloring can be meditative. It doesn't matter how you do it or for how long you do it. All that matters is that you do it.



In the evening, as I am lying in bed, I silently recite my affirmations 108 times. I find this practice helps to quiet the chatter of the day and allows me to fall asleep with more ease. I like to think of it as Affirmative Prayer. I recommend no more than 3 affirmations at a time. I also recommend letting your guidance lead you as to how long you need to work with an affirmation.



So, that is my daily practice. Now, there are days where I do other things but these 6 practices are the staples. I find that a daily practice keeps me grounded and centered. It connects me back to ME. It strengthens my connection with the Divine and allows me to hear my guidance clearly.



Be willing to be flexible with your practice. Sometimes, you will find you are drawn to other practices. While what I shared above are my go-to's, there are other practices that I will use when I feel led to them.



As an example, sometimes I am drawn to autowriting or free writing in my journal allowing Spirit (autowriting) or my own intuition (free writing) to be heard. Sometimes I use my pendulum for direct answers to my “yes” or “no” questions.



Dancing is a spiritual practice for me. I dance with intent to call in or release. Sometimes I dance to hear guidance. I also practice yoga and sit with visualization techniques. Breathwork is also in my toolbox.



I love having a toolbox of practices to pull from as I can get bored easily so it's good for me to be able to change things up. Having a personal practice that you are consistent with helps you stay connected to your power – to who you really are. And let's not forget that it also feels really good! So be flexible with your practice. Create your foundational practice and then add in what you need when you need it. OR just change it up when you feel guided to do so.



Call to Action



My mentor's request is that you put together a personal practice – if you don't already have one. Feel into what feels good to you for right now – knowing that you can change it up at any time.



And if you already have one, does it serve you as is or does it need a tweak or two? What practices would really serve you right now?



As always, I would love to hear about your personal practices so feel free to reach out and share them with me!



Until Next Time...