“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action."
This training had been on my radar for five years, and it was life-changing. During the retreat I experienced everything that was promised: inner transformation, cleansing, joy, fellowship, spiritual lectures, growth, renewed inspiration, fun, blissful meditations, and healing.
But I’m not just basking in the afterglow, I’m doing laundry - literally and figuratively. Laundry is a satisfying task for this modern Western householder who also happens to be a Virgo: sorting, ironing, folding, putting away, ahhhh. Perhaps I was a laundress in a previous lifetime....
This week I’m experimenting with a schedule to integrate new spiritual practices into everyday life upon my return to Cincinnati next week. Committing to a daily and weekly routine is currently a challenge for me because discipline is not my strongest trait. But I will master this. Here are my commitments:
- I will start my days with these new practices.
- I will focus on strategic activities and tasks.
- I will begin with short time commitments, and increase them as I progress.
- I will make up any practices I miss.
- I will meet regularly with a support community of Arhatic Yoga practitioners.
- I will “choose once again” when I miss the mark.
Do you see how these strategies can be applied to your life? To your own spiritual journey and personal goals? If you want to explore these concepts further, I can recommend two books that might help:
- Small Move Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform your Life Permanently by Caroline Arnold
- The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- Mediumship Development Circle
- Spirit Speaks Weekend Intensive
- Mediumship Mastery Program Year One
- Fall Equinox Celebration
- How to Lead a Development Circle
- Inner Vision Quest
- Pranic Healing Level One featuring guest instructor Stephanie Toney