In 1873, hymn writer Horatio Spafford penned the words to the beloved hymn titled, It is Well with My Soul as the ship he was on passed over the waters where his daughters had drowned. Although he felt sorrow, Spafford also experienced the peace that passes understanding as he drew on his faith. His heart may have been hurting, but his spirit was well.
Spiritual wellness is the consciousness that we understand that we are connected with each other, all beings, and to something greater than ourselves in the sacred web of life. Some people call this God, or the Universe, or Source. This consciousness is accompanied by morals and values aligned with spiritual beliefs and that life has meaning and purpose. To live in this way is our highest calling.
Spiritual wellness and spiritual healing methods bring healing to yourself and others through the wisdom and energy of the spiritual realm where we are all one.
These practices are freely available to all regardless of specific religious beliefs or the lack of them. As a matter of fact, practices such as prayer, meditation, gratitude and forgiveness are common to most faiths.
From an energetic viewpoint, the fourth and fifth levels of the human biofield are believed to be the spiritual levels.
There is a common belief among holistic healers that all healing is mind healing. A more encompassing truth is likely that all healing is spiritual healing. In order to fully heal, or sometimes to heal at all, addressing issues at the spiritual levels is often necessary.
When the mind is touched by spirit, then the mind heals the body. It is always 'the truth that sets you free.' As we awaken, and raise our level of consciousness as individuals and collectively, I believe the frequency and scope of these healing will also increase. True spiritual wellness will be a reality.
What is Spiritual Healing - A look at what spiritual healing is, and what it isn't, in the context presented on this site.
Your Life Purpose and the Meaning of Life - Living a meaningful, purposeful life is a cornerstone of spiritual wellness. Confused about your life purpose? This article will show you your primary purpose and how to discern what brings meaning to your life.
Rewire Your Brain for Spiritual Transformation and Conscious Evolution - Have you ever said to yourself: I know what I ought to do, what I want to do, the kind of person I want to be but I fall back into my old ways OR I wish I had a vibrant, fulfilling spiritual life? If so, you are not alone. Thankfully, science and spirituality both teach ways to align your habits with the type of virtues or "fruits of the Spirit" that you want to manifest in your life. This article guides you through that process.
Acts of Kindness - Discover how giving, compassion, empathy and kindness heal your body and mind. Plus find tips for making kindness part of your everyday life.
19 Unique Kinds of Giving That Are Good for You and Others- There is so much more to giving than money, and so many ways to give. Bless and heal yourself, your relationships, and others with these spiritual gifts.
Happiness and a sense of inner peace are strong indicators of spiritual wellness as well as emotional, relational and mental well-being.
The good news is that you can greatly influence your sense of happiness and inner peace by shifting your thinking and incorporating simple practices into your daily life.
Finding Inner Peace - If finding inner peace seems elusive, read this story of how personal peace revealed itself in my own life and the secrets I learned.
What Makes People Happy - Happy people share common traits. If you want to raise your level of happiness, this is a good place to start reading.
Keys to Happiness - How to find happiness and create a happy healthy life.
Forgiveness and gratitude are two words that seem to be everywhere - and with good reason. Without them, experiencing love, self-acceptance and inner peace is unlikely.
These spiritual wellness practices are often credited with healing in mind, body and spirit when nothing else helped. Together with other modalities, they make for powerful medicine.
What is Forgiveness? - Read different definitions of forgiveness. Your philosophy of forgiveness influences your ability to forgive completely and the methods you use to forgive.
Learning to Forgive - thoughts about forgiveness and why learning to forgive improves your health and well-being. Video: Caroline Myss shares a compelling story of forgiveness healing a young man.
How to Forgive - Tips and techniques to help you forgive, release the past, and move forward.
Healing with Ho'oponopono - Learn to use this Hawaiin prayer to forgive yourself and others. This process cleans your subconscious programming to heal your mind so you can see more clearly through the eyes of the Divine.
Gratitude and love are said to be of the highest spiritual vibration. They align us with source energy and open our hearts to inspiration and healing.
The Power of Expressing Gratitude and Your Words of Appreciation - Read about the health and life benefits of expressing gratitude and how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Read stories from fellow readers about how a grateful heart changed our life. We'd love for you to share your story and positive comments too!
A most important aspect of spiritual wellness is love and self-acceptance. Love heals and helps us stay healthy. It enhances all aspects of life. In English, we have one word for love, but there are actually several types - brotherly love, romantic love, the love of friends, and unconditional agape love. Each of these types of love has the power to enhance our lives. The highest love is agape. It never hurts us or causes us to suffer. Alone or when infused into the other types of love, it heals and nurtures the mind, heart, and soul. It is true spirituality.
Love Heals - Learn a spiritual meaning of love and why love heals. Listen as Dean Shrock,PhD., shares the healing power of love.
How Love Heals: The Love Hormone Oxytocin - Our physical body's are wired to respond to love. Read to find out how oxytocin enhances our health and well-being.
How to Love Yourself - To experience the health and wellness benefits of love, practicing self-love is a must. Read these tips to learn how to make loving yourself a natural part of your life.
Accepting Yourself - Accepting yourself is a vital part of loving yourself and others. It frees up healing energy on all levels.
How to Accept Yourself - Learn how to begin the process of self-acceptance.
Meditation has long been associated with spirituality and awareness. It also has proven health and spiritual wellness benefits.
Why Meditate? - Learn about the benefits of meditation for experienced and beginning meditators.
Mindful Meditation - Learn easy mindful meditation techniques for meditation mindfulness and practicing the power of now.
Soul and Spiritual Meditation - Practices anyone can use to deepen the feeling of connection to the divine and to the universe. Watch meditation videos for enhancing your feeling of soul connection and cleansing your aura.
Prayers for Healing Yourself, Others, and the Earth - A sampling of Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Islamic and non-religious prayers for health, healing mind, body, and relationships and prayers for the Earth and all her beings.
Spiritual Wellness page updated 02/2020