“Don’t fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.” -Paulo Coelho.
The journey on a spiritual path typically begins with a spiritual awakening. It does not matter who you are- a pastor or a disciple, as long as you refrain yourself from igniting the light within, going ahead on a spiritual journey will be challenging.
It is noteworthy that everyone experiences awakening in different ways. Some may feel overwhelmed or confused. On the other hand, some may align with their inner self and get a new perspective of life, Christ, and belongingness. Nevertheless, in the absence of awakening, one may pursue a life in extreme emptiness.
With that being said, let’s get into the depth of this concept!
What Is Spiritual Awakening?
Spiritual awakening is not a new concept; rather, it is observed worldwide in different cultures and religions. It means to have a “wake up” experience that dissolves countless delusions one may have. To put it simply, it means to question your belief and connect with yourself at a whole other level involving the desire to learn about the supreme power of Jesus. Once you are spiritually awakened, you view life in a vibrant and positive light.
Tips To Get Started
If you wish to start or continue on the path of enlightenment toward God, try out the following tips:
- Embracing Your Ownself
First things first, to embark on the spiritual journey and mature in it, you must embrace yourself. It includes learning about and accepting your positive and negative sides. Understand that what you learn and how to progress as a pastor will help you create disciples. In fact, for the same purpose, you can consider participating in a discipleship training program and help transform the community. It will further help you identify the potential leaders and implement Jesus-shaped discipleship in the church.
- Make It Fun
Know that many people grew up following the teachings of Jesus and implementing them in real life. However, it is important to stay consistent on this path. For the same reason, you need to make efforts to make teaching or learning more fun. Depending on who your disciples are and how they connect with Jesus, you can try different approaches to make spirituality creative. For instance, you can also seek assistance from various ministries, such as the youth or music ministry, to make preaching fun and connect with yourself at a deeper level.
- Eliminating Surrounding Noise
Last but most importantly, spiritual awakening is incomplete if you let the surrounding noise and negativity bother you. It is easy to get involved in other people’s business and forget your primary purpose. Due to the same reason, awakening becomes daunting. So, you must eliminate all the distractions and noises. It would be best to focus solely on encouraging yourself and others to continue working towards spiritual maturity.
Observing your life and work from a whole new perspective that helps you connect with the supreme power in an endearing way is crucial. It enables you to experience the emotions or feelings commonly referred to as nirvana, bliss, or enlightenment. So, give a try to the tips mentioned above and start your journey towards spiritual maturity today.
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