We all have physical, emotional & spiritual needs, regardless of whether religious faith is a part of someone’s life.
Numerous studies conducted over the past 50 years show the benefits to one’s sense of health (physical) and well-being (emotional) when spiritual needs are addressed (tended).
What are Spiritual Needs?
We all are asked “big” questions about life. These questions can include:
- Who am I?
- For what purpose was I born?
- Why is this happening? Why is it happening to me?
- What does it all mean? How do I make sense of this?
- What gives me comfort and hope?
- What am I grateful for?
- What do I trust? Who do I trust?
- Who is my “beloved community”—those who love me and is loved by me, no matter what?
- What or who—beyond myself—do I believe is important in my life?
- How do I move forward?
All of these questions relate to spiritual needs, and are usually – frequently prompted by crisis (whether physical or emotional) and lives have been turned upside down.
Tending to our spiritual needs is a part of returning to our sense of balance and overall wellness in body, mind and spirit. Tending to our spiritual needs gives us strength; we are better able to cope; we find meaning; we are comforted and find a sense of peace in a time of crisis.
How Do I Begin?
Find someone to talk to, someone who can listen with empathy and support as the “big” questions are sorted out. We journey inward and gain self-awareness, while learning to listen to and trust our own inner wisdom. Within a few visits, great things can be accomplished. (email/phone)
Consider adding a regular routine—a Practice—a time just for you. This supports & facilitates the healing process. Follow the links below for suggestions and ideas.
- Inspirational writings
- Holy writings/scripture
- Move your body—get some exercise
- Find supportive community
Call or email Spiritual Care Associates to schedule time