Connect With Your Spirit
By Flordeliza Pesigan
To me, spirituality is having a sense of being, a sense of peace, and a sense of authenticity; a connection to something bigger than the ‘self’ that we perceive to be; a connection to the highest source of all that is.
A few years ago, I decided that I will flow with where the universe and my heart would take me. They took me to Bali, a place that I have always felt a deep connection to. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made, as not only is Bali good for my art, it is also good for my physical and spiritual healing.
One of society’s greatest tragedies is that we seem to have, as a whole, forgotten to respect the connection between our body and our spirit. What happens to one affects the other, hence it only makes sense that we aim to heal both. Through my experience, I have come to believe that illnesses can be physical manifestations of misalignments in our heart, body, soul, purpose. Buoyed by my healing sessions here in Bali, I have gone deep into the roots of my physical problems, which happen to be emotional baggages, childhood issues, and traumas.
The moment I worked on cultivating my body, emotions, mind and energies to function on a higher level of awareness, spirituality became a way of life. I just see and react to things differently now. There is a completely new sense of meaning to life. The things that used to be mysterious and esoteric to me suddenly felt natural – even practical. The world became my school, and every person became a teacher.
To keep myself in a state of constant connectedness to my spirit, I practice several types of yoga and meditations, qi-gong, conscious dance, meditative painting, self-inquiry, self-healing and singing. Most of all, I consciously connect with and ask support from nature.
Listen to your body. This takes practice and a lot of trust. Our body knows how and has what it needs to heal itself. Try to resist the urge to just stuff yourself with medicine the moment you feel that’s something is wrong. Your body may be trying to tell you something important about your state of being. Pay attention.
Listen to your heart. What makes you happy? Do it! It doesn’t always mean leave your job. It means finding the space and time for what excites you and makes your soul feel alive and young.
Pause. We are conditioned to just keep going, keep working, keep moving, and keep churning when in fact, there is so much power, energy, healing and wisdom to be had from taking rests and appreciating the Now.
Love yourself. Nurture your Body. Give it what it needs: proper exercise, healthy food and good habits. Find a way to live with joy in your heart at all times. You owe it to yourself and your spirit.
Be grateful. The world is beautiful, and so are you. You have, inside of you, everything that you need to live a bountiful life. Celebrate it, and move forward.
One of society’s greatest tragedies is that we seem to have, as a whole, forgotten to respect the connection between our body and our spirit. What happens to one affects the other, hence it only makes sense that we aim to heal both.