THE SPIRITUAL SELF
The Spiritual Self forms the core basis of who we truly are. It goes to the existential query of ‘Who am I?’ and ‘Why am I here?’
It understands itself beyond time and space and views our world as a ‘moment in time’ experience. It functions from a place of wise compassionate strength that resides within the Spiritual Heart and is expressed in our daily lives. To use a modern buzzword, the Spiritual Self might be described as our “authentic” self.
Ask yourself, ‘Who would I be without this physical life, body & mind?’
As always when we embark upon self-enquiry, please be sure to meditate, breathe and bring yourself into the space of the heart.
If you are new to meditation or my practice, I invite you to join our Facebook group, Playing Bigger Playing Beautiful, and familiarise yourself with my philosophies and style. Once your join request is approved, you will be greeted with a meditation to get you started. Click here to access it.
Tuning into the Spiritual Self is essential for those wishing to foster an increased depth of connection to self, others, and the world at large. When we are at one with the Spiritual Self we have the ability to transcend external experiences knowing they are transient and impermanent. We are able to shift our modus operandi from acting to simply being.
Are you able to differentiate between what your head (rational brain), heart (emotional brain), or gut (intuitive brain) are telling you? And can you use this information to connect with your spirituality, make wise decisions, learn from the past, avoid unhealthy patterning, and even use that wisdom to grow your business?
In this blog post, we will examine The Spiritual Self with a special focus on The Mind. We will examine our thoughts in response to the dominant notions that arise when we consider the bigger picture, our place in it, and our greater life’s purpose.
It is important to note before we delve into this particular aspect of self-inquiry, that attempting to separate The Spiritual Self from our earth-bound selves, and the various elements that make up our physical existence — family, relationships, career, hobbies, and our physical bodies — can, at first, be challenging. So please sit back, relax, and kindly ponder these journal questions.
The goal is to connect to the part of us within that transcends this life. It asks us to consider who we are at our core when everything else is stripped away. It is this
part of ourselves that is constant and unchanging, the part which aligns with our core values. It is not about how we react to external forces but rather our ability to sit with them.
For example, are you able to hold in mind the bigger picture when things are not going your way in life or in business? Does your spirit take a battering when faced with adversity or are you able to draw solace from the knowledge that this too shall pass? Are you able to see that, perhaps, one day this experience may provide you with the ability to heal another.
Levels of Understanding
If you are familiar with my work, and in particular with my model of emotional self-inquiry The 6 Selves™, you will know that there are three levels of understanding that inform connections to the self and how it manifests:
Level 1 – Intellect (Mind) – How we comprehend and make sense of the world around us
Level 2 – Emotion (Body) – How we physically feel the experience
Level 3 – Energetic (Spirit) – How we connect in to something greater than ourselves
The Spiritual Self – Mind
In this post, we are looking at the Intellect (Mind) and how this connects to the Spiritual Self. Please ask yourself the following prompting questions. You will notice they are repetitive in nature. Please know they are designed this way to ignite deeper personal inquiry.
- What are my thoughts about the bigger picture?
- What are my thoughts about why I am / why we are here on this planet?
- What are my thoughts about how my business / career expresses my reason for being here?
- When my business is doing well, what are my thoughts about myself and the world at large?
- When my business isn’t doing so well, what are my thoughts about myself and the world at large?
- If I was to be fully present in every moment, how might my business transform?
- If I was more connected to my Spiritual Self, how might I show up differently in my business / career?
- If I was more connected to my Spiritual Self, how might I interact with family, friends and loved ones?
- If I was more connected to my Spiritual Self, how might I interact with clients, referral, partners and collaborators / employers / colleagues etc?
This exploratory work is gentle and self-guided. It is designed to open your awareness beyond the tides of everyday living in order to find increased awareness, a greater sense of purpose, more enjoyment, and success. In this way the simple practice of making space for gentle self-enquiry has the capacity to open profound possibilities in all areas of life.
My next post will delve further into the Spiritual Self with regards to how it connects to the Emotion (Body) at a level two understanding.
For more information on how to work with me to go deeper into the benefits of The 6 Selves™ and the outcomes you can achieve when you focus intentionally on these areas visit https://debbiezita.com/coaching/