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Spiritual Health and Wellness | Finding Spiritual Guidance

Spiritual Health and Wellness
An altar server processes toward the sanctuary at the beginning of the annual Black History Month Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City Feb. 4. In ecclesial settings where unity is valued over uniformity, black Catholic spirituality has been fruitful in areas of evangelization, pastoral ministry, social justice, Christian initiation as well as community-building initiatives that respond to the particular needs of the black faithful and others seeking God. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See BIBLE May 17, 2018.

Why is Spiritual Health and Wellness important?

We live in a world where people discuss how important it is to work on weight loss and physical ailments.  Often times neglecting to look for different ways to bring awareness to mental health issues such as depression or bipolar disorders.  We do not have to take anything away from those important topics to discuss spiritual health and wellness and the benefits that come with it.  I want to briefly touch on why this aspect is just as important as breathing air or drinking water.  Spiritual exercise will  prepare your mind to deal with what you see before you in the world today.  A scripture from Mark 8:36 says “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?”

Spirituality deals in the unseen.

Many people may not understand how your spirit is not seen yet it’s presence is felt by many.  An example that comes to mind is anger.  People may not see someone exude anger in the flesh but pick up the feeling of it in the environment.  We may may feel a tinge of animosity or even excitement in a crowd of people.

A few examples of how what you do not see completely affect your feelings or sense of awareness.  A person with low spiritual health may exhibit signs of depression or anger consistently.  People are often seeking a meaning or purpose to their life. They may blur the lines of their ethic or moral beliefs.  People in a state of spiritual turmoil may not have any belief system in place to deal with life issues and may flirt with the thought of suicide.

 

How do we combat low Spiritual Health?

There is no simple one size fits all solution to this problem.  The solution that pulled me out of a spiritual battle was accepting the teachings of Christ and getting a deeper perspective on the spirit realm.  I’m not into telling people what to do with their spirituality but I know God works in many instances especially when seeking a purpose or identity.   Speaking with someone or a group of people whom you can admire or respect may also lead to a breakthrough.  The first hurdle is understanding what the problem is then addressing it.  Reflection time can bring forth self awareness and an ability to pick up on the morale of your spirit.  Praying and meditating of positive thoughts and scriptures may bring forth revelation and spiritual discernment.  We can no longer afford to neglect that we are spiritual beings fighting a spiritual war with the unseen.  I pray for a solution to their spiritual plight.

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