Allowing Spiritual Practices to Transform Your Life
The Journey of Incorporating Spiritual Practices
I have recently incorporated new spiritual practices into my life, and I quickly became aware of my desire to make them work in my favour, striving to force the transformational shift I longed for. However, I soon realized the necessity of allowing these practices to work on me, surrendering to their inherent wisdom.
In my role as a somatic coach, I emphasize the power of relinquishing the analytical brain's effort to constantly seek solutions and make things happen. If relying solely on this approach were effective, we would likely experience a more pleasant and balanced inner and outer life. My recent experience reinforced this concept and it subsequently became more deeply embodied.
The Power of Surrender to a Greater Intelligence
Consider an analogy that you may find relatable. When pursuing fitness goals, you understand the importance of a gradual process. In addition to required basic exercise, you may put in additional effort by incorporating supplements and adhering to a specific diet. Yet, there is a recognition that the true change arises from surrendering yourbody to your innate biological intelligence to operate, shaping the outcome over time.
We cannot will a pot of water to boil. Yet we can tend the fire and hold the vision for the cup of tea.
Faith and Neuroplasticity: Keys to Lasting Transformation
The same principle applies to personal and spiritual development, relying on two key concepts: neuroplasticity, which is the brain's ability to change through repetition over time, and faith. Yes, I mentioned it – faith in the belief that these practices contain a mystical formula capable of transforming us, if only we step aside and allow it to unfold.