Self-Care and Your Higher Power

What is spirituality?  It can be a feeling of intense peace, a true connection with God or whatever your higher power is, or a complete faith that no matter what happens you will be okay.  Everyone has the potential for feeling spiritual but if you want it, you have to encourage its growth inside you.

Twenty years ago, during a time of turmoil in my life, I was talking with a very good friend. He is the kindest, calmest, happiest, most spiritual person I know. I told him I wanted what he had. He told me I could not have his, and that I had to find my own. I was dismayed.  Why couldn’t he just give me some?

So I learned that spirituality involves becoming aware of your unique spirit which is different for each human being.  It is your journey to find yourself.  It is recognizing that there is a spirit within you which is part of a higher power that extends everywhere.

It is learning to be kind and caring to yourself and others you do and don’t know. It means letting go of judgmentalism, negativism, and selfishness. Ultimately, it leads to  understanding that all living things are connected to one another because all are aspects of divine consciousness.

As Chief Seattle said,

“Man did not weave the web of life

  He is merely a strand of it

  Whatever he does to the web

  He does to himself.”

Real Mom Ariel


 Let your spirituality shine inside and out. 

Today’s author is Ariel Martin, M.A., Pastoral Care Director and Counselor.

2 thoughts on “Self-Care and Your Higher Power

  1. Hi! I love this site/blog and Id love to put a button on my website to direct clients to it!
    I am a doula, yoga instructor and Massage therapist for the Childbearing year.
    I see this resource as a good connection to offer my mamma clients!

  2. Hi Summer,

    We’d love for you to add us on your site as a resource to your clients. You should be able to pick up the challenge button from our homepage, I think, but if not let me know and we’ll figure out how to get it to you. Also, it’d be great if you could supply them with a link to our new book website, which offers excerpts from our new book, “Life Will Never Be the Same” about how to take care of yourself so you can be the mom you want.

    Where do you practice. I think the services you’re providing are so key to mamas’ health. If you’re part of a local doula organization, we also offer training in pregnancy and post-birth emotional health. Would you like to write a guest blog for us. Let me know. We welcome the wisdom/inspiration of other women/health providers.

    Warmly, Diane Sanford

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