When you’re undertaking a spiritual journey, it’s very common to go through periods where you feel disconnected from your spiritual practice.
You might feel a lack of motivation to participate in the practices you normally love or feel burnt out and inauthentic. Maybe you just don’t have as much time to honor your practice as you would like.
Whatever the case, this is totally normal. Everyone experiences spiritual burnout. If anything, it is a part of the journey. After all, what journey doesn’t have it’s hardships?
These periods don’t last forever and you’ll overcome it.
Below I’ve listed five ways to help you reconnect with your spiritual practice.
Practice mindful breathing
When I’m feeling spiritually blocked, the last thing I want to do is meditate. I find it very hard to quiet my mind and often feel frustrated at my inability to focus. This ultimately has the opposite effect of what meditation is supposed to do for you!
However, the benefits of meditation and the impact it can have on your body is so profound that skipping it altogether is not something I want to do.
Mindful breathing is the perfect solution.
Mindful breathing is being conscious of how you’re inhaling and exhaling. There are many ways to do this, but I personally like to take a five count breath in through my nose and exhale completely through my mouth.
I repeat this process until I feel relaxed and my mind has calmed somewhat.
While it’s not as powerful as meditation for connecting with your higher self, it’s a great option for days when you just can’t focus on meditating!
It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for crystals — they’re easily my favorite part of my spiritual practice!
Because they require no real effort to make use of their power, they’re a great option for when you’re feeling disconnected from your spirituality.
I like to choose one or two crystals each morning that are associated with my intent for the day. I then carry them in my pocket or keep them on my work desk.
Throughout the day I am able to be connected to their energy and they serve as a reminder of my spiritual practice.
While I’m a strong proponent of choosing crystals intuitively when using this method, the following crystals are great options if you don’t know where to start:
- Selenite: helps to keep you spiritually aligned and in tune with your higher self (I have a full guide highlighting the properties of selenite here)
- Fluorite: encourages you to reach a higher state of consciousness and helps to calm thoughts
- Amethyst: stimulates the third eye chakra and helps to develop intuition
- Bloodstone: connects the physical body with your higher consciousness. Helps to incorporate spirituality into your daily life.
Essential oils and incense
Scent is a powerful emotional trigger. You can utilize this power by either diffusing essential oils or burning incense that has spiritual properties.
Just smelling these herbs can instantly change your mood and make you feel more connected to your spiritual side.
Some good options include:
- Rosemary: this herb is great for enhancing your mental powers and can help you achieve mental clarity
- Cinnamon: raises your spiritual vibration and makes you more receptive to spiritual experiences and intuition
- Rose: helps to connect your physical self with your spiritual self
I know that energy work can feel like a lot of effort when you’re feeling disconnected from your spiritual practice, but hear me out.
Grounding and centering are both ways of re-energizing and balancing your body. If your energy is out of alignment, you’re very likely to experience burnout, spiritual disconnect, and an overall blah feeling.
Taking the time to ground and center can help to replenish your depleted energies and bring your physical and spiritual self into harmony.
I’ve written a full how-to guide for grounding and centering that can be found here. It explains in depth what they are and gives step-by-step instructions for how to do them.
Read some spiritual articles or watch spiritual videos
My final suggestion is to find some inspiration from reading blog posts or watching YouTube videos on spiritual topics.
Even on my off days when I don’t feel connected to my spiritual self, I make a point to read a few articles on new topics. It’s a low effort way to maintain your spiritual practice and might even give you the spark of inspiration you need to jump back into things!
I highly recommend checking out some of these bloggers/websites. They have great spiritual-related content:
- Sivana East: Sivana East features posts from a wide variety of contributors in the spiritual realm. There’s definitely not a shortage of content on this site and you can easily fall down a rabbit hole.
- Mumbles and Things: Maggie at Mumbles and Things does a great job of covering content in an easy and approachable manner. Her posts are often quick and to the point, making it easy to read two or three if you’re short on time. Best of all, her personality really shines through. This makes it feel like you’re reading something a friend has written.
- Intuitive Souls Blog: Intuitive Souls Blog is run by a lovely lady named Jessica. She writes about psychic development, auras, crystals, and more. The only way I can describe her posts is that they’re fun to read. She’s so informative and her posts make me want to keep reading.
Of course, I also recommend checking out some more of the posts here on A Flourishing Soul 😉
I hope that these tips help you get back in touch with your spiritual practice. As always, if you have any questions about these tips or you want further guidance, please feel free to leave a comment below or sent me an email. I love hearing from you!