Spoiler: it comes from within you.
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If I were to ask you to tell me about your Divine Truth, what would you tell me?
Do you take a traditional religious approach to your spirituality, or do you choose to follow the moon and stars? Do you see the magic of the Universe manifesting in the form of plants here on Earth, or has a spiritual guide spoken directly to you? Do you possess supernatural abilities that allow you to communicate with the unseen realm, or do you find comfort in the stories told by others, passed down for generations? Do you combine aspects of all the above to create a Divine Truth completely unique to you?
The source of your Divine Truth doesn’t matter. What truly matters is that you find something that speaks to you, that resonates with you, that feels right to you. A place where your questions are answered. Something that you can engage with, believe in, and be proud of. Not something that defines you, but rather paves the way for you to discover your true purpose and be your best self.
You can bow your head in prayer. You can sit up straight in meditation. So long as you are connecting to a higher being, a force greater than yourself. That is the essence of spiritual inspiration.
What’s important is that you achieve a higher state of consciousness, and that you continue to do so throughout your life. And not just during times of crisis.
In this post, I hope to elaborate on finding your Divine Truth, why you need it in your daily life, and ideas to grow and expand your spirituality.
So what does “Divine Truth” even mean, and why should we care?
Divine Truth is a phrase I use to describe our individual belief systems. This phrase helps us conceptualize the otherwise abstract idea of spirituality. Basically, this is a very broad and loosely translated term that can be used in place of any religious belief or spiritual practice. For example, my neighbor discovered their divine truth deep within ancient Hindu texts, while I feel my divine truth the most in nature.
Everyone naturally feels drawn to their Divine Truth, but not everyone will invite divinity into their life. Why is that? Not because they don’t recognize It, but because they believe they don’t need It. Plenty of people live their entire lives without the guidance of a higher power, and those are the people who never truly feel fulfilled or satisfied with the life they have. These are the people that believe all of life’s problems are the result of external factors, so they never learn to look within themselves.
Discovering your own, authentic, Divine Truth will destroy all the limiting beliefs keeping you from living your best life.
Understand that spirituality is not a safety cushion. A lot of people only turn to their Divine Truth when their life is falling apart. When really, those dark periods can almost be avoided completely by bringing spirituality into your life every single day. On the flip side, some people need to hit spiritual rock bottom before they can look up and see beyond their world. It just depends on your journey so far, and your willingness to open up and take the first step toward your spiritual journey.
How does our spiritual journey begin, and where do we turn for guidance?
At the core of our spiritual journeys is ourselves. The first step to discovering your spiritual truth is whatever you want it to be. Most people don’t even realize their journey has begun until they’ve been traveling for a bit.
However, it’s not uncommon to hear of a single experience triggering the start of a spiritual journey. This is an extremely personal undertaking, and we can only begin once we look within ourselves and discover which direction we should go in.
That being said, you don’t have to be all alone on your journey. In fact, you’re more likely to be spiritually satisfied if you can openly share your experiences with others.
Be proactive on your journey, and take the time to seek out a loving, accepting, giving community that will support you along the way.
Spiritual inspiration goes far beyond habit, but that is where we need to begin. Instead of performing your spiritual rituals because “that’s what you’ve always done,” perform your spiritual rituals because you truly feel it in your heart. If you’ve never once performed any sort of spiritual ritual, start small so you don’t overwhelm yourself.
Performing spiritual rituals out of love (and not habit) will be the foundation of your personal relationship with your Divine Truth. Your heart and mind will open up, ready to receive all the wonders your Divine Truth has waiting for you.
How do we build personal, engaged relationships with our Divine Truth?
Like any relationship, communication is the key to success. The Universe (or whatever title feels right for you) is constantly sending us messages in all sorts of ways. As spiritual beings, our responsibility is to recognize and decipher them. These are the answers to our prayers and questions, but we can’t just run away with our answers once we “figure it out.” That’s how you become stuck in the same spot over and over again.
We have to respond to our higher power in some way; say “thank you” for Their explanation/guidance. We are always sending messages of our own out into the Universe anyway, so we might as well have control over what we are saying. Be mindful of what vibes you are putting out there, and even more mindful of the vibes you get in return.
Once you build a strong relationship with your Divine Truth, you’ll discover that you don’t need to seek help from your Divine Truth because It is always within you, always guiding you.
Let’s compare our relationship with our Divine Truth to that of a marriage. Usually, there’s one partner that tends to give a lot more, be more attentive, and overall less selfish. No shame, it just comes naturally to them. The other partner almost always recognizes how giving and selfless that person is, which leaves them with a decision to make: do they try to reciprocate that kindness, or do they take advantage and continue to be selfish? The path they choose determines what type of marriage the two will end up with.
Our Divine Truth will forever be selfless. As a spiritual being, you have a choice in how you respond to that selflessness. Will It act as a role model for you? Or will It help you justify selfish behavior? These are the differences between people who live a spiritually inspired life, and people who only go through the motions.
5 Ways to Spark Spiritual Inspiration
If you are to take away one lesson from this post, let it be this: spiritual inspiration comes from within you, and only you can discover your Divine Truth. If you are to take away two lessons from this post, let the second one be this: being part of a spiritual community of like-minded souls will expand your horizons and deepen your Divine Truth.
Discovering your Divine Truth doesn’t have to be a daunting task. You should feel excited and liberated as you pursue your spiritual quests. Below, I’ve listed five awesome starting points for when you have no idea how to go about “discovering your Divine Truth.” Along with everything else we’ve discussed in this post, you’ll be on your way to a more spiritually inspired life in no time!
Mindfully moving through space really does wonders for the body and soul. People of all spiritual backgrounds love and practice yoga. A physical challenge mixed with gratitude and kindness, yoga can bring you closer to your Divine Truth in multiple ways. My spirituality has both deepened and expanded into all areas of my life thanks to yoga. I highly recommend Yoga With Adriene and Yoga TX with Cole Chance on YouTube for starting a home practice.
2. Meditation or Prayer
You don’t need anything to meditate or pray but a present mind. Talk to your Divine Truth and feel Its presence. Sit still and focus on each breath. Feel your Divine Truth stirring in your heart. This is the ideal time to really learn how your Divine Truth communicates with you, opening the door to infinite possibilities. Enhance your meditation or prayer sessions with Mala beads or Rosary chains. Make this a regular practice, and watch divinity unfold before your eyes.
I love reading! The mind collects dozens of new ideas with each new book read, even with novels. Our brains were never meant to be superficial, so take it upon yourself to read often and educate yourself. Sink into books from genres you’ve never read before, from authors you’ve never heard of, about topics you never thought would interest you. Reading keeps us curious and youthful, while altering our perspective of the world.
4. Traveling Solo
I truly believe that nothing can get your spiritual motor running the way solo travel does. Leaving your comfort zone far behind you in a place where no one knows you is oddly exhilarating. And I guarantee that you will learn unforgettable lessons after traveling alone. If traveling by yourself really doesn’t seem like a possibility, remember that limits only exist within the mind.
5. Talk to Other Spiritual Beings
Going back to the importance of spiritual community here. I know that face-to-face communication with strangers regarding spiritual beliefs is awfully intimidating, but that’s exactly why it must happen. However you decide to connect with other spiritual souls, make it so!