Expanding the Practice of Self-Care
If you saw my post from last week, you’ll recall that I talked about practicing self-care in regard to your basic needs. In today’s post, I’d like to expand upon that a bit further. Today I’d like for you to think about spiritual self-care, AKA Self-care.
As a therapist with a transpersonal orientation, I think that spiritual, mystical, or transpersonal experiences are also important. Additionally, studies suggest that such experiences can be beneficial to our health. To be clear, what I’m referring to doesn’t necessarily mean adhering to a particular religious theology, although organized religion is beneficial for some people.
What I mean are those experiences that our consciousness and help us to recognize our greater connection to others. Some of these transpersonal experiences can include being out in nature or making music. Sometimes it can take form as a mundane life event that you interpret as something greater. These experiences are unique to each of us. They can help us to find greater life meaning and purpose.
In the following video, I talk about transpersonal experiences, what they are, and why they are important. I also talk a bit more about the transpersonal dimensions of being in nature, as well as area opportunities for dancing.
Music as a Form of Self-Care
Next week I’ll be sharing here about how music can be used as a form of self-care. If you’d like to experience it directly, though, I’ll be leading a workshop called “Resounding Spirit Within Yourself” on Thursday, December 20th, at the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley from 7-8:30 pm.
Until then, I’d love to hear from you if you practice spiritual self-care. What do you do and how does it help you? Please share your comments in the comment section below.