Spiritual well-being was found to be a significant factor related to both sleep quality and mental and physical health status.
Spiritual slumber is the situation in which the believer is weak, weary and worn out. At this instance, he is too lazy to pray, fast or engage in Bible study. He finds it boring to participate in church activities. Rather, his attractions are for the things of the flesh.
Insomnia is a problem if it affects your daytime activities. Insomnia has many possible causes, including stress, anxiety, depression, poor sleep habits, circadian rhythm disorders (such as jet lag), and taking certain medications. Many adults snore.
Spiritual wellness is being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values, principles, morals and beliefs that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to life, then using those principles to guide your actions.
A major sign of a spiritual person is that they are always happy and kind to others. They don’t like to degrade or criticise people. Instead, they always offer motivating and kind words, in hopes to make the world a better place. If you also believe in the same values, then yes, you’re a spiritual person.
The following are 10 signs of spiritual awakening.- Observing Your Patterns. One of the first signs of awakening is noticing.
35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Strengths and Weaknesses As A Spiritual Role In Recovery
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If you wake up at 3 a.m. or another time and can’t fall right back asleep, it may be for several reasons. These include lighter sleep cycles, stress, or underlying health conditions. Your 3 a.m. awakenings may occur infrequently and be nothing serious, but regular nights like this could be a sign of insomnia.
Insomnia, the inability to get to sleep or sleep well at night, can be caused by stress, jet lag, a health condition, the medications you take, or even the amount of coffee you drink. Insomnia can also be caused by other sleep disorders or mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Common causes of chronic insomnia include: Stress. Concerns about work, school, health, finances or family can keep your mind active at night, making it difficult to sleep. Stressful life events or trauma — such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss — also may lead to insomnia.
Kees Waaijman discerns four forms of spiritual practices:- Somatic practices, especially deprivation and diminishment. Deprivation aims to purify the body.
Psychological practices, for example meditation.
The shamans, healers, sages, and wisdom keepers of all times, all continents, and all peoples, in their ageless wisdom, say that human spirituality is composed of three aspects: relationships, values, and life purpose.
Spiritual Calling, Work, and Family: A Review of the Literature. Calling is a word that has been used to name a deep attraction to a particular vocation, type of work, course of action, or life path.
Introduce spiritual gifts to your group and highlight how every believer has them. Refer to 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:7-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11. Invite your small group to affirm how they see the spiritual gifts evident in each person who shares.
A spiritual connection is a sense that there’s something bigger than you and your individual experiences, meanings, or beliefs—that we’re all connected as one human race with common goals and interests, no matter what they are.
The 7 Stages of Spiritual Development- Stage 1: Innocence. You are born into a material world, where your life is dominated by your lower three chakras.
Stage 2: Fear, Ego.
Stage 3: Power.
Stage 4: Giving.
Stage 5: The Seeker.
Stage 6: The Sage.
For some people, the Holy Ghost may cause them to feel overwhelmed with emotion and moved to tears. For others, tears rarely or never come. And that’s okay. For them, the Holy Ghost may produce a subtle feeling of gratitude, peace, reverence, or love (see Galatians 5:22–23).
It is characterized by a combination of distress and subjective incompetence; the loss of meaning and purpose in life; the lack of perceived social support; a sense of being trapped and personal failure; a cognitive attitude of pessimism, and hopelessness/helplessness.
While this spiritual crisis is usually temporary, it may endure for a long time. The “dark night” of St. Paul of the Cross in the 18th century endured 45 years, from which he ultimately recovered.
Psalm 4:8. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. What a beautiful picture this verse paints – being able to sleep in peace because the Lord is protecting us, keeping us safe.
Now, our gospel for today, and our gospel that Sunday three years ago, is known for these great words at the end: “Stay awake!” I like those words. I know Jesus means that, if we are awake and alert, and paying attention, we might just see amazing grace in the crazy world around us these days.
The first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1 tells us that God has created everything – including all matter and energy.
4.- Notice the experience.
Value the experience, savor the experience.
Follow where the experience leads.