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Weekend spiritualist?

It’s easy to separate our spiritual practice from what we do every day. Many spiritually experienced people compartmentalize their spiritual practice from their everyday lives, lives in which we are expected to be highly efficient, individualized competitors, working and striving for ourselves and our families; spiritual practice saved for an hour or two on the weekends, and thus kept separate from daily life in the real world.

Old pattern spiritualist?

Sometimes old patterns keep us from connecting to people, nature, or pets. Where you bitten by a dog in the past? Lost in the woods? Had your heart broken? Some patterns can be easily observed and changed. Others are more ingrained and require more effort to change. Whichever it is, we must start where we are and understand what is holding us back. Do it now. Clearly observe your attitude and look into the patterns.

Intellectual spiritualist?

The sea is one sea. A change in temperature anywhere affects all. Seven billion of us are sharing the same planet, looking up at the same moon, the same stars, the same sun, living under the same vast sky, breathing in and out the same air. The world is whole and we can experience our universality and connectedness. The more we’re aware of our connection to our earthly home and to our spiritual oneness in all living things, the more we discover our connection to Spirit. It is our true nature calling us home.

Next steps:

  • Show love to those we love.
  • Be less judgmental.
  • Open your heart to more compassion.
  • Create a community with others.
  • Breathe to be aware and more present.
  • Focus on the nonmaterial.
  • Be juicy and alive! 

Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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