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Savor Your Spirituality

The three pillars of the Savor one-on-one coaching program are Savoring your Spirituality, Senses, and your Sexuality. Through savoring those aspects you learn to Savor Your Self. All the parts of yourself, especially the parts you've deemed unlovable or bad.

When I comes to Savoring your Spirituality there are three aspects that are absolutely essential. 1) Savoring your Relationship to Source. We need to learn to trust that the Universe/God/the Divine is benevolent and is conspiring with you for your greatest good.

This isn't meant to be a way to spiritually bypass and say that anything bad that happens is really for your greatest good, but rather that God isn't looking for ways to judge or punish you. Frequently, Christians are taught at a young age that God will send them to Hell if they commit too many sins or if they commit particularly heinous sins. When we're taught that so young, it can be extremely difficult to fully let go of. We might be able to usually not have that impact us, but then we realize that our perfectionism at work is because we're scared our boss might reprimand or fire us--and that's still from that place of a vengeful God.

So, the more we can trust that the Universe, our Source, the Divine (whatever language you'd like) is benevolent and loves us--especially the parts we've deemed bad or unloveable--the more we're able to savor our spirituality.

2) Savor your Spiritual Practices. There is no hierarchy of spiritual practice. It's not better to read the Bible than it is to read a book of Mary Oliver poetry. It's not better to pray the rosary or Our Father, than it is to journal. It's not better to go to Church or Mass than to dance your prayers in your bedroom.

What's important is that you feel connected to your spiritual practices.

I like to think of the purpose of spiritual practices is to connect us more deeply to ourselves, others, and the Divine. Then I ask myself what in my life does those things. Those acts are my spiritual practice. It doesn't have to "look" spiritual or be an official practice, it just has to work for you.

3) Savor the Process of Spiritual Growth. Most Christian communities discourage true spiritual growth, and so it can be challenging to embrace spiritual growth when you're in it. Part of this is simply acknowledging that your current understanding of the Divine or Spirituality is temporary. In 6 months or in 30 years you'll have a deeper understanding, and that will shift what you believe and how your practice, and that's good. That's the way it's meant to be. When we're able to love where we are without wishing we were further along on the path, that's when we're truly savoring the process.

There's likely more aspects of savoring one's spirituality, but those are three I've been thinking of lately. What would you add?

Finally, if this is interesting to you, I want to invite you to book a complementary discovery call to learn more about Savor and see if it's the right time for you to practice Savoring Your Self--Your Spirituality, Senses, and Sexuality. You can book a call here.

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