For those who accept an afterlife, there is definitely a spirituality with dying. A spirituality that acknowledges there is more than the material and the necessity of preparing oneself for something greater.
The article, “The spirituality of dying” by Rebecca Abbott also looks at the spirituality and grace of dying in peace. She states,
“According to Hampton, spirituality does not simply refer to religion or faith, but encompasses the “meaning, purpose and connectedness in people’s lives – connectedness with themselves, others, creativity, nature and some sense of something beyond themselves, something bigger.”
A sense of peace is important for any home. Spirituality in the home is also key to a peaceful place. Finding and creating a spiritual place can be as simple as reconnecting with nature with various plants, or peaceful lighting, but can also involve a sanctum. You can create a room dedicated to God with icons, statues, or other religious artifacts according to your faith. You can also just keep it simple with a place to prayer with various religious books, including the Bible.
The article, “Influencers And Entrepreneurs Share How To Establish A Spiritual Space In Your Home” by Amanda Lauren lists way business individuals utilize spirituality in their life and find a spot in their home for spiritual thought. The article states,
Connecting to your highest self feels good, it also has other benefits. Meditation and mindfulness for example can boost your business.Those who have integrated spirituality into their daily routines often practice at homes in spaces they have established for this purpose. Design ultimately takes on a greater meaning beyond aesthetics in these rooms.
When dealing with end of life, the utilization of spirituality is important in helping the patient. A sterile environment without spiritual emphasis ignores an important element of a person. This is why many in Pastoral Thanatology and Spiritual Counseling are seeing the importance of utilizing spirituality in end of life care.
The article, “Experts promote palliative care with spirituality as a boost to clinical medicine” by Shanley Pierce discusses this combination of care. The article states,
“On Monday, Sept. 17, approximately 175 guests attended the public conference that featured palliative care and spiritual experts from Italy and across the United States who discussed the importance of palliative care and spirituality in clinical practice. They also talked about the benefits of palliative care to patients and health care system as well as best practices to help patients preserve dignity at the end of life.”
Good article on how Christians can grow their faith. Faith is important in anyone’s life and nurturing in is critical element in spiritual life. Please also review our Spiritual Counseling Certification by clicking here
The article, 5 Ways Christians Can Grow Their Faith, by Frank Viola states,
“In an increasingly unsettled world, it’s important to find anchors in life to help us weather any challenges and times of emotional turmoil. It’s in times of great difficulty that many turn to their faith for extra guidance. Spending more time in the presence of God, or simply communicating with God, can reveal meaning and light in even the darkest of circumstances.”
Good article on spirituality and its affects on stress and the brain. The brain during spiritual episodes has different responses. Please also review our Spiritual Counseling, as well as Christian Spiritual Counseling programs
The article, What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?, by Jasmin Collier states
“For decades, researchers who are intrigued by the importance of spirituality in people’s lives have conducted studies investigating what happens in the human brain when people feel deeply spiritually connected.”
The loss of spirituality in an artificial word of materialism and technology is sad negative result of modern life.
The article, The Importance of Mindfulness and Spirituality in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Dr. Ujjwal Bikram Khadka states,
“Today when conversations, particularly among HR, revolve around Artificial Intelligence (and how there looms an ever-increasing threat of machines taking over humans), I posit that spirituality and mindfulness bear an even greater significance.”
Good article on how the advances of technology, such as smart phones, can take away from our spirituality
The article, Have smartphones hijacked our spirituality?, by Tiffany Gee Lewis states,
“There have been a rash of recent articles revealing what smartphones are doing to our cognitive ability.
Studies by psychologists have found that using a smartphone, “or even hearing one ring or vibrate, produces a welter of distractions that makes it harder to concentrate on a difficult problem or job,” writes Nicholas Carr in a recent Wall Street Journal article, “How Smartphones Hijack our Minds.”
Interesting analysis of the mind and how spirituality itself affects the mind. We know our mindset has an affect on our body, so does spirituality and the mind which reflects the soul is able to exhibit certain qualities when one is in the “flow’ so to speak as the article calls it.
The article, The Science Of Spirituality: A Psychologist And A Neuroscientist Explain Being ‘In The Flow’, by Alice Walton states
“Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years, or perhaps an entrée into the mainstream, with a new generation of young gurus and “spirit junkies” making it hip to be spiritual. Many of the lessons draw from religious tradition, yogic philosophy and meditation, and the idea of a greater, or universal, consciousness.”