I truly believe that our main purpose in life is to make spiritual connections. If we are stuck in a depression, chances are we are not connected to our Source and this separation makes us depressed.
There are many ways to connect to your Higher Power, Source, Spirit, the Divine, God, Mother Nature, the Universe or whatever you prefer to call your Higher Power. The most direct way to connect to your Higher Power, of course, is to pray. When one prays, usually they give God a laundry list of all the things they wish were different in their lives. I encourage all of you, however, to start your prayers out by thanking God for al the wonderful blessings He has bestowed upon you. God will appreciate this! And you will also feel as if the relationship is more mutual than one-sided with God doing everything without any gratitude for all His hard work.
Another way to connect to your Higher Power is to meditate. In silencing your thoughts, or at least trying to, you can hear the Universe speaking to you. Try it sometime, even if you do not think you are good at it. Sit quietly and listen to what comes up. Pay attention to the thoughts and ideas that you hear. God is always trying to talk to us, but we have so many distractions like the media, drugs, food, and other things, that we do not hear God’s voice.
We can connect to our Source though other people as well. Have you ever had a deep conversation with someone and the words coming out of your mouth just flowed and you had no idea where they came from? This is God speaking through you. God knows exactly what you need to hear, and he uses others’ words to comfort you and give you connection to Him through others.
Interacting with pets is another way to connect to your Higher Power. Animals are truly Divine creatures created by God himself and they bring us all so much joy. They love us unconditionally and look to us to take care of them. When we are with them, our troubles melt away and we feel connected to our Source.
A subtle way of connecting to your Spirit is to interact with nature. When you go on a walk, feel the breeze whip through your hair or the sun shining brightly on your face. If it is cloudy and rainy, feel the rain drops gently, or harshly, fall upon your body. Go out into nature, whether it is the beach or the mountains, and just be in the present and appreciate all of Mother Nature’s beauty. Again, we just get so distracted that we lose sight of our connection and feel separate from all that is around us.
Yet another way to connect to the Divine is through music. If you sing, God will speak through you in your lyrics. If you play a musical instrument, your Higher Power will help you play your instrument, and if you dance, God will move through you. Any way you use music, you will feel the connection to your Spirit.
God really does want us to have wonderful lives. There is so much suffering in the world that it is easy to lose sight of this. Trust me, though, if you are having a bad day or a bad life, try to connect to your Higher Power and you will feel better. I truly believe that when we are connecting to our Source, we are living on purpose. What are some ways that you connect to your Source? Do these things help you feel better and more purposeful? Feel free to comment below.