You are going through a major obstacle right now! Whatever it is you will get through it. What I have found by working with a number of people teaching the spiritual fitness principles is that all of our obstacles have a purpose in making up who we are. It’s getting to a place of being proud of who you are, how you grew up and all the shit that come our way that we have overcome. It’s Life. The greater the problem, the greater potential you have to be of service to the world.
It takes time depending on what type of obstacle we’re dealing with, some hurt more than others. Healing is a process, it’s having the inner awareness that healing is growing. By having these seven spiritual fitness practices in place this gives you the opportunity to heal, grow and share your light with the world. When one works on their physical fitness one can see benefits out the outside and the inside as well. When you practice the Seven Spiritual Fitness Practices you get the ultimate Body, Mind, Spirit workout.
For this blog I want to put the attention on the 4th spiritual fitness technique – Writing. The 4th charka, the heart. We write from the heart. Today I was working with a woman who is going through a tough time and I brought up that she should start writing. First to God bringing her closer to the Divine and ask for help. Then I gave an example. I took out a yellow pad with a blue pen and wrote with not even thinking and this what came out in messy penmanship.
“God give me the guidance for Alexis in everything you have taught me so she can get on with her journey. I Chris I’m asking you God to show her the way as all I am is an instrument, God I leave it up to you for when Alexis asks for your help.”
That was it, straight from the heart. Doesn’t have to make sense to anyone, it’s not supposed to. The writing helps you let it out. Now what made this a good exercise for her was that I shared my writings over the last year and the obstacles I was facing: divorce, failed business, etc. and how writing over my last 17 years has assisted me in overcoming problems. In fact, all my problems that I have overcome are turning into a book. My problems had a purpose and so do yours. We are meant to learn from our mistakes, persevere, overcome the obstacle, grow and in turn become a better person.
There is a writer in all of us. Here is a simple exercise that I’ve used for many years building my relationship with God. Write to God as a friend.
It has been awhile since I have written to you, I’m going through a very difficult time and I can use your help. What’s special about our relationship is you know everything that is going on. Why is this happening? I’m looking for clarity to make the right decision. I trust in your love for me that you can help guide me. Please guide me in making the best decision for all involved.
I know ask a lot of you, thanks for always being here for me. Love Your Child Chris.”
Take 2 minutes to write God a thank you letter and anything else that comes from your heart.
This article originally appeared on Chris Forte’s Blog
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