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Dedicating To Your Practice!

Lately I have been feeling so much gratitude for my spiritual practice. Many powerful spiritual teachings that were kept secret for so many years are now available to us, and we now have more access to knowledge than ever before. This knowledge gives us the opportunity to live a life in divine connection with the Uni-verse; all we have to do is take time to devote to our practice. Yogi Bhajan always said “keep up,” which refers to keeping up with your spiritual practice. He also said, “If you don’t go within, you go without.” Only temporary happiness comes from our external experiences. True lasting bliss comes from connecting to the light within you. During conscious connection with Spirit you receive joy-filled calmness. Your true nature is to be happy. Happiness comes from within.

My appreciation for my spiritual practice grows every day. It is a space for me to let go, clear my mind and connect to the love that is within and all around me. To stay uplifted you must dedicate yourself to your practice. In doing so, you are uplifting yourself so you can uplift others. Your spiritual practice can include yoga, meditation, chanting mantras, reading, deep relaxation, anything that makes you feel good. The purpose is to feel good, and in doing so you are creating more good feelings. I feel so much gratitude toward my spiritual practice because it makes me feel so loved, free and alive. It helps me to remember that there is a deeper purpose to this experience, and that I am connected to the divine spirit that lives in every one of us. Making the commitment to your practice is making a commitment to yourself – to live life from the heart, being open to all the goodness that is out there for you.

It is your choice to decide to take the time for yourself. Instead of thinking of it as a chore, come from a space of gratitude; feeling thankful that you have an opportunity to care for and enrich yourself. Now is the time to create spiritual habits. Connecting with your soul fills your life with purpose, so be strong, keep up, and bask in the satisfaction that comes with having a dedication to your practice and being dedicated to yourself.

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Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and a meditation Instructor.

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  • Iilswift85

    Well said, sometimes we forget that our happiness comes from within- you’re a beautiful soul. Always makes my day when you post these amazing blogs. So inspiring :)

  • Iilswift85

    Well said, sometimes we forget that our happiness comes from within- you’re a beautiful soul. Always makes my day when you post these amazing blogs. So inspiring :)

  • Montanalayton69

    Very true. Being connected to yourself and taking care of yourself is essential to being successful in love and life. without being thankful for what you have and showing that gratitude through care you can become numb. Great article boo I enjoyed it emencly with my cup of Joe!

  • Montanalayton69

    Very true. Being connected to yourself and taking care of yourself is essential to being successful in love and life. without being thankful for what you have and showing that gratitude through care you can become numb. Great article boo I enjoyed it emencly with my cup of Joe!

  • Infinitesweet

    Thank you for the reminder of simplicity. It’s not how what or where you ate just do something that feels good.

  • Infinitesweet

    Thank you for the reminder of simplicity. It’s not how what or where you ate just do something that feels good.

  • NinaPike911

    I completely agree with this, I’ve never felt as one and whole as
    I do when I meditate, after you guided me thru it. I like how you say
    Don’t look at it as a chore look at it as taking time for yourself
    I love you Hillary your posts make me and I’m sure everyone who reads them feel so good
    And a really great way to start off the day, thank you.

    I love you!
    -Nina

  • NinaPike911

    I completely agree with this, I’ve never felt as one and whole as
    I do when I meditate, after you guided me thru it. I like how you say
    Don’t look at it as a chore look at it as taking time for yourself
    I love you Hillary your posts make me and I’m sure everyone who reads them feel so good
    And a really great way to start off the day, thank you.

    I love you!
    -Nina

  • Jandismukes

    Beautiful Hillary!  This is exactly what I needed to be reminded of this morning.  Thank you as always!  Your writing is so succinct and reminds us all of where our minds need to be focused…carry on!

  • Jandismukes

    Beautiful Hillary!  This is exactly what I needed to be reminded of this morning.  Thank you as always!  Your writing is so succinct and reminds us all of where our minds need to be focused…carry on!

  • msims24

    “When you don’t go within, you go without.”- This quote says it all when it comes to making time for your practice. We all feel lack and disconnect every now and then, but if you turn to your practice those feelings dissolve and are replaced with a deep sense of connection and abundance. Thank you for your beautiful posts, I consider them a part of my own practice.

  • msims24

    “When you don’t go within, you go without.”- This quote says it all when it comes to making time for your practice. We all feel lack and disconnect every now and then, but if you turn to your practice those feelings dissolve and are replaced with a deep sense of connection and abundance. Thank you for your beautiful posts, I consider them a part of my own practice.

  • Bugniknikboo

    You’re amazing!!! Everyone and the world knows this! I’m so grateful for you & everything you do! You put so much energy into this, and you have taught me so many things. That I am forever grateful for. I love you perfect sister! Thank you! Xoxo

  • Bugniknikboo

    You’re amazing!!! Everyone and the world knows this! I’m so grateful for you & everything you do! You put so much energy into this, and you have taught me so many things. That I am forever grateful for. I love you perfect sister! Thank you! Xoxo

  • Jjprana

    Love this article! Thanks for such a wonderful reminder!

  • Jjprana

    Love this article! Thanks for such a wonderful reminder!

  • Theresa Bierek

    Yes! Exactly what I needed to hear right now, its so important to nurture and spend time with ourselves and within. You are always so uplifting and inspiring. Thank you!!

  • Theresa Bierek

    Yes! Exactly what I needed to hear right now, its so important to nurture and spend time with ourselves and within. You are always so uplifting and inspiring. Thank you!!

  • Srcabbara

    Great post Hill! This is so important because it’s easy to get caught up in everything. I live reading you’re blogs and I always look forward to the next one! :)

  • Srcabbara

    Great post Hill! This is so important because it’s easy to get caught up in everything. I live reading you’re blogs and I always look forward to the next one! :)

  • Omardabuni

    Beautiful words. I am so proud to know such beautiful spirits exist. Great post Hill! Keep up the good work!!

  • Omardabuni

    Beautiful words. I am so proud to know such beautiful spirits exist. Great post Hill! Keep up the good work!!