Spiritual Practices

 

Spiritual practices include any activity which quiets the mind and connects us with the spirit within us, deepening our awareness of and connecting us with the Divine. The gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as peace, joy, gentleness, kindness, and endurance are then nourished and can be manifested in our lives. Spiritual practices may also include activities such as walks in nature, watching a sunrise or sunset, Christian Yoga or simply noticing the face of God in the people, places and events of our daily lives.

Fasting: food, and especially from negativity

FAST from judging others, FEAST on the goodness within them.

FAST from harsh words, FEAST on words that build up others.

FAST from discontent, FEAST on gratitude.

FAST from anger, FEAST on patience.

FAST from pessimism, FEAST on optimism.

FAST from worry, FEAST on God’s care. (Trust, faith, etc.)

FAST from complaining, FEAST on appreciation. FAST from bitterness, FEAST on forgiveness.

FAST from self-concern, FEAST on compassion for others.

FAST from facts that depress, FEAST on facts that uplift.

FAST from suspicion, FEAST on truth.

FAST from thoughts that weaken, FEAST on promises that inspire.

FAST from idle gossip, FEAST on silence with a purpose.