Spiritual toolkits are like food for you soul!
I have built up quite a large spiritual toolkit over the years. Some tools I dig out daily, some only once or twice a year. I’ve learned to rely on other people less and count on myself more. Not saying that asking for help or support is wrong, but relying ONLY on others and external circumstances to make you feel a certain way only sets you up for disappointment. Have you ever said to yourself, “when my spouse/boss/friend/kid acts this way or says that or does this, I will feel better”? or “if I get that job/car/house/money, I will feel better”?. If so, you’re not alone. I’ve lived in this state for most of my life and built up a shit ton of anger, resentment, and judgment because of it. It took me years to finally realize that I have more control over my circumstances than I once thought.
Why the f#&* are we waiting for to allow ourselves happiness?
If you are at the beginning of your journey to discovering your best self, I highly suggest you find at least one thing you can add to your spiritual toolkit. As you move through this wild and wonderful journey, you will find more that resonate with you, you might ditch things that once worked for you and replace with new things that do! Also, reach out and find at least one person, online group, or social gathering that is at least one step ahead on their journey. You will learn so much and will start to shift toward the direction you would like to go. At first mine came in the form of books, online fb groups, and one friend who had been reading self help and spiritual books for years.
Your toolkit needs to light you up, support you, and offer some relief during times of crisis. My current toolkit looks like this:
- essential oils
- oracle/affirmation cards
- books/audiobooks (audiobooks are more realistic in my life right now)
- self care (reiki, walks in nature, meditation, yoga, quiet time)
- mindfulness and breath work
- journaling/mind dumps
- supportive facebook groups
- chats with friends that leave me feeling full and energized
Notice how the majority of this toolkit includes things I can do myself. I am responsible for how I want to feel moving through this life. The above tools have helped me so much that I have been able to forgive every single person that has caused me pain. The wounds from my past still affect me but do not have such a tight grip on me anymore. When someone triggers that old victim mindset, I am able to shift my perspective much quicker now and have actually seen huge shifts in the way certain people treat me.
Do you already have a stocked spiritual toolkit? Do you have a few of the items mentioned above and maybe didn’t realize you were already building a toolkit? Or are you looking to start your own toolkit? If so, I want to hear from you! Leave a comment below or send me a private message. We are in this together and can grow much quicker and move through this beautiful and sometimes f-ugly journey with more grace and understanding if we lift each up and support our collective goal.