Maintaining your energy levels is essential for success, especially in business, and this includes your spiritual energy levels.
In part 1 of this article, I discussed spiritual energy in general and how it can be used in the business world.
In this article, however, I want to talk about how you can increase your spiritual energy levels and how you can harness this energy to improve business and career outcomes.
Let’s take a look at some proven ways to increase your spiritual energy levels.
How to increase spiritual energy levels
1. Be Grateful
It is simple, the more grateful you are, the more spiritual energy you have.
There are likely many things in your life to be grateful for. Do you have a good job and a beautiful family? Are you in good health? You need to stop taking these things for granted and practice being grateful for them.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life… It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. (Melody Beattie).
You can also focus on the beauty of simple things. Enjoy the view of the sunrise when you leave for work each morning. When at the office, appreciate your ability to see, talk and think. When you are at home, be grateful for the miracle of life and your family members.
There is a surprising correlation between the feeling of gratitude and mental health. Therefore, foster your internal sense of gratitude to increase your spiritual level and protect yourself from anxiety and depression.
You do not have to be religious to pray. Prayers do not have to be addressed to God. They may simply contain an earnest wish.
Prayer is probably the most powerful way to increase spiritual energy. It is like opening a door to a higher force or the inner “you”. Through the act of prayer, you attract the energy you desire.
I am religious myself, and one of my life objectives is to increase my spirituality and make a positive contribution to the world. I believe that you increase your spiritual energy by following God’s commandments and praying. The more you pray, the stronger the link to the higher force. And the more your spiritual energy levels will grow.
3. Reflect on Yourself
Spiritual energy comes from two main sources: a higher force and your inner self (the soul). That is why it is essential to find time and space for personal reflection. Self-awareness is the basis of solid spirituality.
Talk to your inner self and search for calmness and positive thoughts. Clarify your dreams and imagine your future. Set up your life objectives. Look for the meaning of existence. This is one of the best ways to find personal happiness.
It does not mean that you should not be critical of your actions. Self-reflection is an effective way to learn from your mistakes. But you can increase your spiritual energy if you think positively about yourself. You can talk to yourself by closing your eyes and freeing your thoughts, or alternatively, through journaling.
When you journal, follow all the rules I have listed above. Don’t overthink it. Just put down the words as they occur.
You can only connect to your spiritual energy when your mind is calm and decluttered. That is precisely what meditation is for.
Meditation takes you away from your hectic surroundings. It allows you to focus on yourself instead. Meditation can be a good starting point for self-reflection or prayer.
It may take you some time before you learn to meditate effectively. But be patient if you are new to the meditation world.
5. Become Involved in Religious Activities
I am by no means suggesting you adopt a new religion. But I believe that religion can provide you with a helpful framework and excellent tools to increase your spirituality.
If you are already religious but non-practicing, then maybe you should consider returning to your congregation for the sake of your own spirituality.
Institutionalized religion is not just a great way to connect to God, but it also provides you with social support when you need it.
Praying together with your co-believers may amplify your spiritual energy in a way that is difficult to achieve on your own.
6. Get Involved in Charitable Activities
Part of being spiritual is about taking care of the needs of others. My readers generally have good jobs and reasonable (or high) incomes. Approximately one billion people in the world live in extreme poverty. But we do not need to travel to Africa or Asia to see it. There are people in need closer to your home than you might think.
One of the best ways to grow your spiritual energy is to make the world a better place. You can start by helping people in your community or poor children in third-world countries.
Even small, regular contributions will have a big effect on your spirituality.
7. Be Good to People Close To You
Studies show that spiritual people are kind to those around them. Kindness is very spiritual. Small gestures to friends, coworkers or absolute strangers send very powerful spiritual messages.
Obviously, it is very challenging to be nice to people who are rude to you. But do not forget that your objective is to create positive vibrations and increase your spiritual power rather than argue or fight.
Although it is difficult, please try to rationalize why rude people are behaving in this way. Maybe they are having a bad day, are under work pressure, or have a health problem. If you find the behavior regularly repeats itself, it may indicate a toxic personality. The best thing you can do is to avoid such people.
8. Quit a Toxic Job and End a Toxic Relationship
Often, spiritual energy is drained by one’s life partner, friends or the work environment. If you are treated disrespectfully, the inner “you” suffers, and your spirituality may end up at rock bottom.
Dishonesty, unfairness or even abuse are practices that do a lot of harm to one’s self-esteem.
You should not tolerate it in your personal life or your professional life. If your attempts fail and the situation becomes unbearable, leave the toxic environment.
People who did so report that they recovered their true selves and their energy increased significantly. They also say that such bad experiences should be treated as valuable life lessons for the future.
9. Control Your Thoughts
Thoughts are a powerful tool to increase spiritual energy. It is important to be conscious of our thoughts, values, and beliefs. The wonderful (and scary) thing is that our thoughts are our road map to our spirituality and our future.
What you focus on grows, what you think about expands, and what you dwell upon determines your destiny. – Robin S. Sharma
10. Set Your Spiritual Goals
Set spiritual goals for yourself as you would for your business, projects, and personal development. By having goals, you will be well-positioned to increase spiritual energy.
Start by analyzing your values and beliefs. Then do some research on the spiritual options that may fit you. First, think about how you want to benefit from spirituality. Then consider, do you want to become a better person or a better leader. Are you looking to define spiritual objectives for your business or your department? Do you want to understand the meaning of life? Do you want to become a calmer, more stress-resilient person?
There are so many options.
Then visualize yourself a year from now. What kind of spiritual person do you want to be? Then, choose your strategy. Do you want to follow the religious path to spirituality? Or maybe you want to connect to the deeper “inner you”.
It is okay to start small. You can try just one action the first week and then slowly build on that. You will become a new person soon!
11. Follow Spiritual Rituals
Any habit needs rituals. If you want to grow stronger muscles, you need to exercise regularly. The same applies to spirituality. You need regular spiritual rituals to steadily grow your spiritual energy.
They can be as simple as a 5-minute prayer in the morning. Or a 10-minute meditation.
You can attend regular religious services once a week. Or you can start your self-reflection process by journaling each day at the same hour.
12. Read Spiritual Books
We hope that this post has been a good inspiration for you. However, to really become spiritual, you need to learn how to create a connection with a higher force and the “inner you”.
There is a wide selection of books available that can help you become more spiritual.
If you are religious, start reading your holy book. For example, the Christian bible, the Jewish Torah or the Muslim Quran. There are plenty of books on Buddhism, too.
There are also plenty of books on business spirituality. We will soon write another post suggesting some specific titles.