30 Days To A Healthier, More “Fitter” You Series! (Get Spiritually Fit)

MIND,BODY,SOULTo realize your full power you have to be “fit” in more than just your physical body.  

You also have to be fit in your mental body, your  emotional body and your spiritual body.  

Just for fun, and if you haven’t already done so, I warmly invite you to take this self assessment test to see how you score on all levels of well being.  

Today we are going to talk about getting spiritually fit

What is spiritual fitness? 

Spiritual Fitness is a practice, which focuses on consciously “choosing” to give ourselves the gift of health, the gift of well-being, the gift of unconditional love and self care. 

Spiritual fitness is living our life on purpose with focused attention.  

When we make the decision to become spiritually fit, we make the decision to nurture and honour our body temple because we realize that our body houses our spirit. 

Our bodies allow us to experience all that there is to experience and move about in this physical world.  

We realize that God is breathing us, and our purpose is to share our creativity and our unique gifts to the world that can only be expressed through our human form (our physical body). 

We cannot effectively do this if we are not properly taking care of our body which is the very instrument that allows us to be the physical breath and expression of God.  

Spiritual Fitness is achieved when our moods improve, we have more energy, less stress, more mental clarity, more strength, stamina, and a lifetime of health, happiness, internal peace, joy and overall well being! 

When we begin to see our bodies as a miracle from God that we love and want to nourish, we focus on our health by giving our bodies positive and loving nourishment with the foods we eat, the thoughts we think and the daily habits we form.  

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. (1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV) 

MEDITATE GIRLHere are some ways I honor, love and respect my body temple through the practice of spiritual fitness. 

  • I feed myself with yummy nutrient rich foods that nourish my body and provide me with the energy to keep my heart beating, my brain sharp and my muscles working to their full potential.

 

  • I drink lots of water so that my body runs more smoothly, my circulation and digestion is enhanced, and my complexion is brightened.
  • I exercise every day and I “shake it up” with different activities to keep it fun and refreshing.
  • I put myself to bed by 9:00 p.m. and get a full eight hours of sleep instead of just trying to get by on as little as possible.
  • I surround myself with healthy friends who love, respect, support and inspire me.
  • I make time to pray and pause during the course of each day to connect with God instead of trying to control everything on my own and getting by on self-will. 
  • I discipline myself and set up healthy boundaries instead of constantly overextending myself personally and professionally. 
  • I “bookend” each day with an inspirational reading and fill my mind with hope and my spirit with sweet dreams and expectations instead of “news”, gossip, crime and mayhem! 
  • I handle uncomfortable situations as quickly as possible instead of avoiding conflicts and building up resentments, debts, illnesses or self-destructive “imaginings” in my mind.

When we abuse our bodies and minds with unhealthy living practices day in and day out, we are not able to experience all the blessings and joy of heaven on earth.

Because of this we suffer pain, we suffer disease, we suffer low self-esteem, we suffer unhappiness, and, ultimately, we end up suffering our entire life!

The process of getting spiritually fit begins with the DESIRE to shift the way you are currently living, thinking, eating and moving your body on a daily basis . . . 

. . . and then taking the INSPIRED ACTION required to change your life for the better!

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Healthy Blessings,

Gena Livings

 


8 Comments

  1. I agree totally with the “bookend” tip. It’s important to start and end your day with good thoughts.
    Amanda Thomas recently posted…Is Your Online Business the Golf Ball or Pebble?My Profile

    • Hello Amanda!
      Absolutely! It is so important to begin each day with positive thoughts. It’s the fastest way to raise your energetic field!
      Thank you for commenting today.
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  2. Thank for such a beautiful post. The synchronicity of life. I personally NEEDED this post today. Blessings to you!
    Kim Steadman recently posted…Where Does Creativity Come From – The Elusive MuseMy Profile

    • Hello Kim,
      I am so glad that you had an opportunity to read my article today and was right there when you needed it.
      Perfect timing! I love it when that happens.
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  3. Hi Gena. Love these tips on how to be spiritually healthy. I also start and end the day with meditation, which I find really helps me to have a peaceful day and good night’s sleep. Even 5 minutes makes all the difference. I especially like the tip about not allowing things to fester. It’s one of my pet hates, and I’d much rather tackle something head on straight away than allow resentment to build up, which often leads to things being blown up out of all proportion. I really enjoyed your post, thank you!

    • Hello Andrea,
      What a beautiful way to close your day with some peaceful meditation.
      I’m so glad that you enjoyed my article and all the ways in which I become more spiritually fit in my day. I agree with you that it just doesn’t feel good to let things fester, it’s much better to deal with uncomfortable situations as they arise so that we can immediately release any negative energy that we may be holding in our body.

      Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I always appreciate them!
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

  4. i follow some of them, but not all. spiritual fitness is the demand of the time rather than repenting later. thanks for sharing it. loved it.
    Amar Naik recently posted…Mother became a Teacher : Have you raised the bar anytime in life?My Profile

    • Hello Amar,
      Spiritual Fitness is definitely a practice that brings well being to our mind, body and spirit. It’s an act of love and a conscious practice of love. It’s a gift that we give to ourselves.
      Healthy blessings,
      Gena 🙂

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