When many people think of spirituality, they think of something that brings them serenity, peace, and calm – but did you know the energy flows both ways? In order to delve deeply into your own spirituality you must be serene, surrendered, and faithful, but in order to be serene you must have spirituality on your side! This is a double-sided coin! In order to have spiritual growth or serenity in our lives we cannot exclude one or the other.
Serenity is necessary for spiritual growth because when our minds are filled with anxiety, worry, fear, hatred, or angst we simply cannot see live for what it is. Our own anxieties quickly cloud our vision so what we cannot see the Divine active at every moment of our lives and we lose our power.
Spirituality is integral to serenity because without a connection to the universe, all who inhabit it, and its Divine Source, how can we possible be peaceful? Without feeling truly ‘at home’, safe, nurtured, loved, and guided in this life we will always worry too much as we try and be the controller. Spirituality helps us relax into the nurturing lap of the universe so that we can focus on self growth and forget about the worrisome details.
If you feel that you are missing serenity or spirituality in your life – the answer to obtaining it and keeping it may be in the other. To gain more spiritual guidance, cultivate more serenity. If you need more serenity, turn to your spiritual practices and growth to get the answers!