It may have been years since you set foot in a classroom, but it’s never too late to learn—especially when it comes to spirituality. We’re all lifelong learners in this subject! If you’re looking to advance your spiritual education, here are 5 ways to do it.
1. Experiment and Explore
Sometimes the best way to learn is through experimentation and exploration.
Sometimes the best way to learn is through experimentation and exploration. Try as many new things in the realm of spirituality that you can. Play around with the Law of Attraction, try different methods of divination or attend a séance. Visit various church services or talk to others about their faith. Participate in a drum circle or a healing circle. Or maybe you’re curious about ayahuasca and sacred plant medicine. Whatever it is, allow yourself to be curious. It will enrich your spiritual life. Experiment and explore!
2. Find a Mentor
Many of us are often alone on our spiritual quest. It makes sense, considering that each and every one of us is on an individual journey. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have help or advice. Spiritual education is enhanced when you have a mentor.
You can find a mentor in a number of ways. There’s always your local church. If you’re not religious, you might find a mentor among yoga or meditation teachers. And don’t forget about virtual mentors. Plenty of spiritual teachers can be found online, sharing their wisdom on YouTube and websites.
Meditation can teach you a lot about spirituality. Sitting in calm contemplation, you can achieve solitude, harmony and peace. Inspirational and educational messages also come through when you take time out to meditate. And if you already have a meditation practice, try switching it up with a new technique. Change is good for growth.
One of the biggest and best ways to advance your spiritual education is to read. Read every spiritual book and article you can get your hands on. What to choose? It’s really up to you. Start by going into a metaphysical bookstore or spiritual book section and let yourself be guided to pick the right one.
Spiritual growth and learning come from practice, and one of the best ways to practice is by volunteering. When you help others, you not only put those spiritual lessons into action; you end up learning even more. You will be rewarded with true understanding and compassion for others.