We all get those moments of not being able to connect with our truth, our faith, and our sense of spirit. I have found that it is not so much a matter of being incapable as it is fear of trying. Because to try to connect, to really make the most effort you can, and fail, would be devastating.
In these moments, identify the fear. Then remind yourself that you cannot really be disconnected from spirit. Spirit is (in my opinion) the very instrument of force and energy and movement and change. It never ends and it is woven into the mechanisms of your cells, your DNA that coils and uncoils.
Get in touch with what you believe about spirit. Don’t be afraid, you can recite the facts to yourself without expecting to feel any great rush or spiritual high. Just remember them and know them. Then seek out where spirit stops — a place of beauty where spirit rests, according to your own beliefs. Maybe you think spirit is present in fire, so watch it flicker and remember your truth. Just be gentle with yourself, don’t panic or force anything.
Slow down, stop, and listen. Are you getting frustrated because you still cannot feel anything? It’s not always an in-your-face feeling. Can you quiet yourself and listen to the silence and know spirit is there, making spacetime happen? Don’t be afraid. Now listen to music you love, and if that stirs something in you, spirit is slowly drawing your emotional connection back out. Don’t ask for more, but spend some time just listening to music, or the world, with spirit. Just like you would with a friend on a quiet night.
Your relationship with spirit need not always be high-energy and thrilling, but don’t think that quiet times mean you can’t connect. It’s just connecting in a different, often deeper, way.