Step 2: Create Your Ideal Practice – The Secret to Achieving Your #1 Spiritual Growth Goal!

Step 2: Create Your Ideal Practice – The Secret to Achieving Your #1 Spiritual Growth Goal!

We all have unfulfilled desires—aspects of our lives we want to change or grow. And we all know—from experience—that having a desire, an intention, or even a plan is not enough. How many times have you wished, intended, and planned to lose weight, start meditating, write that novel, get a new job, or change a relationship pattern—only to find yourself repeating the same old habits that give you the same old results?

There is one tested and proven secret to attract and create what you desire. This secret has been used by the leaders in every field to achieve every kind of goal. It’s not a natural talent, perfect timing, or good fortune. It’s something we all can do, no matter who we are or what we’ve been through.

That secret is Daily Practice — taking one action every day to engage in what you desire.

Daily Practice is the way you take life into your own hands — and invite Providence to assist you. It ensures that you live your priorities and this proves to the Universe what’s important to you. It ensures that what is most important isn’t pushed aside.

To create a powerful and sustainable Daily Practice—one that is both doable and effective, simply ask yourself the following 12 questions (p.187 "The Power of Practice," Kevin Schoeninger). You don’t have to take a lot of time with this or give it a lot of thought — though you can if you want. Simply ask yourself each question and see what comes to mind. Then, go on to the next question.

Are you ready? Get out a pencil and paper and get ready to write.

Here we go!

QUESTION #1: What is your number one spiritual growth goal? What is most important to you right now? What’s your dream? Choose one thing you want to practice, no matter how big or small.

QUESTION #2: Why do you want to practice this? What’s your purpose? What do you hope to experience, gain, or contribute?

If you don’t know why you are doing something, it will fall by the wayside. When you don’t feel like doing it or when something else comes up, you will let it go. Knowing your “why” keeps you going strong! So, why do you want to practice this?

QUESTION #3: What exactly will you do? Define the actions you will take.

For instance, saying “I’m going to eat healthier” and “I’m going to start exercising” are good intentions, but poorly defined practices. Instead, it would be better to say that “I’m going to stop eating fried foods and I will eat at least one cup of fresh fruit or vegetables three times a day” or “I will take a brisk walk for twenty minutes every morning.”

Be specific. Define the action you will take.

QUESTION #4: How often will you practice?

The recommended answer here is “daily.” Daily practice establishes your practice as a part of your circadian rhythm, your 24-hour life cycle. Actions repeated daily become “grooved” faster, run deeper, and have a greater effect. So, do at least one thing, every day that moves your practice forward.

QUESTION #5: When will you practice? Set a time. Then, put it on your schedule.

If you don’t schedule it, inevitably, other things will come up. Before you know it, you’ll be at the end of the day. You will likely feel too tired at that point. Then, you’ll put it off until tomorrow.

Set a time and schedule your practice.

QUESTION #6: How long will you practice?

Commit to a specific minimum. If anything, under-commit, so you’ll say, ”Oh that’s nothing, I can do that.” If you commit to too much, you’re more likely to skip it or see it as “too much effort.” Once you get started, you’re likely to do more because you’re “into it.” So, start small and expand from there.

How long will you practice?

QUESTION #7: Where will you practice?

It’s important to choose a place that’s conducive to what you’re doing. For instance, if you are starting to meditate and you try to do it in a busy or noisy place, it’s not likely to work well.

To support your practice, decorate your space with appropriate pictures, quotes, or décor that signifies what you are doing and why it’s important to you.

Where will you practice and how will you set up your practice space?

QUESTION #8: Do you need any special equipment, supplies, or support for your practice?

Some examples include: having the right food in your house for your nutrition or weight loss practice, having the right tools and materials for your creative project, setting appointments with a personal trainer for your workouts, or signing up for Spiritual Growth Monthly to support your meditation practice.

What will help you succeed?

QUESTION #9: How will you track your practice?

Especially when starting something new, it’s a great idea to keep a journal in which you define what you’re doing and why, envision your goals, and make notes on your experiences.

Logging your efforts makes your practice more concrete, substantial, and real. It records the work you’ve put in. You are more likely to stick with something that you’ve put a lot into it.

Making notes on your practice also enables you to review what you’ve done.

So, how will you track your practice?

QUESTION #10: How often will you review and modify your program?

Check-in with yourself and see what’s working, what isn’t, and what changes you’d like to make so your practice is more enjoyable and effective.

At first, you might want to review and modify your practice every week. You'll likely go through some trial and error. Rather than being discouraged when things don’t go well, use that as information to alter your routine to make it even better.

How often will you review your program?

QUESTION #11: How will you keep your practice fresh and inspiring?

The same activity will be different every day if you stay alert, purposeful, and present with the fine details of what you are doing—rather than mindlessly going through the motions.

Become a life-long student of your practice. Read what others are doing. Experiment. If things are getting stale, mix it up. Practice in a new location, adjust your technique, or practice with someone else. Use variety to keep your mind fresh and awake.

Remember “why” your practice is important. What do you want to achieve? What are you afraid might happen if you let this go?

How will you keep your practice fresh and inspiring?

QUESTION #12: How will you remind yourself to practice?

Put your practice in your schedule. Post a note on your alarm, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, or the dashboard of your car.

Now, you’re ready to go! If you’ve answered these 12 questions, you’ve set yourself up for success. Now, it’s time to take action.

Remember, Daily Practice is THE PATH to achieve any spiritual growth goal. It’s the way to engage in and live your dreams every day.

So, what will you grow in your life?

Remember, for insight, inspiration, and support for your daily practice take advantage of these benefits of your SGM membership!

1. Book your "Maximize Your Wellness" SESSION for new members. Your Wellness Facilitator will meet with you 1-to-1 via Phone or Video/Zoom to help you begin your journey. Together, you'll clarify your Core Desire, your "Statement of Intention", and the practices and tools that will serve you best.

2. Create your "Statement of Intention". Set a 6-12 month intention and write it down. (With the help of a Wellness Facilitator, or by yourself if you like).

3. See which of these programs call out to you as the most fun, interesting or effective. Every day, you could explore one session from each until you're clear where you'd like to focus:

  • "Maximize Your Wellness" 7-Day Challenge. For many members, we often suggest this as one of the most wonderful ways to begin! The Challenge is designed to build your Vital Energy, Immunity, and Connection to Source. Each Daily Session consists of energized breathing, light movement, and guided meditation and lasts no more than 30-60 minutes. Play "full out" and enjoy maximum benefits! 🙂

Full Members have full unrestricted access to ALL our Wellness Challenges, so if you miss a day -- no problem -- you can easily pick up where you left off. The Daily Sessions do not expire (as they do for Free Scholarship Members) and Full Members can re-take the Challenge as many times as you like. 🙂

    • Foundational Qigong Power is a gentler option. You'll love this "moving meditation" that deeply relaxes and calms the body/mind, helps you "re-charge your batteries" and heal. Foundational Qigong helps you connect with Source Energy and is wonderful on days when the body wants to relax deeply, rest, and recover. It can also be very helpful with stress, inflammation, and/or chronic pain (think: "easy Tai Chi").
    • Core Energy Healing Power is another powerful "energy healing" practice. This one is especially helpful if you feel "triggered" or you're regularly experiencing any type of emotional disturbance (fear, anxiety, trauma, anger, etc.) Core Energy Healing Power can help you release and heal all kinds of emotional suffering and “dis-ease” while uncovering your natural joy and radiant well-being.
    • Abundant Energy Qigong Power is a great all-round practice that supports a calm mind, positive emotion, and radiant well-being. This 15-minute routine includes breath-walking, stillness, and guided gratitude -- a wonderful start to your day and/or warm-up for any other practice you enjoy.
    • Meditation Toolkits - Each grows an aspect of your being, a quality you wish to embody, or an experience you wish to manifest. These are great resources when you have a specific goal or state of being you want to accomplish quickly.
    • Whenever you feel inspired, explore the "Teach, Share & Earn" opportunity and follow our "Awaken The Guru Within" program to create your own signature program step-by-step. (We suggest that every level, especially beginners, can begin developing your signature teaching.... but only if you feel inspired to do so!)

We can even help aspiring teachers and facilitators launch/grow your online business that serves the planet and gives you predictable income every month! Get in touch for more information.

4. Log in every Sunday to listen to or read the Weekly Message (Sunday’s bite-sized meditation, insight or guided practice to help strengthen your energy, immunity, and connection to Source! We'll send you an email every Sunday to remind you, but be sure to log-in anyway).

5. As your journey unfolds, regular Wellness Sessions remove “glass ceilings” and help you continue rising to higher and higher aliveness. Our experienced Facilitators can help you release grief, fear, and other barriers to happiness and success. They can also help you envision your inspired dreams, discover your true calling, offer personal practice guidance, or simply listen with an open heart. 🙂

Regular "Wellness Sessions" are included with your membership! Core Members receive one "Wellness Session" per month. Freedom Members one session per week, PLUS unlimited Laser Sessions (and more). You can update your membership plan from inside your Members Home account page. And if you ever want more sessions (or have any other special requirements) you can also discuss with your Facilitator.

A few final thoughts...

Remember, the idea is NOT to make "spiritual work" for yourself. That is only ever counter-productive! 🙂 Rather, simply allow yourself to explore and PLAY with the resources that interest you...

As you're exploring, be on the lookout for whatever FEELS GOOD (or even a little better). This means you're on the right track. See what resonates with you as the most fun, interesting, and/or something you're curious to explore.

Remember that you can always revisit the Quick Start Guide anytime you need it. As life unfolds, it's also a good idea to revisit "Welcoming Your Core Desire" and your "Statement of Intention" regularly.

Your Wellness Facilitators are also standing by to support you. As a Full Member, sessions are included for you and we encourage you to book regular sessions to stay in a positive flow.

Remember to log in on Sunday to get your new Weekly Message (Sunday’s bite-sized meditation, insight or guided practice to help strengthen your energy, immunity, and connection to Source! We'll send you an email every Sunday to remind you, but be sure to log-in anyway).

With that in mind, you are ready for the final step of this "Quick Start Guide" -

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Once again, thank you, - for being with us at Spiritual Growth Monthly. We hope you enjoy the resources we've assembled for you, as well as the profound results that continue to expand and grow.

We rely on the kind support of our members to continue sharing. The world needs all of us right now to step up and be the very best we can be, and, to be part of the solution.

We're excited to be sharing with you now at this crucial time -- we trust you're enjoying this journey into higher and higher states of aliveness and joy. 🙂

Enjoy your practice!
The Spiritual Growth Monthly Team