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

Step 2: 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 yosurself 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 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 insures that you live your priorities and shows the Universe what’s important to you. It insures 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 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. It’s likely that you will 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, list 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 on a weekly basis. It’s likely you’ll 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. Enjoy this simple, amazingly powerful, step-by-step Daily Practice to release blockages, calm your mind, boost vital energy, heal, and align with Source Energy!  Check out the Foundational Qigong Power Course.
  2. Anytime you're experiencing any type of "dis-ease" or negative emotion like fear, anxiety, trauma, or anger etc., then we suggest exploring our Core Energy Healing Program. This is a phenomenal practice that can help you heal all kinds of suffering and “dis-ease” holding in the body/mind, while uncovering your natural joy and radiant health.
  3. Explore how different meditation styles can help you in so many ways! Your membership gives you access to our Meditation Toolkits.
  4. Keep your practice fresh and growing! Be open to new insights and learning.  Visit our member's home page where you can explore the latest "Weekly Messages".  You'll get a wide range of material from month to month -- from ancient wisdom to the latest research, along with a healthy dose of inspiration.  We share only what is tried, true, and effective--the best insights, tools, and practices to help you realize your Greater Potential.  The best part is that we condense it down into 4 Weekly Messages for you to listen to or read each Sunday (or anytime that works for you).
  5. Want some help getting started? As a new Core/Freedom Member, we have gifted you a FREE 30-Minute “Getting Started” Mentoring Session (plus on-going sessions!) with our spiritual growth mentors! This will help clarify your Core Desire, statement of intention, and the practices and tools that will serve you best.  This is your opportunity to receive compassionate support and guidance and ask any practice-specific questions.   Your mentor will simply "show up" with an open heart to support you in whatever you want for yourself. 🙂
  6. Receive all the on-going support and guidance you need.  Your Core Membership gives you ONE 30-minute mentoring session every month through the "Ask Mentor" link (Inner Freedom Members, one session per WEEK plus unlimited Laser Coaching sessions!)
  7. Whenever you're ready to "Teach Share & Earn", follow our step by step program "Awaken The Guru Within" to create your own signature teaching that serves the planet and generates income for you FOREVER. After going through this program, you will hold a blueprint and building block to create ANY type of digital product or live experience in your own business! You may even share your teaching with our supportive SGM community to gain valuable experience and feedback!

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Enjoy your practice!

The Spiritual Growth Monthly Team