Uncertain times call for innovation. Although you want to immediately face adversity like Wonder Woman or Superman with courage, the reality is you often begin in a state of fear and anxiety. Successful, innovative business people feel fear just like you. Their secret is they don't become crippled by it. They know how to shift into a higher consciousness state that provides access to innovative ideas. From Oprah Winfrey to The Beatles to Steve Jobs, when you look at innovators, spiritualty is the key to their creative genius. You can access this key to success too! In this blog, you will learn 3 spiritual practices to help you to shift in uncertain times from crippling fear to creative flow. This is a resource to earmark and come back to again and again.
First, watch this 1 minute video to open up insight in you as to why spiritual practice is a worthy investment of your time in uncertain times like these:
Simply put, spiritual practice is the key to innovation because it helps you get out of your mind - which holds limiting beliefs - and get into deeper parts of yourself - your heart and soul - that can access pure creative genius. Here's are 3 examples of spiritual practices that you can use to help you do this:
Spiritual practices to help you shift out of fear:
Spiritual practices can help you in the acute situation where you feel crippled with fear and anxiety and need immediate relief. One example is prayer. Prayer is a practice to help you shift your thinking from fear to faith. When you are in a state of fear, the real pain you are experiencing is a result of your thoughts. When you use prayer to introduce new, better quality thoughts that are of a higher vibrational frequency and higher consciounsness, you immediately feel yourself begin to calm and come back to center. Try out my prayer on the Insight Timer app: The 1-Minute Healing Prayer.
Spiritual practices to help you feel confident:
Spriitual practices can go even a step further than calming you to remind you of your Higher Truth so that you regain your confidence. At the highest level of your work, you are sharing your gifts in service of others and spreading love. But sometimes you forget this and get wrapped up in ego-based fears like: fear of rejection, fear of failure, or fear of looking bad. These fears distort your perceptions and cause you to recoil. To realign with with your true intentions and regain confidence in your higher purpose, try out my prayer on the Insight Timer app: A Prayer Over Your Project.
Spiritual practices to help you access new ideas:
Spiritual practices can help you in uncertain times to go all the way to your goal and access new, creative ideas. To innovate, you must get beyond the limits of your thoughts (which come from past experience) and get to your heart and soul (which access creative genius from the spiritual realms). To receive this type of inspiration and guidance, you want to use a meditative practice that helps you become receptive (vs assertive) and opens you up to higher consciousness. To do this, try out my practice on the Insight Timer app: Visioning the Clarity of Your Path.
Pro-Tip: Know that using spiritual practice is never a one and done deal to solve your business challenges. To be someone like Oprah Winfrey, The Beatles, or Steve Jobs who can access creative ideas in higher consciousness, you want to bring spirituality into your regular routines. Whether you're a newbie, seasoned pro, or something in between, the practices provided here can support you.
About the Author
Gina Marotta is a career coach and spiritual guide teaching and inspiring people to unleash their genius. She is a former defense attorney for some of Chicago’s highest profile criminal cases, served as Managing Director for a national nonprofit catalyzing career advancement for women and girls, and has been featured in media outlets like: Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, and WGN Radio. She has also been named 50 Under 50 and among 100 Women Making a Difference.
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