How Anyone Can Benefit From Living a More Spiritual Life

I hope you're starting to get a clearer picture of just what the word “spirituality” encompasses. It's a broad concept that can include numerous aspects, as long as the ultimate goal is to bring you fulfillment in pursuing something bigger than yourself. You may understand now that your spiritual practice can involve anything that is meaningful to you and that it is likely to evolve. You can add activities such as meditating, yoga, reading, journaling or hiking to your regular spiritual routine. While this may all sound great, you're probably wondering why you might want to invest such time and energy into a daily regimen such as any of these. I'd like to help you better understand, so let's move on to discuss the benefits of spirituality and how working to become more spiritual can enhance your life.

Meaning and Purpose

Pursuing a spiritual practice provides insight into yourself and the world around you that you might otherwise miss. By engaging in activities such as mindful meditation or the reading of spiritual literature, you are setting aside time to practice a specific intent. These activities can lead you to think about things in a deeper manner and cause you to question things you once simply accepted blindly. All of this can give your life more significant meaning and purpose.


With a renewed sense of purpose and meaning in your life, you're bound to feel a bit more motivated to face each new day, no matter what it brings. When you know what you want out of life, it's an adventure to consider all the ways in which you can go after it. The insight that comes with your spiritual musings can provide that motivation. Even when faced with challenges, your spiritual side can bounce back more easily and still feel hope for moving forward.

Clarity and Attentiveness

Life gets busy. Believe me, I get it. When you've got a lot on your plate, it can be so easy to find yourself going through the motions on autopilot. Spirituality grounds you in the moment and teaches you to be mindful, making it easier to see what's most important to you right now. You can then clearly move ahead to prioritize your life instead of simply going with the flow. Your attention is heightened, and you become more aware.


When you take a spiritual path and begin to develop an understanding of your higher purpose, you'll find that you start to feel a sense of content you may not have known before. That's because you've learned to focus your thoughts, to embrace gratitude and to understand what matters most to you in life. You're likely to feel a sense of peace and optimism to guide your daily activities in a way that leads you to personal fulfillment.

These are just some of the main benefits of living a more spiritual life. I'm excited for you as you begin your journey to discovering more of the personal advantages that await you!

Lemon: Ally of Thoughtful Pirates

I made a wild claim in yesterday's post that everyone's heard of lavender, but the same is even more true of lemon. The juice of the lemon has been used for centuries to treat and prevent scurvy (hence the reference in the title), but did you know that lemon essential oil supports memory and relaxation? If those pirates diffused the essential oil of lemons, cold pressed from the rind in California and Italy, they would experience clarity of thought and purpose.

Pirate mice would be happy to know (and all of us, by extension) of a 2006 article in Behavioural Brain Research indicating that lemon oil vapor causes an anti-stress effect in mice. And doesn't it make you feel less stressed to know about this article published just yesterday in the journal Reviews on Environmental Health discussed studies of the efficacy of lemon, among other oils, as having antifungal properties for the improvement of indoor air quality?

A quick note, though–pirates using lemon essential oil should be aware that it can cause possible sun sensitivity, and should avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

Here's Young Living's instructions for use of Lemon and Lemon Vitality:

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 1 drop of V-6™ or olive oil and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Internally: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily.

Fun fact: It takes 3,000 lemons to produce 1 kilo of oil! That's 35.274 ounces to you and me!

And just in time for Halloween, here's a scrumptious recipe from Young Living using Lemon:

Young Living Healthy Halloween Treat with Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Nutmeg Essential Oils


Young Living Healthy Halloween Treat with Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, and Nutmeg Essential Oils


  • Combine apple cider, orange slices, and essential oils in a large pot and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or more.
  • Discard orange slices.
  • Serve warm. Add 1–2 cinnamon sticks to individual cups when serving.

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