Fruits of the Spirit
About Lesson

No one can dispute the fact that the mind, body and spirit are interconnected, what affects one can easily affect the others as the look after our spirit health.

It’s easy for life to shake you, and this can result in a blow to your spirit health. You may feel like your old habits provide you with better relief. You are a whole being. Within your whole being, there are different aspects that you have to look after.

According to, “Some research shows a connection between your beliefs and your sense of well being. Positive beliefs, comfort, and strength gained from religion, meditation, and prayer can contribute to well being. It may even promote healing. Improving your spiritual health may not cure an illness, but it may help you feel better. It also may prevent some health problems and help you cope better with illness, stress, or death.”

Your physical health matters, as does your emotional health. People don’t have too much difficulty understanding that these are important aspects of self to look after. Yet, just as easily dismiss spirit health. To remain whole and balanced, every aspect of you must be nurtured.

I want you to feel comfortable asking yourself tough questions.

  • What makes you feel complete? What makes you feel connected to the world?
  • When do you feel connected?
  • Where do you draw your inner strength from?
  • When do you feel like your whole self?
  • What gives you inner peace?

These types of questions can help you get to know yourself and move forward in the healing process. It’s just one way that you can serve your spirit health.

Again, it’s important to highlight that spirituality is not the same as religion. While some people find their spirit health in religion, you don’t have to. It’s about finding what works for you. There is no right or wrong answer. For some, it’s communing with nature, for others it’s the hustle and bustle of being surrounded by family and friends.

It could be volunteering, practicing gratitude or religion. That’s just to start. There is more to do and more value that comes from nurturing your spirit. First, let’s look at the sum of your parts.

How To Know If You Are Spiritually Healthy

If you are not sure if your spiritual health is keeping you from achieving inner peace, ask yourself these questions.

  • Do I consider my life to be my own making and choosing?
  • Do I live my life and feel as though I am living my purpose?
  • Do you realize that any judgements you make of others are connected to your won self-acceptance?
  • Do you fully express yourself with others without fear of judgement?
  • Do you embrace that all decisions in life are learning opportunities so that none can be ‘good’ or ‘bad’?
  • Do you always feel in control of your emotions?
  • Do you enjoy being alone when the opportunity presents itself?
  • Do you find moments each day to focus on yourself, to play, and to dream?
  • Do you feel confident and comfortable with sharing your desires and needs with others?
  • Do you feel comfortable serving relationships that no longer benefit you while understanding that they served a purpose in your life?
  • Do you trust your own intuition and feel comfortable acting upon it?

These are just some of the many indicators of spiritual  health that can contribute to finding inner peace. Once you feel comfortable and confident answering these types of questions in the affirmative, you will be on a path that leads to more calmness and serenity in your life.