It’s unnerving to experience a dark period of doubt and skepticism, especially if you’re a spiritual person. It’s like getting lost in a deep forest – so confusing! If you’re currently struggling with spiritual uncertainty, these tips can help you deal with it, while also give you some much-needed comfort along the way.
Everyone Has Doubts Sometimes
Spirituality covers all religions and belief systems. You can have faith in God, other deities, angels, spirit guides, Ayurvedic wisdom, an abundant universe, energetic healing systems, etc. Your faith in any of these things is based on your conviction that they’re true.
Unfortunately, today’s secular world challenges this kind of faith at every turn. And your beliefs can look weak against the political and social backdrops that bring pain to our planet. With all the trouble going on in the world, it’s easy to start questioning your beliefs.
Even though spiritual doubts are uncomfortable, you can take comfort knowing that many people experience uncertainty from time to time. And it doesn’t mean you’re unfaithful or a failure! What’s more, you can actually turn this negative experience into a positive one, and use this time to create room for faith again.
Make an Intention to Believe
Do you want to be skeptical? Most of us would probably say, “No way!” But sometimes, we unconsciously hold onto painful experiences. So, make a clear intention that you want to be free of doubt. It’s a powerful first step!
Connect to Your Source
Who or what is your divine source? It’s known by many names: God, Krishna, the Tao, etc. But who is yours? Even though these divine sources are unfathomable, they are always personally present to you, and you have access to them.
Reignite Your Spiritual Practice
A spiritual drought might not seem like the right time to enkindle your spiritual practice, but committing to a routine can give you hope while you explore your doubts. Try to compassionately return to rituals that resonate with you. And be patient with yourself as you engage with them.
It’s important to make time for quiet meditation, prayer, and journaling. And when you’re doing these activities, don’t be afraid to express doubt, or to ask questions to your divine source. You can always interact with the Divine.
When you ask tough questions, you come to know what you believe and why. By digging deeper, you can actually develop a stronger faith and conviction than you ever had before – something you wouldn’t have if you never experienced a dark night of the soul.
Return to the Spirit Through Nature
Another wonderful way to commune with the divine is to immerse yourself in the physical, natural world. When you experience awe for Mother Nature and her beauties, you can rekindle a feeling of wonder. And this is a great portal into the spirit.
Spiritual uncertainty can be challenging, but these steps can help you feel comfort and peace during these difficult times.