Rediscovering Your Spiritual Practice: 8 Steps to Finding your Way Back

awakening reflection (blog post) Sep 28, 2023
Swirling purple energy with a centre light to symbolize returning to your spiritual practice

By Dr Shuna Marr

Have you ever felt like life’s whirlwind has pulled you away from your spiritual path? Or perhaps you’re standing at the threshold of a spiritual journey, unsure where to begin. Trust me, I understand how easy it is to lose touch with your practice or to not even know where to start.

After a restful summer break, an illness, a busy time at work or whatever of other life’s demands have shown up to pull you away, it's entirely normal to feel a bit disconnected from your spiritual practice.

But let's not assume that everyone will know what a 'daily spiritual practice' is.  

My first mentor led me to believe that a ‘daily practice’ required an hour of yoga followed by an hour of meditation for it to be worthwhile. I’ve since learned that while this can be great if you’ve the time and inclination to do it, many of us don’t have that luxury.

And to be honest, it's not really necessary, but having this kind of false perception of what constitutes a great daily practice can immobilize us when there’s no way we can possibly fit it into our day.

It can become a ‘barrier to entry’ to getting back into it and we fall into the belief that if we can’t do that then it’s not worth doing.

This ‘all or nothing’ approach can hold us back from getting started  (and I’m pointing no fingers, as this has been me on many occasions).

However, over the years, I’ve learned ways to take a more moderate approach and now believe that ‘done is better than perfect’.

In this blog post I’m going to share some gentle steps to help you find your way back to that sacred space within and offer practical ways to fit it into your day.

Step 1: Set Your Intention

Begin with a heartfelt intention. Remind yourself why your spiritual practice matters to you. This simple act can reignite your inner flame. Some practical ways to do this could be to write it in your journal. Perhaps through painting or creating a picture that connects you. Or just write it on a post-it note and stick it on your fridge door or where you’ll see it.

Step 2: Start Small

One of the biggest hurdles to getting back into a daily practice is the belief that it’s all or nothing. The reality is that there’s no need to rush. Begin with bite-sized sessions, gradually extending them as you regain your rhythm. Find ways to incorporate five minutes here or there.

For example, combine your grounding meditation with your shower. A two minute intention to let the water clear your aura and invite in beautiful energies is better than not doing it at all. Frequent short connections can build up the habit more quickly than trying to do a long one, which doesn't happen.

Step 3: Create Sacred Space

Designate a corner of your home as a sacred space as a reminder of your commitment. I have a special chair that I use for meditation or for connecting with my cards. The energy built up around that space makes it easier to connect in when I sit in it. Make it your intention to sit in this one space daily to do a short meditation or pull a single tarot or oracle card on how best to walk your highest path that day.

Step 4: Breathe Deeply

Breathing is your bridge to the spiritual realm. Try meditation or calming breathing exercises to center yourself. You can do this anywhere. Take a moment in the lift/elevator or even sitting on the loo. Just pause and take a few deep breaths and connect in with your body and while you’re doing it, send yourself some loving kindness too.

Step 5: Grounding

Connect with Mother Earth. Spend time in nature, walk barefoot, or visualize roots growing from your body into the Earth, anchoring you. Take time to sit under a tree at lunchtime or if you can’t get outside, watch some nature videos or listen to some nature sounds like waves, birdsong or the rain. Even connecting with nature through your phone will still tap you into those healing vibes.

Step 6: Journal Your Journey

Keeping a journal to write about your experiences, insights, and the emotions you're navigating is a great way of making connection, especially if it's a gratitude journal. I like to end my day by reflecting on what happened during the day and finding 5 things to be grateful for. It can be as simple as a beautiful flower or a smile from someone you passed in the street. The more you look for things to be grateful for the more you will find. When you find gratitude in the small things, you’ll find many more than five. And as your vibration lifts, you’ll get back more into connection.

Step 7: Explore Guided Meditations

Guided meditations are like a guiding hand on your path. Use them to ease back into your practice, especially when you're feeling adrift. I have created a beautiful 17-minute meditation for you to help you to reconnect to your inner light - you can receive it for free when you sign up to get the free offering below.

 Step 8: Seek Community

Remember, you're not alone on this journey. Reach out to your spiritual community, share your experiences, and draw inspiration from one another. Having a community with whom you can discuss your own struggles, and successes in returning to your practice after a break can be most helpful.


As you embark on this journey back to your spiritual practice, know that it's a personal and unique path. There's no rush, and no need to judge yourself as 'not enough'. Embrace the process, the ebbs and flow and find out what works best for you.

And in doing so, may you find the deep connection, fulfillment, and love you seek. Welcome back to your sacred self.


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