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How to Be Spiritual Without Meditating

May 3, 2012
By Guest Blogger
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I don’t meditate.

I know, I know. I’ve read everything you’ve read about meditation. It’s good for your health, it helps with manifestation, it keeps you young, it enhances your intuition, it increases creativity and productivity … the list of positive benefits is endless, right? And according to our beloved Kris Carr, it’s a prerequisite for Crazy Sexy success!

Ouch. Am I in trouble?

I’ve tried meditation. Yes, I have! While it was supposed to reduce my stress, I found the results to be just the opposite. I did it so wrong so many times that I gave myself quite the head trip. Furthermore, on the days I didn’t try meditating (which were many), I felt guilty. Oh, I thought, if I could just manage that five minutes a day, my life would be completely transformed for the better!

But I couldn’t.

And it wasn’t.

Not one to be deterred, I continued my search for the transformation I was seeking, and, ever so fortunately, I found it.

It all started in a class (a meditation class, might I add!), where I overheard two women speaking about a book that they enjoyed. The title of the book caught my attention, and I mosyed (butted?) my way into their conversation.

“What’s that you say?” I asked.

They gave me the scoop, and what happened next was a long story I’ll make short: I bought the book, called the author, hired her as my life coach, flew to Vermont and spent three transformative days in retreat with her and her husband, twice, I broke through writer’s block after 10 years of trying to do so, worked through a ton of emotional stuff, yada yada yada.

What’s more, I learned all about my past lives and that I have spent multiple lifetimes in meditation. Further, I learned that when we have experienced something enough over the course of many lifetimes, we don’t need to come back and repeat it again. We’re supposed to do some new things. Switch it up.

That means I don’t have to keep pushing myself to meditate anymore.

That might not be the case for you, but there is one more extremely important thing I learned by going through this process, and this one does pertain to you.

I learned about my Soul.

I actually met my Soul (well, ahem, that was in a meditation). I saw what my Soul looked like and I found out its name. I learned what my Soul’s personality is like (yes, our Souls have a personality!). I even learned all about what my Soul brought me into this lifetime to do … aka, my Soul Mission.

Additionally, I learned about Soul/Personality Integration. What that means is I learned how to integrate my Soul’s personality with my own personality in order to become uber-connected at all times.

Whether I’m working, playing, exercising, hanging out, sleeping … you name it. I am in touch with my Soul at every moment, every single day of my life, without meditating.

How can you do that too? I will give you my very top tip, the easiest and simplest one of them all.

Talk to your Soul.

That’s right, just talk to It.

Start asking your Soul questions. You can simply say, “Hi, Soul. What’s your name?” And wait for your answer to come to you intuitively. It may not come to you immediately, but it will come to you, alright.

You can say, “Hey Soul, I need some assistance here. Can you please help me figure this out?” Your help will be on the way, I guarantee it.

You might also say, “I don’t know how to do this, Soul! Will you please do this for me?” Sometimes you can just put things right into your Soul’s capable hands. I do it all the time!

Your Soul is God. It’s a piece of God within you. When you connect with your Soul, there’s a heck of a lot of power that comes along with that.

Guess what else? Your Soul actually wants to connect with you. It wants to be known! It wants you to talk to it and ask it for help. It very much wants to be a part of your life.

And here’s the bonus (at least it was for me): Your Soul is not going to hold you to a strict meditation practice in order to be in a relationship with you. You can be a non-meditator and also be completely soulful.

Try this and see for yourself. It’s utterly mind-blowing, really. Once you get hooked, you’ll never turn back.

As for all those other health benefits you might miss out on by not meditating? Well, for that, I’m relying on green juice.

Kim Patron is a writer, online life coach and soul mission astrologer. To learn more about your Soul, your Soul Mission and Soul/Personality Integration, visit her website at soulestialservices.com.

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22 responses to How to Be Spiritual Without Meditating
  1. Hi, I’m just wondering what book you’ve read that transformed your life.. Namaste! :)

  2. what is the name of that super impactful book???

  3. Layla said on May 3, 2012

    What is the name of that book, please?!

  4. MJ said on May 3, 2012

    Kim, you will surely laugh your butt off when you find out that my meditation website is called 5minutestoabetterworld.com!! What a great article! Thank you for sharing. And here’s the thing — you DID find your way to ‘meditate’ — you found and are finding your own perfect ways to connect to your Soul, your Best Self, etc. For me, my daily meditation is 20 minutes of dancing to certain songs! And no one can tell me that I’m ‘meditating wrong’ because I know that I’m my own best resource. There is no wrong way to meditate, it’s just finding a regular practice of ANYTHING that makes you feel anywhere from neutral to awesome. I’m also very curious about the name of that book!! Will you share with us?

  5. Angel said on May 3, 2012

    Yeah, what is the title of the book you mention? Great article! I really appreciate the way you give the reader tips on connecting w our souls! Thank you!

  6. I loved this article!! So true. I too have struggled with meditation and many of my clients also. This is a breath of fresh air. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Everyone is different and the assumption that sitting meditation is for everyone is very…puritanical in nature. As if our answer is everyone’s answer…fundamentalism, really.

    That said…if the point of meditation is to learn constant mindfulness, to learn to immerse yourself in life, then perhaps some of us are meditating more than those who make time to sit?

    I find my most meditative mind when I am doing the thing I was born to do — dancing.

  8. Mary said on May 3, 2012

    LIke everyone else I would love to know the book too! Great blog! I loved it and your site!

    Thanks!

  9. Thank you so much! The book is called “Discovering Your Soul Mission” by Linda Brady & Evan St. Lifer…. it’s great, but I have to say it doesn’t talk a lot about Soul/Personality Integration. I am actually coauthoring an ebook with Linda Brady now (called “Conversations with Linda”) & am selling it through my site (soulestialservices.com) as a chapter series. Chapter 5 (out this month!) is on this very topic of how to connect with your Soul. It’s a good one!

    Re: meditation… yes, I take nature walks! That feels like a meditative practice to me. :)

  10. Oops, forgot to say: “Discovering Your Soul Mission” is out of print, but it is being sold thru Linda Brady’s website at creativechoices.com!

  11. Curious. The previous life consideration is a tough one. It all comes back to the trust of the moment, or the now. I’m happy your article centered around that. Plenty of things to unravel in this life.

  12. Actually, in a way, that’s another form of meditation. :)

  13. Actually, in a way, that’s another form of meditation. :)

  14. Evie said on May 3, 2012

    A teacher of mine defined meditation as “any time you can hold a virtuous wish or mind”. So, for example, if you are standing in line at the grocery and holding compassion for your line-mates (instead of anger, impatience, etc.) then you are meditating. In this way, your whole life becomes a transformative practice.

  15. Thank you for this post! It was great :)

  16. Great post! I’ve been trying to meditate for ages and I go back and forth with it. What a good idea just to ask your soul some questions. Thanks!

  17. Love it! Brilliant idea. I’ve always found “meditation” a little intimidating, and felt like I could never “do it”. But in reality – talking to your soul is like constant meditation. Sounds easy and exactly what I need. Thank YOU!

  18. I also found meditation daunting and unrewarding. But, because of your influence, I have started a relationship with my Soul which provides a feeling of comfort and dependability. It is always there for support and feels like a true, constant friend. I also know what she looks like. Whenever I wonder about her appearance the same image comes into my mind and I can see her smiling at me right now.

    Thank you, Kim.

  19. Yes, when the student is ready the teacher appears. Thank you, Kris Carr & Kim for another way of looking at meditation and connecting with God. I am always looking and seeking answers to my life questions which right now are: “How can I lose Weight ?” and “What is My Life Purpose?” . Maybe I just found my purpose in combining both of these for an answer ! Win / Win !

  20. Yes, when the student is ready the teacher appears. Thank you, Kris Carr & Kim for another way of looking at meditation and connecting with God. I am always looking and seeking answers to my life questions which right now are: “How can I lose Weight ?” and “What is My Life Purpose?” . Maybe I just found my purpose in combining both of these for an answer !? Win / Win ! I have been drinking the Green Juice ! !

  21. Your soul is you. It was in the Bible for thousands of years. Adam came to be a living soul. (Genesis) The soul that is sinning, it itself shall die (Ezekiel 18:5). If you want to be happy, pray — Jesus taught us. (Matthew 6:9-11); God’s holy spirit gives joy and many other good things.(Galations 5:22,23) It’s not a struggle or a mystery. Read your Bible, seriously.

  22. Your soul is you. It was in the Bible for thousands of years. Adam came to be a living soul. (Genesis) The soul that is sinning, it itself shall die (Ezekiel 18:5). If you want to be happy, pray — Jesus taught us. (Matthew 6:9-11); God’s holy spirit gives joy and many other good things.(Galations 5:22,23) It’s not a struggle or a mystery. Read your Bible, seriously.