self-development & spiritual growth

We live in a world that breathes competition. In fact, we try so hard to keep up with its demands that we barely have time to really evaluate the things that matter to us. This is why self-development has never been more important than today.

 

In its essence, self-development is about taking a conscious evolution towards becoming a better person. To get to this goal, you must grow physically, mentally and spiritually. It is a journey that you must take, especially if you want to experience a new and more meaningful life.

 

 

Path to Spiritual Growth

 

The first and probably most important step to self-development is through spiritual growth. It is a journey that allows you to open up your heart and mind to the possibility of improving your life by changing your beliefs.

 

It’s about gaining an appreciation of what you already have and focusing on a better life purpose rather than living a life on material beliefs.

 

Contrary to what most believe, spiritual growth doesn’t have to mean being religious. Finding spirituality is, after all, a unique journey for each person and can only be done with the help of other people and several resources.

 

 

Path to Mental Growth

 

In such a highly demanding and fast-paced world, a lot of people break down because they don’t have the necessary tools to take control of their emotions, manage their relationships and maintain a positive perspective in life.

 

This is why mental growth is highly lauded in psychology because it allows people to enjoy life and avoid or manage the most common mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

 

One of the best ways to achieve mental growth is to strengthen the mind. According to a study in Boston.com suggests that developing “a new skill” and participating in a “steady activity” are some of the ways to help develop and strengthen the mind. It also helps to “replace negative thoughts with productive thoughts,” according to a Forbes article entitled “5 Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength.”

 

 

Path to Physical Growth

 

The connection between mental and spiritual growth is further strengthened with the help of physical growth. In fact, they are so intertwined that one improves the benefits of the other and the lack of one may affect the overall result.

 

For instance, the desire to grow physically begins with the mind and the result of your physical efforts will depend on your attitude towards achieving your goal.

 

The first step towards achieving physical growth is knowing exactly what you want to achieve. Having a sense of direction will ultimately lead you to success.

 

Begin by defining wellness and what it means for you as a person. Each journey to physical growth is unique, so it makes perfect sense to understand what wellness path you want to take.

 

 

Self-development is a Journey Worth Taking

 

At the end of the day, the journey to self-development is something that should consciously be taken by everyone. After all, it’s only after we develop ourselves that we truly live the best life.

 

cosmic art

Astrology has always been a fascinating subject for many people around the world.

 

From cosmic art to horoscopes, the curiosity for what the stars and the phases of the moon has to say about the future has made astrology one of the most studied topics today.

 

But what exactly are the phases of the moon and how does it affect us?

 

 

New Moon, New Beginnings

 

The new moon is significant in astrology and all its aspects including cosmic art. This is a time when the sun and moon are on the same sign, which marks a time to make a mark in your life and re-evaluate your lifestyle choices.

 

The new moon is the perfect opportunity to make changes that reflect your pursuit of happiness.

 

 

Crescent Moon, Taking Charge

 

It is a time when the moon is halfway between the new and first quarter, and the crescent moon also marks the sprouting of new life.

 

With the new beginning taking place during the new moon phase, the crescent moon is the time to take charge, to actualize new objectives and get rid of the old ways to reach your goals.

 

 

First Quarter Moon, Building Foundations

 

With the moon waxing and the sun being square, it is time for great growth. During this time, you begin to build the foundation for your future and you work harder than ever to achieve your goals even if you are faced with huge challenges along the way.

 

 

Gibbous Moon, Reaping the Rewards

 

The gibbous moon is the time when the moon is halfway between the first quarter and full moon. This season signifies the beginning of your accomplishments when you slowly reap the rewards of your labor. As a result, you will be more inspired to keep on building the foundation of your dreams and break the status quo even further.

 

 

Full Moon, Clear Views

 

The time arrives when the moon and sun are in complete opposition to each other and it symbolizes your complete awareness of the effect of your work on the people around you.

 

Everything is becoming clear and you know exactly what you want but you’re still willing to accept the influences of those around you.

 

 

Disseminating Moon, Shedding Light

 

Just when the moon is starting to disappear halfway between the full and last quarter, you will find your purpose to shed light on others. You will finally see the fruit of your labor and realize your cycle coming into a full circle.

 

 

Last Quarter Moon, Breaking Down

 

As the moon starts to wane and the sun becomes square, you will also start to see the beginning of the end of your cycle. You have already harvested the fruit of your hard work and you are now ready to break down the old structure to make way for the new one.

 

 

Balsamic Moon, Coming Out

 

Finally, there is the balsamic moon, which is the time between the last quarter and the new moon. This is the signal of maturity where you now feel a bit of alienation from the existing social structure around you. You would want to make it on your own and you’re ready to come out stronger than ever.