So many people ask: How do you find your spiritual wellness? This is because if spiritual wellness were based upon knowing the right answers in our heads, a lot more people would be spiritually well.
How Do You Find Your Spiritual Wellness
Spiritual wellness is elusive, because for most, the spirit is elusive. This is tragic in a sense, because for Christians, not knowing how to access your spirit means you won’t know how to access your spiritual wellness.
As Christians, it comes down to ONE THING. We have been made righteous by God through Jesus.
And because of him [God] you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 1 Cor 1:30
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Cor 5:17
This means your spirit is washed clean. Made brand new. You ARE spiritually well.
What is Wellness
Wellness is defined as the “state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.”
How do you find your spiritual wellness? Just as you can pursue wellness actively in your mind, body, relationships, and emotions, you can pursue wellness spiritually.
The difference in this pursuit is this. As believers in the true LORD Jesus Christ who came in the flesh, died and rose from the dead for us, ascended into heaven and is coming again, we start out completely spiritually WELL the moment we are washed in the blood, the moment we believe.
That leaves one question: if we are spiritually well the moment we believe in Jesus, how can we pursue wellness? If something is 100%, how can it be added to?
The answer is access. It’s difficult to experience that wellness if you can’t access it. When it comes to spiritual health, the pursuit of wellness is actually the pursuit of being able to access that wellness. Because once you do, you’ll be able to allow your spiritual wellness to begin to heal you in every other area.
Why Spiritual Wellness is Different from Wellness in Other Dimensions
This is different from our experience in every other dimension of our health. We are not 100% well in our bodies, minds, emotions, and relationships. We don’t start from a place of perfect wellness.
In fact, in these areas, we start from a place of brokenness and work toward wellness. This is because we live in a fallen world and our experiences in these dimensions start from a place of imperfection.
What an amazing thing to know that when we have received Jesus into our hearts, we then start from ground zero in our spiritual wellness. We are instantly made 100% well! All the old creature that was our spirit is decimated and we are instantly made perfect and new in the very center of our being.
Once we have been made spiritually well through salvation, we can then start allowing that spiritual wellness to begin to change the other dimensions of our wellness! Our bodies, minds, emotions, and relationships can begin to line up with the wellness that is in the core of our being.
How to Access Your Spiritual Wellness
Accessing your spirit is a skill. It’s much like learning how to ride a bike. A bit wobbly at first, but once you’re riding, you’re doing it. It’s just a matter of getting on the bike.
Accessing your spirit takes practice. You can get on or off the bike. Similarly, you can access your spirit or not. It comes down to learning how to be quiet and still. And finding the place of peace.
On a bike, balance is the place of peace. Spiritually, our Lord is our salvation and our peace. He has made our spirits new. When we find our peace deep down inside, we are tapping into our spirit being.
Dropping Down to Your Spirit
Dennis and Dr. Jen Clark, authors of The Supernatural Power of Peace [If you’d like to order this book, please consider using my affiliate link to Amazon. It’s how I pay some of the expenses for this website.] call this “dropping down.” Meaning, you drop down from your head (mind, soul) to your spirit. It helps when learning how to do this, to close your eyes and place your hand on your belly.
Your born again spirit (your “heart” which has Jesus in it) is found in the core of your being. Not where your physical heart is that pumps blood, but more in the belly region. We know this simply because when we experience peace or anxiety, this happens in the belly region, not in the area of the blood-pumper (AKA heart)!
A simple exercise that the Clarks teach is to simply focus on Jesus and your connection with him inside you and feel the peace. If/when you mind starts to drift to worries of the day, you’ll notice a twinge of mild anxiety in your gut. When you release that fear and allow your focus to drop down again to the peace of your spirit, the anxiety dissipates.
Repeating this exercise will build your ability to drop down to your spirit at any moment.
Making the Connection
Learning how to consistently make the connection with your born-again spirit, which abides in the Life of Jesus Christ, will revolutionize your life. Peace was never meant to be elusive, just as the spirit was not meant to be elusive. It’s only the noise and mental clutter of our culture and lifestyles that drown out the quiet spiritual nature of true Godly Peace.
Spiritual wellness is essentially God’s Peace. How do you find your spiritual wellness? You find your peace. Learning how to abide in peace on a moment by moment, day by day basis is a lifetime pursuit that will pay dividends eternally.
APPLICATION: How Do You Find Your Spiritual Wellness
Simply practice finding your peace. This requires patience and the ability to silence yourself internally. At several intervals throughout the day, meditate on the scripture Isaiah 26:3: “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
As you do so, close your eyes, still your body and your thoughts. Allow yourself to sink into this truth until you find anxieties in your gut dissipate. When thoughts come in that cloud the peace, discipline yourself to come back to the peace.
Exercising your “peace” muscle is accessing your spirit and God’s peace. When we start allowing this peace to rule and spill out into the other key areas of our lives is when we’ll start to experience real healing.