Spirituality for Beginners: 10 Easy Tips to Start Your Journey

Are you curious about spirituality but not sure where to start? Whether you’re seeking inner peace, a closer connection with the universe, or a deeper sense of purpose, I created this guide to spirituality for beginners especially for you. These are my best tips for beginning your spiritual journey, plus my favorite tools, teachers, and practices to help you create a custom spiritual practice that feels like home.

What Is Spirituality?

Spirituality is a broad concept that encompasses a wide range of beliefs and practices. At its core, spirituality involves a search for meaning and purpose in life, and a connection to something greater than oneself. 

This can take many forms, including religious beliefs, meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and more. Ultimately, spirituality is a deeply personal journey that can usher peace, happiness, and fulfillment into your life.

While spirituality is sometimes associated with religion, it doesn’t have to be. Spirituality is a personal and individual experience. It can serve as a compass to guide you toward the very best version of yourself.

Spirituality can help you flow through life’s challenges with more ease, find inner peace, and cultivate a sense of gratitude and compassion. These are the building blocks for manifesting the beautiful life you desire and deserve!

Beginning Your Spiritual Journey

Spirituality can mean different things to different people, but basically, it involves a search for meaning and purpose in life. There are all sorts of different scenarios that can inspire a spiritual awakening:

  • Health scare
  • Divorce or breakup 
  • Entering a new phase of life (college, marriage, becoming an empty nester)
  • Moving to an unfamiliar place
  • A paranormal experience
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Natural curiosity about your spiritual nature 

Whatever has guided you here, know that you have followed your intuition to the right place, and take a moment to honor this beautiful new chapter that you’re about to begin.

Benefits of Having a Spiritual Practice

I can tell you firsthand, having a spiritual practice brings so many benefits into your life. Setting out on your spiritual journey will touch every aspect of your life and change the lens through which you see the world. 

Inviting spirituality into your life can help you feel more connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. It also illuminates your life purpose, reduces anxiety, and can improve your overall well-being. 

Additionally, a spiritual practice can help you develop a greater sense of compassion, gratitude, and forgiveness, which leads to more fulfilling relationships and a deeper sense of inner peace.

10 Tips to Begin Your Spiritual Journey

You can pick and choose from the 10 categories I share below as your next steps (except for #10 – that one is required for your success). 

Do what feels right to you at this moment in time. Your interests will change as you learn and grow more spiritually mature.

1. Set Intentions for Your Spiritual Journey

Before embarking on your spiritual journey, it’s important to set your intentions. This can be as simple as asking yourself what you hope to gain from your spiritual practice.

For example, you may be ready to:

  • Find inner peace
  • Connect with a higher power
  • Strengthen your intuition
  • Gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you 
  • Find more meaning in life
  • Reduce stress and detach from drama
  • Break old cycles that don’t support you

When you know exactly what your goals are, it’ll be easier to create a spiritual practice that’s perfect for you. If you feel guided, write about your expectations for your spiritual practice in your manifesting journal.

Once you have a clear intention, you can begin to explore different spiritual practices and find the ones that resonate with you. Remember, your spiritual journey is unique to you, so there’s no right or wrong way to approach it!

woman sitting at a table holding a phone and a pen

Take some time consider what you want from your spiritual practice and journal your thoughts. 💛

2. Start a Daily Meditation Practice

Meditation is such a powerful tool for connecting with your inner self and finding peace. I strongly suggest you try working meditation into your daily routine.  

It can help reduce your stress, improve focus and concentration, and increase feelings of happiness and well-being. 

Starting a daily meditation practice can sound daunting, but I promise you can do it. Your meditation practice can be as short as 5 minutes per day. Here are the basic steps to meditate:

  • Find a quiet and comfortable space where you won’t be disturbed. 
  • Sit or lay in any position that’s comfortable 
  • Close your eyes 
  • Focus on your breath or repeat a spiritual affirmation
  • Allow any thoughts to come and go without judgment 

Start with just a few minutes a day and gradually increase the time as you become more comfortable with the practice.

If that sounds like too much, try this instead: take a moment every day to clear your mind for the length of one full cycle of breath: close your eyes, inhale deeply and then exhale for a long as you can. I guarantee you’ll feel more peaceful and relaxed.

One last tip: there are tons of free guided meditations on Insight Timer – you can download the app for free. I listen to sleep stories by Michelle’s Sanctuary or Sleep and Sorcery almost every night.

cross-legged woman meditating on yoga mat next to dog

You can meditate cross-legged, lying down, or anywhere that feels comfortable for you. Pets make wonderful companions during meditation. They’ll meditate with you! 💛

3. Connect with Nature

Do you have a natural connection with animals and the elements? Lean into that as you explore your spiritual path. Spending time with nature and animals raises your vibration and helps you to heal yourself on all levels.  

Connecting with nature can also help you feel more grounded and at home in your world. Take a walk in the park, go for a hike, or simply sit outside and enjoy the beauty of the pnatural world. 

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Practice mindfulness as you’re spending time in nature by focusing on what you can gather with your 5 senses. Keeping yourself focused on the present will raise your vibration and will open you up to divine guidance.

woman wearing backpack walking through a meadow

Breathing fresh air and connecting with nature is a simple yet powerful way to encourage spiritual awareness. Invite your spirit team to be with you as you enjoy your outdoor time.💛

4. Read Spiritual Books + Teachings

There are so many wonderful spiritual teachers out there for you to choose from. But it’s important for you to find spiritual leaders that speak to your soul.   

Reading spiritual books and teachings is a great way to deepen your understanding of spirituality and gain new insights. Choose books that resonate with you and your beliefs, and take the time to read and reflect on them. 

If you’re still exploring spiritual teachings, then the best tip I can give you is to sign up for Amazon’s free Audible Trial. During your trial you can access tons of spiritual books for free! Then, can buy your favorites once you figure out what suits you.

I cherish my collection of spiritual books; I return to them again and again for comfort and clarity. You will find your favorites, too! Start with this post: 11 Best Spiritual Awakening Books You Can Read for Free  

Here are some of the most beloved, modern day spiritual teachers:

  • Esther/Abraham Hicks is my personal favorite. She teaches about the law of attraction, which is a universal principle that tells us we create our own life experiences based on our dominant thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. This is an incredibly empowering concept once you grasp it – understanding the law of attraction has literally changed my life in so many amazing ways. These Abraham Hicks quotes are the perfect place to start.
  • Louise Hay is an inspiration to so many in the spiritual community, myself included. She is best known for her book, You Can Heal Your Life. This book is like a therapy session, I’m telling you! It is so soothing and uplifting because Louise teachings are built on self-love. Her personal story of how she healed herself from cancer is so inspirational (she shares it in the book).
  • Wayne Dyer lived by the philosophy that you should ‘give the world what you want to receive’. His bestselling book, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life helps you to apply ancient wisdom to the modern world. His energy is loving and kind.

Listen to these book for free with an Audible trial!

Those are my top 3 spiritual teachers who are perfect when you’re new to your spiritual path. Even though I’ve been teaching and practicing spiritual self-care myself for years, I still prefer the simple, grounded energy of Hicks, Hay, and Dyer.

Other teachers like Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle and Ram Dass are wonderful too, but they’re more philosophical in nature, and I consider them to be more advanced. But everyone is different, so let your own guidance lead the way.

5. Focus on Chakra Healing

You are an energetic being! That’s one basic spiritual truth that you’re obviously already aware of, since you found your way here. Your energetic body has 7 main energy centers known as chakras. Each one is home to certain beliefs and experiences that make you who you are.  

By focusing on these energy centers and using techniques reiki, meditation, yoga, and crystals, you can bring yourself healing on all levels. 

So now take a look at this list below; which chakra is calling you toward healing and expansion? I have posts on each one, so use your intuition to explore ways to bring balance to the areas where you need the most loving care:

  • Crown – spiritual growth  
  • Third Eye – intuition and clarity
  • Throat – authentic self-expression
  • Heart – forgiveness and love
  • Solar Plexusconfidence and self-worth
  • Sacralpassion and creativity
  • Root – belonging and security 
woman receiving reiki healing

Have you ever had a reiki session? As a reiki master myself, I like to describe it as a massage for your soul. Your practitioner will balance your chakras, and share any impressions they receive as they work in your energy field. Reiki healing is both gentle and profound at the same time. So if you can find a skilled practitioner you feel comfortable with, you can work together toward deep healing, awareness, and spiritual connection. 💛

6. Seek Out a Like-Minded Community

Finding a community of like-minded individuals can be a powerful way to support your spiritual journey. 

For starters, you’ve already found me! You can always come back to this site whenever you need guidance, uplifting, or comfort. I publish new posts every week to support your path.

You can also look for local meditation groups, yoga classes, reiki shares (I met a lot of beautiful people this way), or other online communities that share your beliefs and values. 

Being part of a community can provide a sense of belonging and connection, as well as opportunities to learn from others and share your own experiences. Look for local groups or online forums that align with your spiritual interests and goals, and don’t be afraid to reach out and connect with others!

3 women sitting cross-legged doing an arm stretch

Yoga class is a great place to connect with other spiritually aware people. Plus, yoga studios often hold workshops and events for you to learn about other spiritual practices. I got my start as a reiki practitioner in a yoga studio! 💛

7. Practice Mindfulness Everyday

Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment and fully engaged with your surroundings. It can help you reduce stress, improve focus, and cultivate a sense of inner peace. 

Many spiritual leaders throughout time have shared the message that a joyful life comes from being focused on the ‘now’. So being more mindful is a simple yet powerful way to invite more spirituality into your life.

Wherever you are, be there totally.

Eckhart Tolle

An easy way to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine is to practice it while you’re doing your everyday tasks. For example, try giving mealtime your full attention from start to finish. Stay focused on what you’re while you’re preparing your meal. Then keep all your awareness on how your food tastes while you’re eating. 

Observing yourself while doing small tasks will keep your thoughts anchored to the present, which inspires calm and raises your vibration.

8. Explore Spiritual Healing Tools + Practices

You can pick and choose which spiritual tools and methods work for you. Here are some items to explore that can greatly enhance your spiritual practice:

Reiki, as I mentioned above, is a form of energy healing that balances your chakras and promotes self-awareness. It’s physically and emotionally soothing, and can help to enhance your natural intuition.

Crystals are high vibrational formations that help to amplify your intentions. No matter what you’re focused on manifesting, there is a crystal to support you. These crystals for self-love are the perfect companions for your spiritual journey.

EFT (emotional freedom technique) or tapping, is best for soothing physical pain and discomfort. It’s a way of releasing stuck energy in your body so that you can heal.

Oracle Cards using oracle cards is a fun and easy way to connect with your spirit team and become more self-aware. Here’s a list of my favorite oracle card decks, including the best decks for beginners. You can pull a card for yourself each day as part of your self-care practice. Or, you can follow me on Instagram @thehavenshoppe – I pull a card for my followers every day.

Change In The Wind oracle card from Wisdom of the Oracle deck

I just pulled this card for you: A Change in the Wind. How perfect to begin your spiritual journey! What comes to mind for you as you consider upcoming changes? What would you like to do differently? 💛

Sound Healing is an incredibly soothing way to raise your vibration. You can listen to healing sounds or use a singing bowl to do your own sound healing.

Essential Oils are such powerful tools for your spiritual practice, because there is a powerful connection between your emotions and sense of smell. Here are some of my favorite essential oils for manifesting that will support your intentions beautifully.

Align with Lunar Cycles to feel more connected to intuition and manifesting power. Did you know each phase of the moon can support your intentions? You can read more about each phase in these posts for new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon.

9. Journal about Your Spiritual Journey

Do you have a manifestation journal? Starting one is the perfect place to begin your spiritual journey. Keeping a journal can be a powerful tool for exploring and reflecting on your spiritual experiences and growth. 

You can use your journal to record your thoughts, feelings, and experiences as you explore different paths and practices. This can help you identify patterns, track your progress, and gain insights into your own spiritual growth. 

Find your perfect manifestation journal! ✨

17 Best Manifesting Journals in 2023: Attract Your Dreams Now

You can also use your journal to set intentions, record your dreams, and explore your beliefs and values. Remember, your journal is a personal space for you to explore and express yourself, so don’t worry about spelling, grammar, or structure. Just let your thoughts flow onto the page.

10. Give Yourself Permission to Make Changes

One of the most important aspects of spirituality is the idea that growth and change are not only possible, but necessary. 

It’s okay to change your beliefs, practices, and even your path as you continue on your spiritual journey. Giving yourself permission to change and evolve can help you avoid feeling stuck or stagnant in your spiritual practice. 

As I’ve said, spirituality is a personal journey and there is no one right way to approach it. Allow yourself the freedom to explore and discover what works best for you.

In addition, you may find yourself outgrowing some relationships, habits, and thought patterns that no longer serve you. 

This is perfectly normal, and a beautiful part of your spiritual evolution. Change can be scary, but it’s an important part of the process for you to manifest the upgrades that you deserve.

If you feel guided, you can do a cord cutting ceremony to call your energy home.

List of 10 tips for spiritual beginners

Frequently Asked Questions

I hope you found this list of tips on spirituality for beginners helpful! Below I’m answering some of the most frequently asked questions from spiritual seekers. If you have more questions, please feel free to drop it in the comments at the bottom of this post.

How To Start Learning About Spirituality

The first step to learning about spirituality is to have an open mind and a willingness to explore new ideas and beliefs.

Start by reading books on spiritual awakening that call to you, attending spiritual events or workshops, and connecting with like-minded individuals. 

Meditation and mindfulness practices can also help you connect with your inner self and begin to explore your spirituality. Remember, your spiritual journey is unique to you! So take your time, have fun, and follow your curiosities and interests to find what resonates with you.

How To Practice Spirituality

There are many ways to practice spirituality, and it can look different for everyone. So don’t worry, you can’t get this wrong! Start by exploring some common practices like meditation, prayer, yoga, journaling, and spending time in nature.

It’s important to find what works for you and to make it a regular part of your routine. Remember, spirituality is about connecting with your inner self and finding meaning and purpose in life. So, give yourself permission to explore and discover what brings you the most peace and fulfillment.

How To Cultivate a Spiritual Mindset

Developing a positive and open attitude is an important part of cultivating a spiritual mindset. This can be achieved through practices such as meditation, gratitude, and self-reflection

Meditation helps to quiet the mind and cultivate inner peace, while gratitude helps to shift our focus towards the positive aspects of our lives. Self-reflection allows you to examine your thoughts and behaviors, and make positive changes towards personal growth.

By incorporating these practices into your daily life, you can develop a more positive and open attitude towards yourself and the world around you.

How To Maintain a Consistent Spiritual Practice

Integrating spirituality into your daily life can be challenging, but it’s important to maintain a consistent practice in order to reap the benefits. 

One way to do this is to set aside a specific time each day for your favorite spiritual practice, whether it’s meditation at bedtime, yoga class for self-care, or making your bed each morning to practice mindfulness. 

Also, it’s helpful to create a dedicated space for your practice, such as a quiet corner of your home or a peaceful outdoor area. 

Additionally, finding a community of like-minded individuals can provide support and encouragement in maintaining your spiritual practice. Remember, consistency is key in developing a strong spiritual mindset.

How To Choose the Right Practice for You

With so many different spiritual practices to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. The key is to find a practice that resonates with you and fits into your lifestyle. Consider your personal beliefs, values, and goals when choosing a practice. 

It’s also important to try different practices and see what works best for you. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance from a spiritual teacher or mentor, and remember that your spiritual path is unique to you.

Remember, you are the only one who gets to decide what spirituality looks like for you!

Conclusion

I hope this spirituality for beginners guide helped to inspire your next steps! Plese share this post of you found it helpful, so others can find it.

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Andrea Scalisi

Andrea has been practicing Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot for many years. She is a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master in Central NY, and also holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Andrea loves helping her readers bring more spiritual self-care into their lives.


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