Spiritual Hungers are our Soul’s yearnings; hungers that every one of us has regardless of who we are or from where we come. Spiritual Hungers exist beneath every emotion and material want. Our Soul yearns to be whole, which is to connect back to God, and in that yearning, we mistakenly look to material desires for that original connection. When we begin to identify our underlying, unfulfilled hungers that are experienced as a gaping hole that we often desperately look to others, to material things, or to more credentials to fill, we become redirected to our own self-care and empowerment.
We become more whole.
Survival and Sense of Existence
Reflection of our Existence
Appreciation of our Existence
Exchange & Connection to Others
Expression of our Existence
Sense of Mattering
Ultimate Union with the Divine
How we might get our Spiritual Hungers met virtually...
- Share something you feel good about having done or accomplished during this stay-at-home time.
- Affirm someone in the room. The other person is a reflection of you. Recognize that that affirmation is an affirmation of you as well. Because, well, it takes one to know one.
- Share something briefly from the heart. If you tend to talk fast, slow it down. If you tend to over-talk, avoid repeating what you said or saying the same thing in a different way (these overcompensation techniques only exacerbate your hunger to exist or to be heard). If you tend to stay quiet, this is your time to be heard.
- Kiss your hands, your shoulders, your knees.
- Hug yourself tightly.
- Genuinely smile as you look at and find gratitude for each person on the screen. before you take your next bite, find gratitude again for your meal.
- Ask someone you know: will you tell me something good about me?
- Come up with your own creative way to connect, affirm, exist, and to matter.
If you are in close physical proximity with others, you can ask them for a hug, to hold your hand, etc.