My spiritual blog, Jeanne Nangle Soul Coach started because of my fascination with the soul.
Because the soul holds the blueprint for your life.
And, loving the deep and true part of yourself is the ultimate in self-love, self-honesty, and self-compassion.
Jeanne Nangle Soul Coach: Spiritual Blog
Here are four pillars in my blog on spirituality and self-love.
Spiritual Blog: 4 Pillars
My spiritual blog, Jeanne Nangle Soul Coach, offers four pillars of spirituality and self-love.
1. Spirituality and Soul
I explore the soul from every possible, life-affirming angle.
Is this because angle rhymes with Nangle?
Anyway, here’s my definition of the soul… after over 25 years of studying the soul.
Your soul is: eternal, evolving, and the true essence of you. It works with the body and mind it’s been given. The soul is imperfect and struggles. The soul is not the same as the higher self. It holds an outline of your life, a blueprint of your potential.
If you’re interested in a being soulful, it’s a wonderful way to live.
In addition, the soul is designed to heal. It’s one of the purposes of your life is to heal your life.
Also, the soul is communicating with you all of the time and is your authentic self.
Soul searching reveals the many miracles in your life and will help you go deeper into answering this question: What in the heck am I doing here?
Body spirituality refers to the body being temporary, while the soul and spirit are eternal.
Focusing on what is good in your life and daily meditation helps you access spiritual wellbeing and spiritual awakening. Plus, spiritual blogs can illuminate your path.
The soul versus your spirit
Your spirit is the part of you that looks up at the clouds and wonders what’s on the other side of that.
While, your soul executes the work in the real world.
The spirit is like a five-year-old kid who believes she can do anything.
While the soul struggles a bit and is imperfect.
Here’s how the soul experiences life versus your spirit.
A real life example
Five years ago, I got the idea to switch from life coaching to soul coaching. It was an idea that popped into my head and wouldn’t let go.
This kind of thing is often spiritual guidance.
So, I wanted to take my business in a new direction.
To do that… I needed to overcome self-doubt and fear, and express myself honestly. These were lessons for the soul.
However, my spirit didn’t get tangled up in all of that.
My spirit just said, Yes this is where you belong. This is what you’re meant to do.
Actually, my spirit saw everything in a bigger way than I did. For example, my spirit would see me standing in front of thousands of people speaking and would show me that.
My spirit would see me writing all these books that would be great, best sellers even!
It’s like my spirit held up a screen of the biggest scenario for the expression of my soul’s purpose in this life.
2. Positive Vibes and Thinking
I teach this concept in healthcare to reduce burnout and stress.
What does your thinking have to do with spirituality? Everything.
How you think dictates everything in your life! What you believe about yourself, others, and this universe. What you will create. What limits you’ll hold onto… all of it.
Attracting positive energy is part of your spiritual path because higher energy helps you create the life you desire.
If you don’t think you can fulfill your destiny… you won’t.
Furthermore, you can use the power of thought to send positive vibes to someone you love.
3. Self-love and finding Yourself
After my husband passed away 14 years ago, I had to find myself spiritually… and personally.
For a long time afterward I was lost. In hindsight, I realize that I didn’t know who I was in my 30’s and 40’s.
I was definitely hungry for spirituality, and I was on a big self-help binge, but mostly I was soul searching.
I realize now that trying to find yourself again after loss is often a search for self-acceptance and self-love. At least it was for me.
In addition, it’s discovering where you fit into the world. Where do you want to use your talents and gifts?
Ultimately, finding yourself involves uncovering who you are at your core, the soul.
And each soul carries the blueprint for your life.
Since we are products of our childhood, especially early childhood, ages 1 to 5, we have some healing to do.
But, it’s all part of the plan for your soul’s evolution.
To fulfill your soul’s destiny you must find yourself first. It’s a journey of self-knowledge, asking for guidance, facing your doubt and fear, and slowly feeling it all.
Since the universe is energy, including our emotions, we must feel them.
A spiritual life is both personal and connected to a power greater than you, however that may look to YOU!
4. Feel it to Heal it.
Whether it’s healing the body or mind, or spiritual healing that deals more closely with the soul, we must have a way to feel our emotions.
Spiritual Blogs and Websites
When I started my blog years ago, there wasn’t a blog on spirituality that resonated with me.
However, I found many spiritual teachers, followed them, and read their books. Their spiritual energy comes through in all they do.
You can increase your spiritual literacy by reading the books I list below and there are many more I haven’t listed. Spiritual well-being involves putting positive energy into what makes you feel good about yourself.
I cannot emphasize enough how important daily meditation is for connecting with the soul and spirit.
My spiritual awakening happened, hands down, with Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore. His ideas about the soul started my entire spiritual journey.
I talk more about that here… but the way he talked about the soul made me want to know my own.
Plus, he helped me find a new kind of self-love… by having compassion for myself. Mr. Moore writes about having an imagination about all of the pains of our lives.
Instead of seeing our anxiety and sadness as conditions to be removed, look at what the soul is asking us in that situation.
What a life-affirming perspective! You mean instead of judging myself for being so weak I can ask my soul what it needs?
And if falling in love with the soul isn’t enough to fill your cup, it’s time to read about the ego and pain body. Yep, you’ve got to!
The Power of Now and A New Earth are for anyone who realizes that the ego is sucking the joy from their life.
Maybe that’s a new book I could write? Draining joy:(
Mr. Tolle’s work with the ego, the pain body, and experiencing Presence is life-changing, to put it mildly. Certainly, he’s helping us create A New Earth.
My husband and I did a fire walk event with Tony Robbins when we were in our 20s. Tony is both a personal power guru (even though his documentary, I’m not your Guru says otherwise) and teacher.
He teaches us about personal development, personal power, and motivation. Tony connects you to the part of you that can, in a way that’s very spiritual. He speaks to the secret otherness of life without forcing you to choose a term for it.
The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer is absolutely incredible. In this groundbreaking book, Mr. Dyer talks about energy. We live in an energetic universe! This basic concept delivers the clear message: Manage your energy!
Pema’s book, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times was one of the first books I read when I began my personal growth path. Pema is a Buddhist nun who speaks authentically and casually, you feel like you’re talking to an old friend.
As a spiritual seeker, I was drawn to Pema very early on.
Rebecca Rosen is a Spiritual Medium and her book Spirited . She communicates with people who’ve passed on and works to connect the living to the messages their loved ones want to deliver from the other side.
I was guided to Rebecca soon after my husband passed away. In 2013 I saw her at a group reading of about 200 people in San Francisco.
Rebecca’s blog has a lot of fascinating information for your spiritual journey.
David Hawkins uses the tagline: Live your life like a prayer.
David Hawkins is “an internationally renowned spiritual teacher, psychiatrist, physician, researcher, lecturer and developer of the widely-known Map of Consciousness®.”
His best-selling book Power versus Force changed my life. I was drawn to the book in my 30’s when I had no clue what I was reading. But, as spirit has shown me, we will be interested in the things we’re meant to be. Those things are put on our path to help us become who we’re designed to be.
For me, Power versus Force addressed some of the inequities of the human experience in a way I hadn’t heard for. He teaches us about energy fields and attractor patterns. This book planted the seed of an idea that… indeed, the universe is energy.
Care of the Soul introduced me to James Hillman’s book, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling.
The Soul’s Code says that we’re all born with a daimon. (Yes, it’s spelled correctly.)
James Hillman writes, “The soul of each of us is given a unique daimon before we are born, and it has selected an image or pattern that we live on earth. This soul-companion, the daimon, guides us here; in the process of arrival, however, we forget all that took place and believe we come empty into this world. The daimon remembers what is in your image and belongs to your pattern, and therefore your daimon is the carrier of your destiny.”
Anyone who has read Rilke must be transformed by this brilliant poet and writer.
PoetryFoundation.org writes about Rilke that he’s “Widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, Rainer Maria Rilke was unique in his efforts to expand the realm of poetry through new uses of syntax and imagery and in an aesthetic philosophy that rejected Christian precepts and strove to reconcile beauty and suffering, life and death.”
Additionally, Rilke “rejected Christian precepts and strove to reconcile beauty and suffer life and death”.
Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. And his gut-wrenching poem, Pushing Through, walked me through my grief after my husband’s passing.
Definition of Spirit
Spirit is the part of you that soars. It’s connected directly to God/Source/universe and is unlimited.
While the soul is both grounded here on planet Earth and bounces around the cosmos.
The soul has specific things it’s meant to do and it’s also directly connected to God/Source/Universe… whatever your name is for the sacred otherness of life.
Your spirit is the part of you that says, “Come on you can do it.” It’s not the part that struggles. It’s not the part of you with things to learn.
Your spirit feels unlimited. It’s a part of you with a bigger vision for your life.
Spiritual guidance, asking for it regularly, listening, and following it is a big part of self-care believe it or not!
You have an entire spirit team at your disposal to help you find joy, inner strength, and fulfill your destiny.
Comfort is one reason we need spirituality. The other reason a spiritual path is important is because we wonder… what is my role here?
To truly know yourself and your role in this world… you must be connected to your sense of spirit and your soul.
They’re two different parts of you.
Daily meditation helps you connect with both in everyday life. It’s part of a spiritual wellness ritual.
Spiritual Journey Final Thoughts
If you’re interested in blogs on spirituality or a soulful, spiritual blog because you want to lead a more soulful life, good for you.
Spiritual practice is a regular part of spiritual life.
Possibly, you’re at the beginning of your own spiritual growth journey, that’s OK!!
Or, maybe you’re interested in spiritual blogs because you want personal growth, personal development, and a happy, peaceful life.
Regardless of the reason, I’m glad you’re here!