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Some types of spiritual practices and methods:

 

self awareness; Observing one's thoughts, feelings and the effects of one's actions leads to greater self knowledge and integration.

 

inner listening; Living by attunement to an inner felt sense and trust in this guidance.

 

love; Love leads us out of a narrow sense to self to embrace a larger experience of life.

 

nonviolence; Choosing to be nonviolent in thought, work and action, and to avoid killing or hurting other humans or animals leads to closer spiritual connection with all life.

 

service, duty; Doing one's duty for a larger good. Good acts.

 

surrender; Surrender to a higher will as felt or proscribed by one's faith resulting in increased acceptance, allowing and detachment in everyday matters.

 

honesty; The truth is a spiritual path. The continual effort to be authentic uncovers and integrates heretofore unconscious aspects of one's self.

 

visualization, imagination; Creating images, symbols, narratives or themes that can act as a focal point for inspiration and spiritual information.

 

prayer, invocation; Opening to and invoking inspiration, guidance and support from spiritual levels.

 

meditation; Different kinds of meditation aim at quieting the mind and emotions and experiencing deeper aspects of the self. Meditation can be of: a sound, image, idea, guru, question, or formless.

 

worship; Acts of religious devotion and adulation of deity(s).

 

diet and physical regimes; Vegetarianism or physical disciplines, fasting, some martial arts, exercise are believed to be helpful.

 

dreams; Using the information, images or insights in dreams for self knowledge or guidance.

 

ritual; Through ritual such as sweat lodge, fasting, hypnosis, tantra, mantras, devotional chants and songs, sacraments, etc., aimed at inducing spiritual states of consciousness.

 

yoga; These are different kinds of proscribed activities aimed at union or integration of the person with the transpersonal self - hatha, karma, bhakti, jnana, raja, laya, agni, etc.

 

art, creativity; Creative self expression through art and music can facilitate integration of unconscious and spiritual aspects of one's self.

 

psychotherapy; Exploring one's conscious and unconscious to process, understand and integrate aspects of the self.

 

process work; Amplifying and unfolding body symptoms, discordant feelings or thoughts to integrate unconscious information.

 

movement; Utilizing sacred dance, Qigong, Subud, Tai Chi or similar, to affect deeper spiritual states.

 

divination tools; Using oracles like the I Ching, Tarot or Runes to access unconscious knowledge.

 

drugs; As a result of psychedelic drug use various spiritual and altered states can be induced.