If you are deep into spirituality then there is always a mystery of how one can stay connected to God? or how one can develop a deep spiritual connection with God?
No matter if you follow traditional religion or modern practices of mindfulness and spirituality, it also doesn’t matter if you are a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, etc.
The ways which I have listed in this article, will help you to build a deep spiritual connection with God and also, feel more connected to him.
So, let’s get started with our 6 ways by the help of which you will become spiritually connected with God.
Here Are 6 Ways To Become Spiritually Connected With God
The first thing which I do to build my connection with God is to chant. This is the first and most important thing which I will suggest you to try.
Chanting any mantra or even your beloved God’s name can help you in practicing other things like remembering God every time, or meditations, etc.
Many types of research suggested that chanting OM or other chanting mantras causes vibrations in the body which helps in curing some symptoms of depressions, epilepsy and affects the brain.
Many studies have been done on Buddhist monks who practiced Buddhist chanting for years and it was found that chanting was accompanied by spiritual feelings of bliss and calmness. Which in turn, causes deep spiritual connections with the universe and the divine.
There was also a study which was done on patients suffering from PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Insomnia in 2018.
In this study, it was found that when they practiced chanting of sacred Mantras, 75% of the patients felt some meaningful changes and a reduction in Insomnia. So, if you are a beginner who is trying to make his/her relationship and connection with God spiritually, then chanting is the first step on your journey.
2. Connect With God In Prayer
The next step which is the most basic yet important step in becoming more spiritually aware, you must pray. Praying with faith and assurance that God will listen to you not only builds trust but also intensify the burning fire of connection with God which is burning inside you.
“For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.” – Saint Teresa of Avila
But how praying helps in spirituality?
Though modern practitioners of spiritual awakening do not rely on prayers as they do focus on mindfulness, meditation, yoga, etc, traditional practitioners believed that prayer makes them feel closer to God.
In a study of 2009, Researcher Ellen G. Levine carried a study on the benefits of prayer on mood and well-being, and he found that prayer is related to many people’s moods and quality of life. His study found that praying helped people in coping with hardships of life, enhancing their mood, and even in fighting cancer.In a similar study on women, they found, women realized more comfort in prayer, felt closer to God, and felt more compassion and forgiveness.
But how these small benefits will help you in connecting with God?
Though you may find these benefits small and unrelatable to your spiritual journey.
But these benefits which prayer, chanting, or other small activities of devotion possess will help you in being safe from emotional and mental exhaustion. Which indirectly helps you in becoming spiritually connected and aware of the divine without being distracted.
3. Get Connected With God Through Meditation
Meditation, something which is popular for its hundreds of spiritual benefits. But what makes meditation such a powerful tool for God’s realization, connection, and spiritual growth?
The thing is, in meditation, one sits in a comfortable position with a goal to observe his thoughts without being consumed by them, in order to find peace, and increase focus. Therefore, when there is peace and focus, one can easily excel in his/her journey of connecting with God.
When you ask God to show you the right path, the way to reach him, he always listens to us but you cannot pour tea into a filled cup. In the same way, a mind consumed with millions of thoughts, fears, and conclusions cannot fetch the signs which God sends us.
“Spiritual meditation is the pathway to Divinity. It is a mystic ladder which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to Truth, from pain to peace.” – James Allen
In order to build a strong spiritual connection with the divine one must have a sheer focus on the goal of attaining the lord and that’s where meditation plays a crucial role.
Simple Steps To Meditate In Order To Become Spiritually Connected With God
- Find a quiet place(with practice you can do your meditation at any place no matter if its quiet or not)
- Sit in a comfortable position.
- Take 1-3 deep breaths.
- Now start breathing consciously by focusing on inhalation and exhalation(chaos of thoughts in your brain is normal, just ignore them).
- While you focus on your breath, there will be thousands of thoughts that will come but just observe them and let them slide away like a slideshow.
- Meditate for 5 mins at least, there is no maximum limit.
- Now, after you meditate, join your hands and pray to God, talk to him like a friend. Ask him to guide you on your journey of getting spiritually connected with God.
- That’s all you have to do.
Do this every day. Initially, you will not find results, but with time and devotion you will.
4. Always Remember God While Doing Your Chores For Better Spiritual Connection
From chanting to meditating, you gradually notice that you are remembering God while doing your chores throughout your day.
If it’s not the case then, the best thing you can do is trying to remember him before doing anything. Even if you are washing dishes, or cooking food, remember him. Offer him your every work and that will make you feel closer to God.
There is a beautiful quote by Kabir Das which says, “The essence of life is in remembering God.”
One can easily remember God in his good times, but one can only remember him every time when he/she unites with him, gets devoted to him, and surrenders his/her life to him. Connection with God does not mean you will awaken your third eye or will become a Buddha.
Connection means a bond, a bond which is most real, which is not based on conditions and expectations. In such a bond, one cannot find himself away from God.
So, if you want to become deeply connected to that one divine being, remember him and keep him by your side every time.
5. Study Your Holy Text
Studying holy texts like Bible, Gita, Quran, Guru Granth Sahib, etc, helps us to understand God at a deeper level. When one reads the holy texts, his mind becomes calmer, and it also increases faith in human hearts.
You will also understand how one can attain God, or what God wants from us, or how one can connect with God, all the answers lie in the holy textbooks.
For example, this is what the different holy texts say about becoming spiritually connected with God:
Bible: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).
Bhagavad Gita: “Great transcendental happiness comes to the yogi whose mind is calm, whose passions are subdued, who is without sin, and who sees everything in connection with God. The self-controlled yogi, thus uniting the self with God, becomes free from material contamination, and being in constant touch with the Supreme, achieves the highest state of perfect happiness. The true yogis, uniting their consciousness with God, see with equal eye, all living beings in God and God in all living beings.”
Quran: “And when (O Messenger) My servants ask you about Me, then surely I am near: I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he prays to Me.”
Guru Granth Sahib: “This human body has been given to you. This is your chance to meet the Lord of the Universe.” – SGGS. Ang 12
6. Have Faith That He is By Your Side
To connect with God, you must build a strong relationship with him. In any kind of relationship, the first and most important thing is faith or trust.
Without faith, no relation can last long. In the same way, if you want to become spiritually connected to God, you must have faith in him, trust him, get convinced he is by your side, and will never leave you.
Faith in God changes everything. Faith in God makes even impossible possible and if you think being connected to him is difficult, then have faith.
With faith, meditation, chanting, and prayer, you can become more spiritually connected to God. At first you will feel lost, or you will not notice any changes. But with time, consistency and devotion, anything is possible, so have faith and follow these ways in order to build a relationship with God.
Thanks for reading.