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In 2017, after years of neglect, I started to rebuild my spiritual foundation.  As I constructed my new infrastructure, I knew I needed vital components that would ensure its success. Below, I share a few easy steps to help others create a healthy spiritual foundation.

When an architect designs a high-rise, the most crucial aspect of the building is its foundation; without it, the building will collapse.  So before you venture on your spiritual journey, it is essential that you lay down a strong foundation.  If you are without this firm spiritual groundwork, you cannot withstand the storms that life may place in front of you. There are many contrasting views on how one might do this, but I would like to share my process with you.

Three essential steps that can help guide you to creating a strong spiritual foundation:

  • Set aside daily time to quiet your mind.  I get up an hour before the rest of my family and meditate. This quiet time allows for relaxation and introspection.


  • Join a small group-  We aren’t made to go it alone so don’t! A Connection with others the bedrock of building a strong foundation.   In my small group, we share our experiences, the ever-expanding perspective of our spiritual lives, family, the world we live in and how we can be of service to others.  This is where the deep work can happen!


  • Find a mentor; someone who understands your journey and can assist you in navigating difficult times.  Find a mentor that can also pour into you and provide with the direction needed to find what it is you seek.


 Lastly, the final piece of your foundation is your heart commitment. If you’re not all in and committed to building a strong foundation, it will eventually crack and disintegrate leaving you with nothing. 


So, before you begin: ask yourself these four simple questions:

  • How are you laying down a strong foundation?
  • Do you have an active support system that you can lean on?
  • Have you forgiven yourself and others unconditionally?
  • Am I all in?


Even after you construct your solid foundation, there will be times where you will have setbacks. New obstacles will present themselves but by designing this initial infrastructure those moments will no longer feel insurmountable. Our work is never really finished.  Blessings to you and your journey!


The information on our website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Andrea holds a BS in Natural Health Sciences(Naturopathy), is a Certified Herbalist, Aromatherapist, and Certified Health & Wellness Coach; she is continually expanding her knowledge in all areas of health and wellness.

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30 thoughts on “Never Underestimate the Need for a Strong Spiritual Foundation  

  1. I agree that it’s important to set aside time for our spirituality. It can be hard to fit it in, but it has a very positive impact on the rest of our lives when we do. It’s worth it.

    Posted on 02/10/2018 at 6:44 pm
  2. I totally agree that having a strong spiritual foundation is instrumental to get you through life; without it I know personally I would fall apart! I love the video and watched all of it, it is excellent for getting one self centered and on track! Thank you for sharing this valuable information.

    Posted on 02/10/2018 at 7:21 pm
  3. I am enjoying my spiritual journey also! I have found the small groups to be very helpful. Thanks for these tips I really need to work on quieting my mind.

    Posted on 02/10/2018 at 7:54 pm
  4. I find it’s easy to neglect my spiritual journey as a busy single mom. My daily life is so full of chores that I just move through my routine and don’t take enough time for myself.

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 1:20 am
  5. Very good points about building a solid foundation. Ou are only as good as your base. You will crumble in the hard times of your not grounded.

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 1:21 am
  6. A wonderful post with great infomation for those seeking help and wanting to reach out

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 4:56 pm
  7. Sometimes you do need 10-15 minutes just to balance yourself and bring all in. This a great post!

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 4:56 pm
  8. Thank you for sharing how you constructed your spiritual foundation. In this fast-paced world it is something we tend to neglect. I discovered mindfulness for myself about two years ago and also meditate every morning. I love this “me time” and that I notice myself calmer and more patient. Great tips!

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 6:30 pm
  9. I have recent began to meditate for around 30 minutes a day. I’m not all that good but it is me time that I did not factor in before hand. This has been most helpful

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 7:59 pm
  10. I’ve never thought about meditation but it sounds really relaxing. I’m not sure if I have a strong spiritual foundation so I will try to use your tips in the future

    Posted on 02/11/2018 at 8:26 pm
  11. Sometimes we underestimate how important all of this is, especially in getting caught up with day-to-day demands. So I appreciate this! Thank you for sharing!

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 1:18 am
  12. Spiritual guidance is so important. I’ve been needing a mentor myself to kick my self-care up a notch. These are the tips I definitely needed to hear. Thank you!

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 1:57 am
  13. I have recently joined a small group. It has made such a huge impact on my life already!

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 3:13 am
  14. I just came back from a meditation class. I’m with you as far as making your spiritual life a priority. I like the idea of finding a mentor. I’ve never done that, so that is probably something to make a priority.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 4:06 am
  15. Wow what a good timely post. I just talked to a friend for 2 1/2 hours on a spiritual journey and how she felt lonely and I just told her she can always talk to me.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 8:17 am
  16. These were such good points. I have a few people I can call mentors and they have really helped me alot with my walk.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 9:03 am
  17. This post was very informative for those who are building a foundation. I learned a lot from reading this and will take some of your suggestions on board

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 1:17 pm
  18. Great tips but even after your on the right path it’s going to take a commitment and focus to follow through. I do get up early but it would be nice to someone reflect before I went to bed as well but I can’t figure that time out prior to sleeping and I want to be mindful in it. A mentor would be great. That would be a great asset in additon to the group.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 4:06 pm
  19. I’ve always been amazed by the way more people are turning to one another to seek help. And you’re right, with the right foundation, anything is possible.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 5:36 pm
  20. I used to meditate, but I don’t have the time now. My mind s always racing. I do need to take the time, maybe while i’m in the car waiting sometime. Thanks for sharing. This was inspiring.

    Posted on 02/12/2018 at 11:58 pm
  21. Having a healthy and sound spirituality completes the whole aspect of who we are. This doesnt mean religion, but giving time for spiritual moment makes a lot of difference.

    Posted on 02/13/2018 at 3:55 am
  22. I recently came across a mentor who is helping me so much! I think it’s wonderful when we find someone we trust that can help us on our journey.

    Posted on 02/13/2018 at 11:44 am
  23. I met God at the age of 21, when he miraculously released me from heroin. Since then, I’ve had conversations with him every day, my life has changed drastically. Once a week, I meet people who have experienced similar experiences. We talk and pray together.

    Posted on 02/13/2018 at 1:16 pm
  24. Meditation is important, I feel like I should start doing it again. It had such a great impact on my lifestyle. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on 02/13/2018 at 9:13 pm
  25. I’m spiritual too and totally agree with you.

    Posted on 02/14/2018 at 3:29 am
  26. A small group to help you with this sounds like such a great idea. Having that spiritual foundation can help in so many places in life.

    Posted on 02/14/2018 at 9:54 pm
  27. Having a strong spiritual foundation is a very important thing. It helps you in other areas. Great tips!

    Posted on 02/15/2018 at 1:53 am
  28. This was wonderful. Having strong spiritual foundation is key to maintaining a healthy balance (especially when you go through any major trials). Having a support system via family, groups, church, etc that you can turn to will help make thing easier.

    Posted on 02/16/2018 at 9:32 pm
  29. This is very true. Having a strong spiritual foundation/base is key, especially when things get rough. Whether it’s family, groups, etc…it’s always good to have a ‘home’/familiar faces to help guide you.

    Posted on 02/16/2018 at 9:35 pm
  30. Our life is so fast-paced that spiritual things get overshadowed by our daily to-do lists, projects and whatnot. I am practicing Christian and prayer often helps me find that perfect balance, my own little state of zen 🙂
    xox Nadia (Miel and Mint blog)

    Posted on 02/22/2018 at 12:26 am