Spiritual practices can be useful in continually figuring out who you are and what you value in life. Choose one or two of these spiritual practices to try out.

Meditation: There are thousands of ways to meditate. Try a few of these.

Check out this video on how simple meditation can be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6pMbRiSBPs&ab_channel=KenanYILMAZ

  • Try different ways for your body to be. Sitting, lying down, standing, walking.
  • Try different locations. On the floor or in a chair in different rooms, outside your house, in the woods, etc. I don’t recommend your bed as you’re more likely to fall asleep.
  • Try different ways to focus. Light a candle/chalice and stare at the flame. Close your eyes and choose a sound, smell, feel to focus on or focus on everything at once. Eyes softly gazing into the distance.
  • Try a guided meditation. Try an app like Headspace, Ten Percent Happier, or Calm


  • Keep a notebook by your bed and write down your dreams when you first wake up.
  • Consider talking to a friend, COA classmate, or family about your dreams. Ask them not to give you an interpretation. Just talking about it can bring insights to the meaning of the dream.
  • Make some art that reflects the dream.
  • Write/Journal about the dream. This isn’t a description, but a written interpretation.

Sacred Reading

  • Decide on a book, tv show, or movie that is meaningful to you
  • Choose one of the sacred reading practices listed here https://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/spiritual-practice-resources
  • Choose a chapter, episode, scene to look at using your chosen sacred “reading” practice.
  • Be sure to include the step of thinking about how your learning applies to your own life.