August 22

4 Benefits of Sacred Silence

4 Benefits of Sacred Silence

How do you feel in silence? Does it feel uncomfortable, or is it a relief? What does it do for you?

1. Calm the nervous system

As an introvert and an empath, I can easily be overwhelmed by noise. Telephone, TV, radio, traffic, talking…the noise just keeps building until I need to get away and have some silence. In this way, the quiet helps to calm my system and regroup.

2. Quiet the mind and improve intuition

Silence can also be a way to quiet the mind and tap into the intuition. Many years ago, when I was trying to expand my intuition, I turned off the radio and rode in my car in silence. I stopped watching TV, and eliminated any extra noise from my life. Sitting outside in nature, reading a book, journaling or just being quiet became my regular activities. I didn’t go completely silent, I still talked to the people in my life, but I made a point to allow for silence each day.

I did this for almost 2 years. No TV, no music, no extra noise. You may think this sounds like torture, but for me, it was extremely freeing. I thrived in it.

3. Expand awareness

In this time of silence, I was able to connect more deeply with my deeper self. My intuition improved as I was able to quiet my mind and listen. With heightened senses, I became more attuned to the feelings and sensations in my body. I was more open to the messages that came to me at all times and from all around me. I became more grounded and connected to the earth and also with spirit. The decreased distraction enabled me to be more present, and to expand my awareness to all that was happening around me.  

4. Discernment

The noise reduction in my life also allowed me to discern how each stimulation affected me. Some felt more negative, heavy and draining, while some felt positive by either calming or re-energizing me. This made it easier to choose what I wanted to add back in. Eventually I did add some music back in, but made sure that it was music that was uplifting and inspiring to me. I became more choosy about the books that I read, avoiding anything that was dark or negative.

Daily practice of silence 

You don’t need to be as extreme as I was to find appreciation of silence. Just take some time each day to be quiet and see what the silence has for you. It may take a while to get comfortable in that space, without trying to fill it. That’s ok. Just keep practicing a little bit each day, and be open to the unexpected gifts that may come your way.

This time of silence provided many blessings. I received a new appreciation of how much can be gained in silence. It is not an empty void. There is a treasure trove of gifts to be received if you can allow yourself to go there.

Start a daily practice of silence and see what is awaiting you. As they say, “Silence is golden.”


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  1. Silence is indeed golden, Kris. I have a morning ritual of prayer and reflection before I start the day and that time is precious because it prepares me for anything that I might have to handle during the day with grace and serenity.

    I know the power of the practice because on the odd day that I haven’t been able to do it, my loved ones notice the difference. Not that I’m grumpy or anything but there is that subtle difference.

    1. It really is validating when others notice a difference. So easy to take it for granted or wonder if it matters, but getting that feedback reaffirms that taking that sacred time for yourself really is important. Keep doing what you are doing!

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Kris Groth is a spiritual mentor, energy healer, and bestselling author of Soul-iloquy: A Novel of Healing, Soul Connection & Passion. She is passionate about helping people connect more deeply to their own truth, to promote healing, restore balance to the body, mind, heart & soul, and live a soul-connected life. Kris serves clients around the world through her healing and spiritual mentoring sessions, and powerful guided sound healing meditations.

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