Faith, religion and/or spirituality can be comforting and therapeutic for persons facing the challenges associated with a chronic or life threatening illness. In addition to medical interventions and treatments, faith and spirituality can inspire fortitude and determination, while also offering a person a vision of something beyond the physical world. Most, if not all faiths and religions, address the human realities of illness, suffering, frailty, and mortality because all people eventually experience such things, it is part of being human. You are encouraged, to find, or reconnect, with a faith, religious, or spiritual tradition which is life affirming; which offers comfort and reassurance to you, and which asks you to extend to others the same respect, dignity, and kindness that is given to you.
It is difficult to compile a list of all the meaningful spiritual resources, since one’s belief system is very personal and individualized. For those who seek a particular spiritual resource or who want to develop such a support system, please contact the organization below for help in finding the resource that may best meet your needs.
Colorado Council of Churches
Some websites with spiritual resources:
Authentic Happiness has tools and information to help you develop insights into yourself and the world around you through scientifically tested questionnaires, surveys, and scales.
Belief Net is an independent spiritual web site, which is not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement. Belief net provides inspiring devotional tools, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community.
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society focuses on developing the contemplative mind as well as the rational mind by developing one’s ability to simply “be,” with awareness, openness and clarity so that one may become more centered, peaceful, and confident.
The Chopra Center provides information on how to identify your healing path through the use of timeless tools and healing principles you can use to nurture your health, restore balance and create greater joy and fulfillment.
Inspiration Peak is full of inspirational items, including quotes and forums to discuss everything from meaningful dreams to ideas for better living.
Mind – Body Connection Explore how the body and mind are interconnected and emotions play a big part in determining your health status.
Spirituality and Health magazine explores the health of body, mind, and spirit, drawing from a variety of traditional and contemporary spiritual practices as well as science, psychology, sociology, and medicine.
Spirituality and Practice has a tremendous number of resources for spiritual journeys.