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The 4 Pillars For Building A Strong Spiritual Foundation

by Lisa Moore 3 min read

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"Everything Is Going To Be Fucking Amazing" - I absolutely LOVE this artwork by Lauren Baker and I truly believe it.

But what's the key to reaching our goals?

The answer:  A strong physical and spiritual foundation for growth.


Without a strong foundation, whatever you build will inevitably collapse - whether that's a physical building or a mindset. And let's be honest, our egos are sneaky as hell. Give it a loose brick and it'll have your Jenga stack of a body and mind toppled in a second!

Firstly, a physical foundation is self-evident. Having a clear goal of what you want to build and the structure, systems and resources to do so. From money to pairs of hands, to bags of concrete.

But the spiritual side is more nuanced...


Over my recent deep dive into the world of all things spiritual, I've noticed repeating themes which I've condensed to just four foundational pillars or cornerstones.

I believe if you live by these, you'll have a strong foundation to achieve anything you desire in life:

  • Love
  • Trust
  • Surrender
  • Gratitude

The following is a breakdown of each:


The first thing you need is a clear direction because without one the Universe won't know where you want to go. But here's the key - make sure you choose wisely.

Aways choose a destination from a place of LOVE, not fear.


This one's a biggie. What you believe is 95% subconscious, so I was shocked to find out how little I actually trusted myself and others. Again, this isn't your fault, but it IS your responsibility to identify your limiting beliefs and work on them to keep your channels of trust open.

Without trust in yourself, a greater power and our collective unity consciousness, you'll always be playing small. You might be able to build a house and live there quite happily (or not), but you'll never achieve your soul's full potential.


Once you've established trust with the Universe, yourself and others, it's time to let go. What I mean by that is have a clear vision of what you'd like to manifest, but don't hold it so tightly you block it coming to you.

So surrender to the Divine Plan and know that if something's TRULY meant for you, it will happen. And if it doesn't, you'll receive something even more epic in its place that you haven't even conceived of.


The Universe is based on energy, specifically, the flow of giving and receiving. However, what people tend to forget, lest not even realise, is they must GIVE FIRST to receive. Then once the energy is flowing, it becomes a natural state of giving and receiving equally.

So don't wait until you have the XY or Z to be grateful. Give thanks TODAY for what you DO have and see what energy shifts start happening.

At the very least, we all have oxygen to breathe and a beating heart - and if you're reading this on your smartphone, you definitely have a whole lot more to be thankful for!


Practise these four spiritual pillars of love, trust, surrender and gratitude daily in parallel with what you're physically creating in the world and they'll be no limit to the size of the empire you'll build.

Until next time, keep up the incredible work because the world needs you!

Much love & stay GILTY,
Lisa xx

P.S. I love connecting with our GILTY community on social - you can find me at @lisa.c.moore, so please come and say hi!

Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore

Founder of URBAN GILT | Building a community of spiritual, stylish leaders and lighting the way to self-realisation⚡️


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