Somee research shows that people with spirituality or faith are happier. Why might that be ?
I believe it was the psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness, who said, if you want to be happier, “Get a religion.” While these states can certainly be attained without "religion," others find faith helpful for triggering them.
A Higher Power can be as you experience him, her or it in your own way. However it shows itself, as a human form or as a vague presence does not matter. See it in the way that suits your being. If an omen or a trinket helps you connect, then wear one or get one. If visiting houses of worship takes you there then go and sit a while.
Some people are secretive about their faith for fear of judgment. And yet in private, their unique sense of spirituality gets them though some seriously taxing situations. A woman artist I know says, “No one wants to hear about it, but it saved me when my husband left me. “
Others seek faith and can’t follow through because something about it seems foreign, fake, not them. Perhaps it feels too connected to an oppressive thought process from the past. Maybe they associate faith with cruelty in the name of righteousness. Or they are so busy that the commitment to a worship ritual feels impossible. The perspective provided by faith helps one manage these internal challenges.
How can one find a faith that feels authentic? Just as in creativity, start a spiritual practice by just going to your place of peace on a regular basis. Show up whether it is by a tree, on a rock, in a chapel, or near the water. Get to some quiet space that speaks to you, wait and listen. See what you can discover. See what comes or what you can imagine. Note where you are led or where your mind goes. When we are in touch with our core in still moments something higher inhabits our being and feels good.