Your past conditioning (adolescence, childhood, etc.) will inevitably color your present. That's why the combination of personal-growth work (books, courses, psychotherapy) and a spiritual practice can be so effective: you're working to remove your old stumbling blocks and to deepen your inner life at the same time.
To heal your soul after divorce, you may need to bring your lofty spiritual ideas and inspiration down into the world of your ordinary experience. I call this "practical spirituality." Gaining an understanding of the spiritual life and its relevance to our day-to-day concerns is vital and necessary. Much of ordinary common sense can be applied to the process of inner growth. For instance, you need to find regular time for meditation and to have a reasonably balanced lifestyle.
Meditate on This
You don't have to use words like "spiritual," "God," or "prayer" to nourish your soul. Meditation and yoga, for instance, are accepted in mainstream society; no one will accuse you of religious fervor for practicing either one. "People who practice yoga and meditation report they have more self confidence, sleep better, eat better, and that their stress and anxiety levels are greatly reduced," says Helen Goldstein, director of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. "And 20 minutes of meditation has the positive effects of two-to-three hours of sleep."
There are many different kinds of meditation: some practices require only seconds of your time; some can take years. You don't have to be seated in the lotus position in a Buddhist temple to meditate (although for some people, it helps!). You can practice meditation at every moment of your life: while drinking tea, washing the dishes, or mowing the lawn.