What Is Spirituality
What is this illusive thing that people
go looking for called Spirituality?
Spirit is 1/3 of the individualized
entity; the body or ego that we know ourselves as being alive. By our very
nature we are already spiritual and everything that we do is spiritual; we do
not have to go looking for it.
Many people spend a lifetime looking
for spirituality and they never find it; you cannot find what is not lost or
already is. What they are really looking for is spiritual awareness, an
awareness of that which gives us life and mobility; an awareness of self.
Many people confuse religion for
spirituality, but religion is manís attempt to explain spirituality and is a
part of being spiritual as all things are. You will hear people say, "This or
that person is very spiritual" but that is not really accurate. There are people
who are more spiritually aware than others. But you are also spiritual, so there
is no need to feel left out or less spiritual. Your spirituality can be
developed consciously as awareness, but your spirit is already complete as is.
You will not find your spirituality in
Tibet or high on the mountain or in the hut of some spiritual guru. There is no
place to look for it, because you are already there. The awareness of
spirituality comes with the desire to be spiritually aware. Once you have
decided that it is what you want, the opportunities will come to you
automatically. The people who will best serve you will be drawn to you, and you
will begin to notice them. You will begin to notice subtle changes in your
environment and your lifeís circumstances.
You more than likely will begin to move
away from your current friends and even relationships as they no longer serve
your purpose. As cold as that may seem, it is because you have begun to learn a
new language and they can no longer understand or relate to you. Many will try
and discourage you because they donít want to be left behind. As you begin to
develop this other part of self, you will start to notice things around you that
eluded you before. Your senses will become more acute, you will begin to care
more about your body and your health. You will understand and have great empathy
for how your ego struggles to survive in what sometimes seems to be a harsh
world. You will also draw like minded people to you, to replace the ones left
behind who are there to support you in your creations.
Your newly developed spirituality will
open doors you never knew existed. It will be as though you have discovered a
whole new set of tools you never knew you had. Your life will have new meaning
and you will no longer feel like a victim, but as a creator of your own
circumstances and destiny. You will begin to see your intimate connection to all
others and all things. Your newly found awareness does not excuse you from your
physical journey but it does give it new meaning. You will never be the same,
nor will you want to go back.
You will not only use your five senses
more completely but you will begin to discover or maybe even develop your other
psychic senses. Can you image adding on five or more senses to the ones you are
already aware of and using? The possibilities for new experiences are infinite
as you now begin to see yourself differently. You will also develop the ability
to remove yourself from your body and view yourself from a distance as the
silent observer of your own life; silent, patient and empathetic Ė your very own
spiritual guide. You will begin to truly understand, appreciate and embrace the
term "outside the box" because that is where your attention and experience will
I canít image a greater sense of
security in knowing that you can never be judged spiritually, never be punished
and that you have absolute unconditional freedom to do anything you can imagine
and that it is you only purpose. Judgment and punishment are physical attributes
of this life that you will not experience in the afterlife. Unconditional love
and freedom is what you are spiritually and it has no limitations. The essence
of who you are individually will always be, and cannot be destroyed. It is also
the nature of all things to move to a higher state of being; to improve oneís
Your new spiritual awareness begins
when you decide it does, and because you are reading this now; it has already
started. Remember also that spiritual awareness is not an end unto itself; it is
the trip that brings the greatest rewards and pleasures.
All thoughts are valid in the spiritual
world, read as much as you can from many different writers and authors. Never
allow yourself to be boxed in by someone elseís thoughts or even your own. As
you reach out you will begin to formulate a thought process that is uniquely
yours and changes.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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