Spirituality is recognising that we are all connected to each other and to a higher force that is greater than anything we can imagine. A powerful connection that is grounded in love and gratitude, with conscious growing, deepening, evolving and becoming a living reflection of our spiritual identification.
Spirituality and faith come in as many forms as there are people to contemplate. Both religion and spirituality recognise the existence of a higher spirit and the pursuit of sacredness. Religion is based on creeds, doctrines and beliefs about the cause and nature of God, in a closed organised system. Spirituality is an individual process of introspection and contemplation, encouraging a free thinking mind, with authenticity and personal responsibility.
“Spiritual knowing will never have a written understanding.” ~ Pamela Leigh Richards
Faith means reconnecting with the infinite source of love, inspiration and empowerment; the sacred connection with our divine spirit, the source of all creation and the foundation of our consciousness. Seeing ourselves from the perspective of the inner spirit will help us to remember why we are here and what we came here to be.
Expanding our consciousness is the prime goal for mastering spiritually and becoming aware of our higher purpose in this evolution of time. Awareness brings wisdom and empowers us to merge the energy of the soul with that of the personality. When both operate from a higher perspective, they create harmony and balance. Consciousness is grounding in our spirit by becoming real and one with our individual nature, realising that we are part of a divine creation.
Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives. ~ Brené Brown
Energetically thriving to feel balanced in our body, mind and spirit is one of the basic concepts of spirituality. Dedicating time and energy in all of them equally, is the best investment we can make, for ourselves and for whatever flows out of it. It is a process of reaching for authenticity, personal truth and moving beyond life’s drama.
Being spiritual does not mean resisting the ego because the mind is part of our personality. It is neither good nor bad, it just is. It becomes a burden if we identify ourselves with the ego and believe that we are our thoughts. When we use the mind in a non-attached and sensible way, it starts working for us. The ego is what keeps us grounded in our humanness and defines our uniqueness. The spirit would not be able to manifest itself without the ego (personality), that drives us to act upon the heart’s desires. Creating a sensible blending of the mind and soul gives us a genuine experience of a spiritual being in a human body.
“The ego is not to be pushed away and erased but embraced. Leggo my ego.” ~ Sierra Goodman
Living a spiritual life is recognising the sacred in every moment by paying attention to our breath and feel the Earth beneath our feet; by seeing the light in someone’s eyes and being aware of the beauty that is all around us. It is a conscious practice of looking, feeling, touching, thinking and communicating. Every act, every breath and every step we make, is a practice to become more aligned with who we are.
“Action is the most spiritual path we can take.”
~ Elizabeth Peru
Mastery can be achieved by focussing on solidarity, simplicity and to the inner spark that makes our heart beat. Arising from being in touch with our divine light and spirit, and by feeling connected to what is happening within and without our spectrum. We master ourselves by accepting the force of life and as part of human existence. We learn through change because change implies movement, movement holds growth and growth means evolution.
Physical and mental ailments are often part of a spiritual journey, encouraging us to look within and heal what is not working for us any longer, or accept what is. Caroline Myss, an intuitive teacher and pioneer in diagnosing ailments on an energy level, says: “No medical intervention can heal you until our spirit has begun to make the changes that the illness was designed to inspire.” Her book Anatomy of the Spirit has inspired many people around the world, including myself, to look deeper into the meaning of illness.
In thriving to master spiritual awareness, we can become too severe and lack a playfulness to enjoy the journey of life. For a child, playing is the ultimate spiritual practice, as adults, we seem to have forgotten this. However, we still carry this inner child within us that likes to play and be free. When we allow ourselves to be more playful, our energy will become lighter, which has a positive effect on the way we communicate with the Universe.
So let’s lighten up and enjoy life’s adventure!
“Innocence is the base of all spirituality.” ~ Osho