Since the time man was first able to form and establish cognitive thought, he began to search for the meaning to the question - 'what is spirituality'. He began to question what his own existence was as well as the meaning of things and events around him and his relationship with them. Man’s intellectual search for meaning led him to the notion of higher planes of existence and higher forces that acted to affect the destiny of mankind. This gradual awakening of man’s thought led to the understanding of himself and the world around him in terms of inner awareness. In as much as the thought of God or a higher being or force can be near impossible to mentally fathom entirely, it becomes possible for us to inwardly feel the notion of God and our connection with Him, and from there we can mentally comprehend that notion or sense in terms of our own experience within. When we begin to comprehend ourselves and the world around us inwardly, without total mental understanding but by intuitive sensing, it is the beginning of our search for 'what is spirituality'.
So, what it spirituality really? Basically, it is the method we use to comprehend God and the vast and complex mysteries and energies that move in and around us. It is the interaction between our inward sense and the various energies and phenomenon that make up life. Spirituality is the essence of mankind’s inner yearning to know and be like God. It is how we define the search for higher meaning that we undertake literally upon our first breath. It is the sensation that runs up our spine when those moments strike where we suddenly sense something mysterious that is a part of us, yet is also a part of everything around us, thus linking us to it.
To be a spiritual person is to be in alignment with God and those aspects of ourselves that strengthen that alignment. We sometimes find ourselves staring off into the distance or into the night sky and something stirs in us and sometimes a tiny piece of the puzzle to our existence falls into place. Those pieces are felt inside of us as much as they become sensory thoughts at the same time. We can sense the vibration or energy within and our brain assigns a thought pattern or memory spot to that sensation, thus our body-mind works in unison to sense and know that which can really not be seen or touched.
Spirituality is more than a state of consciousness or being. It is more than a methodology or means to an end or a lifestyle. Spirituality is who we are and how we interact with the world around us. It is the act of unifying with God and it is the search for meaning within our own existence and our connection to the world and events that shape it.
Becoming a spiritual being leads us to improve our own abilities to access the universe around us in a clear sensory experience. It is realizing our divine inner nature and affecting that spiritual energy into shaping and understanding external influences. As human beings and as children of God, it is within our nature to question our existence and to seek answers to questions that we know may not have answers. We yearn to discover the divine nature within ourselves and eventually, we begin to realize that we are God-like creatures. We begin to understand the world around us as we connect to the elemental energy that creates and unifies all things. The closer we get to our own inner divinity, the more directly we connect with the fields of energy that exist in and around us.
If one were to isolate the concept of spirituality down to bare simplicities, it could be said that the ability for us to understand, unify, connect, utilize and shape the energy fields that make up the structures and forces of life is what we call spirituality. Spirituality is our ability to be at one moment, human, and at the same instant, divine. It is the middle ground between the two. It serves as an area where the physical and the immortal parts of us can connect and align, and during this time, the physical can maintain grounding, yet still experience the limitless frontiers of the immortal.
The true essence or goal of spirituality is to merge the immortal nature of ourselves with the physical – to harmonize and rejoin what was not meant to be separated. The space where the physical and immortal meet is a mystical place where possibility and the essence of higher importance merge; a place where we can begin to understand the mysteries of the world and the energy around us, and how we unify with it.
In order to understand the abstract nature of spiritual phenomenon, we must relate to the world in a spiritual sense; that is to say that we do not relate these spiritual aspects by conscious thought alone, nor can we ever fully comprehend the complexities of the spiritual world by merely sensing at it. We must learn to respond with a knowing, sensing awareness that allows us to cognitively understand the intricacies of spirituality at the same time that we feel the delicate dance of energy weaving through us.
Spirituality is a connection
to the world around us that transcends our every day experiences. It is
there whether we choose to be aware of it or not. It is the ability and
the act of discovering our spirituality that allows us to become
God-like beings that occupy a higher plane.
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