Although there are many definitions of Spirituality, I prefer to think of it as one’s own experience with the divine.
Spirituality as a process which fosters an inner awareness and trust in something that cannot be seen but is available to us daily. It’s awakening to the understanding that we have access to an inner wisdom and power.
This wisdom and power guides our thoughts and feelings everyday we just need to learn to tune in with it.
At first it’s difficult to discern between what the guidance is and what the mind’s telling you.
But gradually, as you continue to practice tuning in, the guidance becomes something that you can trust.
It takes time but eventually you’ll have experiences, and you come to trust them, to rely on them.
It takes time to build trust.
For instance, when I have car trouble I trust my mechanic to fix it. Though I didn’t trust him in the beginning, over time trust’s developed through having positive experiences with his work.
In a similar manner, you’ll learn to trust your inner guidance.
We’re sustained by something greater
Spirituality’s an understanding that we’re sustained by something greater than ourselves and at a particular level of consciousness, we’re all connected, we’re all one.
This understanding develops as we learn to practice the universal principles that exist in nature and which, when practiced, will affect the quality of our lives in wonderful ways.
Through practicing these principles we develop a deeper and richer understanding about life and our spiritual origin, call it God, the Divine, Source, or Universal Will.
Whatever name you give to the power within you, if you learn to tune into it and follow, life’s journey takes on an entirely new meaning and direction.
Spirituality and our connection with Nature
In a broader sense Spirituality is an intuitive awareness of our connection to nature and the responsibility we have to take care of it. Take away the tar and cement and there’s only ourselves surrounded by nature. Every day nature provides us with clean air and water, and without either our existence on the planet would cease to exist, would it not?
Ultimately however, no one else defines another person’s understanding of Spirituality or the relationship they share with their spirit, with themselves or with the planet.
It’s a very personal journey for each one of us but I believe that’s why we’re here. To awaken, to explore, and to experience ourselves as Spiritual beings having a material existence.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ~ Albert Einstein