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When people ask me if I am religious and I retort with the answer
“No, but I am a spiritual woman”. I get the same responses every-time:
a glazed and confused look-as if the individual is too polite to say “What
is that supposed to mean?”; or maybe a “well what religion do you
most relate to?”; or even a quick change of subject to avoid delving
into the conversation altogether.
Being spiritual does not mean that you commit to a specific religion
or way of thinking; it means that you believe in something more than
ego based thinking…that you connect to a higher source be it outside
or inside oneself…that you seek peace and enlightenment and reach
for ways to connect more fully with life and it’s magic.
I am not saying that if you fall under the “spiritual” category that
you shut the door to religion-you may actually connect to aspects of
many, many religions but feel that if you submit to just one that you
will be closed off to learning and appreciating all of the other religions
and what they have to offer.
There are many things in life that make you feel closer to your source
and for us “spiritual folk” that could be something like sitting in a tree
and feeling it rock gently with the wind; a quiet moment of meditation
where you feel so at ease and comfortable with yourself that you are
afraid to stop; digging in the earth as you watch the seeds you spread
grow into vegetables; connecting with the essence of your body during
yoga; listening to your child laugh with wild abandon…
Does this mean that we are all spiritual? I think we all live our lives
seeking the “spiritual experience” and that connecting with one another
regardless of our belief system can also enhance our feeling of contentedness
to our source.
My spiritual path during this very difficult time in my life is what has
allowed me to rise like a phoenix out of the ashes and desperately seek
out meaningful moments all throughout my day as a way of healing
myself. When I reconnect with my “spirituality and practices” I
am either so lost and disconnected and I need it to rescue me, or
I am at my best and it allows me to be even better!
Morning Meditation: A Spiritual Treasure Chest
Journal Entry: Map out your spiritual or religious path and take notes
on when you felt the most healthy and connected in your life-was spirituality
present at the time? What are your goals when it comes to spirit? What are
some ways you can connect to spiritual experiences that you love?
Isha-What is Spirituality
The No Bullshit Guide to Spirituality
Deepak Chopra’s Perception of Spirituality
Healing Spirit-Guided Meditation for Sleep
Peace, Love & Namaste Em