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 man’s 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 life’s 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 don’t want to be left behind. As you begin to develop this other part of self, you will start to notice things around you that were hidden from 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 and 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 and develop your other psychic senses. Can you image adding 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 – 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 be.
I can’t 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 one’s experience.
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.
P.S. 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 else’s thoughts or even your own. As you reach out you will begin to formulate a thought process that is uniquely yours and it will change.