Spirituality, what exactly does it mean?
We are all spiritual beings, each of us living our life purpose. As children, we learn the cultural and religious beliefs of our family, and in the process, some of our true nature is forgotten. To an extent, we become separated from the conscious connection with our spiritual self. It all seems quite normal, since we are surrounded by many others in the same boat. However, there is always that one little place, in the deepest part of our being, which tells us there must be more.
As if by a kind of Grace, when we listen to that nudge, a small spark of Light, from within, begins to re-kindle and burn brightly, lighting a path that has been forgotten. When this happens, we know we must walk that path into the unknown. We are back on our Conscious Spiritual Journey, the purpose for which we incarnated into this lifetime.
That spiritual journey is not something that can be measured. There is no keeping score. There is no comparison of one person’s progress with that of another. It has no meaning to do so, and it is not a spiritual thing to do anyway. There is no linear process on a spiritual path. It is a quantum journey, sometimes with plateaus, and others with leaps and bounds, all of which are necessary to proceed further.
In the quiet times, we may feel as though we are stagnant or not going forward. Instead, we are on plateaus, places for integrating new energy. It is a time of stillness and calm. Enjoy it, because it probably will not last too long. Soon, the journey begins again with new and exciting advances, along Our Spiritual Path.
We may become more spiritual by studying esoteric knowledge. However, unless we integrate that knowledge into our energy body, it remains an intellectual activity, rather than a spiritual exercise. The benefits of such courses of study are that we are being exposed to information that has a high vibration. If we are inspired by something we read or learn, or by a modality we practice, it is because we have found something that raises our vibration.
By embracing alternative teachings, which have endured over eons of time, we have an opportunity to replace beliefs, which no longer serve us, with those that do. However, this is not the measure of our degree of enlightenment. Many ancient teachings still have value in modern times, and by embracing them, they can enhance our lives. However, it is essential to use discernment and focus only what resonates with us.
So then, besides integrating the energy of alternative teachings and modalities, how else do we become more spiritual? As with many things, sometimes less is more. A truly spiritual person, such as the Buddha, is only required to be kind, loving, gentle, present, and aware of as much of their world as possible. Only then, when treading lightly through life, will they experience the highest human state, or the Middle Way.
Yes, there are modalities that can assist in the process. The list is very long and may be different for each of us, but this is where another aspect of spirituality must be considered. Once we have achieved a particular vibration, we become attuned to our personal source of guidance. When this connection with Source is established, we receive guidance at every turn of the bend, each moment of our life. The guidance manifests through feelings. In other words, who feels it, knows it.
So then, what is it that makes us spiritual? First and foremost, it is being kind, followed with being present and balanced. These are things that we all have the ability to accomplish. When we are on a journey of Conscious Human Evolution, we are living the highest, most Sacred way we can. We are fulfilling our purpose and raising the Light Quotient of all humanity.
Everything is vibration. As we proceed along Our Spiritual Path, our vibrations become higher, finer. As they do, we are becoming more spiritual beings along Our Spiritual Path.