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purplemint
26-11-2006, 03:35 PM
Why do so many of us look outside of ourselves for answers and guidance?

What are we really searching for?

How will we know when we have found what we are searching for?

Where does spirituality come from and how do you connect to it?

Are we afraid of the connection and if so where does this fear come from?

What is keeping you, if anything, from fully connecting with your sprituality?

cweiters
26-11-2006, 10:31 PM
Purplement; For me the journey of spirituality begins inside, I feel all is spiritual ALL...... Spirituality to me is the state of infinity, as the number line. I have been afraid because for me some parts of this journey have felt like I was swimming in the ocean without a life jacket, very scary to me.

Many unexplained encounters with ghosts, demon, angels, lost spirits, visions that come true, revelations of truths being revealed to my soul, feeling the thoughts and feeling of others, oh and the dreams just don't stop.

I feel I was born spiritual never lost, no need to be found. My spiritual person is the love I have and feel inside. I find the more I expand my love the more I grow spiritually. It is my opinion these two are directly connected as fire and heat, the more fire the more heat.

[COLOR=#444938]Doubt purplemint pure doubt and fear, has kept me from my full spiritual connection. But not anymore, I am here and this is my new beginning. I can feel my strength emerging with the help and guidance I

daisy
26-11-2006, 10:35 PM
imo spirituality is a learning journey through life and you don't find the answers til you reach 'home' forgive me i'm tired

purplemint
28-11-2006, 01:53 AM
cweiters,

I love your answer and I too feel that the only thing that stops us in this life time is fear. The more we love and accept ourselves for what perfect Godlike beings we are, all the stronger:hug3: and deeper the connection grows.

hangloose_island_girl
28-11-2006, 07:45 PM
I absolutely agree

Phoebie
28-11-2006, 10:21 PM
I feel that spirituality is a complete acceptance of all that is. I can't explain it any other way. I am still struggling to find my inner peace. Accepting everything for what it is is a very different way to look at life from what most of us are used to.

purplemint
28-11-2006, 11:58 PM
So many of us live our lives in fear that judgement becomes so easy for us and total acceptance of ourselves is much more challenging Not an easy Journey.

daisy
29-11-2006, 12:09 AM
that makes sense purplemint

TzuJanLi
18-12-2006, 02:15 PM
Greetings..

It is my understanding/experience that "Spirituality" is the inherent memory resident in ALL things that they were once an undifferentiated absolute and harmonious Whole (we still are, but that's another story).. that the ecstasy and bliss associated with that memory drives the current aspect of the Whole on a journey of return.. it is the interpretations of the memories and the many paths of return that add the brilliant diversity to Life..

The only "illusion" is to seek elsewhere for what is within.. we came into this physical manifestation of the Whole with all the tools we need to return.. paths that have been crafted to assist us on our journies home were crafted by people just like you and me.. "don't walk in the footsteps of others, seek what they sought.. on your own path"..

Be well..

dreamer
18-12-2006, 02:50 PM
Spirituality in my understanding is the search for the stuff that dreams are made of, in so searching one stumbles upon the fact that all is one and is able to enjoy all the fruits this brings. After all when you are asleep you are the dreamer and the dream and what could be a better more empowering explaination of oneness than that!

cweiters
18-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Dreamer must one search for spirituality? IMHO it will find us all at some point in time, unable to deny the true power of spirituality. I believe there is no escape from spirituality. However, because we have the power of choice our dreams / reality may or may not acknowledge the existence of a spiritual nature.

Do you believe it is possible for some people to be spiritually dead? I feel a person can refuse to see but IMO no one is completely spiritually dead.

Love to all
cw



Spirituality in my understanding is the search for the stuff that dreams are made of, in so searching one stumbles upon the fact that all is one and is able to enjoy all the fruits this brings. After all when you are asleep you are the dreamer and the dream and what could be a better more empowering explaination of oneness than that!

Phoenix
18-12-2006, 08:12 PM
I guess my take on 'spirituality' is a little than most here. In my particular belief system, we ARE spirit - it is the essence of us, our core, the God part of us, and is eternal.

So then, spirituality is not something we do so much as something we are. It is the process of being spirit. Maybe semantics plays a large part in how we define our experiences as spiritual beings... :)

For example, developing a set of core values or "truths" to live by might be part of defining who we are as spirit being living in the physical world. A young spirit might spend a lifetime learning karmic lessons until such time that they really see the Truth of living their lives from a place of love, compassion, giving, forgiveness, non-violence, etc.

However, once we are removed from the restrictions of this physical existance, and have returned to the essence of Spirit from where we came, all of that becomes a non-issue. We have no other way to be other than pure Spirit and all that entails.

So, for me, spirituality is simply the organic process of living this physical lifetime in a way that most closely resembles the everlasting Truth of Who I Am.

Otherwise, 'spirituality' can feel very much like 'religion' to me...just a list of "Shoulds" and "Shouldn'ts" and other practices that amplify the illusion of seperation between myself and another person, or myself and All That Is.

dreamer
18-12-2006, 08:31 PM
Dreamer must one search for spirituality? IMHO it will find us all at some point in time, unable to deny the true power of spirituality. I believe there is no escape from spirituality. However, because we have the power of choice our dreams / reality may or may not acknowledge the existence of a spiritual nature.

Do you believe it is possible for some people to be spiritually dead? I feel a person can refuse to see but IMO no one is completely spiritually dead.

Love to all
cw

Hey cw,

imo if a person is alive how could they be spiritually dead as it is the spirit that gives animation or life to the person. We are all this spirit, everything is made of this intelligent, non judgemental stuff that is striving to find a point of perfection and in the process experiences every possibility of itself, we are manifestations of it and we are it. imo.

cweiters
19-12-2006, 01:49 PM
Animated life forms he.. he.. he.. who are connected in spirit by the Creator of all........

Thanks dreamer, I Love it!
cw

Roo
19-12-2006, 02:45 PM
Do you believe it is possible for some people to be spiritually dead? I feel a person can refuse to see but IMO no one is completely spiritually dead.

Yes, there are some...unfortunately. Those who refuse to see themselves as spiritual beings will not be ascending. However, the vast majority of souls will recognize their spirituality...which, IMO is closest to Phoenix's definition.

Searching is part of the finding...so in a sense we must search...but at the same time, we are attracting it, so it will find us too.

purplemint
03-01-2007, 04:04 PM
It is interesting how we allow ourselves to get caught up into details as opposed to looking at the big picture of ourselves. For me this journey is just that , about me. In my truth, my journey is about connecting each day with a little bit more of my heart, my truth. This journey for me is a self discovery and connecting with my heart and speaing my truth. :hug3: If one is connected with their heart and speaking the truth from your heart, there is only compassion within everything you say, do and within your very being. Accepting and loving ourselves for the beings we are is the greatest gift, we give ourselves.:hug3: Who would you be if you spoke your truth from the heart every moment? What truths would be yours? What possiblities would exist?:hug3:

TzuJanLi
04-01-2007, 12:11 PM
Greetings..


For me this journey is just that , about me. In my truth, my journey is about connecting each day with a little bit more of my heart, my truth. This journey for me is a self discovery and connecting with my heart and speaing my truth.
This perspective is only valid IF the observer is very aware that "me" = ALL of "us" and ALL things.. if "me" is perceived as separate from its environment there is no journey, only a stagnant self-interested and self-consumed illusion..

Spirituality is the awareness that we are part of a greater whole.. how we project our understanding of that awareness is often seen as our "path" or journey.. i sense that the awareness is inherent to all beings and things, it is the understanding of the awareness that represents our outward appearance of spirituality.. as we better understand this remarkable relationship it is evidenced by the lives we live, not the rituals we use to gain better understandings..

Be well..

dreamer
04-01-2007, 03:12 PM
It is a remarkable relationship TzuJanLi, who'd have thoughtit huh!!

purplemint
05-01-2007, 12:25 AM
IMP. When one connects with their heart, one connects with the their Divinity which inturns connects to the "All". It is my belief that when one connects with heart, this connection strengthens the connection with the "ALL"/Universrse/Highself etc. This not a ritual, it is a matter of Being not Doing.

anonymomr
05-01-2007, 10:19 AM
IMHO, Spirituality is the process through which we FIRST discover the divinity within US. Second, we discover that everything in this creation is divinity personified. Third, we discover that the divinity within and outside is One and the Same.

If thats of any help...purplemint

purplemint
10-01-2007, 05:32 PM
Yes, Thank you that is exactlly what I am trying to communicate. Spiritually for me:hug3: , is a state of connection/Being.

flashstorm
10-01-2007, 06:37 PM
I think phoenix, purplemint and anonymomr summed it up for me.

anonymomr
12-01-2007, 12:27 AM
How very amazing life is...A simple question as What is spirituality can produce so many different ways of expressing....

Just proves that we are all unique, yet connected in some fundamental way....

Thanks guys for taking the time to share...

Glorymist
12-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Perhaps - - just perhaps - - if one wishes to be fundamental about it all - - "spirituality" would apply only to the level of pure Soul and above - - which would "envelop and contain" Divine Spirit - - all of which is beyond the levels of duality / polarity / opposites / cause and effect / whatever word one wishes to use here to carry the concept. After all - - that which would be purely of Spirit - - would be "spiritual.

But Soul takes on the psychic elements to understand life here in these worlds. The mind and the emotions - - and all they entail / represent - - would be "psychic" in nature - - and not really "spiritual."

The physical world is somewhat separate from both - - tho I don't like to use the word "separate" here or anywhere - - but it gets the point across.

There are "reasons" for each point of view - - that of Soul - - that of the psychic preceptions - - and that of the physical.

All of this is simply something to consider. Sometimes - - a few "definitions" - - tho they are mental - - help to keep a few things straight.

:hug3:

Glory

ktreman
29-01-2007, 06:14 PM
This is a pretty good discription:

Spiritual enlightenment (http://www.spiritualnow.com/articles/19/1/What-is-Spiritual-Enlightenment.html) is the fruit that sets you free, as you lose all wants and wishes to receive the fruits of your actions. You feel the bliss of completeness through spiritual enlightenment. At first it gives you the feeling that you need "Light". At the next stage, you feel that you are merging in "Light". At the culminating stage, you feel that you are no more separated from "Light"