Spirituality can be a pretty intimidating concept, especially if you don’t really understand what it is.
It can be interpreted in many different ways. The easiest way to explain spirituality is by using a metaphor..
Picture your life’s purpose as a particular destination and spirituality as a channel of roads and highways. There are many different directions you can take; some get you closer to that specified destination and some steer you in the opposite direction.
If you maintain good, healthy practices in your life (meditation, healthy eating, releasing emotions, tentative thinking, etc) and you are kind to others then you will begin veering towards your predisposed destination.
However, if you decide to take the wrong path by doing things in order to spite others, destroying things that should not be destroyed, focusing on doing harm to others, and anything else coupled with bad intentions then you will drive farther and farther away from the destination you are supposed to reach.
So which way do you go?
Spirituality will help you determine which of these directions you need to take because you won’t have blinders on shrouding your vision. It’s important to realize that many of us will struggle to find our life’s purpose and some never reach that destination.
Imagine going your whole life with a void in your heart that you don’t know how to fill.
For one to say they are spiritual simply means they are actively engaging in practices to not only grow their spirit, but also they work on becoming one with their higher self.
The higher self is what we will refer to as the subconscious.
The subconscious, as we know it from psychology, is very mind-boggling. Our subconscious possesses a lot more knowledge than the conscious mind could ever begin to perceive. The reason it is such a mystery is because a lot of the information stored in it is what makes us the person we are and what helps us function (automatic processes like breathing and digesting food).
Whether you are spiritual or not, spirituality is inherent in all of us. Our spirit is what provides our body with the power source it needs to be able to function on earth.
A direct result of pursuing spirituality is that it will allow you to discover the answers you seek so long as you put in the work and allow the answer to come into your life.
When you think of spirituality as a channel of various roadways and highways it is easy to see how you can be lead astray, sometimes by your own accord and sometimes because of others.
Spirituality is the path to your soul
Don’t let the name spirituality scare you away from it, because it is your own interpretation of what you want it to be. As with everything, we seem to place a label on things and develop a presumed misconception of certain types of people because of what their beliefs and ideals are.
But with spirituality, the door is open for you to make it whatever you want it to be.
The most important thing about spirituality is the practice of mindfulness. The practice of mindfulness makes you more aware of yourself and what is going on in your life. When you do this you are able to discover things that you would have otherwise looked over without even a glance.
The soul and the subconscious are terms that I use interchangeably for the most part because both of them are storehouses of knowledge that we don’t consciously have access to on a regular basis. There are ways in which you can tap into it, however.
But ultimately, we all want to reach our destination and be happy from doing something we are passionate about.
The practice of spirituality is not to preach, it is to learn
When we gain access to the subconscious we unlock our full potential and at that very moment the universe will conspire to make your needs be met so that you can create the life of your dreams…The life you were meant to live.
Meditation is another huge part of spirituality that will dissolve the things that are resting heavily on your mind. Interactions with other people cause us to carry around a lot of ‘baggage’ that we just can’t seem to get rid of.
The baggage I am talking about is a result of the various identities you take on when you are around certain individuals. For example, you wouldn’t normally act the same around your family as you do your friends because you have to put on a certain character to fulfill that role.
It is essential we do this, but oftentimes we lose sight of the real us because we begin to believe these various identities are who we truly are.
No matter what belief you have on this topic always keep an open mind because you never know when the answer you are searching for might stumble into your life. With spirituality I have opened up to myself and had to face my fears in order for me to grow into the best person I can be.
Spirituality has provided a way for me to become one with my true self. That true self is the essence of my higher self and my body is the medium of communication from the spiritual to the physical realm.
Like I said, it can be a pretty intimidating thing to think about if you are not familiar with it, but give it a chance and you will discover secrets about yourself that even you didn’t know
Let me know in the comments below what your experiences are with spirituality.
May infinite light shine upon you, revealing your path to eternal bliss. Remember, all the answers we seek are only found inside of us, so don’t be afraid to go within. Love and unity to you all <3
Namaste my friends