WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? Spirituality is not the exclusive domain of any particular religion, though all religions seem to be based on it and do teach it and preserve it in various ways.Most, however, have forgotten that spirituality comes from within each one of us, for it isthe spark of The Living God that exists within each of us. Spirituality seems so illusive, because we keep looking all over for it; in books, in precious words of those we deify, even in exotic foreign lands. Yet, as more than one Master has said, "The kingdom is within, not outside of you, not someplace else". The Great Returning
Seeking your personal "Spirituality" is an exercise in finding your Spirit; what excites you, what you enjoy, what enlivens your spirit and awakens you ... and empowers the sleeping giant within!Then as you return to your inner, spiritual, roots (motivated like the child you once were) that make you who you are then you may become comfortable with that, despite the changes in life."Change is a process called life". 1
Like the clouds in the sky or a river on its way to the ocean, this is a never ending path of change where you are always discovering new things and becoming more. Along this path, through this life process, you will find out who you thought you were, who you are right now and who you desire to be ... and all three are you.This is the "Holy Trinity" in very personal terms.
Certainly, you've heard that all roads lead to Rome, so it is with your spirituality. 2All of life was created to return you to your innermost truth and it will do that if you will but allow it 1
1.Donald Neale Walsch, in "Tomorrow's God"
2.British medium, Chris Meredith at Harmony Grove, Escondido, CA ... more to be added
YOU AND YOUR SPIRITUALITY A personal story.
In 1971, I was questioning "Is this all there is to life?", suspecting there must be more "hidden" form our purely physical senses and was thus seeking Light, Life, Love, God and Truth.In meditation,was told:
"GOD IS Alive and hiding in Eachoneofus"
As I saw this spelled out even, as I heard it, my question, then became, "Where is 'Eachoneofus'?"Then I suddenly felt "God is Love", emotionally, something I never felt in any church even though they say those words! In that moment, I knew that Love and God are one-in-the-same.It took weeks for me to break down what I experienced and realize, this is the "personal God" that the churches talk about, but nobody ever explains well enough ... and maybe they can't, even if they have had the experience of unlimited love.
Everything and Nothing
The Christian Bible says that before God moved, there was the darkness of nothing.Of course, darkness is where seeds germinate.However, even though we see "space" as nothing, only distance with no thing in it, "space" is full of unseen energies ready to spring into existence at a moment's notice.This may be a modern definition of this God that comes from nowhere , IS and then disappears.Thus, everything is nothing, or as the ancient wisdoms teach - everything is vibration; some of which we see, hear, taste, touch or smell ... and much that we do not sense in our human form.
Further, the Bible says that God made everything and nothing was made without God.Thus, a little bit ofGod is in everything, so when, is or how could there be "nothing".Nothing would be the absence of Creative Energy, Living Spirit or God.It turns out, however, even "space" is full of energy, even if you think it doesn't, or isn't, "matter".As alluded to before, the "darkness" of space, full of infinite, eternal, immortal creative energies, is where all matter comes from, and returns to.It is the "womb of God", so to speak.Thus, as the Bible says, we are "always in the bosom of God".
The Divine Power Grid We are all plugged into the infinite power grid of love by unseen spiritual channels, energies and forces, always.If you could ever be disconnected from Source, you would not even be; aware, alive or human!You are Living Spirit having a physical experience, right now ... and in the forever NOW ... with some of that source energy still "alive" within you.Thus electrons spin and atoms are formed to make the elements for physical life to exist so it could be known.The heavy elements within your body, according to Carl Sagan, have come from the explosions of super nova, eons ago.And, so you are connected to the stars in the heavens physically, energetically and spiritually!
God & Evil
Since my "awakening", I see less and less "evil" and more and more "good" (the root word for "God").When we feel life moving forwards, we feel good, light at heart, or we believe that God is in our lives.However, when life seems to be running in reverse, we tend to feel that how we "live" has become backwards, or dark or "evil". ("evil" is "live", backwards)However, we always have Free Will, whether self-chosen or God-given.Thus, our Free Will, allows us to invent "Devils" or "Angels" as we wish.This is infinite love in action; some would say through Jesus, God/Him/Her/Themselves, and or All Life.We are a part of all there is and All-There-Is is a part of us.We can never be apart from it all, or any of it.The universe and God includes us, whatever state we are in.There is no separation in the Uni-Verse.
However, for those who want to believe that God or Creator created all things, then if there was a Devil, God would have had to make "Him", or he (they?) would not even exist.Personally I do not believe in a "devil" but, if there was one, they would have "lived" backwards.I prefer looking to the future, love, joy and understanding , keeping my live life moving forwards!
CAUTION: Part of life also includes those fleeing the light, like photons leaving their source ... and this is their version of moving forward, into the darkness, to rediscover Who they Are - a spark of Creator.
The name of the "devil" called "Lucifer" means "of the light".Thus, we are ALL of the light and the same Creator - no exceptions!So, why not just "Love one another"?
"Matter is Energy ... Energy is Light ... We are all Light Beings" ~ Albert Einstein
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