Spirituality, often misunderstood as a concept, is easily defined as a verb- the work of developing your spiritual being. Spirituality is the God related science of recognizing the Gods’ innermost being – the core within us “made in the image of God.” So anytime we think, write or read of God we are being spiritual. I think that’s why icon painting is so fascinating, so meditative and so SPIRITUAL
True God related spirituality is achieved by means of scientifically applying spiritual teachings and spiritual techniques so the ego might vanish in the fire of divine love.
It is like waking up in a fog and realizing your fog. Your spirit “IS” the Holy Spirit. Since all humankind is made of the same substance; spiritual development is the most direct way to finding love and peace in all creation.
Simplicity of breath, lifestyle and knowledge.
How can we make sense of being in human form and in spiritual form? The ego is what gets us into trouble. We think we are separate and can control our being, Such nonsense, just try to stop breathing or go on a diet, or control your children. These are all examples of the myth thinking we control and are separate. We are intimately linked to everyone and everything but refuse to take enough time to contemplate the dreadfully difficult condition.
I suspect all the living things have energy and perhaps the molecules in their orbit as well, it all serves only one purpose if it is conscious. The work of Spirituality and our Spiritual Definitions need to be free from ignorant, selfish or destructive behavioral patterns, and free from the illusion we are separate.
Worshiping idols for example, and depicting God as a punishing God, who is standing with a check sheet watching our every transgression and sending us to hell if the list is too long or egregious is an abomination of Spiritual Definition.
The intent for religion or churches is to support, promote or teach true spirituality.
They have failed to teach unity and inclusion in many religions. Church doctrines and ancient text have the pearls of wisdom, yet those spiritual people in power(oxymoron) have abused the teachings with simplistic answers to mystical questions and focused on controlling the spirit rather than learning from it. Our church communities are not full of flexible and resilient members who flourish in the mystery of sacrament.
God has no religion – God is Being!
True spirituality has its objective set on oneness with God. This level of spiritual connection with God is generally attributed to Gurus or an Avatar. However, I believe that one can achieve this level of oneness with God even though one does not achieve the distinction of either Guru or Avatar. One achieves the distinction of Guru or Avatar because one chooses to be a teacher of spirituality…but if one does not chose to be a teacher of spirituality it does not preclude there is not deep insight and wholeness of those who practice and make no noise.