I have sat recently and pondered upon what it means to be spiritual in the 21st century and then suddenly along comes the daily message from www.tut.com under the name ‘The Universe’ that goes some of the way to answering my question:
‘Being spiritual means a good many things and most of them are misunderstood by a good many people.
So, to clarify, here's how I see "it" and you:
Being spiritual means seeing yourself as divine, not just of the divine; a creator, not just the created. You needn't be saved, forgiven, or fixed.
You've already changed the world, added to its brilliance, and done enough. You're there because in some long forgotten time, you already earned your wings.
Of course, there are still challenges. You wanted it this way. It's part of your nature and they'll serve to make you even greater.
In spite of these, you are still a winner, you are among the relative few who have been so bold, and today is part of your victory lap.
From a long time fan, The Universe
Obviously, everyone will have their own opinion as to what it means to be ‘spiritual’. For one person, it will have Christian associations and to the other ‘New Age’ connotations with a great deal in between.
Spirituality, for me, is not just an inner awareness but an outer one too. The inner awareness brings change to you and in turn those around you, looking outwards can show how small we are on the grand scale of things but more than that is shows how important each and every one of us is.
We are, as individuals, unique and special and we all bring our own specific energies to the planet. Once we have gone everything changes, nothing will ever be the same again and that is on a Global and Universal scale.
We affect change by just living, all that we experience goes into the melting pot for other souls to learn from, the good and the not so good.
Life can get you down and I sometimes envy those people who have a typical 9 to 5 job, they get up in the morning and go to work knowing what the day will bring. They have every weekend off, perhaps play golf or watch the latest sporting event down the pub with their mates, home for a hot dinner, play with the children etc.
I then get a reality check sent from ‘them upstairs’.
It can take the form of a gentle message or, more likely, a size nine boot up the backside showing me what I have achieved so far in this ‘spiritual’ life that I have chosen to lead and what I can do in the future by helping and working with other like-minded people.
Every day is different and I never know what the next email or telephone call will bring, but I do know whatever happens that it adds to the energetic pool of the planet and, if we chose, we can all dip into that pool and learn from other people’s experiences, using them to guide not just ourselves but others.
Sometimes try and see the world through other people’s eyes, in doing so it will certainly begin to change how you view life.
Mrs. Do As You Would Be Done By, a character from The Water Babies, a novel by Charles Kingsley, sums up, to me, what it is to be a spiritual person and it has nothing to do with religion.
Treat others the way that you would like to be treated.
And don’t forget that a smile can travel the world.
I hope that the festive season goes well for you and your family.
Heal Your Home I February 25th and 26th – Compton, Nr Guildford, Surrey March 18th and 19th – The Holistic Wellbeing Centre, Shepley, Nr Huddersfield April 1st and 2nd – Powick Parish Hall, Nr Worcester April 8th and 9th – Wanlip, Nr Leicester May 13th and 14th – Dumfries, Scotland
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