No article or post can adequately explain such a vast subject as spirituality. But here I'll just touch the tip of the iceberg and you can take it from there.
Spirituality is a complex and multifaceted concept that can mean different things to different people. At its core, spirituality is concerned with the inner journey of the individual toward a deeper understanding of the self, the world, and the divine. It encompasses a wide range of practices, beliefs, and experiences that are aimed at cultivating a sense of meaning, purpose, and connectedness in life.
One of the key features of spirituality is its emphasis on personal experience and subjective perception. While religion often relies on external authorities such as texts, doctrines, and rituals to guide individuals, spirituality places greater emphasis on individual experience and inner wisdom. This means that spiritual practices can vary widely, from meditation and prayer to yoga and nature walks, depending on the individual's needs and preferences.
Another important aspect of spirituality is its focus on interconnectedness and unity. Many spiritual traditions recognize the interconnectedness of all beings and promote a sense of compassion and empathy towards others. This can lead to a deeper sense of belonging and connectedness with the world around us, as well as a greater appreciation for the beauty and wonder of existence.
Spirituality also often involves a search for deeper meaning and purpose in life. This can involve questions such as "Why am I here?" or "What is the meaning of life?" In seeking answers to these questions, individuals may explore their own values, beliefs, and sense of identity, leading to greater self-awareness and personal growth.
While spirituality is often associated with religious or mystical experiences, it can also be a secular practice (at least temporarily) that does not rely on belief in any particular deity or supernatural force. Many people describe themselves as spiritual but not religious and engage in spiritual practices such as mindfulness meditation or gratitude journaling to cultivate a sense of inner peace and well-being.
Spirituality is something we need to re-incorporate into our everyday life
Why? Because it is in essence what everything really is. Those who have been able to connect to their own body and mind and work hard to stay centered inevitably KNOW something is missing...Spirit.
Everyone has the choice to connect or ignore aspects of themselves, but the price is feeling and being incomplete. Spiritual Awakening is what happens when the person has the realization that there is indeed something more than the physical and material world their essence. It took a long time to incorporate "mind" and mental health into mainstream healing practices and it is now time to return to the core of it all--spirit-- to be whole again and be in a state of dynamic wellness.
Bite-sized healing is doable healing.
How are sleep and dreams connected to all of this?
Sleep and dreams are a gateway to other states of consciousness and wellness. In dreams, our soul calls us. If we choose to pay attention, this is where we can spark or elevate our spiritual awakening and overall health. We can connect to a greater place of knowledge than we do in waking life alone. The ego takes a back seat and our higher self speaks from a place of truth via symbols, whether you remember or not.
Wishing You Wholeness
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