Spirituality has been defined in numerous ways. In general, these include a belief in a power operating in the universe that is greater than oneself –  a sense of interconnectedness with this power, with other people, and with all living things. Spirituality is an awareness of the purpose and meaning of life beyond conventional terms. The development of aspirations, personal values, and the drive to succeed by having faith in your spirit to assist you every step of the way.  Now, this is really the key definition here. Spirituality is commonly thought of as one’s personal pursuit of the divine and is not bound to any particular religious tradition. There are many different “spiritual paths,” available to us and we have the free will to choose which one works for us. It is important to find one’s own individual path to spirituality and a greater understanding of God. The Divine, and the Absolute.

Spirituality has its roots in spirit. All things or all life is governed and derived from a universal life force. This universal life force is invisible and intangible, yet it serves as the basic or raw substance from which all living things exist. Another way of looking at this universal life force is that it is the vital energy behind and through which life expresses itself. We are talking about an infinite body of energy that permeates all substance and provides stimulation to the atom at the basic form of structure. This life force is intelligent. It is often referred to as universal consciousness or the all-encompassing universal spirit. The spirit is the intangible essence of our being and form. Have you ever stopped to think about what really motivates your life? Is it your brain or is there some other force at work which acts through the brain as some sort of central mediator for thought? Your spirit stands behind who and what you see when you look into the mirror.

The spirit is also referred to as the aura or auric energy field. The auric energy field or hologram permeates the tangible body and extends outward from the body an average of a few feet. The energy comprising the aura is also intangible and is therefore difficult to see with the naked eye. People often catch a glimpse of the aura through the mind’s eye, but more often become aware of it through intuitive sense and feeling. The human aura contains all essential ingredients necessary to enable you to function as a living organism, from the tiniest molecules comprising your DNA, to your thoughts, feelings, emotions and all characteristics that make up your personage. The energy comprising the auric energy field is in a constant state of fluctuation, which can be easy to relate to considering our feelings and emotions regularly fluctuate and our thoughts often run chaotic.

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