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Webster's Definition:
1> of the soul
2> religious; sacred
n Negro religious song

What is spiritual/spirituality to you?

I, myself, actually am not sure how to answer this. I guess because I see so many facets that it's hard to seperate them.

Being spiritual, to me, [sign in to see URL] so much that I'm religious, but that I have a stronger inner being, one that plays not only on this plane, but on a higher plane of existance. Dang this is hard for me to put into [sign in to see URL].
In a sense it is being religious, but I honestly think a person can be spiritual without the religion. [sign in to see URL] higher conciousness of self, Universe, all things. Being of strong [sign in to see URL] minded and accepting.

I'm going to leave it here, for now. I will probably add to this, as time permits, and things come to mind.

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That's a good question, Saijen. And you are right, maybe the answer will change when we learn even more.

For me right now, it's being aware of the universe and the life around me, of being one with the energy and its flow.

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I agree with the idea that spirituality and religion are not the same thing. Oftentimes spirituality is an underlying common element in different religions. It can be a "religion" of its own, if one chooses, as well.
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Hmmm, I like parts of what you've all said:


For me right now, it's being aware of the universe and the life around me, of being one with the energy and its flow.



and


but that I have a stronger inner being, one that plays not only on this plane, but on a higher plane of [sign in to see URL] higher conciousness of self, Universe, all things. Being of strong [sign in to see URL] minded and accepting.



I like these. And I would add, for me (and maybe this is part of being aware of the "flow") being open to patterns (and "lessons"?) that are presented by life or by the Universe.

Also, attunement with my intuition is a big big part of spirituality for me.

It IS hard to put this into words emoticon

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Spiritual/Spirituality for me is the connection you or I have with God/Goddess as we understand them to be. Our own private party with deity and those thing that we find sacred.

It is a contentment, a knowing without asking.

It is how we relate to everything and everyone around us.

It is an unconditional love for all even when it hurts.

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a point of view that people are not the most important thing ever created.
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Spirituality for me is the connection I personally have to the divine - while my religion is the group in which I share or enjoy my connection as a larger part of my world.

So spirituality is my connection and religion is our group connection for example. Then the definition of spirit is the spark of divine or spirit found within us all that connects us and drives us - our spirit can be free, broken or held hostage, it can be happy, sad or not. It tells us when we are doing wrong, when we are doing right and speaks to us about life in general if we listen to it oppose tune it out.


When I was younger - I tuned it out when I was up to something - now I realize it is there for a reason and not just as decoration or an amusement - you know the "devil" and/or "angel" on your shoulder bickering back and forth routine! emoticon

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These are great topics to read again!

Like Cat, I connect with what Saijen and Firle said:


[sign in to see URL] higher conciousness of self, Universe, all things. Being of strong [sign in to see URL] minded and accepting.




It's being aware of the universe and the life around me, of being one with the energy and its flow.



I'd like to hear if you guys have changed your definition at all!


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So far, I've not changed how I feel or view this. I reread what I had written, and it is still very right, for me.

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