Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spirituality 101

Our mission: Earth & Water Wellness is dedicated toward helping enrich personal and spiritual growth within our clients.

The term “spirituality” is often used loosely, and may mean dramatically different things to various people, so the following article seeks to define and explain spirituality within the context of our mission at Earth & Water Wellness.

It’s All About the Soul

At the core of spirituality is a belief that everyone is a soul incarnate. Essentially, souls are eternal beings that choose on occasion to incarnate into physical bodies on temporal realms such as Earth. Although many religions also teach belief in the soul, there are differences with what we are speaking of here. For one, religion tends to acknowledge the soul almost as an afterthought, something that we happen to possess, but only taking on importance after death. In contrast, spirituality stresses that we are souls first and foremost, and everything else follows from that primal fact
Many religions also teach dogma that says humans are born “sinful” and evil, and must be redeemed through various rituals and practices or else face eternal punishment. People can believe what they want, but the soul is oblivious to religion. Spiritual teaching simply points out that the soul has existed eternally, and chooses to incarnate for its own purposes. Even though it inhabits a physical form, the soul is intrinsically part of God and inseparable from God. What takes place in the “afterlife” is an interesting enough study, but not as important as understanding what the soul seeks to experience here and now.

It’s all about the soul, because we each find ourselves here on this journey, but may not realize why or even who we really are. The ego-based mind we employ to navigate physical reality is not very good at sensing spiritual reality. From its limited perspective, we are suddenly thrust into a cold, frightening environment with nary a clue as to who we are or where we came from. The “amnesia” effect of incarnation is valuable for the soul to start each life with a clean slate, so that past lives that may have featured the same lessons and “cast members” do not inhibit us from plunging into our current lessons with full intensity.

It’s all about the soul, because many of us get stuck and don’t have a clue why. The soul often intends a challenging regime of lessons and experiences that made sense during pre-birth planning, but seem overwhelming when mired in the fog of ego-based consciousness. Since the ego has no recollection of signing up for such challenges, it tends to view life as stressful and filled with suffering for no good reason. Yet, much, if not most suffering results from resisting the lessons that our soul planned. Generally speaking, the soul will not plan suffering for its own sake. The only way out is to complete the lesson and fulfill the soul’s agenda. Embracing the soul’s agenda is the quickest route to happiness, fulfillment, and reduced suffering. In order to do that, we must gain some understanding of the soul and its agenda.

It’s all about the soul, because a shift is taking place in human consciousness that causes spiritual understanding to be more readily accessible. Many mystics say we are headed toward a higher dimensional existence, with the entire planet making the transition. However, we still also exist as humans on a physical and causal plane. The exciting thing is, we can now more readily access and experience the best of both worlds. We can live with one foot grounded on Earth and “One Foot in Atlantis”. 

My term for this process is “The Fully Actualized Life" as featured in many posts on this blog.

1 comment:


    If you are searching for the truth concerning faith and practice should you consult books written by preachers or the book inspired by God? As for me I trust God's book the Holy Bible.

    Billy Graham quote:"They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don't have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they're going to be with us in heaven."

    Jesus quote:... "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me" (John 14:6) NASB

    Will you trust books written by Billy Graham or the Scripture in the Bible that was inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

    Charles Stanley quote: ".... Ephesians 2:8-9 says faith in Jesus Christ is the only requirement for salvation, not baptism..."

    (Note: Ephesians 2:8-9 Does not say that faith is all that is required for salvation)

    Jesus quote: "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved..."(Mark 16:16) (NASB)

    Would you rely on books written by Charles Stanley for spiritual guidance or would you trust the written word of God?

    Max Lucado quote: "Is it possible for an unbaptized believer to be saved? Yes, definitely. Should every believer be baptized? Yes, definitely."

    The apostle Peter quote: "Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you...(1 Peter 3:21)

    Would you be willing to believe every word that Max Lucado writes in his books or would you rather trust every word of the Bible as inspired by God?

    John MacArthur quote: " Water baptism is certainly important, and required of every believer. However, The New Testament does not teach that baptism is necessary for salvation."

    New Testament quote: "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins..." (Acts 2:38)

    Would you want to trust what John MacArthur says about New Testament salvation or would you rather trust the words written in the New Testament ?

    Why any believer in Christ would read the books written by men who pervert the gospel of Jesus Christ is an enigma beyond explanation.

    You can trust teachers of error or you can trust God but you cannot trust both.


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