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  • Exploring The Soul

    7 posts, 4 voices, 562 views, started May 17, 2011

    Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by Denise Richardson

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      Exploring the Soul
      Living a Spiritual Life  

      Remembering who we really are is the first step in awakening to our spiritual path.

      Throughout the journey from birth to death, many people choose to question life, strive for improvement, seek out knowledge, and search for the divine. Simply put, this is the essence of spirituality. One's spiritual practice can take on many forms, because embracing the spiritual is a very personal pursuit. While many people do relate their spirituality to a God or Goddess, this quest for the divine, or oneness with the universe, always springs from within. It doesn't matter where you find your spiritual path. We are all fundamentally spiritual beings and the essence of that lies in knowing one's true self and finding a peace that comes from within rather than the outside world. It is in remembering this that we awaken to our personal path.  

      The spiritual path springs forth from a daily routine that reaffirms our personal connection with a purpose or a way of life. Practicing compassion, gratitude, appreciation, forgiveness, generosity, meditation, and taking care of one's wellbeing can all be a part of one's spiritual life. If you are new to exploring your personal spirituality, remember that this is a process. You may want to spend a few moments each day giving yourself a spiritual gift. Try a new form of meditation, visit a sanctuary, or explore a specific deity.  

      Accepting the importance of spirituality can be a healthy decision, because a spiritual practice tends to include habits that promote healthy living. Take the time to carefully determine the action, thought, and ritual that most speaks to your soul. Remember that your most profound spiritual experiences may also come from the simple intricacies that make up your life. See the interconnectedness of all things. As you explore your "inner work," you will be walking your spiritual path and feeling your oneness with the universe.



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          LaTosha Brown wrote May 17, 2011
        • Niecey,
          Good article but I was wondering about the statement that encouraged us to seek other deities. What is your position on exploring different deities? Are you suggesting that we should look and/or examine the various deities?



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          Denise Richardson wrote May 17, 2011
        • Good Morning LaTosha, I didn’t write this post. It was sent to me by a friend. I personally believe in one God which is the creator of all things, however I also know there are some people who don’t believe the same as I do and that is ok, this post is for those who feel it is for them. I don’t get off into how another believes differently from me, I just try to post things that will help all people in all walks of life, we‘re all different and have different beliefs as for me I believe in the Trinity of God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit. They are all the same deity but have different functions in the same body of Christ.



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          LaTosha Brown wrote May 17, 2011
        • I absolutely agree with you that each one of us have our own path.  That is the beauty of diversity in human beings.

          My own faith is often strengthened through the belief and faith of others. I greatly appreciate the discipline of Muslims, the ecstatic worship of the Whirling Dervishes, the poetry of Rumi, the wisdom of the Buddha, the teachings of the Dali Lama and the contribution of other great spiritual leaders. I have been blessed to personally learn a little about many religious teachings and I have respect for the different paths that bring people back to the source.  However, I have determined with confidence that the specific path for me is as a follower of Christ.  

          I only asked the question because I thought you had written the post.  I was just wondering about your particular perspective since I knew you were a Christian and/or follower of Christ.



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