A Journey of Discovery
By Beth Quist
What is spirituality? Spirituality is not as you may have been taught or perceive. It is the ability to join with the TAO, or you may say, associate with parts of it and receive energy or insight or knowledge; or just to know aspects of life. It is not being able to raise the dead, perform miracles, or impact others in a physical way. It is the ability to find truth and help those who seek such to find their now. It is also the way to help develop your talents and gifts.
Love is the way the TAO keeps all entities, fragments, and other division as part of itself.
Spirituality is the ability to join with the Tao and receive energy or insight or knowledge or just to know aspects of life. It is the ability to find truth and to help those who seek such to find their own truth.
Spirituality will help you understand life and have reason for the experiences and difficulties and joys of your existence.
Spirituality will not mean the same thing to other people. Usually spirituality is thought to be in connection with spirits or perhaps ghosts. It is certainly thought to be associated with God-like abilities or attributes. But for this discussion, spirituality relates to mind development, personal growth, and understanding about life.
The goal of spiritual development is spiritual experiences and understanding and wisdom and insight. These teachings are to help you gain develop techniques, help you access to these concepts, and learn how to apply them. It may be wonderful to obtain an insight about a particular question or concern of your life’s existence, but what do you do with it once you have obtained it? You use it in your everyday life. And how do you do this?
Don’t assume spiritual growth will be in areas different than your life’s concerns. So in reality, your earthly life’s experiences dictate the direction of your spiritual growth. You seek and receive insight concerning the matters that concern you in your earthly existence, or in other words, to tie spiritual development and earthly life development together, you ask or seek insight concerning both. This is how you put your spiritual development to use in your earthly lives. Your spiritual development is in areas of interest because of your earthly lives. So, to marry the spiritual and physical aspects of life, the way is to ask and receive spiritual insights about physical earthly concerns. I n this way you apply your spiritual insight knowledge, wisdom to your existence. In reality, you could not separate it if you wished.
It would be useful to recall how the higher self programs the earthly personality so that the earthly existence or mind can accomplish its goals. In other words, how does one guarantee or program that certain experience and learning will be received during a specific life cycle?
After you start to obtain spiritual knowledge, the books and learning of others seem inadequate and society’s general accepted knowledge is completely inadequate. You travel your own path, which at times seems to have clear direction and other times does not. Others see what you have, and want to obtain it without effort, which is improper for them. We are not going to find our answers in books, but find them in our discoveries down our own paths.
Spiritual growth and energy are the desired results of the training.
As you develop spirituality, ponder questions through the day. The answer will come in a flash, or a thought, an insight. This is how the soul achieves knowledge…a little at time. This can be done on a constant basis, but it is during time alone you may be most receptive.
Once an insight is given to the mind, it can quickly fade and therefore should be trapped as quickly as possible either through intense memory training or by writing.
Question: How do you help spirituality grow?
Answer: You must have your own desire to grow. One can not force spiritual growth. But with that said, by allowing others to see how well you live in a spiritual mental emotional state, they desire what you have and therefore seek your guidance in these matters. This is the time to teach with insight and knowledge.
Author Beth Quist
Author of the Quist Quill and the book "Cultivating Spiritual Energy".