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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual?

Is being spiritual a religion? A lifestyle? Or is it, to you, something else?

Is being spiritual a religion? A lifestyle? Or is it, to you, something else?

Really, Blog-Buddies, what do you think it means to be a spiritual person?

“It’s obvious,” you might say. To which I would respond, “Hardly.”

The topic for today’s blog post was inspired by KAREN’s wonderful Comment 2 at Anti-bullying mixed with homophobia, an aura reading of Orson Scott Card.

She wrote, “I am honestly shocked by his connection to God [i.e., one of Orson’s subconscious-level chakra databanks, one about connection to God, as researched at the time of one particular photograph] because I know this man to be a very spiritual person who deeply loves God.”

Personally, I don’t find any contradiction between being a very spiritually motivated standard bearer for your religion and — at an energetic and subconscious level — having conflicts or limitations in one’s direct experience of the Divine. Problems that would, for a time, show up at the level of your aura.

I’ll be glad to comment below, later, and maybe even share a blog post about my personal definition of what it means to “be spiritual.” Comments are the place for my views on this topic, seems to me. Because defining what it means to be a spiritual person isn’t my area of professional expertise. I’m really curious what you’all think.

What does it mean to be spiritual, really?

Exploring how each person's sacred spiritual journey is unique.

Exploring how each person’s sacred spiritual journey is unique.

Enabling comments at our online community this morning, this blog host was so impressed with your wise words, Blog-Buddies. Notably ADAM’s magnificent Comment #30 about Enlightenment.

Thanks, everyone, for taking the time to join our conversation. Seems to me, we are creating quite the Enlightenment wiki around spiritual growth that, unlike the link just provided, is not centered around Christianity.

What does spiritual growth mean for someone on a path to Householder Enlightenment?

Over at Skilled Empath Merge with Elizabeth Holmes, a Billionaire at 30, Blog-Buddy MEG really grabbed my attention when she wrote, in Comment 3: “This woman is financially rich, but spiritually broke.”

What gave rise to this conclusion? Maybe this is a teachable moment for all of us to revisit some of our assumptions and beliefs.

  • What does it mean to you for a person to be considered “spiritual”?
  • Does spiritual growth have to include belonging to an organized religion?
  • What does it mean to evolve spiritually?