What is spirituality to you?
I just read this very open-hearted question on Amazon and had to engage.
I had to answer because I have been feeling a personal loss through my “the holidays are less than relevant” anxiety this year. So I remember –
For me, spirituality is when I close my eyes and I feel the warmth on my head that tells me I am being taken care of, that my path is good for me.
Spirituality, for me, is seeing clues on my journey, such as key numbers, that are a sign I am close to my purpose or path. I think there is a reason the child’s game, ‘You’re getting warmer,’ is one of the first we learn.
Spirituality is witnessing the miracles all around. May these never cease to bring us wonder. Miracles bring us closer to the Mystery of the Divine.
Spirituality is not knowing a coincidence. It is understanding that every event in life is a tapestry.
Spirituality challenges the goodness in me to shine, and kicks my butt through conscience, in the here and now, when I am dull.
But mostly, I like the warmth that feels like radiant heat within my heart and power and laughter in my center. Feelings that come when I am doing what makes me happiest, like writing essays to make people smile (read Gracie: The Christmas Lady bug on first post of this site – live link here). Spirituality is the feeling of developing a lovely webpage, and birthing a novel, and holding a pet skunk against my heart, and feeding the squirrels and birds before dawn on a snowy morning. This simple spirituality feels really really good.
Essa Adams a.k.a. Thayne Hudson
A Breath Floats By: An Illusion for the Soul
spiritual fiction / visionary / paranormal realism
Skunk Medicine memoirs