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Oprah's Reply: "Spirituality for me is recognizing that I am connected to the energy of all creation, that I am a part of it—and it is always a part of me."
Spiritual author and lecturer Marianne Williamson says spirituality wakens when you become still and humble. "There are forces inside you—forces of fear and limitation and chaos—and they live inside us saying, 'You can't do that,'" she says. "Spirituality is where you lay claim to a ground of being within yourself where you say, 'I want to be that. I really do. I want to be that person that I'm capable of being.'" She also says people aren't happy because of what they aren't giving. "The most important thing is that we learn how to forgive each other and that we learn how to love each other. How to live in the spirit of blessing and not blame," Marianne says. "The spiritual path doesn't mean always an easier path, but it means a choice. A choice that we're making to try our best to be as loving as we can be."
Rabbi Irwin Kula, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, says the key to being a spiritual person is understanding that it takes practice. "You have to practice becoming alert, becoming more conscious, becoming aware," he says. "And you have to practice becoming kinder, more compassionate and more caring." "You have to develop your head, your heart, and your hands," he says. In order to develop your head, Rabbi Kula says you need to learn something new about yourself, someone else or an opinion you strongly disagree with, because doing so will help you become more conscious, aware and alert. When you are grateful for things, Rabbi Kula says you develop your heart. He suggests that at the end of the day you think of 10 things that you're grateful for.

The Rev. Ed Bacon says that like law and medicine, spirituality is a practice. "Spiritual practitioners must practice spirituality where we stop, take a breath, become still inside—that's the act of meditation and contemplation," he says. "It is the same in all of the religions." The Rev. Bacon's advice for people seeking a spiritual journey is threefold. "That is to be in nature, to connect with the arts and to connect with ritual," he says. "It is in moments of serenity, stillness, that we experience something much larger, transcendent, cosmic than we are."
To be spiritual to me means to live in a state of alertness and openness. To be connected to a higher dimension and a higher power than self that is deep within you. I believe we are all spiritual beings, we’re just not aware of it, but once you become awakened to your spirituality, you start to love more or differently, you have more compassion for others and when you pray and meditate, you become more aware and open to all possibilities, obtain more wisdom, become more grateful and realize the beauty within. You will no longer be stopped by obstacle but see them only as a hindrance and continue to strive and move forward. Its like a new light that pops on that wasn’t there before! Just amazing!

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Thursday, December 2nd 2010 at 9:18AM
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awesome!! you know I believe in the spirit .... ((But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. John 16:13))

It's like Faith substances of things not seen... I believe that there is a righteous entity that tries to lead us in the right manner... And as we become more faithful and willing the spirit will talk ... guide and be a sense of comfort...

ok... I know prop pet Harry... will come with some n crazy!
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 at 9:00PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
@Sista Cyn, thats good and deep my sista. A lot of people don't believe that the spirit talks to us, but to me that shows their faith. If we open our eyes (spiritual eye) and take a listen, the spirit has a lot to say and thats in any religion. Please don't wish Harry into this conversation! LOL!
@Sista Irma thanks my sista, trying to change of the language a little and talk about something a little more positive, but it seems people are only drawn to the negative and only want to talk about craziness. It felt good to post this blog, even though I do love to read everybody going tit for tat, so I guess Im guilty too. LOL!
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 at 10:36PM
anita moore
I know Har.sssshhh you know....LOL
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 at 10:54PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
Spirituality for me means that all humans are due respect just for being members of the human race. (smile)

lov this post my sista. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
...NOT TO WORRY as it is called humanbehavior(one of teh things "I" don't think can be socialized or legalizes) lol (smile)
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