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In a message ...Mystress-at-Kundalini-Gateway.org writes:
>Let me ask you (remember the answer is unique to you
whups, there is the poll... :)
Fifteen people responded to Angelique's spirituality poll. The categories are somewhat subjective.
Thanks to everyone who took part! :))
Genuine Spirituality is the one that comes handsomely packaged, sealed with an official stamp and delivered to your door complete with its own instruction book and certificate of authenticity.
Fake spirituality is one you have to discover for your self. It doesn't always work, but you don't have anybody to blame. It's not a "thing" to force batteries into, but when it delivers, it delivers magnificently.
Our mileage varies, that's for sure, but I found a few things holding true for me: With "Genuine" I open the package and discover culture, opinions and interpretation. With my own brand of "fake," I discover myself and can find my own peace of mind in an eclectic community,
Funny how things turn around.
A spiritual person is in the moment, not distracted by concerns over events in the past or attachments to the way things turn out in the future. Each moment is perfect for them.
The give help of any kind they are able when they are asked.
They will probably have a lot of intuitive insights, but you would never know it just by talking to them.
You will always wonder what they are smiling about.
They usually have an air of gratitude about them.
Ok thats enough.
I read an interesting theory that involved spirituality some time back by an astrologer based on the orbit of Saturn and it's return to it's natal position every 29 1/2 years.
He/she stated that the first orbit is concerned with the physical aspects of life such as growing a body and the whole sex thing. The next cycle concerns the mental aspect of life, and the third the spiritual.
According to this person, as one enters their late twenties and approaches the first Saturn Return they lose hope that the physical aspects of life will get them the results they want, and shift their hope toward the rewards of the mental challenges of life. Interestingly, they pointed out that at about the age of 42 a person experiences a sort of mental puberty similar to physical puberty, 12 years after the 1st Return, and comes into the power to procreate mentally at that age. Mind fusking?
As the person reaches their late 50s and the end of the Second Return they lose hope in the mental life and begin to look toward the spiritual realm to fulfill their needs. And at the age of 70-71 experience a spiritual puberty of sorts that provides them with the fecundation of spiritual power.
At the approach of the third Return, they lose hope that spirituality will get the job done for them. However, if they reach the age of 84, the first and probably singular Uranus Return, then they are automagically bestowed with grace no matter what kind of life they have lived.
If one were to find themselves vested in this line of thinking, they might be led to suspect that spirituality has it's limits also, just like the physical and mental.
What's a po' boy to believe? LOL!!
Genuine spiriTuality... I get tongue tied and twisted when I try to say anything about that... I end up laughing at the myself that thinks it knows what that is all about, but wait... who's that laughing behind me =8^O?
Earthworms, baked and then crumbled into a Quiche Lorraine, (instead of bacon), are quite tasty!
-Shams (formerly from the Ministry of Silly Walks)
:)) Yeah! :)) I find the question really difficult to answer. I'll make a quick stab at it, though.
Laughter/joy is certainly a prerequisite. :))
Whoops, my daughter just reminded me I'm supposed to be watching over the cooking of the Irish Oatmeal.
"I used to worship inside of temples, until I found that everything was holy.Waterfalls, stone, grass...All pure spirit.Now like a madman, I worship everything that I see."
That said, I think there are many attributes common to people with a spiritual bent. Most of those have been listed already.
For me, the quality I value the most is the ability to see the divine in the other. Not just give lip service to it, but actually see it and acknowledge it, and even speak to it, as in the example of the monk who offers tea and rice to the intruder.
Me too. Thanx for the reminder. :)
>How are they developed?
One of my teachers has said something along these lines: The commitment to that portion of the Path is one that happens inside your heart and independent of willfulness and ego. It will open on its own. It will open intention in your heart. The opening of makams begin to reveal itself to you."
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