In the current day and age spirituality has become much more “mainstream”, so to speak. But even though the term is now more firmly embedded in our common everyday speech - be it on our social media feeds or in our yoga and wellness studios - the actual concept of spirituality has been a part of humanity since the beginning of our time.
So what does it actually mean to be spiritual? It’s a broad concept, and its definition can change depending on one’s unique perspective - but ultimately, it is about feeling a sense of connection with not only the world around us but the energy within it. It’s about the belief that there is something bigger than ourselves, and having a level of faith in our connection with that - and how that aligns with our purpose and meaning in life, both on an individual and collective level. In this respect, spirituality is a universal human experience, and something that we all feel in some way or another, even if we don't all define it the same way.
Join us as we explore what it means to have a soul, what consciousness is, the different ways human beings from cultures and backgrounds all over the world exhibit and honor their faith, and everything in between - and how our spirituality may affect our health, well-being, and quality of life.
There is a lot to be said for having a positive mental attitude (PMA), and of finding greater joy in even the smallest of things. But PMA also opens the door for you to take it a step further, and willingly attract the things that bring you joy.
When you see certain numbers or sequences, the universe is telling you something – it is giving you a sign. This is the concept of numerology, a practice based on the mystical properties of numbers. Numerology is a divination method that can be likened to astrology or palmistry – with the numbers associated with our birth date and given name offering insight and prediction about our lives. Like many other longstanding spiritual practices and belief systems, numerology and the rituals around it date back thousands of years across many cultures, and it continues to guide even the most casual of observers. Many of us are drawn to certain numbers and might look out for them – either as reassurance or maybe as a warning. Many of us might even have favorite numbers we use for making decisions or placing bets. But there are some numbers that, according to numerology, are especially important and auspicious – such as the number 11.
The Sanskrit term “Ahimsa” roughly translates to mean non-violence. It’s a concept in yoga philosophy with roots in the ancient Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and forms one of the central tenets of these spiritual belief systems: that of living a life of non-harming. It’s a sentiment that is echoed throughout the world’s moral frameworks and one we can all agree we should aspire to. If we want a world of peace and prosperity for all, then we need to bring about an end to all forms of violence, oppression and harm. But when it comes to our individual lives, what does it mean to truly embody Ahimsa? And how can we apply this ancient practice to the complexities of modern life in order to make the world a better place? Let’s dive deeper.
What is a soul? What has a soul - is it all living beings? Do animals have a soul? What about consciousness - what is consciousness? Can consciousness be shared, and can we communicate with each other through consciousness? How does meditation connect us more deeply to our spiritual selves - and indeed, what does it mean to be a spiritual person? Is manifestation real, what does it actually mean to manifest something, does manifestation only occur in the mind or does it require action, and how do you manifest your dreams and goals? What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of humanity, and how can we bring humanity together? Are we really all connected? What does it mean to be good or evil, and who or what judges these bases of morality? Is there life after death? Is there life before birth? Is our reality actually real? Why do we dream, and what are some of the great universal truths of humankind? There are countless questions we could explore about our individual and collective spirituality and faith, many of them quite philosophical in nature, and we look forward to delving into as many as we possibly can.
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