What is Spirituality and How to Start Your Journey
Spirituality can be a difficult concept to define. Being spiritual encompasses so many different aspects of life, and it means something a little different for everyone.
In general, spirituality can be described as the search for purpose and meaning in life. It’s the quest to find out who we are and why we are here. For some, spirituality may involve religious beliefs or practices. For others, it may be more about personal growth and development. No matter what your definition of spirituality is, it is a very important part of our lives.
The Definition of Spirituality
Although spirituality is almost undefinable in a personal instance, objectively it’s the act of being spiritual. Helpful, right?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of spiritual reads “of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit”. Which is still mostly unclear.
So the real question to ask here is; what is your spirit?
The term spirit is defined as “an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms”. In simpler terms, it’s your morals. Your spirit is unique to each individual. People value experiences and perceive reality in completely different ways from each other.
What’s interesting about your spirit is that the definition literally says it “gives life” to physical organisms. When you’re participating in your day-to-day life, you’re exiting. But when you decide to take a step into your individual spirituality, you’re finding life in your existence.
In spirituality, you’re embracing your truth and bringing it to life. You’re living for the first time. You are not just existing anymore; you are alive.
In the end, this type of definition can seem unhelpful. But the truth is, you are in charge of defining your spiritual journey. It’s kind of a big responsibility, too. So, what’s next?
How to Start Your Spiritual Journey
A deep dive into your spirituality won’t happen overnight. Some people figure out quickly what clicks in their life, but for others, it takes more time.
But if the definition is up to you… where do you even start?
There is no right answer, but if you’ve made your way here, you’ve already started! The next step is to find out what makes you feel alive. What do you believe in that you find comfortability and growth in?
Spirituality is often connected to religion and religious beliefs. However, because everyone’s journey is so unique… you can take what resonates and leave what doesn’t in every spiritual encounter. Even under the roof of the same church, there are many different depths of belief as well as various versions of the same belief.
For me, my spirituality has the closest ties to pagan practices, however, I personally wouldn’t identify as pagan. No one’s journey is aligned quite the same way. Your purpose, meaning, and fulfillment will differ based on who you are and who you want to be.
The most important aspect of belief regardless of who, what, and how you practice is that you believe in something. Or you decide you don’t believe, and that’s a journey, too!
How We Can Help
If your spiritual journey has brought you here, we want to help!
At CrystalSandTarot we focus on learning about the metaphysical aspects of spirituality. So if you’re on the path to learning about crystals, herbs, manifestations, astrology, tarot, and a bit about religions like Wicca and Paganism, stick around!
Our Etsy shop is a great resource for gathering the essentials for various practices, and this website is a glossary of questions you may come across on your journey.
The goal is to create a welcoming and educational community for people at all points in their spiritual journey.
Your life is waiting for you… let’s go get it.