There has been a growing hunger in us all. A thirst for a deeper sense of knowing. The old ways of explaining the world around us no longer satisfy the depth of our craving. Archaic beliefs in myths and stories, in gods, and a mechanical system of judgment that no longer applies to our sense of self. We no longer accept mere theory or dogmatic structures that have been used to frighten us into submission.
We want to know. To feel. To experience. We want to know our inner connectedness and to dance to our own individual songs. Painting our own infinite sky. But not in our heads. We no longer need new ideas, more thoughts, or descriptions.
The redefinition of spirituality has always been happening. It is the change of season. The ripening of the fruit into a blossom and, in turn, into seed. It is a natural occurrence; it happens, and it comes in the perfect timing, in perfect harmony.
Harmony, though, is a result of turmoil, the bubbling forces within. No longer able to maintain conflict, the overcoming of darkness over light, or light over darkness. This conflict, this inner battle, brings forth peace and harmony. Harmony does not imply a lack of challenge but a deep embrace of the infinite shift and motion with the infinite human soul.
Nature, in its complexity of compassion and cruelty, beauty, and infinite horror, has no conflict whatsoever. It is the grace of humanity to offer the necessary separation to allow harmony and gratitude to flourish.
Harmony cannot be perfect, whole, or complete. Harmony is the art of the in-between. The oscillation by and through a fluid center. To be in harmony means to always be in movement.
For me, today, spirituality redefined means a new paradigm of acceptance and wholeness of being. Ceasing to escape one extreme for another. Resting in our natural cause. Allowing the depth of being exactly who and where we are. It is found in the understanding that we are a blank infinite canvas and not a definite and limited painting.
There are so many concepts of the old paradigm of spirituality that call for redefinition. The role of teachers and guides, the place of scripture, and the wisdom of the past. Our innate connection to our bodies and sexual expression. The part and definition of relationship, family, love, and attachment. Yet, more than anything, our understanding and purpose of life and death and the place those two friends have in our lives.
The foundation of redefining spirituality, I believe, is the freedom of choice and the cohesive recreation within each and every single one of us. Finding out what those finite-infinite descriptions are for ourselves. The redefinition of spirituality begins and ends in you. In what meaning you would like to breathe into your own life.
In a Nutshell
We live by ideals, names, and definitions. Those grow stale with the evolution of consciousness. We used to believe that the world was flat; to be afraid of falling off the edge was a very valid fear. And yet, with our evolution, living in a spherical reality is now our norm. Everyone accepts that to be true. There will be a day when living with the absolute knowing you are divine; being part and parcel of the entire creation will just be our day-to-day reality. Spirituality and mysticism will no longer be needed as a path or a means to get from here to there, but more so - a dance, an art, a reflection of the here and now.