Talk about a can of worms! So many people today consider themselves spiritual. Yet the level of agreement on what they believe is quite small. Do a poll. If you looked at what sort of spiritual books are most popular you might get a sense of what most agree on. A couple popular titles are The Secret, and Ask, It is Given. It appears then that spirituality is a quest to use the power of the mind to create a better and happier environment here and now. The basis is that the mind creates what we see in the world, and using the energy or “ether” of the universe we create the life we want to live. It’s obvious why it is so popular, who wouldn’t want a better life?
Others are religious, and seek God’s guidance in this life so as to release their soul to a better life after body death. This is an apparent contradiction to the first approach, as here your life is other determined, versus the spiritual self determined. But the religious at least consider that they have a spirit that has an afterlife, whereas manifesting a better job or lifestyle does not.
In my view, it is only when one considers he actually is a spirit that one truly enters the world of spirituality. Which is not of this world! Whether one goes to heaven, or another place, or just returns to his own native spiritual condition, that cannot be part of this material universe or it would just be another energy particle. The creator(s) must be exterior to what was created. What is the function of the spirit? Maybe part of it is to make your life here better. Maybe it is to evolve as a human until one is fully aware of himself. Maybe it was just a mistake on the part of the spirit! Regardless, we are here now. Most are completely asleep on the subject. Knowing that you are a spiritual being is the starting point. Discovering who you really are can be an arduous and lengthy journey that may or may not be successful. I guess we’ll find out when we die how well we did.
Would you prefer to assume that “this is all there is?” and “he who dies with the most toys wins?” Or to know who you really are and work toward that knowing so you can move out of this game of “life” and into true reality?