Part of being human is that sense of experiencing something that is both beyond and other than ourselves, but of which we are somehow a part.
This sense of relating to the depths of creation and existence can be awakened by many things. For example, seeing a beautiful sunset or an awe-inspiring montain peak. It might equally be something we sense within the pattern of our own life or something we experience when meeting with another person.
Spirituality is described in many ways but involves:
Growing in awareness of of how we connect to ourselves, to others and to the Divine - whatever name we may use for God
Exploring what meaning we make of our life and the circumstances we find ourselves in
Exploring how we let our beliefs, values and desires inform and shape our life.
Any real or authentic spirituality will bring with it an increasing sense of being present to ourselves in body. mind and Spirit.
Learning to 'live the questions' - questions such as 'How come?..' 'What sense do I make of this?..' What do I really want?....' will keep us moving along our path and requires us to trust that God is present and at work within us.
'What is going on in your innermost being is worthy of your whole love' (Rilke)
As part of my work, I enjoy facilitating groups exploring different aspects of spirituality and prayer. I work in an experiential style, hopefully enabling the participants to bring into the group and explore their own wisdom and understanding.