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Christian Spirituality is the center of our emotional wellness and does not give us the ability to love, but rather it is love! Spirituality is compassion, sympathy, forgiveness, understanding, love and peace; all wrapped up in a beautiful package and we lovingly shared it with others.
Spirituality is the epitome of loving, and allows us to emotionally forgive those who have wronged us so that we can let go of, and distance ourselves from negative influences that have such a strong hold on our well being as a whole.
Spirituality is a reward that comes from trials that we've survived in life through our misfortunes and down falls. Spirituality gives us a better appreciation for the simple things in life, the things that truly matter and that bring us to a better understanding that God really does care for us and tends to our basic needs for inner- peace.
Spirituality is indeed the essence of our soul, and it can replace the inner darkness, the emptiness, and feelings of worthlessness that is the direct result of our outsiders influence that have fed us their own negative inner contamination.
Individuals who have come face to face with the ultimate tragedies in life seem to be the very ones who will posses this seed of inner peace, the secret logic of the soul that gives birth to Spirituality. I suppose you might say that becoming Spiritual is God's way of compensating for those of us who have faced a tremendous amount of troubles and heartache in our lives.
In fact our Spirituality is nourished as we face obstacles that touch our lives. And when we find ourselves at the end of each hurdle that seemed, at one time impossible to overcome, we might be overwhelmed with awe and a tremendous peace within, as we look back at what God has done while we bask in the glory of the moment.
Now, not every person who faces difficulties in their lives (and let's be honest, we all do) recognizes the spiritual gift that God has for us all, but that does not mean that those who have recognized their spirituality are any better, or more loved by God. The environment that we choose to expose ourselves to determines the amount of nurturing that our spirituality receives!
Just as the food that we eat and the air that we breathe can make us ill if it's contaminated, our Spirituality can become stale and cease to mature if we do not feed it with a healthy dose of constant, positive influences.
Once we have recognized and experienced Spirituality in the raw, we must pamper and tend to it daily by inviting those things into our lives that are good and that fill our souls with the beauty of the sites and sounds around us. We can choose to embrace this wonderful gift and feed our Spirituality or we can ignore the beauty within and only allow the negative obstacles to enter our lives, but the choice is totally left up to us.
We can only give to others, that which we have to give! There are still therapists, psychiatrists and survivors who do not feel that there is any room for God in therapy, I suppose this may be due to the fact that we are dealing with issues of the mind. However the mind is the perfect place to ask for God's healing! Don't you think?
Take for instance when we have a loved one who is ill, we tend to lean on others who can pray with us. We pray that we can be strong for our loved one, and that we can mentally and emotionally deal with the illness. And when a loved one dies, we search for comfort and strength as we retreat into the grieving stages as the survivor who must go on with life. Ah, indeed we're asking God to heal our mind!
And where do we turn in times like these, but to prayer! Now, we're not praying for the health of the deceased, nor are we praying for strength and guidance to support this loved one, for he/she has already past. But rather we are praying for our own peace of mind to continue functioning during the grieving process. We're asking for mental strength, comfort, and healing; the same mental healing that we desire in therapy.