You are a spiritual being, living in a material world and secretly endowed with infinite intelligence and creative power. You only have to look within, to your true being, to connect with spiritual levels of consciousness. The more familiar you become with these expanded levels of consciousness, the more potential becomes available to you for the creation of a better life and a better world.
There are two phases in the development of human consciousness, both at the individual and societal level. First, the material stages are experienced, then the spiritual stages.
Humanity has devoted much of the past century to the stage of development that focuses on the intellect. Today, however, people are migrating in droves to the next stage of human growth, which is heart-centered consciousness. Once people become accustomed to thinking with their hearts as well as their heads, they stand at the gateway of spiritual consciousness.
Spirituality is the development of higher consciousness. Spiritual consciousness begins with heart-centered awareness and the increasing sense that there is a universal Spirit of God or an all-pervasive intelligence behind all things.
We all have an inner connection to the universe and to the ultimate intelligence which created the universe. With the emergence of the first spiritual stage of consciousness, we become aware of that connection. We begin to sense that it is something sacred and, yet, it is also a part of us. It is a universal yearning for unity with that from which we originally came. It is a call to begin the journey back to our ultimate spiritual home.
Spirituality brings deeper meaning and fulfillment into people’s lives by opening up the higher faculties that lay dormant during the material stages of consciousness. These higher faculties include insight, empathy, and creativity:
With rapidly-expanding intuitive insight, you gain a greater sense of knowing about the true nature of any situation.
You find yourself developing a sense of connection with all of Creation. This happens because you are connected within to spiritual realms that are filled with love, light, and joy.
Higher creativity is the ability to reshape your reality around a new intention. Spiritual consciousness is the key to the real power in creating a new reality. With it, you can create a better life and make the world a better place.
Note: This was an excerpt from Owen Waters’ book, Spirituality Made Simple.