This is the most asked question. Why do we use the terms spiritual and exploration to describe what we do? Come and find out what it is and why you should be involved.
What is Spiritual Exploration
Let’s start by clarifying and breaking down the terms. This will help the meaning and way we use them to describe what we do.
Defining the Terms
The word spirituality has many meanings. Its use depends upon the context. Therefore, people are uncertain about our use of these words. This term relates to everything referring to the human condition. We relate “spirituality” with the term Spirit or Soul. And, the human Spirit or Soul is synonymous with consciousness.
Exploring or exploration. This means traveling, seeking, or searching in unfamiliar areas. Exploration is an action. We call it spiritual exploration to honor the tradition of the people who pioneered and transmitted these teachings to us.
The confusion comes in because many people relate the term spiritual with religion. But spirituality has nothing to do with religion. Religion is a belief system typically based on mythology and superstition. Everyone has consciousness (Spirit or Soul) regardless of what they believe. We believe the true spiritual path is the use of processes to explore consciousness.
So, we define spiritual exploration as the use of processes for exploring consciousness. That’s because these tools delve into consciousness. And again we see consciousness the same as Spirit.
Why We Use these Terms
First, because the cultures pioneering these methods used spiritual vocabulary to describe the elements of consciousness exploration. Consciousness is a term synonymous with spirit in most ancient cultures. They often use terms like spirit and soul when talking about elements we understand as Ego and consciousness.
Second, we use the terms spiritual and exploration to honor these traditions and keep the historical meaning intact. So, it is all about processes. Simple as that.
It is a collection of methods for investigating awareness and consciousness. You could call it many things such as awareness research, the investigation of human potential, the survey of the parameters perception, methods of cognition, or processes for consciousness development.
Everyone has their own way of awakening. And, each of us has spiritual gifts to aid in this quest. These gifts are sleeping in our DNA. So, waking these gifts is the key. It sets our spiritual walk into motion. It opens our minds to new potentials.
What is spiritual exploration? It is finding ways to access these gifts was the central goal of many ancient cultures. And so, we benefit from generations of research. The results are a set of powerful tools anyone can use. We call these tools spiritual technologies. These are sound methods for expanding awareness and exploring consciousness. Another term for consciousness could be Spirit. So, this is how we answer the question, what is spiritual exploration.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia