SPIRITUALITY…(and existential questions)

At Dictionary.com, “Spiritual” is defined as:

Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. See Synonyms at immaterial.Of, concerned with, or affecting the soul. Of, from, or relating to God; deific.Of or belonging to a church or religion; sacred. Relating to or having the nature of spirits or a spirit; supernatural.

I work with people who are working to establish/re-establish or deepen their relationship with “God,” a “Higher Power,” “Something Greater.” In working with clients, I have found that one’s spirituality really has a big influence on one’s life and his or her relationship with others, and yes, his or her relationship with him or herself.

IS there something greater? What is a Higher Power? Does God love me, even though I did that? Does God love me even though I am that? How can God let all of this happen? How can I get closer to God?

Often people get religion confused with spirituality (which aren’t the same). People often get confused with believing in a God with believing in a specific religion (e.g. In Christianity believing in God = believing in Jesus Christ, but other beliefs are that believing in God doesn’t mean believing in Jesus Christ).

Some have a hard time reconciling some of their thoughts and things that they’ve done, with their religious beliefs. Many have a hard time with what they’ve heard & been taught about God.  (e.g. Sex is a sin, but it feels good, so how can it be bad?).

As a Holistic Therapist, I do believe in the Mind/Heart/Body/Spirit connection. I do come from a view that my clients are whole and complete, and that they don’t need to be “fixed.” I help you explore YOUR connection, or lack there of, with “God,” “Higher Power” “The One.”  This relationship, one that most of us don’t have an education on further than kindergarten or second grade, often can base relationships in adulthood on this one relationship.

So in a conversation with you, you might hear me ask:

What’s YOUR experience of God.

Or, emphasized another way,

What’s your EXPERIENCE of God?