Authentic spirituality empowers us as torchbearers to bring the Light of the Spirit into darkness and retain direction and truth in the face of confusion. Spiritual power emerges from embracing our soul and taking ownership of the power within. However, we live at a time when people do not know, let alone nurture, their spiritual life and nature but also remain unaware of their soul or deny its existence entirely. Many who do not know their spirit, may attend and be absorbed by their intellectual pursuits, their emotional life, or basic survival drives. These areas, important as they are, cannot sustain us or provide fulfillment, as they reveal only part of human nature. Our spirit enables us to acquire inner peace, genuine love, and real meaning—as well the gifts of the spirit.
Then what are the traits of genuine spirituality?
Action: Spirituality is not “spiritualism,” a system of belief that diminishes the significance of our responsibility to make a difference; rather, it is behavior promoting to Power of the Spirit. Faith and belief must be lived; otherwise it is poetry and philosophy. Spirituality devoid of action is like medicine in a bottle: to be of use, it must be embodied. Spirituality as action is a conviction that connects physical life to the light of God.
Authentic spirituality makes us torchbearers of an inner light. Alive in humility, prophetic courage, action, and love, we grow in self-awareness and experience our fulfillment and our purpose.