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There has been a growing hunger in us all. A thirst for a deeper sense of knowing. The old ways of explaining the world around us no longer satisfy the depth of our craving. Archaic beliefs in myths and stories, in gods and a mechanical system of judgment no longer applies to our sense of self. We no longer accept mere theory; dogmatic structures used to frighten us into submission.
We want to know. To feel. To experience. We want to know our inner connectedness, to dance to our own individual song. To paint our own infinite sky. But not in our heads. We no longer need new ideas, more thoughts and more descriptions.
The redefinition of spirituality has been always happening. It is the change of season. The ripening of the fruit into a blossom and in turn, into seed. It is a natural occurrence, it happens, it comes in time, in perfect harmony.
Harmony is a result of turmoil, the bubbling forces within. No longer able to maintain conflict, the overcoming of the darkness over light, or light over darkness. This conflict, this inner battle brings forth peace, harmony. Harmony does not imply lack of challenge, but a deep embrace of the infinite shift and motion with the infinite human soul. Nature, in its complexity of compassion and cruelty, beauty and infinite horror has no conflict whatsoever. It is the grace of humanity, to offer the necessary separation to allow for harmony and gratitude to flourish.
Harmony cannot be perfect, whole or complete. Harmony is the art of the in-between. The oscillation by and through a fluid center. To be in harmony means to always be in movement.
~ Kai Karrel
For me, today, spirituality redefined means a new paradigm of acceptance and wholeness of being. Ceasing to escape one extreme for another. Resting in our natural cause. Allowing the depth of being exactly whom and where we are. It is in the understanding that we are a blank infinite canvas and not a definite elaborate painting.
There are so many notions of the old paradigm of spirituality that need redefining. The role of teachers and guides, the place of scripture and the wisdom of the past. Our innate connection to our bodies and sexual expression. The role and definition of relationship, family, love and attachment. And more than anything, our understanding and definition of life and death and the place those two friends have in our lives.
As I explore each of these concepts, I will be sharing new definitions. But I believe, the foundation to a redefined spirituality is the freedom of choice and the cohesive recreation, within each and every single one of us; finding out what those finite-infinite descriptions are for ourselves. The joint exploration of humanity to create a playground where all children can play, the builders in the sandbox, the dancers, the poets, the Jedi knights, the fairies and the ballerinas.
The redefinition of spirituality begins and ends in you. In what meaning you would like to breathe into your own life. Not purpose, because purpose is driven by the future, purpose has an end goal. But meaning… meaning is in the now, in the awakening to an infinite field of potentiality, and that field – is you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column enable_animation=”true” animation=”flip-in” column_padding=”padding-5-percent” width=”1/3″][vc_column_text el_class=”infobox”]
In a Nutshell
We live by ideals, names and definitions. Those grow stale with the evolution of consciousness. We used to believe that the world is flat; to be afraid of falling off the edge was a very valid fear. And yet, with our evolution, living in a globular reality is now our norm. Everyone accepts that to be true. There will be a day that living with the absolute knowing you are divine, you are a part and parcel of the entire creation will be just our day-to-day reality. Spirituality, mysticism will not be needed as a path, or a means to get from here to there, but more so – a dance, an art a reflection of the here and now.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”infobox”]
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About the Author
Kai Karrel is writer, a poet, a mystic and a spiritual adventurer. He is a mystical traveler devoted to the exploration of the unknowable. He travels among native traditions and ancient cultures. In a way he considers himself a traditional light warrior, using the lighter side of his teaching to inspire spiritual growth and self-love. After over 20 years of deep study and devotion to walking a spiritual path, living in ashrams and learning from numerous teachers and guides, the emerging pattern that Kai has devoted his life to sharing, is that truth is a pathless land and that a true mystical experience lies in full acceptance and radical self inquiry. His teachings reflect a deep commitment to freedom and truth, the search for one single experience – falling in love with one’s self.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” bg_color=”#000000″ text_color=”light” text_align=”center” top_padding=”60″ bottom_padding=”60″ class=”widequote”][vc_column][vc_column_text]
“The privilege of being alive, is the immense
freedom to constantly redefine yourself.” ~ Kai Karrel