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.