What Exactly Is It
Written by Randi Fine
Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine
The word spirituality is often interchanged with the words faith and religion. Though they are interrelated, the terms have very different meanings.
Spirituality is a subjective and individual belief system. It is the uncharted path we take to seek out the true essence of our being, the meaning of life, and our core values. It is the appreciation of the awe and mystery of life; the connection to the source of all that exists, the energy that gives us life.
Spirituality is the search for that which is inspiring and reverent, a search for and creation of a more intimate connection with God, a Higher Power, or the Universe. It is a connection to a spiritual world while living in a physical world; an intangible connection to a vast, divine realm–an unseen force, energy, or spirit. This connection to the ultimate reality is where our beliefs, our intellect, and our desires are influenced.
Spirituality is the divine spark inside of us; our inner spirit and a higher source of awareness. We awaken from just being and become aware of the infinite possibilities and opportunities in store for us.
Our spiritual roots are where our life gets its nourishment. They provide an infinite source of the love, happiness, and serenity that we deeply desire. We tap into a well-spring of inspiration where we may consciously search for inner peace and overall well-being, and develop our foundation for happiness. This foundation is also the source of our morality and pureness of heart. From this foundation we learn to be truthful to our inner self and absolutely truthful in all affairs of life.
Through spirituality we gain an outlook that best benefits our lives; we consciously create the changes we hope for. And as we live our lives with intention, we grow, learn and evolve our souls.
Through spirituality we are harmoniously connected with mankind and the physical world around us because spirituality is the interchange that collectively exists between everyone and everything. When we have a spiritual center, the serenity we feel inside shines outward in the form of the love, joy, and compassion we are able to give others.
Randi Fine is the author of the groundbreaking book Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivor’s Guide to Healing, the most comprehensive, most well researched, and most up-to-date book on this subject. In addition to helping survivors recognize their abuse and heal from it, this book teaches mental health professionals how to recognize and properly treat the associated abuse syndrome. She is also the author of Cliffedge Road: A Memoir, the first and only book to characterize the life-long progression of complications caused by narcissistic child abuse.