What is Spirituality?
by Michael Teh
Spirituality is defined as the quality of being connected to one’s inner self. Are you connected to your inner self? And if you’re not sure and desire to be spiritual, let us together unravel how can we be connected with our inner selves.
“In my seeking through meditation, and in my ultimate realization, I believe we are all made in the image of the Absolute, and the Absolute seeks to evolve us and come to mirror its perfection, with eternal love. “
What do you understand about spirituality? Do you often find it to be remarkably similar to being religious?
According to the Oxford’s Learning Dictionary, spirituality is defined as the quality of being connected to the human spirit but not to material and physical things.
In my opinion, spirituality is considered to be a broad concept that has space for different perspectives. Throughout time, spirituality has developed, expanded, and evolved and various connotations can be found alongside each other.
In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than us, and it typically involves searching for meaning in life. It is a universal human experience, something that touches us all. People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcended or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.
That said, in my personal journey of self-realization and spiritual experiences through meditation and self-contemplation, and with God’s divine blessings, I was able to awaken a higher truth and realized “Who I Truly Am”, my higher potential and calling in life where I found my life purpose is to serve Humanity and Mother Earth.
In addition, I realized that “we are all one and the truth is nothing but love”. I realized that if everyone could awaken and realize their innate true nature of ever peace, ever wise and ever pure, life of higher potentials can collectively be lived and enjoyed on Mother Earth. For example, the potential to collectively live in peace, harmony and love; the potential to live without sickness and diseases; the potential to collectively live abundantly and to eradicate poverty, and etc. Thus, I decided to embark on this journey to help awaken humanity’s higher truth.
Having said that, spirituality is essential in the evolution of our growth as human beings. In my experience, the journey inwards towards knowing thyself, the spiritual aspects of your “Self” have had not only a major positive impact to the overall well-being of my body, mind, and soul, but also understanding the purpose of my very own existence.
I realized that what lies in and within us is a library of wisdom and potentials – the potential to heal yourself emotionally, physically and mentally; the potential to heal yourself from sickness; the potential to be sustainably happy and be healthy, the potential to render love and compassion, and to tap on your innate creativity.
Dwelling into spirituality, I developed many gifts along the journey as I realized I could actually dance gracefully and beautifully, which I was not able to do so prior. As a result of daily meditation practices and connection to inner-self, I could now write fluently and speak eloquently without many efforts of thought. The speaking and writing come intuitively as I call these channelling. The effortless effort to create and express are indeed beautiful, certainly a skill to be rejoice of and celebrated for. As Albert Einstein famously quote: “Intuition is the highest form of intelligence”. Besides, through self-realization and spirituality, I embodied the connections and realizations to the practice of Qi Gong and Yoga Asanas while which resulted in lightness of body and clarity of mind, it is truly transformational.
All in all, through self-realization and the awakening of spirituality, I am now bestowed with wisdom and knowledge that allow me to be able to see and understand the deeper meaning into life circumstances. And as a result, I am positive in all aspects of my life and I am able to keep and maintain calm and peaceful regardless of life challenges.
That said, I would highly encourage you to embrace spirituality through meditation and contemplation. To start, you’d need to seek and learn how to be calm through stilling your mind through the power of meditation. And if you’re having difficulty to calm your mind due to your life experiences, I would recommend you to perform prayer in addition to meditation as it will allow the higher forces to assist you in your journey towards spirituality. And once your mind is still and calm, you will come to find your realizations that you could never comprehend before.
In my personal journey towards spirituality and self-realization, I realized there are many facades and potentials of your “Self” according to your own state of mind, which is highly dependent on your own state of thoughts and emotions.
In my seeking through meditation, and in my ultimate realization, I believe we are all made in the image of the Absolute, and the Absolute seeks to evolve us and come to mirror its perfection, with eternal love. In other words, who we truly are is already perfect and whole spiritually.
The question is, how are we able to tap into these potentials to evolve our physical body, state of mind and soul in this dimension to mirror who we truly are?
Well as mentioned earlier, spirituality is a personal journey and I do not intend to force my realizations unto others as life is unique and different to each of us. That said, through my guidance and teachings, I can help bring you to a state of still mind where this would require the skill of deep meditation and calming of your mind. Hence, it is important that you follow my guidance and learn the fundamental of meditation through proper breathing techniques and the right sitting postures.
In addition, meditation is not something that we need to do or to perform, as everyone has the innate ability to meditate. We just need to create the right condition for meditation to happen, that is where my guided meditation is needed as it allows one into stillness and calmness of mind. Thereafter, the realizations would usually surface and be captured to each participant of my workshop
At the end of the day, spirituality is about you connecting to your higher and inner self, human spirit and to gain direct contact to the inner world where it helps you cultivate personal understanding and self-realizations of which will lead to one’s lifetime of fulfilment and enlightenment.
Michael Teh, 22nd November 2020.
Michael Teh is a meditation coach devoted to a personal mission of awakening more people to higher consciousness. He teaches self-realization through meditation, qigong, yoga and philosophy. Michael Teh Signature Workshop: The Essence of Life Series explores meditation as a powerful tool to realize our true potential. Michael has designed multiple workshops in this series to support his participants’ self-realization journey. Workshop Series 1 is currently running every few months on-ground in Kuala Lumpur, titled “Knowledge of The Self and Fundamentals of Meditation. Be sure to follow Michael’s social media channels and website for more updates: FB: https://www.facebook.com/