We share a mystical, yet measurable, energy. It surrounds, moves through, and fuels each of us. It infuses life into all that is. It invigorates the Universe.
One of the greatest scientists of all time, Albert Einstein, studied and supported this truth. He himself believed and stated that the existence of this shared energy is a matter of hardcore physics, not pie-in-the-sky philosophy.
REAL Spirit Has Many Names
There are many names for this mysterious but REAL force that floats within and around us.
Chi. Prana. Shakti. Holy Spirit. Earth Energy. Divine Essence. REAL Love.
It is invisible, in that we cannot tangibly hold it in our hands and feel its texture. Yet we see evidence of its presence and flow. Though we may not always speak of it, we intuitively sense its REALness. Our human language lacks the terminology to adequately describe it, but our hearts can easily translate its communication with clarity (that is, if they are open).
You don’t need religion or spirituality to recognize, appreciate, and channel the gentle force that glides through our lives and our world. If you are human and you are here, you have the capability and opportunity to see it, feel it, and harness it.
We Can All Lay Claim to the Human Spirit
Perhaps since we are all human and are all here and together in this moment in time, we can – for the sake of finding a common ground to work from – agree to focus on the part of this shared universal energy that we are responsible for. We’ll call our part the Human Spirit.
It doesn’t matter if you are an atheist, a Seventh Day Adventist, a Buddhist, or a Muslim…unless you live under a rock, you have witnessed the mysterious and often inexplicable qualities of the Human Spirit.
It’s what makes our heart hurt when we see another person crying in pain. It’s what inspires us to run into burning buildings to save people whom we have never met. It’s what motivates us to donate our talent, time, and treasure toward causes that may never directly impact us. It’s what pushes us to press on in the face of adversity and circumstances that can seem hopeless.
REAL Connection Cannot be Denied
The Human Spirit connects us to the larger entity of energy that breathes life into the Earth and into the world. Regardless of how much or how little we openly acknowledge and discuss it, we each possess a deep inner knowing that it lives within us and links us to one another, to nature, and even to the beings and matter that exist in galaxies still to be found.
We recognize and remember this connection each time we embrace another person, each time we witness the sun rise and set, each time we throw our heads back in unbridled laughter, each time we sit beside an ocean in awe, each time we feel the touch of a friendly hand, each time we gaze up at the celestial ceiling that shelters our days and nights.
The connection is REAL. It is palpable.
Human Spirit operates like all other forms of energy in the universe. The richer and stronger the spirit of each individual contributor, the sturdier and more robust the collective energy of the whole.
How would you rate yourself as an individual contributor? How do you cultivate, show respect to, and preserve the integrity of the Human Spirit? Are you doing your part to ensure that the energy we are all infused by is pure, balanced, and vibrant? What type of energy are you throwing into the mix?
Wake Up and Sanctify Your Life
You can complement and enhance the communal energy flow of the Universe in a number of ways, and they are all rooted in the awakening and expansion of your unique Human Spirit.
Once you wake up for REAL, become keenly aware of your REAL Self, and get in REAL touch with those life aspects that fill you up and bring you REAL peace and joy, you can intentionally refine your daily routines to maximize those aspects.
Practicing REAL reflection can help in this process of Self-exploration and awakening.
You can begin by asking your Self these questions.
What is sacred to you?
What gives your life meaning, purpose, and direction?
How do you honor the things you call sacred?
Where is your church? Where do you go to show gratitude to your sacred elements? Where do you feel most aligned with them? Is it a specific place? Your house? A beach? A forest? A table surrounded by family and friends? A garden?
What are your personal sacraments? What are your unique rituals? How do you show reverence for your moments and days?
How do you bless your Self? How do you bless others? How do you bless your life experience as the precious treasure that it is?
How do you honor your highest and best intentions? Do you know what those are?
How can you refresh and refine your daily experience so that the world can expand in refreshed and refined ways?
A Recipe for Renewal
These are not questions meant to be reserved for Sunday school, synagogues, spiritual retreats, or philosophical conferences. These are important inquiries to make of your Self on a regular basis, because the answers will guide your life course. The answers will also impact the quality of the collective Human Spirit and the course of the universal energy we share.
It is time to step up and make the effort to find these answers. Individually. Collectively. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. Time is of the essence for each of us to discover and honor our true essence, and to cultivate and expand our Human Spirits. The world needs each of us well and energized.
So seek out what uplifts you, what fills you up, what makes your life worth living. Align your routines, actions, and thoughts with the aspects of this journey that you see as sacred and meaningful. Take action! Thinking and wishing won’t be enough – even magic requires the active flick of a wand.
Will You Rise Up Today?
We are now in the aftermath of the Christian celebration of Easter. There are plenty of people who don’t believe that Jesus Christ ever existed, let alone that he rose from the dead.
The REAL Tea is that whether or not you believe the story is irrelevant.
Great wisdom can be gained from both fact and fiction. Even epic tales that people believe to come from nothing but the imagination can educate and awaken us.
The REAL question is whether or not you are open enough to take something away from the story.
The REAL question is, Will you rise up?
Will you sacrifice that “perfect” version of you that conventional society has so diligently helped you craft over the years?
Will you sacrifice the numbing but comfortable familiar to make space for the vibrant but initially uncomfortable newness?
Will you let the limiting parts of your ego identity die knowing that REAL and limitless peace and joy will be raised within you as a result?
Do you have the courage to be vulnerable and allow the REAL you to emerge and step out into the light?
How far are you willing to go in order to feel at home in your own skin again and to feed your Human Spirit for REAL?
How will you come back to life?