Spiritual but not religious.A growing percent of the population is identifying with this sentiment. Some have dubbed it "Inter-spirituality", where self-directed spirituality matters to the individual, but engagement with institutional religious communities does not matter.
Spirituality places an emphasis upon the well-being of the mind, body and spirit, and has been associated with the interior life of the individual. Spirituality is more of an individual practice and has to do with having a sense of peace and purpose. It also relates to the process of developing beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others.
Religion is a specific set of organized beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group. Religion is something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience.
Individuals who hold an inter-spiritual belief typically align with "absolute truths" instead of the religious "relative truths". Inter-spiritual believers may utilize the psycho-technologies of religion, such as prayer, yoga and meditation to raise their state of awareness and experience a sense of oneness with the universe without necessarily believing the "relative truths." There are many examples throughout history of cultures that embrace a spiritual practice without embracing a specific religion.
Our goal is not to influence an individual's beliefs, but to guide them to a deeper understanding of their personal truths and to achieve spiritual health and balance. Just as the old saying goes “God helps those who help themselves”, you must still take the right actions to be a success. Religion says it and spiritualists say it. Send out that prayer or wish, then start taking the actions to achieve it. We can help you achieve balance in the four aspects of your life: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual with our Enlightenment by Email subscription service and workshops. Check out our Services page for more information. If you have any questions, just Contact us, or start a discussion on our Community Forum.