I’d love to add my perspective and experiences on this, but…I often get teased or completely misunderstood, or all around ignored.
I will say on the topic of Spirituality, for my belief, at the moment of confessing your faith, it’s not about you anymore. You’re a dead man walking. It’s closely related to the “Dead to this World”, saying if not being exactly that. It’s not going to be perfect, but it’s meant to be a transformation. Every transformation is different for every individual but the end goal is letting more and more of yourself die, and letting Christ bloom in you.
Being a person of Science, and Philosophy as well, it has been an awesome journey for me because my belief and those two subjects seem to meld together. Of course there are many who disagree with what I believe, what I’ve commented just then, and that’s okay. Their beliefs matter too, as they always will.
For me, the meditation comes in being by myself and praying. The meditation often leads to understanding, and shedding whatever preconceived notions or even judgmental thought patterns. In that sense, that’s how I’m able to invite practically anyone with open arms because my job from then on is to just shut up and listen, and understand, and experience being in existence with whoever has decided to talk to or interact with me. Of course being respectful and in turn asking for respect is a given, but I take it upon to do the respecting part first. I think all of what I mentioned also ties into intuition as well. Letting the mind and the Spirit work together on one accord. I however often suck at it.
As a consequence, being like this, often gifts me with no friends at all, because most folks think I’m weird, or they’re of the Christian crowd who doesn’t understand or hasn’t done enough studying in their belief, and I’m therefor met with the typical “blasphemy! That’s evil! You’re going to hell!”
But aside from that, It’s all a work in progress for me personally. Espeacially in the modern tech era, I find myself distracted most of the time. I also have a lot of things within myself I have to fix. Often times this makes me extremely anxious and I get that familiar struggle of depression when I look at how insufferable I am as well as humanity I’m general also is, but that’s where hope comes into play. And with that it’s just a matter of harnessing it, and striving as hard as I can, until death. This also relates to a lot of philosophy as well, and I could honestly go on and on, but that would be way too long of a post.
As far as healing and herbs go, I don’t have a full grasp or understanding yet so I’m just observing and taking in all the info I can. I’d like to delve more into fasting for Spiritual purposes too. Which is also something I’ll have to read up on more.
Sorry if what I said is confusing, or out to the left field.