Spirituality has often been intertwine with religion but in fact is very different. In society as a whole, spirituality has deep roots. “Spirituality is reflected in everyday life as well as in disciplines ranging from philosophy, literature, sociology, and health care” (Aaron & Phelps, 2012). Definitions of spirituality may vary on some areas however it is seen as the core of a person’s spiritual self. Everyone has some degree of spiritual dimensions that motivates, energizes, and influences their life.
Whereas a dynamic tradition is capable of adapting and amending in order to meet the needs of society. Christianity is formed as a living and dynamic tradition, which is defined by its distinct characteristics. Characteristics include, sacred texts and writings, rituals and ceremonies, beliefs and believers and ethics. Ultimately, Christianity is shaped as a living and dynamic tradition through the characteristics of religion’s impacts on adherents. Sacred texts and writings are integral to a living and dynamic religious tradition.
It's about seeing the sacred in our lives and opening the door to a life of passion and depth or even strength and power. There is no right or wrong answer. To each their own, but there must be something that motivates each and every person to religion and/or spirituality. As a religious and spiritual person, I have purely internal motivations for what I do and why I do it. What I want to research is what motivates people in general to seek spirituality and/or religion.
Summary In this meta-analysis of integration of spirituality and religion in the counseling field, the authors seek to understand the skills and attitudes needed to integrate these variables into counseling. Among those that were studied are awareness of one’s own culture and heritage, respect for the diversity found in people concerning spirituality and religion and recognition of one’s helping style and how it may be perceived by clients (Walker, Gorsuch, & Tan, 2004). A difficulty that has occurred commonly is that a definition of spirituality cannot be agreed on. In a broad explanation of both religion as well as spirituality, religion constitutes the organization of faith, implementing prayer, ministry and theology. Spirituality could be viewed as a more individualized experience with a higher being, creator or idea (Walker et al., 2004, p. 70).
Thinking about a decision before you make it and weighing the pros and cons increases the chances of making a rewarding choice. I do believe, as a Christian using common sense is fundamentally spiritual discernment. Considering God instills a sense of direction within His people, it encourages direction on a path of righteousness and purity. Evident enough, my decision making process is influenced by evaluating my own capabilities to asses my purpose in each situation. Consulting with God and wise counselors to offer me wisdom to make Godly decisions follows this process.
With further review of the effectiveness of spirituality and religion in the counseling process, it is apparent that this is a trend that can be instrumental with respect to the existential perspective. There are also a number of strengths in regards to including an existential approach in the counseling process. One is the focus on the client’s personal growth, being able to define one’s own meaning in a meaningless life. The hope is for Client “A” to be able to work through any and all deep rooted issues regarding spirituality/religion, God, his family, career, illness etc. Whatever it is that is keeping him from engaging with life.
If we always remember what we learned in our childhood we can become a very spiritual adult, the equilibrium between the childhood and the consecration of the adult life are part of forms that styles a person of the humanity a real self. 3. Briefly discuss the important religious states of consciousness. The states of consciousness is a state of mind and is unique to each person. As we are trying to understand the enigma of consciousness and how does ascend?
As a result, I’ve decided to pursue a career that will allow me to apply my religious ethics as well. I chose to pursue a career in youth work, which will heavily rely on relationship building and ethics of care. I prefer building healthy relationship with clients in order to help them succeed. I hope to pursue a career in a counselling setting such as restorative justice rehabilitation similar to correction rehabilitation (Personal communication, C. Ahenakew & J. Maggrah, Oct. 19, 2016). I will use ethics of care by building relationships in a professional manner and avoid
His book helped me to look for and find my meaning in life. I looked back towards my faith and who I am as a person to decide why am I here. I truly believe that God has revealed my meaning in life through the decisions I make everyday. Frankl’s book showed me a way of how to answer questions of revelation and it has changed my understanding of how God reveals himself in
Third I will try to show how the Spiritual Exercises are a representation of a universal call to the Christian gospel. Then I will conclude by stating my stand. In his book, Spirituality and Prayer, Kevin defines spirituality as a movement that entails the coming to know God by humans and their response to God. This suggests a calling by one party, God, and the responding of another party, Human beings, which ends up into a relationship. A Relationship, among human beings, is a sort of significant connection between two or more parties.