What is a “source” in spiritual terms?

What is a “source” in spiritual terms?

What is a “source” in spiritual terms?

I often refer to a “source” when I talk to people, as do many other personal development teachers. I also mean connecting to the source and giving it to the source.

As a result, I get frequent questions about what these phrases mean and how to contact a “source”. So here is the first in a series of articles on the subject.

Please remember that this is just my opinion. Everyone is free to have their own and I hope mine will help inform yours if you have any questions on this topic.

What is a source?

To begin with, let’s look at what a “source” is.

There are a number of dictionary definitions of the word “source”, including:

a place, person, or thing from which something originates or can be derived.

one who initiates

one that provides information

the place from which something comes or begins, or the cause of something.

That makes sense to me. I use the term “source” instead of a denominational phrase like “god,” but I can also substitute it for “the divine” or “the universe.”

I don’t subscribe to a religious belief system, but I do have faith in something bigger, some kind of divinity. I chose to call it “source”.

And the word makes sense because of its meaning in our language. I believe it is where life originates or can be derived, I believe it is the originator of all that supplies information through divine guidance, intuition and inspiration. And this is where we come from, where it all begins and the reason for it all.

Where is the source?

However, I believe that the source is not external to us, that we can find a “source” within ourselves as we seek wisdom, guidance, growth and more. I believe that as we are part of “it”, “it” is part of us.

I always remember discussing “source” with a close family member many years ago, except she called it “God” at the time. The imagery she used really informed my belief system and is something I have regularly challenged but end up coming back to every time. It’s like a big mass of light or energy, and a part separates from that big mass and becomes “you” and you go on your journey through life, and then one day you go back to that big mass of light or energy. Many years later I read the same in books Talk to God, by Neale Donald Walsch, and it made perfect sense. It still does.

The important thing to remember is that while you are separated from the source, you are always connected to it. It is as if a spark from this mass of light or energy lives within you and connects you to “source” forever.

Our connection to the source

I believe this is the part, the spiritual essence, that you tap into when you work with your intuition, when you seek inner wisdom or divine guidance, and when you have an inspired thought. I believe that whatever spiritual development work you do develops that connection with “source”. This allows you to remember your mission, your vision and your reason for existing. I also believe that part of the reason for existing is not only to experience being a real living human being, but also to remember that you are source.

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