It is helpful to understand what is meant by spirituality in the context of this website and the books available here. An extract from my book Astrology, Crystals and Spirituality introduces this profound subject:
‘Spirituality is the consciousness that human beings are first and foremost spirit. Spirit is the essence or energy that is life. It simply is. It is in everything and is the oneness that unites all of Creation. As human beings are spirit, we are connected to everything in life and everything is connected to us. At the level of the spirit, there is absolute wisdom. There is nothing which is not known in its entirety. The spirit is also infinite love. The human spirit is part of this perfection of the oneness of life. This is an enormous concept for physical brains and the human level of comprehension to understand.’
‘In the physical human body, spirit takes on the density of the physical plane of existence. Something as fine and perfect as the spirit wants to become heavy and dense in this way so as to learn more about this particular facet of Creation and how to manifest spiritual qualities at this level of life. It is a huge undertaking that is so large it can only be done in small steps, one earthly life at a time. In each life, certain qualities are developed and incorporated into the soul, the immaterial part of a person that is the sum of all the experiences gained from life in a physical body. Over many lifetimes, the full palette of spiritual qualities is honed to perfection. The person is then able to express all of the qualities perfectly while in a human body. Consciously or unconsciously, this is what people are striving to achieve as they go about their daily lives. Those who are conscious of this search look for ways to facilitate learning and developing their spiritual qualities.’
More information on the soul can be understood from Housing your Planets; everyday interpretations and spiritual perspectives:
'In life, there are easy and enjoyable experiences as well as trials and tribulations. The soul learns much from all experiences. Whatever comes easily to a person suggests that the soul has had experience in that area. The personality may not appreciate that not all people have the gifts or talents available to it so the person becomes complacent, sits back and does nothing with the current advantages. Alternatively, the person may choose to make the most of attributes and resources and try to develop them further. This can lead to soul growth and development. In contrast, a person is usually aware of the trials and tribulations being faced. Being confronted with them by other people can confirm what he or she knows. It can be strangely reassuring when others acknowledge that a person is having a trying time. However, focussing on the problems as seen from a physical perspective does not always help the person to move forward. The aim of this book is to help people see challenges in a different light, one of opportunity for soul growth. This positive approach can suggest a purpose to ordeals and hardships. Taking a broader view of matters over a longer time span brings a new perspective, which in turn brings hope and restores energy to tackle the matter with renewed vigour.'
The outer ring of unconnected circles represents the physical level of life and how each person appears to be separate from other people. It can also represent how different areas of a person’s life can be unrelated. The middle ring of circles encircled in silver and connected to each other by silver lines represents interactions between different people. This ring can also represent the souls of different people reaching out to touch each other. The inner ring of gold-encircled, touching circles represents spirit of people. At this level of our being there is no separation and we are all connected. The single gold circle in the centre signifies Source. There is no differentiation, all is one.
The total experience of creation can be likened to the golden rays coming out of the Sun, which symbolises spirit and is shown as a dot within the circle. The Moon, or soul, is between spirit and the human being. The soul of a person is only part of the wholeness of spirit.