Sex usually comes to mind when we hear the words, intimate or rape. However, these words have much broader definitions. One can have an intimate, yet platonic friendship, kindred-spirits, so to speak. Or, the countryside can be raped. Furthermore, intimacy and rape are also relative terms. What is regarded as an intimate sexual experience to one couple can look like rape to another couple. So, what about spirituality? Are we intimate, or close, to our spirituality? Can we protect our spirituality from being raped?
Intimacy is extraordinary, yet maddeningly illusive to human beings. Rape is maddening. However, a bird’s eye view sees humanity compelled to pursue intimacy and put a stop to rape, even when dealing with our spirituality.
Spirituality refers to the essence of life and has been known to heal and answer the deeper questions that pester human minds.
An amazing intimacy with spirituality comes from within, not from anything outside of us. We grow close to spirituality as we love and engage attitudes such as respect, empathy, honesty, humor, gentleness, happiness, and courage, in all our life’s activities (yes, including sex or chastity). And, if at some point, we feel as though envy, loneliness, or hypocrisy raped us, we can be assured our spirituality is still intact because spirituality is full of potential, which can never be taken away or destroyed.
A familiarity with divine Spirit reveals spirituality forever ours.
Quotes from 21st Century Science and Health:
“Divine Spirit blesses its own ideas, and causes them to multiply—to manifest Love’s power. We are not made subordinate to matter/energy. We also are not made to dominate. Our dominion is to respect and care for all the symbols of God, the Maker; this is the Science of being.”
“To prevent disease or to cure it, the power of Truth, of divine Spirit, must break the dream of temporal convictions. To heal by argument, find the type of the ailment, get its name, and arrange your mental plea against the physical. Reason at first mentally, not audibly, that the patient has no disease, and conform the logic so as to destroy the evidence of disease. Mentally insist that harmony is the fact, and that sickness is a temporal dream. Realize the presence of health and the fact of spiritual being until the body corresponds with the normal conditions of health and balance.”
“The divine Spirit, which identified Jesus centuries ago, has spoken through the inspired Word and will speak through it in every generation and locality. It is revealed to the receptive heart and is again seen driving out evil and healing the sick.”