Consciousness – The terms Consciousness, Spirit, & Soul are all used interchangeably and merely refer to the intangible aspect of our being; mentally, emotionally, and energetically. According to Wikipedia it is “The state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself'”
God – A term used to refer to that something which is “greater than ourselves” and to which is also greater than the sum of any one singular consciousness. God is used interchangeably with the words Source or Spirit (always capitalized), however, all represent the same. The use of these terms are not meant to negate or neglect the other various terms used to define God, so please consider them all-inclusive.
Intuitive – The word Intuitive is a more politically correct term to define someone who is Psychic: the latter term often bringing strong negative reactions from those who don’t fully understand it. It’s important to note that receiving information through an intuitive process is NOT the same as receiving it through psychic means. This gives rise to some confusion when using the word “intuitive”, however, most people who use this term are generally referring to the fact that they are psychic.
Medium – A Medium is the instrument, means and intervening agent which conveys information from the consciousness of those not in the physical world. According to Dictionary.com a medium is “Something which serves as aninterveningagency,means,orinstrumentbywhichsomethingisconveyedoraccomplished.” In this case, a Medium is a person who serves as an agent and instrument for delivering messages and information from the spiritual world.
Paranormal – There are numerous definitions of this word that can be researched. Thanks to current popular trends in television, it is a term typically used to define ghosts and other activity related to the presence of spirits. It can, however, define any activity or event with unexplained origins and whose existence can not be founded on empirical evidence.
Soul – The words Spirit & Soul are used interchangeably and merely refer to the intangible aspect of our being; mentally, emotionally, and energetically. According to Dictionary.comSoul is “The principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.”
Source – Source may refer to God and be used with a capital ‘S’ or it may be used with a small ‘s’ to reference other sources. For example, the source of psychic information arises from our connection to other people or things. However, when we connect with Source, we are connecting with something far greater than ourselves. Dictionary.com defines source as “Anythingorplacefromwhichsomethingcomes,arises,orisobtained;origin.”
Spirit – Consciousness, Spirit, & Soul are all used interchangeably and merely refer to the intangible aspect of our being; mentally, emotionally, and energetically. According to www.merriam-webster.com it is “the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person.”
Spiritual – “Of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” – Google
Spiritual Advocate – A Spiritual Advocate is someone who assists and supports others in their spiritual journey. This may include a Priest, Pastor, Rabbi, Yogi, Shaman, Advisor, Teacher, or even just a Friend. Spiritual Advocates may represent more traditional faiths and views, such as those in Christianity, Buddhism, etc., or, they may represent an alternative approach – subscribing to a spiritual path without embracing any one given faith.
Spiritual Communication – Spiritual Communication is a means of connection which allows for the imparting, exchanging, and sharing of spiritual information for one’s self and others, for the purpose of spiritual evolution.
Spiritual Concepts – Spiritual Concepts are universal spiritual ideologies which apply to all people, at all times, regardless of our belief or understanding of them. Unlike Spiritual Principles, their existence can not be proven and therefore become matters of faith, belief, or personal experience.
Spiritual Emergence a.k.a. Spiritual Awakening – According to the Spiritual Emergence Network, it is defined as the following: “The normal life-enhancing aspect of human development which seeks meaning and connection beyond our personal identity. This leads to a greater capacity for wisdom, compassion, and respect for all life as well as a deeper sense of personal security and inner peace. This growth can be challenging, even tumultuous, at times turning into a crisis known as spiritual emergency.” In simpler terms, Emergence or Awakening is when people experience a profound shift regarding their spiritual selves.
Spiritual Emergency a.k.a. Spiritual Crisis – According to Wikipedia, it is defined as “A form of identity crisis where an individual experiences drastic changes to their meaning system (i.e., their unique purposes, goals, values, attitude and beliefs, identity, and focus) typically because of a spontaneous spiritual experience. A spiritual crisis may cause significant disruption in psychological, social and occupational functioning. Among the spiritual experiences thought to lead to episodes of spiritual crisis or spiritual emergency are psychiatric complications related to existential crisis, mystical experience, near-death experiences, Kundalini syndrome, paranormal experiences, religious ecstasy, and meditation and other spiritual practices. (Grof & Grof, 1989; Turner, Lukoff, Barnhouse, & Lu, 1995).”
Spiritual Potential – Developing latent abilities and qualities that pertain to our Soul or Spirit, and using these in our daily lives so that we can gain greater levels of success.
Spiritual Practice – Spiritual Practice involves a two-part process which allows for the action, integration, and movement towards a relationship with ourselves and Source as well as with the use and understanding of communication and spiritual principles, all for the purpose of personal empowerment. According to Wikipedia Spiritual Practice is “The regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of cultivating spiritual development.”
Spiritual Principles – Spiritual Principles are universal spiritual ideologies which apply to all people, at all times, regardless of our belief or understanding of them. Their existence can be proven, not through quantifiable means, but rather through our direct experience of them.