Let's begin with the creatures on the middle or center route. Higher spiritual beings of the center or middle path are those who have achieved complete equilibrium between spirit and matter and may thus guide helpful mankind via advanced and balanced spiritual growth.
The middle-level angels were the most powerful beings in heaven before the fall of man. They are described as having pure spirits but golden bodies. Because of their independence, however, they could choose not to help humans if they so desired. The angels that ruled over each zone in heaven were called "princes." They were given charge over certain regions where they would rule with justice and honor.
The lowest form of spiritual being is the devil or dajjal, who resides on the outermost edge of heaven. He is described as a jinn (spirit) that took on a human body; this makes him both human and divine. He is also called "the antichrist" because he will come to destroy all faith in Jesus Christ. Although he appears beautiful, he is actually the cause of much destruction and misery for the world.
After the fall of man, all spiritual beings refused to help humanity until Jesus came along. Only He was able to save mankind from its own destruction through his pain and death on the cross. Since that time, angels have assisted people spiritually.
The shamans, healers, sages, and knowledge keepers of all centuries, continents, and peoples claim that human spirituality is made up of three components: connections, values, and life purpose. These are known as the spiritual pillars of humanity.
Connections are relationships that we share with other people, animals, plants, and aspects of nature. They can be personal relationships such as family ties or they can be connections with inanimate objects such as a connection with one's community or nation.
Values are principles or beliefs that guide us as we live our lives. They may be religious or ethical principles such as honesty or kindness, but also include more abstract concepts such as courage or creativity. The term "value" actually comes from the Latin word vales meaning "what is worth having".
Life purposes are goals that inspire us to lead full lives. They may be as simple as happiness or fulfillment on a personal level, but also include more global aspirations such as peace or sustainability. The word "purpose" actually comes from the Latin word portare meaning "to carry".
These three components are not separate elements of spirituality, but rather parts of a single continuum. We make connections with others because we want to experience their support and learn from their wisdom.
Spirituality, the profound inner awareness of one's own nature, is the key to this crucial interaction with oneself, others, and our environment. This connection to our core nature reduces bad emotions, raises consciousness, and fosters an attitude of caring and dedication to the entire earth. When practiced regularly, spirituality can have a positive impact on health, too.
Spirituality is very important in environmental activism because it provides a way for people to connect with something greater than themselves. Many activists are drawn to the field because they feel called to work for change or make a difference in some way and find comfort in believing that they are acting according to their higher purpose.
In addition to providing a sense of purpose, spirituality also helps activists deal with the challenges and stress of working with communities affected by environmental problems. The presence of a higher power gives them hope and strength when dealing with adversity from other people or natural disasters.
People often talk about the need to return to spiritual values after periods of hardship, such as during World War II or after the destruction of the World Trade Center attacks. In these situations, many individuals found renewed motivation to fight for what they believed was right because they felt connected to something larger than themselves.
Environmentalists who identify as spiritual believe that humanity has a responsibility to care for the earth and its inhabitants, and they try to live their lives in accordance with these values.
Spiritual values are the integrative values of the human soul, consisting of altruistic, humanistic, personal, divine, and emotional values that lead to the spiritual development of the personality. Sincerity, fairness, goodness, forgiveness, courage, power, and wisdom are more valuable for improving mankind. Spirituality is about making these qualities a part of one's daily life.
Each person has a unique set of spiritual values based on their life experiences. In many cases, people may not be aware of their spiritual values because they have not been exposed to them. For example, someone who has never been taught or encouraged to be altruistic would not know it was a value system worth having. However, even people who claim to have no religion still have a set of spiritual values because they are derived from basic human needs such as security, purpose, community, and self-expression.
It is estimated that between 10% and 20% of the population is spiritually oriented, which means they believe in some form of spirit or deity and make decisions based on their impact on this world. The remaining 80% to 90% of the population does not consider themselves spiritual but still follow certain ethical practices believed to help improve their lives and those around them. These people may have faith in a higher power but not necessarily one associated with religion. For example, scientists believe that living in accordance with natural laws helps create a safe environment for humans to survive.