Hearing the voice of the Holy Ghost and feeling the spirit often present themselves as elusive experiences that we want to have but just can’t seem to grasp. In fact, when teaching the youth in my ward I asked the priests and laurels to rate their interest in about 20 gospel/church topics. The topics with the highest degree of interest were these elusive ideas like revelation, or how to tell the difference between emotions and spiritual inspiration. Well, I’m not so sure that there is a strong divide between the spirit and our emotional responses. I also have come to realize that there are many different ways to fill your spiritual watering hole. Perhaps Robert Frost said it best “Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.”
In this podcast episode I discuss two spiritual practices that you you may or may not have thought of as spiritual practices, with Kaylynne Glover, and Cynthia Hilton. They have their spiritual cup filled by through learning more about the physical world via science and through the mystical practice of Reiki Energy Healing. I also share some quotes from Jonathan Haidt’s The Happiness Hypothesis and my own take on spiritual experiences (this is coming from a person that does not generally have a spiritual/mystical temperament so take it for what it’s worth). Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 3.