I can find a connection to the divine practically anywhere. I could be at home, in a church, or in a natural setting, and I still feel the presence of God. No boundaries in this respect.For example, would a natural setting, or a comfortable home, or a traditional church make you feel most relaxed/at ease/open to the divine?
I find the most intense spiritual connections though music and singing. With secular pieces, I've experienced intense spiritual experiences if the music takes my mind to a new level, where I can visualize Heaven, and also feel like the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end, or even feeling like I can be brought to tears. I'd like to have this type of experience with spiritual pieces. There has to be an emotional connection. I don't need to dance out of my chair or anything, but I really crave a more emotional spiritual experience. Something that feels epic and full of majestic grandeur.Do you respond to music, singing, even dance, with lots of energy? or to something quieter like chant? or to quiet, like Quaker worship?
A mixture of both. I like having the opportunity to do community service and perform good deeds to make the world a better place for us to live in. Words and language are important too, it gives me a deeper understanding of the religion and the history of it. I love to study things, and the more wisdom I gather from a religious/spiritual perspective and form connections between religion and my science knowledge, the better!Are words/language an important part of ritual for you, or are actions and symbols more meaningful?
Key participant, like a student-teacher type of interaction. If there's a question that pops up in my mind, I'd like to have the opportunity to ask it and obtain better understanding of what is being discussed. I suppose a more academic type of style.Do you want to be a key participant in the ritual, or do you prefer being part of the "audience" while worship leaders do most things?
Now what fits those criteria, I have no clue! LOL