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What excites your spirit?

  1. chipped teacup profile image91
    chipped teacupposted 4 years ago

    What excites your spirit?

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  2. erorantes profile image49
    erorantesposted 4 years ago

    My spirit is happy  when there is nothing wrong in my body. I can enjoy a scoop of icecream. If I do not have a cold. I  love sweet, but I do not have them too often.I get excited when I get something that I like. Food excites me. Everything that looks good excites me. Including, a good treatment from other  people. When my friends asked to go out and  to do something fun. I like it.  I get excite when someone gives me gift. It can be a cookie. I like to be notice.

    1. chipped teacup profile image91
      chipped teacupposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      thank you for sharing your thoughts!  You have indeed pointed out some wonderful moments in our lives that bring excitement to our spirit. smile

  3. CroftRoan profile image80
    CroftRoanposted 4 years ago

    Writing an music excite me. My thoughts and feelings flow through these two when I need release the most. I've had some tough times recently and I've come to rely on both to get me through a bad day.
    Mysteries also has this effect on me. I can't but fall in love with each new mystery I come across. I have always wanted to spend my days searching for the truth.

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A truly creative, expansive and self-transcendent mind. Commendable.

  4. MarleneB profile image98
    MarleneBposted 4 years ago

    Music! Any kind of instrumental music, any genre. The lyrics are secondary. When music has a great beat and is melodic, my soul ignites. It doesn't matter if it is slow or upbeat. A good rhythm catches my attention.

  5. Shrikrishnap profile image49
    Shrikrishnapposted 4 years ago

    When I read some inspirational books or watch some inspirational videos excites me. Sometimes when I play with kids that make me happy. After I am happy I go & either blog write poem or write that experience in my diary.

  6. epigramman profile image70
    epigrammanposted 4 years ago

    ....well a pretty girl holding a white cat and I'm not just saying that to be cute but my two best friends are white cats - Little Miss Tiffy who was my mum's cat and she is now 18 years old and a certified diva and Mister Gabriel who is my adopted all white cat and he is deaf but loves getting out for his walks on a leash. lake erie time 12:39am ontario canada

  7. Dr. Haddox profile image78
    Dr. Haddoxposted 4 years ago

    Life itself, excites my spirit. A zest for living Life to the fullest. I am, I am a highly respected and highly regard scholar and writer in Japan (while here in my hometown, I have no honor). Therefore, Asia, Asian people and writing for Asians, excites me.
    I am a healer, also. A world-class healer, if I must say so myself. And once again, in Asia, Europe and Africa, I am highly esteemed as a healer.
    I am very excited, about Life, all the time.
    I am also a highly spiritual person. Very spiritual. I even earned an advanced degree in Theology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
    But in reality, my spiritual powers come from Nature. I am a Nature farmer, A Natural Healer, and my Life is involved with Nature. Actually, I am a part of Nature,  to the point where I cannot remove myself from Nature. Nature and I am the same.
    Regards,
    Dr. Haddox

  8. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    Reading, writing and travel always excite my spirit. I love these activities very much and it naturally boost up my confidence level too.

  9. Steel Engineer profile image88
    Steel Engineerposted 4 years ago

    Only God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit excite my spirit. Man has a spirit, soul, and body. The soul and body can be attacked by wicked people and demonic spirits. But, when one becomes a child of God, the spirit is sealed until Judgment Day, when all people, regardless of their personal choice in belief systems, are judged by our Creator. Satan is the prosecutor, accusing each of us of all the wrong we have done. There is only ONE defending advocate: Jesus. Those who trust in Jesus have all their wrongdoings forgiven, are found innocent by God, and enter Heaven. All others go to Hell.
    That is what Jesus taught.
    So, because I am forgiven of all my sin, I celebrate when I hear the name of Jesus! He excites my spirit.

  10. somethgblue profile image87
    somethgblueposted 4 years ago

    Learning new information about the human condition, tonight I learned about the Serpent of Light or Kundalini and that the story of Adam and Eve was really about awakening the Serpent of Light.

    Not that they recognized each others nakedness but that saw each others Aura and that Eve somehow learned to awaken the serpent power coiled at the base of her spine and received the knowledge of an awakened Kundalini.

    She quite literally ate from the tree of knowledge in awakening a spiritual process that she was not ready to receive.

    Learning about the potential of mankind and finding the truth is what excites my spirit!

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting take

  11. C.V.Rajan profile image76
    C.V.Rajanposted 4 years ago

    hmmm .... Consumption of spirit? zzzzzz....

  12. Anjili profile image82
    Anjiliposted 4 years ago

    The word of God excites my spirit. It shades light where there was darkness. Consoles me when I am in turmoil. It feeds my spirit, enabling me to walk the walk of faith. The word of God is food to my spirit. It opens up God's mystery, shining my paths with spiritual revelation on things unknown to me. The word gives food, comfort, peace, wisdom, faith, great testimony of God's works on the past, present and future. The word of God simply makes me tick. Where would my spirit be without the word of God? That was a good question.

  13. Jared Miles profile image88
    Jared Milesposted 4 years ago

    Don't judge me, but I always feel very spiritual after I have fought in a martial arts competition. Something about the culture of mutual respect and camaraderie makes me feel at peace with the world.
    Despite the pain or sting of defeat (when it happens), I have a great amount of respect for my opponent and the other fighters, and we all understand each other.

    I feel it's a bit like meditation, which might be why some religions incorporate martial arts movements in their worship? Maybe just me smile

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This ancient art is very spiritual. The 'chi' reflects energy flow and the rhythms of life

  14. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Chocolate, sex and rock-and-roll - and not necessarily in that order.

    1. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Frank and sincere.

  15. PaoloJpm profile image84
    PaoloJpmposted 4 years ago

    Writing poems, noble and new music from my idol.

  16. yupperclub profile image73
    yupperclubposted 4 years ago

    The actual existence of God excites my spirit, along with all of what God had promised - eternal life, eternal image...etc. and so on.  Mine spirit gets very excited when I worship (outside of a traditional church and without prayer [asking of God for forgiveness, since I honestly feel my life was spent in devotion and as a God servant anyway.  Therefore, I have nothing to ask for forgiveness for!  There's a reason for everything that happens in one's life and if one is acting as a God servant, whether they know it or not, God will fulfill His promises for that individual.]  Life excites my spirit!  Anticipation of all of the great possibilities that are to come in my future or can come in my future excites mine spirit.  America excites mine spirit.  Great country.  "Liberty and Justice for all."  There are so many things that excite mine spirit.  The beauty of the Earth and the Universe - everything that God has created all for (mine and everyone's) awe and appreciation and viewing and hearing and sensing and breathing and living!  The fact that God allowed me to be a living human being and able to witness with full sensation the glory and magnificence of just about everything - God, I am so excited!  Yes, God excites my spirit - all He is, all He has created and Thank You, God, for granting me residence in a great country and as a human being, alive.

  17. Darksage profile image78
    Darksageposted 4 years ago

    I like this question because it emphasizes that the body is different from the spirit and that is true. To start off, what can probably satisfy the body may not satisfy the spirit because two are different but yet they are needed to be one. The body and spirit exist in each other, but the spirit can exist without the body, and the body can exist without the spirit. The difference is that the body without the soul will just be an empty vessel.

    To answer your question, I'm not really sure what excites my spirit, as I am still young and incapable of understanding it yet. But I  will answer what I think is right. I like researching and knowing more about this world and myself. In simple words, I like to study. Another thing I like to do is providing answers to questions and making decisions. But what I like the most, is helping people in secretive ways, and to be a good person overall. I hope this answers your question.

    1. Emanate Presence profile image76
      Emanate Presenceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I like your answer, Darksage!

      You sound wise beyond your years.

  18. manatita44 profile image82
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Love. Moreover, I feel that this is life's purpose and hence the reason for Saviours or Messiahs coming into this world. I have a sneaky feeling that the Soul is not satisfied unless it loves. True sacrifice lies in giving and receiving. We sit in a theatre and applaud the maestro. He is offering us his expertise, voice, drive, name, venue, etc. Equally, we are offering him our attention, adoration, praise, presence, money  ... all of which he so desperately needs.

    Giving and receiving is what excites me, what thrills and fulfils my soul, and its secret lies in Love. Greater love has no man than that he should lay down his life for his sheep. The Universe came from love, is sustained by love and returns to love. One can see Divine Marriage or Inner communion as a distant tree which is full of mangoes. The true Messiah, out of love, returns to the earth arena and shows those gorgeous mangoes to us. But this is not enough. He then takes a knife from his pocket and cuts a mango, offering us the chance to share in its sweetness.

    Until we do this for others, we will not be happy or fulfilled. God is love, and He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God. Yes, the spirit of selfless love, without conditions, truly excites me. This is my take on your question. Loving thoughts

  19. B Lucy profile image61
    B Lucyposted 4 years ago

    Nature!  The feeling of warm sun on my face, the smell of Spring rain, a full moon, the sound of tree frogs.  Nature comforts me, reassures me there is a purpose to life, rejuvenates my soul and awakens my senses!!!

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image35
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Truly poetic. Good!

    2. B Lucy profile image61
      B Lucyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

    3. manatita44 profile image82
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Sunil. Exquisite. Please write about Nature and send to me, if necessary. I will help you.

  20. Emanate Presence profile image76
    Emanate Presenceposted 4 years ago

    Sarah,

    Your question must have excited my spirit, as it provoked me to visit your profile.

    From there I read your hub, 'quotes and sayings that excite the spirit.'

    I was convinced to follow your writings.

    To give a response to your great question, I first ask myself how I understand spirit. There are so many different approaches.

    Some of the answers before me seem to confuse spirit with soul or the five senses, or a theological interpretation of God.

    For clarity the terms need to be differentiated. My definition is not the 'right' one, it just gives a basis for mutual understanding.

    Also, my answer today may be different from the one I would give tomorrow, as my own understanding continually evolves.

    Soul refers to the mind, will and emotions. Soul exists in connection with the senses, personality and outer stimuli.

    Spirit is higher dimensional. In essence it is pure consciousness. Spirit and matter are aspects of the same, they do not exist one without the other. 'My spirit' is individualized, Spirit is universal.

    Spirit is 'built into' the building blocks of matter. Yet it rarely appears in human society.

    The illusion of a division between spirit and matter is a wall built by mental constructs, ingrained over human history in our thoughts and habits.

    Thoughts about spirit separate us experientially from spirit, as it is known only by being felt in the heart. Poetry, though, can be an entrance.

    To your question, excitement in one sense is emotional, and spirit is eternal, and I feel that one's spirit cannot be excited emotionally. Yet with my respect for the Persian poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, I do not dismiss his words lightly.

    Also there is to consider the translation from Rumi's original language into English. I wonder if his meaning was more 'Respond to every call that raises awareness of spirit in your body.'

    Could there be an association here with excitement as defined by quantum mechanics? "In physics there is a specific technical definition for energy level which is often associated with an atom being excited to an excited state."

    Perhaps the call is from a higher dimension, the Higher Self so to speak. And when we respond, it can actually excite the physical system on a subtle level and we can become more aware of the actuality of spirit.

    What excites spirit in me, with this understanding? Being present to the moment. Letting go of old fixed ideas, old attachments, all emotional baggage that hinders the flow of spirit. Listening to stillness. Being who I am.

 
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