with others in spiritual connection.
A social gathering is spiritually significant.
The gathering may be of a large group of
people, a few friends or with
an intimate partner. It may take the form of a simple enjoyment of
nature and togetherness, a sharing of ideas or experiences, or a
glorious expression of theatrical splendour.
Spirituality is an intensely personal and
Even though the gathering is shared the spiritual
experience is different for each individual.
For most participants the spiritual connection
will be an imperceptible
backdrop to the social activity, but some may become aware
of it and may even recognise each other sharing awareness of it.
ritual may structure a social activity or turn the participants' attention to spirituality
but are not responsible for the presence of spiritual significance.
Spirituality need have no outer representation or expression at all.