spiritual being


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Noun1.spiritual being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human eventsspiritual being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
belief - any cognitive content held as true
occult, supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
aeon, eon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
trickster - a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
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Holding this faith, she was in no respect influenced by those grossly material ideas of modern growth which associate the presence of spiritual beings with clumsy conjuring tricks and monkey antics performed on tables and chairs.
As a gay man in his seventh decade, I have struggled most of my life to align my queer being with my spiritual being.
My meditations convince me that I'm a spiritual being having a physical experience.
If a person can see spiritual things, we can assume that this person is (ontologically) an earthly and spiritual being, but if a person cannot see spiritual things, we can assume that this person is (ontologically) only a natural being.
The patient was seen as a spiritual being to be treated so as implied in the following statement:
No one is naturally bad, everyone is inherently a very beautiful, spiritual being.
My goal in writing this book is to show that when we look at genuine science, there's a great deal of evidence to show we have the qualities that you would expect a spiritual being to have.
He does not upset the present spatiotemporal order, but uses the same natural phenomena as the ancestors and other spiritual beings do.
Right Spiritual IQ: Reject the notion that people's physical, mental and spiritual beings are completely separate; recognize that crises cause us to question the very meaning of our lives and what we do; and establish ahead of time why our work is, and must remain, important to us on many different levels.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience,"--Teilhard de Chardin
I'm not very religious now but I do believe human beings are very spiritual beings.
She reminds us that we are spiritual beings who possess a luminosity powerful enough to transform our humanity pass our limitations.