Re: Theory: "Spiritual" vs "Learning something new we can't explain"
I don't think spirituality = beliefs if beliefs are taken to mean agreement with specific religious doctrines. Our beliefs (or religious convictions to put it another way) do have an impact on our spirituality and how we connect with things around us, but they are not necessarily the same. I would agree that spirituality is a part of the human psyche much the same way as I understand personality to be so too. For me AJJ can be a spiritual experience separate to participating in a religious sacrament or worship in the context of organized religion. Just as William Wordsworth saw the majesty in the humble daffodil to the bemusement of his peers; we form spiritual connections and give spiritual expressions to all manner of things typically that enrich our lives or help give our lives meaning.