Our Favorite Least-Favorite Word

Hello Cosmic Confidential Visitor.

This is the daily blog associated with Cosmic Confidential, the 2010 annual edition of Planet Waves. There’s lots of info about Cosmic Confidential along the margin to the right. We are back to updating daily, and looking for interesting features to keep the content fresh and interesting. One of the things we’re going to do is select horoscopes from the past and let them see the sunshine. Unlike on the Planet Waves Oracle, where the horoscopes are selected at random, these will be selected by an editor — usually Amanda Painter. Here’s one from June 1, 1999 about spirit versus spirituality.

June 1, 1999 – Aquarius – Monthly

My new least-favorite word of all time is “spirituality,” and I am proposing that my readers and editors delete it from their vocabularies. Spirit is the essence of someone. It is formless and ineffable. “Spiritual” warps the concept and describes an outer condition that is supposed to demonstrate the inner state of spirit (“He’s very spiritual” or “She’s so unspiritual.”) “Spirituality” perverts this into a material thing, a noun, that one can possess, and therefore buy, sell or trade in the marketplace. But there is no such thing. Spirit remains at the hidden center of our reality. It has its expressions, but most people would not recognize them for what they are unless — maybe — their life depended on it. Your job now, as I see it, is to maintain faith, not belief; silent knowledge that the invisible is real and doing its job as the coming world events unfold. Indeed, your faith may be what makes it true.

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