Have you had any particularly spiritual experiences this past year? How has this experience affected you? "Spiritual" can be broadly defined to include secular spiritual experiences: artistic, cultural, and so forth.
I experienced breathtaking moments in nature and in cities: driving through snow-capped Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland; gazing an unfettered view of Lady Liberty from a nearby construction site; ziplining outside the Great Smokey Mountains National Park; but above all, walking down Broad Street with thousands of delirious fans the night the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl.
The most spiritual experiences I've had this year have happened at yoga or when looking at art. When I was meditating more regularly I could feel changes in my mind and perception of the world. I could sense the smaller parts of awareness and felt more in touch with my existence and all existence. Lately though, I haven't been feeling a lot. My overall sensory perception has been overloaded with information from technology and work. Most recently, Dave and I's trip to the forest was helpful in pulling me back to the natural world, which is where I find more spirituality, but not close to where I was in year's past.
So many spiritual experiences! I am learning that I am a powerful being, as we all are, but having conscious awareness of it and accepting it as Truth are the keys to the remembrance of who we truly are. It's been so beautiful and humbling and scary.