So many people I meet associate spirituality with supernatural experiences or beliefs of some kind or another. Many are then either dismissive or afraid. On the other hand they can think they know nothing if they have not had such an experience, or try to manufacture such experiences in one way or another. Some people go to dangerous extremes to try to find something, others just try to make something special out of the ordinary experiences they have.
Spirituality is not about getting a special experience its about giving. When you give freely from the heart then the heart opens and you will be open to true spiritual experience.
I have been lucky. My grandmother and great-aunt were both very devoted religious people and they were just impossibly kind and patient. So this is the image I have always had of what the spiritual life is all about and I began my spiritual life with the right attitude. Now I also understand that supernatural experiences can come around very naturally to someone who leads a very pure life, but because these experiences are so natural there is no fear or confusion.
Actually, living in Norway, this creates a rather sad situation for me. I find the most ordinary people I meet the most spiritual, and yet these can be the people it is hardest for me to get to know because they are wary or dismissive of anything weird or supernatural.
I offer this for your reflection