Many aspects of the physical world were once beyond the range of human perception. Spiritual metaphysics is the study of those aspects of human experience that are still considered "non-physical" only because our research and technology cannot as yet measure or detect them.
Let’s first look at the definition of Metaphysics before going to Spiritual Metaphysics:
What is Metaphysics?
Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy responsible for the study of existence. It is the foundation of a worldview. It answers the question "What is?" It encompasses everything that exists, as well as the nature of existence itself. It says whether the world is real, or merely an illusion. It is a fundamental view of the world around us.
What is Spiritual Metaphysics?
Spiritual metaphysics, as the title implies, is metaphysical study that focuses on a person's spirit or soul. It also looks at other beings, such as angels or gods, and the connection a person's spirit has with those beings. Loosely, spiritual metaphysics investigates the connections individuals have with everything. It is the "science" that asks about the meaning of life and which tries to determine what affects spiritual wellness.
How does this relate to the New Thought movement or Spirituality? Well, the pioneers of the New Thought movement were students of metaphysics. They took what they learned about metaphysics and combined their studies of religion and science to develop a deeper understanding of nature, the Universe, and life here on earth. Hence, the birth of Spiritual Metaphysics.
In essence, Spiritual Metaphysics is the study of that which is “non-physical.” There is a belief that there is an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation that is the basis of reality. Just as with the New Thought movement, Spiritual Metaphysics sees the Universe and our personal human experiences as reflections of our thoughts. What we think, we create.
Spiritual Metaphysics is important to us because it helps to fill in the gaps where traditional religion and science fall short in their explanations of the human experience. According to metaphysics-for-life.com, “Religions are systems of beliefs that attempt to explain the human spiritual experience. All religions arise from the illusion of separation, because that is the nature of human experience in the
physical form.” When we perceive ourselves as being separate from each other, God, and the physical Universe, we are not experiencing the true nature of who we really are – the matter and energy of everything that has been created in the image of God.
What’s exciting about the study of metaphysics is that over the past several decades, scientists are beginning to develop technologies that measure and detect that which cannot be seen. They are proving more and more that the early New Thought pioneers were “on to something.” Another exciting thing that is happening in our world today is that through the study of Spirituality and Spiritual Metaphysics, our global consciousness and awareness is continually expanding.