Integral Spirituality

Integral Spirituality is a perspective of spirituality that honors the truths of modernity and postmodernity—including the revolutions in science and culture—while incorporating the essential insights of the great traditions. Integral means comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, and essential for completeness. Integrity means to integrate all parts of our nature; to cultivate body, mind, and spirit in self culture, and nature. Gandhi said, “One cannot do right in one department of life whilst occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.” How do we feel part of something larger than ourselves? How do we love with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength? How do we grow, evolve, and become more mindful toward abundant life? Integral spirituality provides a map of the territory Oneness, love, and abundant life. Through Integral Spirituality we can learn to open up, wake up, grow up, clean up, and show up to life.

View Integral Practices HERE.
Learn more about CI’s Integral Life School HERE.

Clean Up

Healthy ego
Moral behavior
Shadow Work
Do the inner work of processing our own repressed, disowned, and denied aspects of self (positive and negative)

Grow Up

Stages of consciousness
Capacity for multiple perspective
Relationships
Communication
Power differentials
Spiritual, emotional, & psychological maturity (see Open Up)

Wake Up

State of consciousness
Overcoming thought of separation
Spiritual awakening
Contact True-Self
Radical Freedom
Dis-identify with ego attachments
Let go of explanation of failure/success

Open Up

Tune-in to all areas of development

Aesthetic
Cognitive
Emotional
Interpersonal
Kinesthetic
Moral
Motivation
Needs
Psychosexual
Sense of Self
Spiritual
Values

Show Up

Give back

Grasp unfolding/flowering nature of all 4 quadrants

Connect to all of life

All levels of reality

Be present to our inner life (I),

outer behavior (IT),
collective culture (WE), and
systems of society (ITS)

…where the fruits of our labor truly begin to ripen, where all of our accumulated knowledge, personal growth, spiritual practice, and shadow work become a limitless source of strength, presence, and wisdom, allowing to us engage the many dimensions and challenges of our world in a far more meaningful and impactful way, from becoming a better parent, to becoming a better leader, to becoming a better citizen of the world.