A Genuine Spiritual life is empowered by a Faith based understanding that the individual (truly All individuals) is nothing in and of itself, that you Are nothing without the Divine Omni-Present, Transcendent Reality of God, which Sustains the Very world and reality that you require to exist/appear. Real Spiritual life is awakened as the individual practices giving up their own self (ego based) will for the Great (unknowable) Will of God; thus, Faith Is the Key to Living through God's Will, and not some kind of practice of discernment to figure out what God wants you to do (God Is fully Capable of Living you moment to moment - without 'you - ego' trying to figure out if it is God's will or your's). As long as the individual's (egoic - sin based) will is jockeying for the right to live As 'you' God is restrained from Freely being you; there is no Reality in the concept of 'me and God', None. The individual (Devotee of God) Must Realize and Faithfully accept that God Only Is the Foundation of our Shared Divine Self Discovered Only In the Presence of The Everlasting Light. Through constant Devotion to Our Divine Self (the One and Only Self of All) the individual's false sense of self (the sinner self - ego self) is Overwhelmed (progressively) by Our Divine Transcendent Self until the individual's false sense of self is Overcome and Annihilated Perfectly. This requires discipline, devotion, faith, love, compassion, and all these qualities become Real to the Devotee as that one practices self (sin - ego) Transcending by Solely Identifying As our Eternal Self.
The Process of Realizing that God Is the Only Reality that Occupies Existence is the how the individual body/mind is Transfigured into a Divine Temple of the Living Transcendent Reality of Eternal God. The long term conditioning of the body/mind as an ego identity requires one to constantly confront the tendency to live life through a self (sinner's) will. It takes time to learn how this conscious activity of seeking your own will manifests in a person's daily life. Parroting beliefs and dogma do nothing for your Spiritual life, belief and dogma become traps for the immature, and belief and dogma become the depth of that person's Spiritual practice (which is like stalling at the starting line of a race). This kind of person is happy just parroting belief and dogma, and they are satisfied with belief and dogma because their preacher tells them that is all they need. So, their life never really changes, maybe they become a little more friendlier (some go the opposite way and use these beliefs and dogmas to judge others - and placing yourself in a better position verses another, which is really just the ego relating the same way it always has, as a separate individual self), but that is about all that really changes, furthermore, dogma and belief become part of the ego's separative identity. The ego now becomes a Christian, Muslim, or Buddhist, but their fundamental bodily conscious relationship with God and all never changes; it is ego changing clothes. An individual with an egoic conscious relationship with life and God uses belief and dogma to help support their false sense of self. In other words, the individual simply adds those things to their 'tower of babblon', and they add these dogmas and beliefs to their concept based worship of God. If an individual understands the limited Value of dogma and belief, that person no longer uses them as a crutch. Instead, the person sees dogma and belief as stepping stones, and sign posts, and as concepts that help guide, but these concepts and parroted dogmas are not the Way of God Realization; they only point vaguely to the Real Communication of God's Presence and Revelation.
God Is beyond concepts, dogma, and belief. In God's Expressed Transcendent Image/Identity not one concept, belief or dogma appears, and Truly, Nothing can appear in the Light of God because that Is All there Is in the Sight of God. There are no bodily forms, no faces, no thoughts, and the Divine Transcendent Presence of God IS Alone As ItSelf, and As All of Reality Simultaneously. In God's Presence God Only Is. God Solely Occupies Reality As ITSelf, and although the individual feels like they have a separate and unique will, which is associated with some kind of creature separate and different from God, that sense or feeling they have is a false (not Reality based) way of life. Spiritual practice grows in the Presence of the Divine (Only). As long as the individual believes they occupy the body/mind God's Divine Gift of Eternal Life is ignored for some kind of pseudo life, which lasts for a flash, and then it is gone. The ego life is a life not sourced in Reality Revealed; therefore, it is a life based on a false sense reality, temporary satisfaction - not Eternal Everlasting Satisfaction. Ego (sinner's) life requires a person to constantly reiterate (reconfirm and attach to) a false sense of self. The moment an individual stops attaching to the false sense of self (the sinner's life) for Our Shared One and Only Self Discovered As God's transcendent Face of Brightness that (false) living relationship with life, and truly with God, is released (momentarily, progressively, and ultimately eternally). Give up trying to Occupy Reality (and the body/mind - 'your' body) with your false sense of self, and Awaken to the One and Only Reality that Solely Occupies Existence, and that IS God's Divine Everlasting Realization of ItSelf (Our-Self). God's Divine Presence Solely Occupies Existence, and once you begin to give up your false self for the True Divine Self your Spiritual Life will (progressively) Awaken with the Force of God's Transcendent Intensity As the Sole Presence of Reality.