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There is a natural tendency to asociate spirituality with religion, but they are very different. That I did not know before I researched and wrote "Spiritual Clarity." Religion is an organized system of beliefs in and the worship of God or gods. Spirituality is finding your own authentic self. Each individual needs to find their own way to spirituality and if that includes religion, so be it. Some people will be perfectly content to just believe as they are told, others will need more. Nothing is wrong with either path.
There are so many problems in the world today. Religion should help reduce conflict and suffering, not be another source of conflict. God definitely cannot plan everything because of all the horribly cruel events that studying history reveals. Unless God is into cruelty and I do not believe that is the case. I do not picture a man standing in the heavens planning with detail brutal events.
In one of his books, "The Art of Happiness," His Holiness the Dalai Lama, talked about the fact that religious beliefs are good but even without religious beliefs, people get by. In some cases, they even manage better. Beliefs or no beliefs are each person's right. He added that there is another level of spirituality that is what he calls basic spirituality - the basic human qualities of goodness, kindness, caring, and compassion. This kind of spirituality is essential. He considers the second level of spirituality or basic spirituality to be more important than the first. I believe that also. Society would be a mess and no one would be happy without the presence of these basic spiritual values. A church is not necessary to acheive these values for some people, although some do need a little extra guidance.
That makes me wonder if there ever was a person planning to murder someone else. while reading the Bible he or she decided against it because of the commandments?
Did you know Stalin was headed for the priesthood before politics sidetracked him? Pol Pot was a monk?
Does it make sense that the creator of the whole world and all that is in the universe is the same God in our own religion, so everyone else is mistaken?
Life Gets Teejus, Don't It?
Those five words are from a song that I remember hearing a long time ago. It may even be the song's title.
When We See Jesus As He Is
You know that the Bible tells us a lot about Jesus, who he was, who he is, what he did and what he said..
Did You Know Everything In Your Dream Is About YOU?
Carl Jung, 20th century psycho analyst and dream researcher, said: "A dream is a theatre in which the dreamer is the scene, the player, the prompter, the producer, the author, the public and the critic."Dreams are like a play with you taking the part of all the characters and the scenery.
Living Between Two Worlds!
We are all here on this plane, thinking to ourselves "who am I and what am I doing here?" I believe this question is bouncing around in the heads of many people! Some of us then go in search of our answers by asking people whom we think know more than ourselves for help! We seek guidance from our mediums and psychics, from religions and other groups that we think we might find an answer and in most cases we are still left wondering. Have we ever stopped to question why? Have we asked ourselves why we are not convinced by the answers we get from other people?It is obvious why no one can provide you with an answer.
Connecting to Spirit
Every soul that is currently experiencing life on any level begins and ends as a whole. Our essence - the very core of our spiritual being - remains One with God.
A Tarot card deck typically consists of 78 colorful cards imprinted with what many deem fascinating and curious images. The cards, each filled with a particular meaning and portent, most often come somewhat larger than ordinary playing cards and make an impressive display when ritually laid out.
Reasons to Fast and Pray
Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
What Is A Power Song and Where Do I Get One?
All Shamans have several power songs because the vibration of the notes in the voice and in the fourth chakra of the throat stimulate sympathetic vibrations in the universe to respond. Everything is connected.
Americans Need a Savior Not Another Guru
Mrs. Dixon the famous prognosticator and psychic to the stars talked for several hours as my friend sat in the audience and took notes.
Anam Cara - Making Sense of Life
We make sense of our world via the senses. The senses are gateways.
I'm at that place in life many refer to as "the dark night of the soul". My husband and I just finished and moved into our dream home.
Unconditional Love Really Means Unconditional Radiance
The fastest way to raise your frequency is to do the job you were designed to do. You were designed to love.
One of the most frightening things about melting from a normal, Solid, ego-based lifestyle, to a more Liquid, dynamic, spiritual one is that some concepts that you always assumed to be sound and good and true, start to lose their solidity. The very glue that holds together this solid, stable world begins to lose its cohesion.
7 Ways to Stay Spiritually Balanced
When we find spirituality, or it finds us, the experience feels surreal. We begin to feel like we're walking on a tightrope between two different worlds.
The Power of Myth - The Celtic Way
"Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.
Moving On Gracefully: Leaving Your Spiritual Group
While there are alot of warnings and admonishments regarding what to look for in a spiritual community there is very little to rely on when you are contemplating moving on.Most folk consider leaving after some kind of personal blow up.
Coming to Jesus
2 Corinthians 6:17-6:17For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whomsoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. I believe that we all can live forever if we believe in Gods word and apply it to our daily existence.
Will Science Get Closer To God Than Religion Has?
A subject of debate for thousands of years, spirituality will no doubt spark much debate for another thousand years. That is how it should be.
Are You a Microwave or Crock Pot?
In our fast paced society we often want everything done quickly or your boss wants it done yesterday. In your spiritual life are you a Microwave or Crock Pot? I think often we want God to answer our prayers in Microwave fashion.
What is Prayer?
Prayer from a child's simple bedtime prayer, to the prayers of the most devoted monks of the eastern religions, is something that is done the world over.My dictionary says prayer is:1.
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