“Religion is often confused with spirituality. The two are functionally dissimilar. Religions are belief systems that are absent of the methodology necessary for the Human Species to rise to its highest potential, through the complete alignment with the Creating Force. Spiritual effort is the precise moment—to—moment engagement of that methodology.
The focus of religion is the reward, which requires a belief in some form of “after death” existence. Through voluntary or coerced acquiescence to the diverse dogma of religions, and living in conformance with dictated conduct, an individual is “guaranteed” a pleasant, eternal existence in Heaven, Akanishtha, Shamayim, Amitabha, Tian, Satyaloka, Jannah, and too many others to include. Consequently, religious practitioners are compelled to perform acts of “love”, “kindness”, and “tolerance”. As such, the promise of religion-specific outcomes drive behavior that is parochial and self-centered; an individual performs not to contribute to the balance of Creation, but only for the after-death preservation of self, or other less noble reasons.
True spiritual attainment is not constrained by fear of, or a desire for, particular “after death” conditions. Life is an adventure of dimensional journeys and death is not a factor. Spiritual effort, the process of direct alignment with the Creating Force, recognizes that the individual is a component of the completed whole: the Human Species. The spiritual path is not engaged for the benefit of self. The aim of spirituality is to unify the Human Species as the source of unconditional love that will influence all of Creation. Humanity will merge into complete alignment with the Creating Force and unconditional love will displace the current fragmentation that permeates the balance of Creation. This evolution of the Human Species will facilitate a new dimension of existence….here….on Earth. This is called “Heaven.”
The Irreducible Primary
© Rob Taylor, 2011