Do these seven views on spirituality resonate with you?
The fundamental reason everything exists is LOVE.
There is one all-powerful consciousness in the universe, as the universe, and everything is interconnected. This consciousness is all that exists, it is only good, we are all one with it and so we are one with each other. Many call this consciousness “God”, but there are numerous other names, all of which are equally valid. We will simply call it “Spirit”, or “Divine Consciousness”, or simply "the divine", but call it whatever works best for you.
Divine Consciousness is everywhere, all the time, so it is within us, at all times. It is not a distant being, up in the sky somewhere, judging, condemning or punishing us, and no person, priest, guru or savior is necessary for us to commune with it, although enlightened spiritual teachers may be very helpful. We can never be separated from the divine, no matter how things may seem, even in the experience of physical death. We share eternal life with it. We always have, and always will.
All perceived incompatibilities between science and spirituality are unnecessary. There is no heaven or hell except that which we create for ourselves. There is no devil, sin or evil, except that which we ourselves permit to fester within our own hearts and minds. Just as with the laws of physics, everything in the universe is subject to automatic, impersonal spiritual laws, or principles, which are driven by consciousness. Ignorance or denial of these laws is the root cause of hostility and violence, which are unnecessary. Alternatively, awareness, acceptance and understanding of spiritual principles provide us with a proven path leading to reduced suffering and happier, more fulfilled lives.
4. RELIGIOUS INCLUSIVITY
There is no one “right way” to experience the divine. All spiritual paths, practices, beliefs and behaviors entered into with a sincere heart, that do not harm anyone are valid and deserving of respect. This even includes having no belief in any religious or spiritual system at all.
Because we are all one, judging others is pointless and counterproductive. What we judge in others lives inside ourselves. This is one of the most consequential of spiritual laws, and when we ignore it, we pay a very high price.
Prayer is probably the most common example of the conscious direction of spiritual laws, which are always operating, and can be intentionally directed. The effects of spiritual law operating in our lives are the result of our own thoughts, feelings and expectations, whether we are aware of them or not. As with the laws of physics, such as those governing electricity or gravity, the way we experience spiritual principles in our lives will either be helpful or unhelpful, depending entirely on our knowledge – or ignorance – of how they can be directed. Intentional direction of spiritual laws includes the healing of the sick and the management of conditions in our lives.