Religion is a core belief system that has shaped nations, started and ended wars, caused divorces and the list will continue.
Yet, a point in spirituality is reached where you need to ask questions. Those questions, depending on your religion, can determine your answers. Or if you push beyond your religious training, determine your depth of freedom.
So, one thing I desire to do in this brief blog is to give you a few things to feed upon.
1Q) God is opposed to esp, clairvoyance, clairaudient, clairsentient, telekinesis and a host of other "spiritual" or "spiritualist" powers.
1A) Honestly, we Americans call our dwellings House, the Spanish Casa. Does the word change its origin and meaning? So when the prophets see the future (Clairvoyance) or hear the words of God (clairaudient) or perceives events (clairsentient) why do people claim the power "is of the devil?" Is not all things from the one who created and allows things to be created?
2Q) My religious teachings state that you should not allow a witch to live.
2A) The word has been and continues to be conveniently mistranslated to invoke fear and failure. Many scholars have translated that same passage as "not allowing a poisoner to live."
3Q) All 3 major religions; Christians, Jews and Muslims teach that there is something HIGHER for us to learn. That the BASICS are kept in the tomes they read from. YET, what happens when you find that ADVANCED set of concepts? The instructors of the basics are quick to cut you down. Some of my favorite Christian quotes are:
"To spiritual to do any earthly good."
"God doesn't want that close of a relationship."
3A) There is something beyond the basic teachings of the 3 most popular religions. That is what mystisism is all about. All three religions talk abou the mystics. Mystery schools were once established to train the initiate in the higher things of God. Old religions long since dead would teach 1 basic lesson to see if an initiate was ready for the rest of the truth.
That basic lesson was that all your gods and goddess, your Ra, Osiris, Seth -or- Zues, Athena, Mercury are nothing more that aspects of the ONE GOD. When you worshipped Seth, you were worshipping that particular aspect of the ONE GOD. Depending on how initiates handled that teaching would determine what was to follow.
4Q) What if: All three major religions are correct?
4A) If that is the case, then we need to find one piece of common ground to stand upon. That piece would be: "I am the Lord your God, I change not!"
5Q) What if: All three major religions are wrong?
5A) Are you ready then to find and learn the truth?
(to be continued)