“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.” — John Lennon
A Non-Religious Point of View
I just want to say from the off that I do not subscribe to any religion and am not pushing any particular doctrine in this article, I am merely purveying the teachings of which I am most familiar with.
I have a great respect for all the various religious prophets.
From the time I was a young girl I have found the church and religious doctrine a very hard concept to grapple with. My father insisted I attend church every Sunday up until the age of sixteen, something I resented him for, but now, find to be not only a very synchronistic part of my life but a necessary part of my greater understanding.
Sampling Tasty Tit-Bits from the Melting Pot
When I hit my teens, I started to sniff around gathering insights to other religions and spiritual practices. I found that there is actually a common thread amongst them, one sacred truth to be shared – love.
“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.”
— Muhammad Ali
Although I never liked the power and control the church had over its congregation, I always thought there was some very spiritually sound advice in the Bible. Some things did have their roots planted in truth, but I also felt that other teachings did not and had the air of control and suppression.
The Anointed One
The parables of Jesus Christ always felt like he had a greater understanding of the intrinsic nature of humanity and the way this world should be experienced – especially when he spoke of our innate divinity – being the sons and daughters of God.
I feel his teachings were deeply rooted in an inborn truth. The meaning of which translates to a profound spiritual morality that addresses 4 fundamental core emotions and practices for humanity:
- non-judgment and
If you want to solve all of the world’s problems, start practicing this list. See divinity in others and you are well on your way to mastery. I wrote an article a while ago addressing the fear-based myths about God and how to view humanity as you would view your own family and loved ones — you can read about that HERE.
Your Veracity Determines Your Reality
Our truths are buried deep inside, and the whole process of enlightenment is to shine a light on them. When we do, we bring ourselves into complete clarity, alignment and wholeness. This is not done by adding to ourselves, it is achieved by going within. A good place to start is to adopt regular meditational practice (5 Easy Steps to Meditation) and to start exercising trust of your gut instincts.
“The flowering of love is meditation.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jesus was a regular ‘hippy’ spreading the news of love for one another. If you clear all the dogma away around Jesus his message was simple:
‘Unconditional and Unequivocal Love’
We are Divine expressions experiencing the miracle of perceived natural life in the universe.
This life experience is a journey of self-discovery and should be that of joy, love, abundance, peace and wisdom. You are in the driver’s seat of your life – steer it in the direction you want to head for not in the direction someone else programmed into your GPS.
Your life, your choices.
Source Energy and Experiential Life
The Hindus call the eternal, unchanging infinite that is beyond this universe, Brahman. They refer to this reality/world as Maya – the personification that the material world is merely an illusion.
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein
This illusory reality world concept can also be seen in the Matrix Trilogy, as humans are literally ‘plugged in’ to a computer-generated world (God bless the Wachowski brothers for making this movie and giving us such an amazing example of this very difficult theory!).
We seem to have lost the ability to see the forest for the trees. We go around feeling a pit in our stomachs, that feeling that something is missing.
What is missing is your connection to Source. The ultimate illusion is that you are lacking it. You aren’t missing anything, you have just forgotten that it exists – and it exists within you. Your heart center holds the vibration and frequency of the Creators love, the only true building block to your inevitable life’s manifestations.
Home is where your heart is means that anywhere you are is your home – this could even refer to the planet you now find yourself upon.
You are never alone, because where you are, there is God. Yearning to be somewhere or to be someone else is a self-defeating and self-destructive rehearsal. Make peace with where you are, who you are and when you are and you will find your place in this world theatre – where you are the writer, director and actor of your very own stage production.
You are the Drop, so Own the Ocean!
We are all Creators living out our creation, we seem to have forgotten that. The ripples, that were born of the one drop, changed their size, and eventually went so far out into the ocean they forgot they were the ocean to begin with – the Source.
Enjoy your life and make your home at the core of your being.
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version