THE SPIRIT OF ALL RELIGIONS

     THE SPIRIT OF RELIGION

This is just my opinion but I do hope it is also food for thought.

I have this idea that if we as (in alphabetical order) Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Kabbalists, Muslims, Native Americans, New Agers, Pagans and everyone else I didn’t name, could begin looking at what we have in common, in our beliefs, and what we want way down deep in our hearts for ourselves and all of humanity, I think we would be surprised at how much is mutual to all of us.

After all, what do we really want for our families, our communities and our world? And it is our world.   Under all our needs like food, health and a roof over our heads, the one big desire we all have in common is LOVE.

Just think about it a minute. Can you imagine wanting the same thing as the people you hate and/or fear?   Maybe they are not our enemies but just our neighbors with the same hates and fears.

What religion, great or small does not want peace and love?

Perhaps if we can begin to speak to each other with respect we can really begin to communicate.

At any time, each one of us can stand in the light of our Higher Self and see that Light is Light.  And Love is like Light, the more you give away the more comes back.

And all we have to give up is Fear.

 

A ROSE…..

From   Romeo and Juliet

          “A Rose by any other name is still a Rose”

William Shakespeare

Playwright and Poet

English 1564-1616

 

 

                                                        

LIGHT IS A FORCE OF GOOD

” All the darkness in the world cannot                                                              diminish the light of one candle.”

Anonymous

DISCOVERING THE INVISIBLE

     I have no idea how you can explain an invisible God to your son. With that said I want to acknowledge your son for being the kind of person who thinks about things like this and makes up his own mind.

As for things that are invisible that is an interesting subject I hope he will be willing to explore. For instance:

Air – We can’t see it but we know it’s there. We can feel it when the wind blows and when it’s really hot or cold.  And if you’re still not sure, try holding your breath for a while. When you finally breathe in, you’ll know it’s not just there but necessary.

Our Spirit or Soul – It is mostly accepted that man is composed of Body, Mind and Spirit.  We can see our Bodies and they do things.  We can see our Brains and know that thinking and decision making is going on there in our Minds. We can’t see our minds but we are aware of thinking which is also invisible but knowable.

So where are You in there?

You are not just your Body or your Mind. Our thinking can help us determine what is right or wrong, but what part of us Chooses the right or wrong thing to do or say? Some people say our Conscience but we can’t that see that either. Some say our Soul or Spirit. Perhaps they are the same.

I do have a sense there is a part of me, separate from my thinking and that is where I make my choices.  It is also the place where I find my passion, my talent, and my spirit.

Words – Also invisible until put into print.  They can be used as a powerful asset for good such as for encouragement, teaching, and self-expression or as a wicked weapon for evil such as name calling, bullying, intimidation, and war.

Love – Totally invisible.  We can do loving things like cook dinner, play games or help others. We can think loving thoughts and we can express them. But we can’t see love so how do we know it’s there? We can believe we are loved by our families and friends. Sometimes when we Believe strongly enough, we can say we Know we are loved.

But we can’t see Love. We can feel it and we can share it because it is a matter of the heart.

God – Also totally invisible.  So how come so many people believe in God? Again, I believe this is a matter of the heart.       I, for one, would have difficulty believing that the human body much less the entire universe is an accident. It seems to me that there is some kind of Universal Force or Energy that holds all of it together and moves it forward. Many cultures call this God, Adonai, Allah, Buddha, Karma or many other names. Because I was born into this culture, in America, I call it God.

In many primitive civilizations, people thought the sun ruled the Universe. Others, more advanced, made up their own Gods like Thor, God of war, Adonis and Venus, God and Goddess of love, Neptune, God of the oceans. You can see this list got very long and complicated. Now, many people think of one Universal Force or God.

I hope I didn’t give you an answer as to whether there is a God or not but I hope you thought of a whole lot of questions to think about.  Most of all HAVE FUN discovering the invisible.

 

 

 

 

 

MORE SPIRIT OF RELIGION

  Mom Explains God

When I was young I asked my Mom to explain God. She told me, “There is a little bit of God in every person in the world. That is what connects every person to every other. Some people ignore it, some people let it help them grow. We call Him God but others call Him Spirit or Allah or Buddha.  It doesn’t matter what name you use, He knows.

Somehow, that was clear as a bell to me. I have even expanded it to explain the Holy Ghost who some people see as a mystery. If God is everywhere that means he is like air. When I’m sitting on my deck drinking coffee, all I have to do is let go of what seems like the real world, let go of ego and I am suddenly in the world of Spirit. Instead of just breathing in air molecules, I’m breathing in the Spirit of God.        Cool, huh?

It makes my coffee taste real good.

 

Love or Fear – You Choose

This is just my opinion but I do hope it is also food for thought.

I have this idea that if we as (in alphabetical order) Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Agers and everyone else I didn’t name, could begin looking at what we have in common, in our beliefs, and what we want way down deep in our hearts for ourselves and all of humanity, I think we would be surprised at how much is mutual to all of us.

After all, what do we really want for our families, our communities and our world? And it is our world.   Under all our needs like food, health and a roof over our heads, the one big desire we all have in common is LOVE.

Just think about it a minute. Can you imagine wanting the same thing as the people you hate and/or fear?   Maybe they are not our enemies but just our neighbors with the same hates and fears.

What religion, great or small does not want peace and love?

Perhaps if we can begin to speak to each other with respect we can really begin to communicate.

At any time, each one of us can stand in the light of our Higher Self and see that Light is Light.  And Love is like Light, the more you give away the more comes back.

 

And all you have to give up is Fear.