OUR NEW TIMES MARK OUR COMING OF AGE. WE CEASE TO BE PETITIONERS OF GOD, BUT INSTEAD BECOME PARTNERS WITH GOD.
Our new times, which mark our coming of age, which mark our ceasing to be petitioners of God, but instead becoming more and more partners with God, will make little sense, and will have only a meagre and even an ineffectual affect upon the world, unless we can create meaning in ourselves.
This is the turning point in the spiritual evolution and unfolding of the mystical and sacred pilgrimage of humanity, of us as individuals and us as the people of our Mother Earth. We have long been in our spiritual childhood, and it is possible that that spiritual childhood of ours still has centuries, even millennia to run. It is up to us as to whether we can ease ourselves forward, ease ourselves from out of our spiritual childhood, and at last enter into our spiritual adolescence. In our spiritual childhood we were indeed perpetual and unceasing petitioners of God. We were God’s children, entirely beholden to God, entirely seeing ourselves as being nurtured by God and of course directed by God. The authority was all with God, and sadly we were too often rather badly behaved children in terms of our spiritual lives and our spiritual relationships with each other, with our Mother Earth and with God. We were beholden to God, and so often were at war with God and the laws that God laid down for us.
Now, as we free ourselves from that parent / child relationship, as we see through the unnecessary restraints of creed, doctrine, dogma, and all the impositions of what we might mean by the word ‘faith’, we can, by breaking free, slowly begin to forge our new relationship with God. We will get it wrong. We will turn our backs on God, as so many already have. We shall become Godless and thereby rudderless, as so many have so become. We cannot remain in perpetual infancy, but adolescence is not without its tribulations and dangers. God will stand back as our physical parents stand back: always there, always offering a lifeline, but always knowing that we cannot become true adults, true spiritual adults, without venturing alone into the vast spiritual wilderness which is the stage we must embark upon.
Our view of ourselves, the meaning we find for ourselves, for each other, and for our beautiful Mother Earth, our sacred Gaia, will be key to this. And although we must accept the dangers of our spiritual adolescence, we must also know that this new meaning is already embryonically manifest in our lives. For at last we know that all of humanity is ONE. We know that we must treasure and nurture our Mother Earth. We know it! And to know it means that the spiritual path to our ultimate spiritual and sacred destiny, the way of our great mystical pilgrimage, is already there before us: in clear sight – for those with eyes to see.
New spiritual and religious
Understandings have no meaning.
Unless we can create:
Meaning in ourselves.