AS WE EMBRACE WITH INCLUSIVITY ALL THE FAITHS, WE AT LAST SHED GUILT, AND AT LAST EMBRACE ACCOUNTABILITY: FOR OURSELVES, AND FOR OUR PLANET. WE TRULY STAND ON THE THRESHOLD OF OUR NEW SPIRITUAL DESTINY, ONE WITH THE ALL, ONE WITH OURSELVES, ONE WITH EACH OTHER, AND ONE WITH OUR MOTHER EARTH OUR HOLY GAIA. THIS IS THE TRUE SPIRITUAL MEANING OF OUR TIME, THIS IS OUR TRUE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING. IF WE CAN EMBRACE THIS SACRED MOMENT IN OUR LONG PILGRIMAGE.
Two hands are clasped together in prayer. The deep blackness of space is beyond the hands. The hands are in prayer, but the sense of the prayer being universal and cosmic in scope is impossible to ignore. The hands in prayer have become ONE, and the hands in prayer have become ONE with the very Heavens.
The new ways of spirituality can in one sense mean an end to those profound feelings of religious guilt that can afflict so many. In other words, the artificial doctrinal guilt that religions so often imposed on their adherents can be dissipated in moments, as those adherents become free of the stranglehold of doctrine and theology. But that does not mean that the new ways of spirituality negate all guilt. The key to the new ways of spirituality is that there is embedded in our consciousness and our souls the profound sense of spiritual and actual responsibility. We are responsible for what we think, and for what we do, and thereby for what we are. We may be free of an artificial guilt imposed from outside of us, but because the new way recognises our responsibility, that responsibility we thereby have for ourselves and for each other, and for the whole of the world around us, social and environmental, becomes immense. When we get things wrong, as indeed we do and shall, then there might be some other word for it, but guilt will still play its part.
Exclusivity, whether political, social, personal, or spiritual, has been and still is the fault line in human affairs. The great tragedy of our human story, our slow spiritual pilgrimage to ONENESS with each other and with the ALL, has been the corrosive tendency of our world’s religions – organisations and people who should have known better – to invariably define themselves in opposition to other religions and faiths. Indeed, even within religions, that exclusivity continues to corrode and hold back our spiritual advancement. For even within religions there are sects and factions, each seemingly as much at each other’s throats as they are with regards to the adherents of entirely different faiths and religions. Our spiritual journey is not dependent upon how we define ourselves, our spiritual journey is defined by our inclusivity, and by how we behave towards others. There is not, and never can be, certainty with regards to doctrine. There cannot be. The spiritual Truth of the Cosmos is too infinite and eternal for us, with our three-dimension-conditioned languages to describe or define. But with regards to how we behave towards each other: that can be clear for all. Our spiritual awakening, the sacred and ultimately mystical journey we all must at some point take, can never happen if we are locked in the corrosive ‘death’ of exclusivity. ALL is ONE, and we must live that in our hearts, in our minds, and in everything we say and do, if we are to embark at last upon the sacred pilgrimage. ONENESS transcendent is what we must live. ONENESS with each other and with each other’s faiths. ONENESS with our planet, with our Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia and all of the flora and fauna of our Mother Earth. Only when we can rejoice in all the holy ways of others, can we look the spiritual founders of our faiths in the eye. This is the great moment in human history that we are painfully moving towards: when we can live the ONENESS of ALL and be with each other in the ONENESS of ALL. That is our spiritual destiny, that is the one true path – that embraces all the paths – that will open up our future as true pilgrims upon the sacred way to the eternal infinite. We are on the threshold. The Light and Love of the eternal infinite is close. Embrace it, as we embrace each other. Embrace it, only when indeed we have embraced each other.
The sacred way to the mystical awakening of our inner and higher spiritual being has forever been dependent upon the transcendence of SELF. That transcendence has always been seen as a transcendence that brings us into ONENESS with God. But the journey to that mystical union with the ALL, requires the spiritual union of ourselves with OTHER, of ourselves with the ALL of our immediate being. The journey to our mystical union with the ALL can only be realised through our total spiritual and sacred inclusivity with ALL others. With everyone and everything, with our friends and neighbours, and of course with our enemies. And also total spiritual and sacred inclusivity with the ALL of our beautiful Mother Earth, our Holy Gaia. Such is the entire purpose, meaning and destiny of humanity’s spiritual quest.