Spiritual but not Religious

Good evening all. Today I would like to clarify the meaning of religion, and the root to a loss of momentum in the right direction. Religion: any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief. Today I would like to dig into the wound of society. Are we better off religious or spiritual. Religion for years has been the cause of wars, division, strife, confusion, and last but not least….death, and destruction of whole bloodlines. How can one be so in love with attending a meeting that plans, and divides our society with hateful tactics against our neighbors. I once visited a small town of 1200 people that had 52 churches and temples in their town all using the same book to teach from mostly all related people to, and very closed mined about society..This was a very low income area, and churches lined the streets. What could be so different about us that we would require so many institutions to speak from one book. When has a religious person ever spoke to their neighbor, and not down to their neighbor?..as if they all have to be lost. How can the God we claim as our father show biasness, division , and more love for one group? The fact is religion is not the answer to a independent relationship with our higher power or inner self. Can one become strengthen from being religious? Yes group support by our very nature builds some level of confidence, strength, and motivation even street gangs have showed us this. What happens when the we are better, they are lost attitude steps in? What happens when the same issues persist? This is when we leave one church or temple to worship at another, and another. The very nature of religion is division. The God we speak of is a inward outward thing. Everything you and I need is within us, and our neighbor Gen 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.. The  bridge between the natural and the spiritual are crossed by understanding our difference, and accepting safely what you cannot understand. Fact is if you are tied up in a religious war, confused about our existence, or sitting in a pew dividing yourself from the rest of the world. Then you are feeding the problem. The nature of humanity is to grow into this vessel we live in. To coordinate our flesh and spiritual to better work for our future. How does religion help us do this. The same wars are still raging on by the devout ones who not only want to make everyone what they are, but will also take up arms in pursuit of this agenda. With serious violence. This is not good for our future. Humanity is crying out. Spirituality is relating to the spirit or soul and not to physical nature or matter; intangible. If we want to see our full potential.  Focus on ourselves. Motivate one another, encourage growth, and support a more inward outward approach to betterment. Fact Jesus was not a catholic or a Christian, he wasn’t Baptist or Pentecostal. Muhammad was not a Muslim …It didn’t exist. These are all institutions that sprang up in their name. Society again are getting themselves caught up in the messengers, and missing the message. Jesus traveled and taught (no temple), and for the record the men traveling with him we can prove carried swords…now does that sound like a peaceful protest to you. I challenge everyone reading this to look inward for answers to problems first before looking at our neighbor. Focus less on religious beliefs than spiritual growth. Remember if we focus on bettering ourselves the whole world will change…Lets stop fighting other peoples battles, and win some of our own.

Love & Health

Marc Well

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