It’s been a while since my last post but am back now. The world seemed fine without me so I took a break :0. Anyway, am not here to talk about my exploits during my absence but rather to try and break down a really contentious issue that is emerging in the world we live in today. People are beginning to ‘wake up’ and am happy about that. More and more people are beginning to question the ‘status quo’ especially when it comes to religious matters. Traditionally, the church and its ministers were held in such high esteem, that you couldn’t discuss or question its activities in public without you being branded an infidel. Now all that is changing and believe me it’s for our own greater good whether you see it now or don’t. The mainstream churches and religions have had their time to reign in this earth. They have used it effectively to spread their lies and propaganda hence the confusion in the world today. Within Christianity alone we have several different factions; same goes for Islam and every other mainstream belief system. There is so much confusion in religion that it’s amazing that people still subscribe to it! Anyway, that is a whole new post by itself so I won’t go there now.
I wanted this post to be about spirituality. I know now guys are confused because spirituality is usually associated with religion. In fact 90% of the time you probably hear the word spiritual you associate it with being religious. Is there really a difference? Yes there is and no there isn’t! ‘What do I mean by that’ I imagine you asking me right now? Hehe! I will explain. Spirituality and religion are both belief systems hence that makes them the same. However, spirituality can also be based on unbelief in any system! Hence what does that make it? This is rarely the case though but it does exist hence my reservation to classify spirituality as a religion. Religion as chaotic as it is! tends to try and implement a certain kind of order. There is usually a certain element of belief in a higher power or an element of worship accorded to a greater being! Some form of rules or guidelines and structure which is barely followed but a certain amount of effort is made to design it. What about spirituality you ask? Let us see.
I’ll start this paragraph by referencing a site which has made an effort to try and describe what spirituality is and its difference with religion; then go ahead and explain it further! According to Bibliotecapleyades
True spirituality is something that is found deep within oneself. It is your way of loving, accepting and relating to the world and the people around you. It cannot be found in a church or by believing in a certain way.
That is a pretty good and accurate description of spirituality. Notice the words deep within oneself have been emphasized. It’s not by chance the author did that. Spirituality tends to focus on the belief of one’s own consciousness. It is similar to Humanism and what they refer today as The New Age Movement. Though to be honest there is nothing ‘new’ about the New Age Movement and their beliefs. They draw most of their practices from older traditions dating as far back to the early 1900’s. Most of these practices you should note were associated with occultism. Thus in summary spiritualism is the belief in mans’ own power to rule himself completely independent of The Most High’s (The Creator’s) laws. It is man’s pathetic attempt at deifying himself and achieving a higher state of being equal to God himself. An avenue by which man seeks enlightenment from creation but not from the creator; that to them is infinite wisdom!
Hence in spiritualism you will find three main groupings. The agnostics, the pagans and the philosophers with a majority dangling in between these three sets. It’s part and parcel of humanism and occultism. Probably a mixture of the two thus forming a hybrid belief system where both coexist.