Prior to 2005, I thought there was only one way to be spiritual and that was to have a relationship with God…the Catholic way.
These days God or spirituality is a subject I contemplate to a great extent everyday, and on some days more than others. During the weekend of 17 & 18 March 2o13, I contemplated it even more because it was my spiritual grandson's Catholic Christening on the Sunday.
Once upon a time my Spiritual Blueprint told me that if we weren't baptised then God didn't know about us, and if God didn't know about us, and we died, our soul would be sent to a terrible place called "hell".
When baptised as a Catholic however, it meant God knew about me. Not only did this new title of "Catholic" save me from hell but, by practising and living the Catholic faith it made me eligible to get to another place called "heaven"; a very desirable place indeed. I also came to believe that a promise was made at the time of a Christening by the parents, God-parents, and witnesses to guide the child's Spirit in the ways of this particular faith - this was reiterated on Sunday.
There were some lovely concepts shared by the presiding priest at the ceremony that Noah was involved in, yet I found the Catholic belief still missing a fundamental and universal truth - that God and man are One because God is all there is.
That day in 2005 when I decided to no longer consider myself a "Catholic", was the day I conscientiously began to search for a way to avoid hell in a less fearful way and come to know God in a more uplifting one. This search led to the understanding that there are many ways to approach Spirituality and have a relationship with God. It also revealed that there was no physical place called heaven or hell, or even purgatory, but rather that these were states of consciousness and experiences that were possible to create in the here and now.
My Spiritual Blueprint today is based on the concept that there is nothing but God in all our Universes and Galaxies, and all that these contain. Everything in physical form is an outward or visible expression of this Supreme Consciousness that men call God and the only way God or Supreme Consciousness could not recognise Itself would be to forget momentarily that this Life Principle is all there is, ever was, and ever will be.
I believe this activity of forgetting or rather lowering our state of consciousness to a degree, for the great forward movement of the people and the planet, takes place by choice each time "I" birth into a physical realm. By doing so "I" get to experience, amongst other things, free choice to express mySelf anyway way "I" will.
God to me is no longer a physical entity and never will be except through Its offspring - you, me, US. Rather, to me God has become an Essence of Supreme Consciousness that is infinitely intelligent and onmipresent. It is all good, forever expanding and always evolving for the purpose of experiencing and expressing greater and greater degrees of Love, Beauty and Joy.
From the belief that God is all there is, everything and everyone becomes an outward expression of this Single Source of Life, It can only be.
I believe that this Spirit of Livingness exists in all things and everyone, to varying degrees, and the degree to which we are currently expressing this Spirit of Life is equal to the extent that we, individually and collectively, recognise and believe that man and God are One and that man is God expressed.
We are permanently connected and can never, in truth, be separated. We can only think that we are and even this doesn't make it so.
Now this is just a snippet of what my search for the ideal experience of God and spirituality has so far revealed to me about the Supreme Consciousness that man calls God and that man is an outward, physical expression of. We, like everyone, are doing our best with the information we have to express and demonstrate our highest state of consciousness for the highest possible experience and expression of Love, Beauty & Joy and the journey continues...
All Life is Precious because All is Life.
Live the Life you Love...