Spiritualism is engrained in the indigenous cultures. From their shamans to their tribal leaders to their tribal activities, they expressed their spiritual belief and understanding in everything they did. Over time, our spirituality became separated from our lives. We are not comfortable talking about our spiritual values, our understanding of our inner world, and the intimacy of our own spiritual path. If we are wise, we move into like-minded groups to have those personal conversations about our spirituality.
Some 50 years ago, when I first defined myself as a metaphysician, I could only mention it to people who were receptive, perhaps people who were exploring that path themselves. Receptivity has gradually improved but not everywhere…
What if we moved our spirituality, not our religion, back into the guiding light of our life. What would the world look like then?
We would all work for the highest good of all
That would mean looking for core values, identifying our common goals, being willing to compromise as we sought the highest good for all, showing tolerance of different opinions, and energetic conversation along with increasing mutual understanding and awareness.
We can do that, but it’ll take some thoughtful leaders and wise guidance. And it’ll take a willingness on the part of everyone with a concern to move off their position into a mutually beneficial one.
That’ll certainly take some practice
So what do we do today?
“Be the change you want to see in the world,” says Gandhi. Or as Rumi says, “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Here are some groups that might call to you as you take your spirituality out into our world.
Go searching and find ways to being your version of spiritual back into your life.