There is a lot of activity on this site and similar ones, relating to many questions about spirituality. I include here an excerpt from Book One: The Upliftment of Consciousness, in order to help clarify what we are all doing. Perhaps it will ring true for more people than just me……….
“Many people search on the fringes of conventional belief systems in order to expand their spiritual knowledge and wisdom. Behind this seeking is always the desire for a stronger and more direct route to what we call God, or Divine Source. Generally, this book refers to Divine Source, or God, as the state of Being of the consciousness of the Godhead, the collective state of Bliss, or the state of Oneness. Whatever this God-being or God-state is understood or named as by different cultures, religions or peoples, the search for Bliss by each individual amounts to the same thing: we are all seeking enLightenment which amounts to the re-integration with Oneness within that Bliss-state we call Heaven, or Nirvana.
One way or another, we hunt not just for more meaning in our own personal lives, but for the meaning of life here on Earth – individually and as the collective group of humanity. There is a reason for this life and that meaning has been written about, preached about, set forth and hinted at, ever since man has been on Earth. Since time immemorial, governments and social institutions on Earth that offer spiritual teachings have gone to war to ensure that the power base of their own theories and structures are upheld.
The main aim behind these ideological-based wars is to control humanity. In this manner more and more believers have been hustled into the fold and riches gathered to maintain the system. Divine Truth and the pursuit of the genuine spirituality of the Universe have frequently fallen by the wayside in the process. Ideological-based wars are neither a dead practice of the ancients, nor a mythical fantasy story of by-gone eras. Rather, they are as current as our modern lives.
All the wars on Earth which are currently being fought have been brought about various fanatics. These actions amount to intolerance and result in people being killed in the name of God. Any disagreement, including modern war, which is based on the idea of upholding or imposing a belief system may be regarded as religious in one way or another. This is the antithesis of what religion professes to be about: God. This is the case, no matter how disagreements or war are presented in the media, nor which government is involved.
Clearly, the stakes of war are high and it is essential to those in power that they protect their ideology at all costs, even if it is based on false pretexts. Human beings pay the price both physically and spiritually on a massive, global scale for the power pursuits of their leaders. Nevertheless, no matter which story of religion, government or industry we subscribe to, the fact that there are those who are still searching for truth, meaning and enLightenment is a clear indication that we have paid dearly for our lifestyle.
We have sacrificed truth and knowledge within ourselves for other external, man-made and blind-faith based belief systems. Until we acknowledge that we have effectively been stripped of our personal power as individuals, we will continue to struggle to fully grasp the significance of life – globally and Universally. It is this meaning which, once known, could truly satisfy us deep within the inner reaches of our being. Until then we are destined to continue to tread the path of seemingly endless incarnations on Earth, leading lives of varying degrees of difficulty in the process and using each other to try and work our way through the chaos.
This is in direct contrast to what was intended for us from the beginning of Creation. We are supposed to be seeking ever-advancing, further enLightenment within a state of far greater Illumination than the state we are currently in. Unfortunately, events in our long-past history on Earth changed humanity’s direction on the pathway of enLightenment and we have to find the right direction in order to go forwards again. We find our way on this pathway of truth both by understanding the past and by learning how to negotiate our daily lives from a different perspective. We are assisted by the Light Beings to go in the direction of the Godhead on the pathway of enLightenment, by virtue of the expanding wisdom and knowledge base of all human beings – in a state of unconditional love.”