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Spirituality vs Religion Part 2

After some consideration regarding Part 1 of my article - Spirituality vs Religion, I must stress that religious beliefs are necessary because they provide a platform toward the cultivation of a higher truth, an inner truth that leads to self-realization and enlightenment.

Although the religious system leaves a lot to be desired, in that its main focus is directed toward the fearful and its aim is to become a rich and powerful entity, its motivational pivot is one which we can all relate to - good and bad, heaven and hell, God and the Devil. When an individual seeker acknowledges these parallel extremes, their thirst for knowledge and subsequent understanding increases until they are no longer satisfied with their mundane religious compliance. The friendships developed within this group will seem shallow, but most importantly, the sects idealisms will appear nothing more than habitual idiosyncrasies.

It is at this stage of development that an individual may find themselves at a crossroad and they may wish for a more personal relationship. They have, in fact, prepared themselves for their 'Spiritual Awakening', and their journey toward Spiritual Enlightenment has begun.

For most, just reaching the crossroad takes a lifetime upon lifetime upon lifetime, and this is because there are many lessons to learn and many levels of existence to experience, but enlightenment will happen - in its own time, in its own space, in its own way, as the Truth unfolds. Believe it, or not!

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson

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About Amelia Robinson

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I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more


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