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To Believe or Not to Believe ― Does it Really Matter?

If you believe in a religion that is fine. If you don’t believe in a religion is fine too. Not knowing what to believe is perfectly Okay.

Does it really matter what you believe? What you believe is a concern for those who believe in something they think is exclusive. But, this doesn’t need to be a dividing issue.

If you choose to believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, “The Force,” God or Gods, that is fine. Perhaps you believe in some other type of higher ephemeral power. That’s okay. All of these philosophical positions are all equally fine. Or, perhaps you’ve reached the conclusion that Gods or higher powers don’t exist, that is all right too.

Maybe you think there isn’t enough valid evidence to support belief in anything beyond this reality. This is a valid point of view. It’s also possible that you have a point of view completely different from anything mentioned here, that is fine too. It’s all great. These are all valid positions. We all have different backgrounds. Consequently, the philosophical and religious beliefs run a wide spectrum. Who is to say who is right or who is wrong.

“You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep-seated need to believe.” ― Carl Sagan

What You Believe Doesn’t Matter

First of all, it doesn’t matter what you believe when applying processes in the arena of spiritual exploration.  Spiritual exploration is the application of processes, methods for expanding awareness and opening the doors of higher states of consciousness.  Most importantly, this does not depend upon belief.  They work by following a process correctly.
 
No belief required!  All you need to do is follow the process correctly.  If you follow the process you get the desired result. These spiritual technologies stand up to the test of science as having repeatable common experiential phenomena. 
So, in the end, to believe or not to believe doesn’t matter.  All you need to do is follow a process. It’s like baking a cake. If you follow the directions, you get something delicious.

What are Spiritual Technologies?

In essence, spiritual technologies are methods of developing your potential.  In short, these mental tools focus on expanding awareness and consciousness.  And, these processes stand up to the test of science – repeatable and measurable. Anyone can use them. It’s like baking a cake. If you follow the directions, you get something delicious. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.

Of course, there are several ways to list these processes. It’s important to note some of these tools could easily be in more than one category:

  • Logical reasoning is one of the first tools we study. This includes the companion tools, spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms.   Above all, these are essential tools for any spiritual explorer.  They are able to sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
  • Another important basic toolset is the “inner work” methods like The Enneagram Personality Profile.  These help us to understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. They also provide a doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
  • Progressions of seated meditation are the heart of the practice.  This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and the Siddhis of Patanjali.
  • Next, progressions of moving meditation. For instance, several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
  • Awareness and consciousness expansion pathways such as  Lucid Dreaming and the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
  • And last but not least, several healing modalities, such as Reiki, and Shiatsu.

In Conclusion

If you believe in a religion that is fine. If you don’t that’s is fine too. Not knowing what to believe is perfectly Okay.

If this article resonates, there are more on our blog.  Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process.  This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools.  It also aligns the Hero’s Journey.  This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development.  Our learning process is available in two forms.  You can take part in the virtual learning module or in our workshops.

While you are here please also check out our page FAQ for information about our mission.  And, please consider donating to support our mission of providing these ancient spiritual development tools.

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