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? Those who follow a religion think they are part of an exclusive group. But this need not be a dividing issue. The reality is we are all going to Hell in someone else’s religion.
To follow one God is to reject all the others. To believe or not to believe is simply a matter of numbers. The Atheist simply believes one God less than the believer. But your beliefs matter because they have consequences if you make them a source of bias and prejudice.
So, 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.
To Believe or Not to Believe
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
When Your Beliefs Don’t Matter
Spiritual technologies are tools for exploring consciousness. They result from generations of research by cultures around the world. These processes stand up to the test of science. They are repeatable and measurable. They do not require belief in religious doctrine. So, everyone who can follow a process can use them. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method.
- Tools to enhance critical thinking. This study of basic logical reasoning along with spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Then we also use a comparative analysis. This is a step-by-step way of comparing beliefs between different worldviews. Above all, these tools will help sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- The Enneagram Personality Profile. This is mostly an analytical tool. It provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
- Seated meditation is often the heart of your spiritual practice. This includes a range from Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and more advanced Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Moving meditation helps us strengthen the mind-body connection. It is also an important key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection, such as Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Pathways for expanding and exploring awareness. This progression includes a range of processes from lucid dreaming, the Shamanic Journey and Guided Meditation to third-eye awakening and soul memory awareness. Practical tools to guide your path, a spiritual journal, and automatic writing.
- Healing practices are the final group. This branch includes Pe Jet, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is also a part of this group and is vital to our overall health and wellness.
To believe or not to believe is one of our fundamental choices. If you believe in a religion that is fine. If you don’t that is fine, too. Not knowing what to believe is perfectly okay. In fact, this is best. If you have no beliefs, you are open to new experiences and revelations.
Interested in spiritual exploration? Check out the blended learning process at the core of our teaching process. It reflects what Joseph Campbell called the Hero’s Journey. Our learning options include both face-to-face and virtual learning sessions. Please consider donating and supporting our mission. This helps others learn the knowledge for developing their own path.
Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia