It’s difficult to seek the truth wearing a blindfold. Belief is like a blindfold. So, the question is, are you really seeking the truth? Or, are you just trying to convince yourself that what you believe must be true? There is a big difference between the two.
Seek the Facts, Blindfold Off or On?
To seek the truth, you must take off the spiritual blindfold. You must seek evidence for your beliefs. This will take you on a path, transcending cultural and religious boundaries. Seeking the truth will lead you to the proper teacher(s) at the right time. You will learn the right spiritual technologies at the right time.
This will open up your consciousness and reveal your unique spiritual gifts. The virtues of the spirit will flow from your heart. As your mind opens, you will begin to discern the facts from the fiction. Then you will spread love and compassion. No doctrine or dogma is necessary.
On the other hand, if you place belief before truth, then you are putting on the blindfold. If you only affirm what you think is true, this too is like wearing a spiritual blindfold. You must learn to attack all facts and evidence challenging your core beliefs.
If you do not seek the evidence or seek the facts, you cannot see beyond the boundaries of what you already believe to be true. At first, your blindfold may seem comfortable. But it requires a lot of work to keep this blindfold in place. You must attend regular sessions. Here you undergo indoctrination and memorization of various rules and regulations. These are tactics to shape your thinking and behavior to conform to the boundaries within the spiritual blindfold.
So, do you keep the blindfold on or take it off? The choice is yours. Taking off your blindfold will involve some effort. It may be a little scary at first. But it is worth the effort. Thankfully, there are several tools effective for this purpose.
Seek Evidence Challenging Your Core Beliefs
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. Everyone who can follow a process can use these tools. We call the practice of these processes spiritual exploration.
These tools help you grow. You grow by challenging your core beliefs. You learn to seek the facts of your own personal truths. You learn to seek evidence rather than trust in belief.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method of grouping.
The first group is several analytical tools to enhance critical thinking. The Enneagram Personality Profile is the first tool of our blended learning process. This tool provides insight into the mechanisms of ego, personality, and instinct.
The second group is the tools of logical reasoning. These tools help you to think logically and assess information using common sense. These tools are Logical reasoning, spotting logical fallacies, and logical axioms.
Next, a research tool we call Comparative Analysis. This is a process to help us explore and compare belief systems. This process is a scientific process form of comparative religious studies. Together these analytical tools give a solid foundation of common sense thinking. They sharpen your ability to discern facts from fiction.
Seated meditation is the heart of most spiritual practices. This includes a wide range of meditation techniques. It starts with Beginning Meditation and Mindfulness Meditation. It progresses to more advanced forms like Japa Meditation the Siddhis of Patanjali.
This is another foundational element that strengthens the mind-body connection. Moving meditation is another tool key to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection. Here we teach Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi. It also includes more contemporary processes for Grounding. This includes techniques like Tree Grounding and Sun Gazing.
Pathways for expanding awareness include a variety of tools. This group includes practical tools like a Spiritual Journal and Automatic Writing. Here we introduce Lucid Dreaming, the Shamanic Journey, or Guided Meditation. There are also techniques for Third-Eye Awakening and soul memory awareness.
Healing practices are the last group. This branch includes Pe Jeut, Reiki, and Shiatsu. Self-care is an important element of this group. It is vital for normalizing our inner work and maintaining our health and wellness.
Western religion does not want you to grow or think for yourself. They do not want you to seek evidence that would undermine their control of you as a customer. They don’t want you challenging your core beliefs. This is a threat to their cash flow.
Instead, we encourage you to seek the facts.
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 path.
Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia