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 weekly or semi-weekly sessions of 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 a number of 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. 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.
These tools to 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 that trust in belief.
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.
Most religions don’t want you to grow, to learn to 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.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s Book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia