Developing your own unique path isn’t as hard as you think. The path is a way of life with many benefits. The first step is often the most difficult. You can do this.
Creating Your Own Path
The first step is easy. Get an inexpensive notebook. You will create many of these journals. This is your spiritual journey, and it starts with a spiritual journal. See, you’ve already taken the first step.
The second step is to assess your resources by answering the following questions. Write the answers in your journal.
- What resources are available?
- Where can I find tools for expanding awareness or exploring higher states of consciousness?
- What do I want to learn first?
The third step is, get started. Don’t waste another day. If you stop, start again. When you make mistakes, try something else. The most important thing is to realize that you should develop your own spiritual path. If you have the freedom, use it!
The stories of other Sages, Avatars, and Gods are only helpful to the extent they provide useful references. With your first step, you open the doorway to spiritual freedom. You need not join any organization or religion. Yes, you’ll probably make some mistakes. Learn from these and move on.
Organized religions don’t want you creating your own path. If you do it, then others will too. They want to keep you a customer for life. Western organized religion does all it can to make sure you integrate your life into their belief system. They want your personal and business relationships tied to their chain of control.
You will find constant temptations on the path. People and organizations will come along. Some will have tools to help you. Others will make promises and ask you to accept the truths they think you should believe.
Constantly test your path. If you find the path you are on is not developing your awareness, and opening doors to higher states, then move on. Don’t be afraid to leave an unhealthy path or not provide tools. Above all, don’t join a religion. Stay religion-free.
By creating your own path, you decide the pace. Create your own rituals. Take the time you need to normalize what you learn. Ask the Universe for help. You will find the right people to walk with you and help guide your way. That’s how easy it is.
The Doorway to Spiritual Freedom
Everyone and everything wants to be free. When you are free to think, you will automatically find the best path to take. Your intuition and your analytical mind can work together once you are free from the constraints of propaganda. So, we’ve put together the following tips to help you create your own path.
Organized religion still controls much of the cultural narrative. The three most popular religions of the world control have 4 billion members controlling half the world’s population. These are the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism (1). This makes it difficult to be a freethinker. We hope this article and the following tips will help you achieve as much spiritual freedom possible.
Seek Tools, Not Teachers
Spiritual technologies are what we call methods for exploring human consciousness. These methods come to us from cultures all around the globe, and they comprise a diverse body of practical mental tools. You can use these tools to develop your potential, open spiritual gifts, expand awareness, and reach higher states of consciousness.
We select the best of these ancient methods for our blended learning method. These processes are time-tested by generations of use, and they stand up to the rigorous tests of science.
The techniques we use are repeatable processes that produce measurable effects on our physiology. These changes include increased brainwave coherence, lower heart rate, and increased skin resistance. These changes prove these techniques produce states of consciousness that differ significantly from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
Anyone can use these processes to develop their full potential. They do not require faith or belief in any religious doctrine. All you need to do is follow the process. It’s like following the recipe for baking a cake. If you combine the right ingredients in the right way and you get something delicious.
We divide these tools into four major categories:
Everyone has their own path, and you can start with any of these methods. The more of them you use, the faster your progress.
Don’t Get Sidetracked
Another key point to remember, don’t get sidetracked by religion. The doorway to spiritual freedom is outside of organized religion. Some traditions from the East contain spiritual technologies, which are essential processes. For example, Taoism and Paganism have the fewest boundaries on freethinking. With these systems, you are free to explore and develop your path.
Let your intuition lead you to the right teachers, but don’t become a follower. Remember, a guru is a boat to get you across the river. Leave when you reach the other side. Swim on your own if you need to. Don’t just float down the river just because you need to belong.
Otherwise, keep moving but don’t forget to stop and rest. A point often overlooked is that you’ll need time to rest and normalize what you are learning. You’ll need time to understand the lessons. Constantly ask yourself the question, “what is the lesson.” Life is all about lessons. Listen to your heart.
Help Others on the Path
It is equally important to help others find their spiritual path. Helping others is part of the lesson. You’ll never understand something better than when you teach others. Don’t discount this part of your journey. You may walk your path, but that doesn’t mean you must walk it alone.
We all want to be free. Creating your own path is the doorway to spiritual freedom. The first steps on this journey aren’t as hard as you think. You can find your own way, and you don’t need religion. All you need are the proper tools.
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 (2). 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.
(1) Abrahamic Religions, Wikipedia
(2) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia