Creating Your Own Path — Doorway to Spiritual Freedom
Developing your own unique path isn’t as hard as many would like you to believe. The path is a way of life. The first step isn’t as hard as you think. You’ll find own way. You can do this.
Creating Your Own Path
The first step is easy. Get an inexpensive notebook. You will create many of these books. This is your spiritual journey and it starts with a spiritual journal. See you’ve already taken the first step. Answer the following questions.
What resources are available?
Where can I find tools for expanding awareness or exploring higher states of consciousness?
What do I want to learn?
If you are reading this article, there are several links to get you started. This is your first resource. You can do this. The most important thing is to realize that you should develop your own spiritual path.
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. They want to keep you a customer for life.
Constantly test your path. Decide your own pace. Create your own rituals, your ways. You will find the right people to help guide your way. That’s how easy it is.
Doorway to Spiritual Freedom
Everyone and everything wants to be free. When you are free to think you will automatically begin to create. 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 in creating your own path.
Religions still control much of the cultural narrative. The three most popular religions of the world control have 4 billion members controlling half the word’s population. These are the Semitic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. This makes it difficult to be a freethinker. We hope this article and the following tips will help you achieve as much spiritual freedom as possible.
Seek Tools, Not Teachers
Find and learn all the spiritual tools you can. Your heart will tell you when you are ready. Refine your path. Always strive to be a beginner, never an expert. If you find you are on the wrong path, change direction. Always ask yourself, “What is the lesson.” Seek teachers who are only interested in teaching methods not making disciples. You want to learn and practice as many of the processes which open the doorways of consciousness. We call these types of processes spiritual technologies.
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 are the doorway to spiritual freedom.
You can list these tools in several ways. Some fall into more than one group. We like this simple method of grouping.
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 also to our health and wellness. This progression includes several methods of energy collection. Here we teach Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
Healing practices are the last group. This branch includes Pe Jet, 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.
Don’t Get Sidetracked
Another key point to remember, don’t get sidetracked by religion. Some traditions from the East contain spiritual technologies which are essential processes. For example, Taoism and many forms of Paganism have very few constraints if any. 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 need time to understand the lessons. Constantly ask yourself the question, “what is the lesson.” Life is all about lessons. Listen to your heart.
Above all, keep a Spiritual Journal. Consider it your own bible. You’ll have several over time, and they will be a useful resource. It’s your way of documenting your journey. And, it will help you see your incremental growth. Practice automatic writing often. Look for messages of wisdom in your writing.
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. And, the first steps on this journey aren’t as hard as you think. You can find own way. And, you don’t need religion. All you need are the proper tools.
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Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia