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.
The second step is to assess your resources by answering 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?
The third step is, get started. Don’t waste another day. If you stop, start again. When you make mistakes try something else.
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.
Creating your own path is something organized religions don’t want you to do. They want to keep you a customer for life. So, remember 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 a path that is either unhealthy or not providing tools. Above all, don’t join a religion. Stay religion-free.
By creating your own path, you decide your own pace. Create your own rituals, your ways. Take time to normalize what you learn and ruminate. You will find the right people to walk with you and 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
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.
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.
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 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.
Help Others on the Path
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.
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