How is Spiritual exploration different from religion? It’s a good question and, the answer may surprise you.
How Spiritual Exploration Differs from Religion
Spiritual exploration is the use of processes to develop awareness. It’s all about methods for exploring and developing the mind.
The processes we use in spiritual exploration come from many ancient cultures. These methods represent eons of practical research. What’s more, we can verify these methods with science. They are repeatable and provide measurable data such as reducing heart rate and increasing brainwave coherence. Many provide quantifiable health benefits, like reducing stress and the effects of PTSD, for instance.
On the other hand, religion is about the belief in things that cannot be proven. They tend to center around mythologies and superstitions about gods and what happens when you die. So, spiritual exploration differs from religion in many ways.
Think of these processes just like following a recipe, like baking a cake. If you combine the right ingredients in the proper order, the result is something delicious. All you need to do is to follow the recipe. You do not need to follow any religion to use them.
What are Spiritual Technologies?
These processes are a collection of proven methods for exploring consciousness. We call them spiritual technologies. They help us expand awareness and unlock the gifts to reach higher states of consciousness.
These tools differ significantly from religion. They do not require faith or belief in any religious doctrine. Anyone can use these processes to develop their full potential. All you need to do is follow the process, and it’s just like following the recipe for baking a cake. If you combine the right ingredients in the right way and you get something delicious.
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. They are repeatable processes, and several produce measurable effects on our physiology. These changes include increased brainwave coherence, lower heart rate, and increased skin resistance. Changes like this prove these partitions of consciousness differ significantly from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
We divide these tools into four major categories:
Everyone can use these methods to create their unique spiritual path, and you can start with any of these methods. The more of them you use, the faster your progress.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I create my own path? Yes. Most definitely.
- Can I follow a religion and embark on my own journey exploring spirituality? In most cases, yes, you can unless your religion forbids you.
- Where should I start my spiritual journey? We suggest you read the section
on spiritual technologies. Then get a journal and start writing. It’s one tool everyone needs. It’s your best coach. Find out which of these methods resonates with you. Then find a resource close to you.
- Will the practice of these tools make me more spiritually aware? Yes. Many of these open your spiritual gifts.
- What is the spiritual journey called? We know it as the Path. Others call it the Hero’s Journey, as we mentioned above.
- Can this quest help me find my own spirituality? Yes. That is the goal.
- Is spiritual faith the same as “the journey exploring spirituality?” In a strict sense, no. Faith is a term describing belief in religious dogma. Religions try to reframe the term spiritual and associate it with their ideology. Exploring spirituality has nothing to do with religious doctrine, belief, or faith.