Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Spiritual Path
The Spiritual Path
The spiritual path is not an easy road to follow there are many distractions along the way and all to many are not even aware that there is a path at all. Faith and compassion are the two concepts necessary to even begin the journey. When I speak of faith I am not necessarily talking about organized religion. I say this not to be disrespectful I say this because most of the prophets, sages and philosophers who served as the foundation for the main stream organized religious orders that we know of today were either killed, exiled or imprisoned because they were spiritual.
The politics of religion has often run astray from the spiritual path in order to control the minds of the masses. When I speak of faith it is not the belief that one god is better than another; I speak of a faith that allows one to understand that we are all connected to a power that is in all of us and everything that exist in our world. This is where compassion comes in. The first step is to learn to love one’s self. If you can truly learn to love yourself you will learn to have compassion and love for others.
The ancient Egyptians provided mankind with much of the wisdom necessary to follow the spiritual path to enlightenment. It was stolen and made secret. Fear and doubt have been used as tools by a few to guard that secret from the masses for centuries. “Know Thy Self” was a profound ancient Egyptian message of wisdom has taking on a clearer meaning now that the secret his become an international bestselling book. The secret is out, to know and love oneself is a step towards the spiritual path of understanding that all that you need, you have.
Nothing in the material world can provide everlasting happiness, all things are beneficial, and there are no coincidences can be very difficult concepts to grasp but necessary to begin your journey on the spiritual path. This cannot be done without replacing fear and doubt with faith and compassion. You might be asking what all this has to do with the price of tea in China. Times are changing, the negative response that comes from materially motivated behavior without compassion will take a greater told on the health and wealth of many. Truly understanding the concepts of faith and compassion will soon become necessary tools for navigating the frequency of a new time. The love of self and others will soon become a survival tool for being on the positive side of the next stage of human evolution. Wayne B. Chandler’s book Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt would be a useful book to read if this dialog is of interest to you. I have four articles posted on the Seven Hermetic Laws on this blog.