By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia
What questions would a cross-cultural spirituality answer? (1)
It would answer the following:
(1) Who is asking? What is a human being? Are human beings only to be found on Earth?
(2) How did human beings originate? How did life originate? And is there an Originator?
(3) Did the creation of life serve a purpose? If so, what is the purpose of life? (2)
(4) What is the destination of life? Is the origin the destination? Do we go back to that from which we came?
(5) What journey did the soul make after its creation and until its reunion?
You and I are in the middle of that journey. We’re about to take the step that will banish the need to die and be reborn, ever again. It’s as fundamental a step as an amphibian arriving on land and deciding to bunk down.
It releases one into similarly-new territories, opens new vistas.
What you won’t find in this spirituality:
- You won’t find a fear of death or the many other fears that arise from that overarching one.
- You won’t find original sin; the truth is we’re originally innocent. And pure. No original sin here.
- You won’t find “you only live once.” No, you live forever, whether or not this physical body goes along with you.
Oh, there’s so much that’ll drop by the wayside, in exactly the same way they will in medicine, transportation, communications, etc.
I hope I feel the same way when we meet the galactics as I felt when I entered Disneyland for the very first time. Perpetual wonderment. Like the mesmerized little boy in Tomorrowland.
Only that wide-eyed wonder will allow me to drop my egoic demands to know, be right, and be acknowledged. Manifestly we won’t know and what are the chances of us being right? Humility will be in great demand.
A cross-cultural spirituality will allow us to hear what the galactics have to say. While it won’t have anywhere near the depth of their teachings, it’ll at least cover the basics and save folks having to go to that level.
It’ll establish our fundamental unity. It’ll describe the love and bliss that await us, even if it can’t impart the experience. And it’ll focus on our common work together, the real business of life – realizing and claiming our true nature as the God who is everything, including us.
(1) What I call “cross-cultural spirituality” Leibniz call the philosophia perennis or “perennial philosophy.” Annie Besant called it the “ancient wisdom.”
(2) I don’t want to ask such a large question and leave the reader hanging.
A vision I had in 1987 I followed a single soul from God to God. It showed me that the purpose of life for us (rather than God) is to know our true identity (i.e., become enlightened).
Why is our enlightenment important? That concerns the purpose of life for God. That purpose is to have the pleasure of knowing itself. God meets God in a moment of our enlightenment. Hindus call life a divine leela or play.
My discussion of a cross-cultural spirituality is an attempt to put what I saw that day into words.
For more on the vision itself, see “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/
For the whole picture, see The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment, at http://gaog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Purpose-of-Life-is-Enlightenment.pdf