God Has Fallen Out of Religion Into Human Hearts
I found this posted on my Facebook account this morning by one of my friends that I first met on Twitter a few years ago. It’s strange how the universe has changed to include cyberspace. All of a sudden, the boundaries of time and space have been displaced, becoming thinner and more vulnerable than what I had come to believe about the nature of time and space.
Over the past few days, I have found a curious and almost overwhelming sense of spiritual oneness. I have received e-mails, tweets, Facebook messages, LinkedIn messages, phone calls, and of course face-to-face interactions that all have one common theme – that of warmth, a moment of agape love and the oneness of our shared humanity. Some of those who have connected are strong Catholics, nominal Catholics, assorted Protestants, Buddhists, Muslims, Jungians and even atheists. All have one thing in common – their spiritual essence has been activated and honoured with each one engaging in a spiritual journey that includes others.
Jung’s quote in the image is one that resonates with me, taking away the limits and boundaries of religion and opening the spiritual journey to include all places, all people, and more. I have a second quotation I want to include for you on this spiritual day, a day when the layer between ordinary and the almost impossible is thinnest allowing us to feel, see, and be as we were meant to see, feel and be.
“The spiritual journey involves going beyond hope and fear, stepping into unknown territory, continually moving forward.” Pema Chodron
Merry Christmas to all with an acknowledgement that each of you has been one more light in my life leading from the darkness into the light of new life.