This is not about religion!
It`s about Spiritual empowerment. What is that?
From a young age, I questioned what religion was saying when I was told I was a sinner. It meant I was not okay. It meant that if I dared to think I was okay, I was being prideful and arrogant.
Religion demanded that I doubt myself. It needed me to doubt myself so that it could “rescue” me with a brand of repressive dis-empowerment. How else can religionists control me? According to Spell check, I just invented the world “religionist”. That speaks volumes.
During Sunday School years when I was building Noah’s Ark and weaving Jacob’s coat of many colours – and doing a fairly creative job of it – I was close to the truth I live today – a Co-Creator with a God of love. God and I have a covenant. God hasn’t signed it, but as long as love is my motive, a spiritual handshake is acceptable.
A remarkably courageous man, Bishop John Spong talks about control and about spiritual empowerment. He’s one of the folks who inspired me to live a life within the realm of mysticism. He and Teresa of Avila (now there’s a remarkable woman). Here`s a SHORT video if you want to see how this man could be so influential: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF6I5VSZVqc&feature=player_embedded
As my Guides have been saying all along, it’s all about love! Teresa knew centuries ago! John knows today.
So do you and I.