“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama
You are the most powerful being in the Universe. The entire universe as you see it is completely dependent upon your perceiving of it to exist. Without your awareness, nothing in the 3d physical world can be perceived, which means that you are literally creating everything that you can see, touch, hear, smell and taste inside your own mind.
Other people you meet only exist because your perception of them exists. Now, because you are the most powerful being in the Universe, your belief and intention is the most effective thing in creating your reality.
Religion teaches us that we need to believe in someone else’s experience of God in order to find him. Also, that we need to practice certain rituals or sacraments in order to get closer to the all that is.
This is all good and well, but technically, if we are the most powerful being in the universe and our intention is the one calling the shots on our physical reality, is it really necessary?
Do we actually need something outside of ourselves in order to get closer to what we already are? Can we actually create and become our own religion by our intention alone?
“Spirituality is universal. Religion is a perspective.” ~ Amy Jalapeno
We are all walking perspectives. We are part of the all that is, but we are a tiny fraction of it. As Rumi put it, “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” If we think of ourselves in these terms, we see that we essentially are our own walking religion, whether we realize it or not.
Our intention is the one that is deciding what is sacred and what our version of prayer is. For some, going to a conventional church or temple may be where they feel closest to their own presence and are more easily able to get in touch with their spirit. For others, being outside in nature does this same thing. Also, we are the ones who decide what our version of prayer is.
Some may think of prayer as a means of communicating with source energy, and therefore their means of prayer is simply talking. Others may find that meditating in complete silence is the way to effectively listen & talk to their version of God.
And some will find that when they are creating something is when they are closest to feeling their own spirit. The act of creating something then becomes their own personal sacred ritual. There are no right or wrong answers here.
We can quite literally customize our own religious experience based on our own perspective. We can create God in whatever image we choose. Our temple can be anywhere we want it to be and our method of prayer can be anything we wish.
The rituals we choose to practice can involve anything we want them to. The more our consciousness evolves, the more most of us are realizing that God or religion is a completely personal experience.
Yes, it is nice to hear the teachings of the great spiritual teachers of the past and to resonate with their words, but at the end of the day we must become our own teacher. It is only through our own hearts are we able to decide what is “true” for us.
We must be the ones to decide what is the best way for us to get in connection with our own spirit, and by doing this we are able to customize our own religion to suit our own needs.
Yes, if we decide that participating in an organized religion is best suited to us, then that’s fine… but it is no longer necessary. We quite literally can become our very own organized religion if we wish.
When we stop to think about it, there is really nothing that an outside religion can offer us that we cannot offer ourselves. If it is the teachings we want, all the religious teachings in the world are at our fingertips at any given moment through books or the internet.
Technically, no outside entity is required in order to get closer to our spirit. Church can be inside our very own body if we want it to be, and anything we do can be sacred as long as we intend for it to be.
We are the creator of our own reality, we make the rules. No longer are we required to believe in anything to be what we already are….
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