If you happen upon the tracks of religion you should follow them, not to where they are going, but from whence they have come.
Sean O'Laoire: Setting God Free:Moving Beyond the Caricature We've Created in our Own Image.
What begins as genuine mystical encounter, once a community grows, becomes an organisation … then an institution ... then an orthodoxy, and finally a 'heretic-slaying, infidel-conquering war machine'.
Many years ago I was an ordained Minister of Religion in an evangelical church.
I know all too well how my own experiences were defined within categories that cohered to the group consensus and cultural protocol. I remember how I longed for the freedom to think for myself, and now realise how debilitating dogma is to personal expression and soul-growth. I do sense there is a growing collective longing to evolve beyond organised religion.
I find that the more I learn about transpersonal psychology... the more I study 'The Keys' and other gnostic texts… the more my awareness and appreciation of the multi-dimensional aspect of the RH experience is deepened and enriched.
I would like to help others reconstruct faith, and learn to value inner personal experience (gnosis) above inherited orthodoxy.
I seek to do this by sharing my own story as I create my own myth, by which I mean develop a meaningful personal cosmology - a task that ultimately we all must undertake.
I think "Unitive Mysticism" is the way forward as we choose the direct path, and Reconnective Healing is a wonderful practical expression of this greater unitive life.
If you, like me, want to break free from the constraints of faith yet still retain the treasure at its heart, you're in good company. I suspect there are quite a few of us! Let's stay connected.
In my blog-posts and YouTube videos I share my own journey and insights,
re-defining faith through a psycho-spiritual lens. I enjoy hearing about your experiences too.
I'm convinced that the return to wholeness of Reconnective Healing equates theologically to a return to the mystical roots at the heart of all religion, and affirms the innate unity & synthesis we find there.