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Religion & Faith

Most of us have been fortunate enough to have been brought up with a religious background that includes rituals, holidays and principles of faith that provide a foundational organization for our lives. We celebrate holidays together with family and friends. We pray communally in Church or Synagogue and privately in solitary spaces. Christians cross themselves and get on their knees to pray. Jews stand when they pray and often raise their arms to reach toward the Torah when it is raised to the congregation. At times depending on the calendar, we share overlapping holidays of Easter/Passover. We share the writings and tenets within the Torah/Bible as written scripture which have for millennia guided our daily lives and our eventual deaths. The very social fabric of our society in terms of morality and ethics relates directly back to that one divinely inspired masterpiece. There is no other document which has been so centralizing to human existence and social transformation.

Faith is the belief and religion is the organized practices around faith. Caitlyn Morris in Tenure Denied faced a crisis of religious commitment when she realized that her Mother was Jewish. Caitlyn always “felt” that something was missing in her life and she did not have an emotional “match” with Christianity. When she discovered her Jewish background and family her soul search was ended and she was at peace with herself. What could this mean for the rest of us who may be struggling with faith and or religious commitments?

In each life your soul takes on a “shell” or a lifetime of lessons that will advance your progression to God. Each lifetime with trials and tribulations takes you closer to divine knowledge and oneness with that Divine Spirit. The question is: If each lifetime teaches you something different is religion something different in each lifetime? In one lifetime you will be Christian. In another lifetime you will be Jewish. In a third lifetime you will be Buddhist. Your religion changes but your faith does not. What do you think about that? How do you feel that there are many different religions that lead to God’s divine presence? There is one universal spiritual faith but many different religions.

Think about that as a possibility just conceptually at first. Does it make any sense that people worldwide are “divided” by religious practices? Think about the religious wars over the centuries that created unmentionable horrors and accomplished absolutely nothing for humanity or mankind. There are many paths to God’s divine presence, can you accept at least that as a first step or are you still thinking that there is only one true religion and everyone else “burns in Hellfire and damnation?” For centuries the centralizing religious theme was totally “exclusive” thinking about the ONE true religion. What does Caitlyn learn from this experience that she ultimately teaches Ashford?

There is a fluidity to lifetimes and choices in the Library between Lifetimes that allows for religious growth that each religion offers and teaches. Men/mankind created religions but God created faith for mankind. There are two distinct ways to view this religious paradox. You could have a soul religion that is Christian from lifetime to lifetime or you could have a soul faith that varies religiously from lifetime to lifetime. What makes more sense to you conceptually at this point in this lifetime? If you are willing to accept another lifetime are you willing to accept another religion in that lifetime?

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