. (Part 3 of 3) Who enjoys eating something that tastes just like anything else, but due to loads of sauce-like praise lavished upon it, the person convinces themselves the taste is greater than it actually is, and that the aftertaste is far more excellent than the taste? Just wait for the glorious aftertaste of religion because it is something wondrous to behold, so for now, just deal with life. Hope, pray and praise your way through this life because in the afterlife, woo wee, everything's going to be exquisite (where you sit by a River of Life and eat what? - fruit.) A candy bar can never “hold a candle” to a piece of fruit. When it comes to fruit, grown naturally, from the very first instance of the first bite, all the way through to the last bite, the experience is like a slow controlled explosion of creativity at its finest being played out and merged inside you such that you become ignited throughout the experience and afterwards.
De-light is not the experience you want. “De” means to diminish. To de-light is to diminish light (energy, understanding).
Who wants to have less energy as a result of the experience of eating and less understanding of the benefits of eating?
Once again, we've been tricked by the slickster who has us focusing on being de-lighted by the de-liciousness of eating and being de-lighted in life. Religion is indeed a delightful philosophy.
Religion is the lower version of spirit reality.
Spirituality ignites understanding, thus optimal creativity, through a continuous attempt to remain mindful of the self in all else and the all else in self, thus informs you what life and existence are about, thus how to live.
Spirituality like fruit, gives you health on Earth.
Who settles for candy bars now just because of the sweet promise of being healed and made whole in the afterlife?
Who practices religion now and experiences life on Earth in an unhealthy condition when, if spirituality was practiced, health would dominate the status quo, thus sickness would be the exception, rather than the cancerous rule?
For a person with more healthy tendencies than not, the aftereffects of eating a candy bar is regret. It will be that way also for those who continue to consume religion when they should understand better by now. After attending church, synagogue, mosque or temple, the reality of life becomes quickly obvious once the sugar high of the candy bar religious meal wears off. Oh well, time to get back to life and away from the illusion of what we believe in.
Candy bars satisfy surface desires but not deeper higher basic spiritual needs.
There is only so much of the candy bar sweet promise of empty nutrition the stomach and cells can take before heart and head ache and break, down.
The higher spirit needs natural energy from the fruit of the field in order to vibrate you higher. By remaining keenly aware of all that has created you and that you are made of and that keeps you alive, you yourself, become a living ritual of the higher spiritual nature within self. If not, you are automatically a living ritual of the lower spiritual nature of Creation.
Spirituality is not a promise of something to live for in this life and then get the rewards in a later life. Promises are realized during each step of the process, not just at the end of the process – in this life and in the next.
Spirituality is the realization of all that genetic potential is capable of. The lower-self and his crew of humans are hard at work on the low road. It's up to you and me to choose the higher-self to guide how we use our genetic potential so we can retake hold of the sweeter promise within our potential, right here and right now and move humanity back to the high road.
"Free and critical minds can emerge only by a return to the source-the primary sources. A free and critical mind takes nothing for granted and is not intimidated by "authorities" who frequently may be more confused than the general public. Free and critical minds seek truth without chauvinism or shame." - Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III (1)
“One single bit of information, if missing, incomplete, out of order or just plain wrong, has the potential to significantly alter thought processes, conclusions, decisions and behaviors, even when that one single logic entry exists in a sea of accuracy.”