Evolving Beyond Religion
Religion to the mature adult are as dinosaurs are to a
three-year-old. Both are created by a maturing mind that lives in uncertainty
times and fear.
The one thing that parenting should have taught us
is that kids go through stages of maturity or evolution that are predictable and
understandable. Humanity is the same way. In the bigger picture evolution is not
a reality in that all events are probabilities that already exist but not
Intellectual minds do not choose religion
intelligently but emotionally. The emotion is based on an intellectual
evaluation of one’s own circumstances on a subconscious level, and the ability
to handle the power of creation that accompanies this awareness. Because we
create our own reality, and what we believe is our truth, religion is a fact of
life, and is real for those who believe. But it is only a footprint in the
evolution of the individuals own awareness of who or what they are.
A child embraces his fear of dinosaurs; in his mind
they are real. He will begin to collect them and build his new world around
them. The subject of dinosaurs will find its way into his every conversation. I
have sat in the closet of my son’s bedroom with him many times while we listened
to the dinosaurs walk around his room. We also looked for dinosaurs that lived
in the woods along the roads less travelled. Dinosaurs represent great strength
and power to be both feared and revered by an unaware mind.
As with most of us, dinosaurs fade away and super
heroes take their place. Transformers became my sons new fantasy, and eventually
as he grew up; real life heroes took their place. Michael Jordan and Tiger
Woods replaced the two dimensional characters of his maturing
mind. The imagination which enveloped the unattainable or untouchable symbols of
power, protection, and friendship made way to real life icons that could be
physically emulated and realized in practical experience. I was reduced from the
lofty position of being God in his life, to being the one who paid for his
Once my son grew up, he slowly discovered that the
power to expand and create his own world came from within. And the power to
create his life’s circumstances was doled out in measures that he could handle
effectively and purposefully while maintaining the status quo and his position
in the pecking order.
I think you could safely assume the age of a person
you meet on the street who is carrying a tyrannosaurus clutched under his arm.
In the physical world the objects which we gather around us, are a dead give
away of our inner most private thoughts. All objects are thoughts made manifest
or created physically in our world so that me may experience the thought. The
more we experience the thought physically; the more it becomes our truth and our
If you never ate, seen, smelled, or tasted
chocolate, how would be describe it? You may have an idea in your head what it
is, and someone may have given you an idea of what it is, but you will not know
it until you have experienced it with your senses. Your thought is just a
thought and nothing more until it is experienced. That is what you are doing
everyday of your life. You have thoughts about your job, your family, boss, kids
etc, but those thoughts are vague images of what is real in your mind, and
eventually they must be experienced to know what they are.
It is the purpose of all living things to
experience the physical life as this or that and to imagine and experience other
aspects of itself. It is the nature of the one mind (consciousness mind) to
experience a concept in real time (physical time), and it does that through the
illusion of its physical manifestations – the individual living organisms. So,
in other words, God (if you will) or the one mind, may conceptualize but not
experience anything without you. You are the medium of the physical experience
of the creator – you are both the creator and the created. This is not a
learning experience but a learned experience recreated in physical form.
How does religion fit into the equation? Religion
is a physical symbol or experienced step in the process of experiencing an idea.
If you meet a person on the street and they are carrying a Bible or other
religious symbol; they are declaring themselves as that which is experiencing a
religious step of the evolutionary process. It is a step which is not an end
unto itself; a step that leads to another step to be experienced. Not unlike the
three year old with the dinosaur under his arm, who will eventually move on to a
Religion has been around for thousands of years. It
is noteworthy that it is part of the early evolution of man’s ability to create
anything he imagines. Humanity uses religion to limit his awesome power, not to
explore or experience it. Just as the three year old will fear dinosaurs, he
also keeps them very close to him. When he moves past the dinosaur stage his
symbols will be replaced with new ones. When man is ready to move to the next
level he will also shed the religious symbols which represent his current
abilities and level of awareness and the ability to use the creative power which
is inherent in greater enlightenment. In other words he will have grown up.
Gods to not choose dinosaurs as symbols of their
total experience or awareness; they choose Godly things. It is not possible to
say that you are ready to move to the next stage of your experience while you
are clutching onto your old beliefs. There is a Buddhist saying that goes
something like, “you cannot put tea into your cup until you have emptied the old
tea.” Religion does not grow; it is static, it is boxed and is a symbol or
signpost of your evolutionary growth. While you are disempowered, you have no
power. While you live in fear, you cannot move to love; fear being its opposite.
Currently 84% of the world is religious. This
symbolizes the thoughts and the evolution of the majority of the world’s
conscious beings. It is an obvious step that has determined the worlds
experience for the past millennia. The world is still in kindergarten and is
moving very slowly in relationship to his life cycles; this is not a judgment
but an observation.
If man is to explore his full potential then he
needs to empty his cup; make way for new ideas, move out of the past and take
responsibility for his creations and his power.
Religion is the physical manifestation of the
emotion - fear. Religion cannot survive without fear. Once you have conquered
your fear; religion will disappear and you will be free to explore your creative
powers. It is your current thoughts, beliefs, and faith that are manifesting
your experience of the world today. Religion is the root source of your beliefs
and thoughts for 84% of you. War, fear, vengeance, jealousy, inequity,
inequality and anger are the root aspects of religion and it is what you are
experiencing now. Love is the carrot or reward for following a religious
doctrine, but it is unattainable in a realm of fear.
Change your thoughts – change your experience! It is really that simple. It may
be simple; but it’s not easy, for once you have moved past help, past hope, and
past cure; it leaves only you, and you have been taught to depend on others. You
were disempowered at birth and led down the garden path. You have been taught
not to trust yourself and not to be a god. Once you have moved past 30, there is
little chance of you changing your thoughts, unless something traumatic happens
in your life. You will carry what you have known as your truth through the next
30 years of your life with little chance of parole or pardon.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.
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