I’m interested in evolving spiritually; cleansing my self of emotional, psychological, and spiritual toxins, connecting with the God-source, and achieving higher levels of consciousness. Problem is, I’m brand-spanking new to the concept… With there being SOOOO much information available on this topic, I just don’t know where to start. Help!
The very first step is asking that question.
Don’t worry about studying information on the subject. It all comes from changes within yourself, and life lessons.
I suggest you sit down and listen to ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ by The Beatles. It’s as good an introduction to mind expansion there is.
If you are near a college you might consider taking a class in comparative religions just to get an idea of what they are all like.
Head down to your local bookstore and get some beginners books on Buddhism, Paganism, or general New Age-y stuff, and also on philosophy. (edit: or other religions you may be interested in.)
It’s more important to learn and be informed than to choose one specific faith from the start.
Try to pay attention to life’s little lessons. There are amazing things going on all around you – you just have to pay attention.
Best of luck!
Start by reading the Bible.. Start with the New Testament.. When you have a good handle on that.. then go read the Old Testament to learn how God dealt with his people at that time.
I think that you can find a lot of valuable information from the mystics of just about every religion, like Taoists, Zen Buddhists, Christian monks, Sufis (Islam), and the Kabbalah (Judaism.) Also Osho is a good although controversial source.
Osho is my personal favorite because for one thing he has a lot of material you can find online, and for another thing his viewpoints are not very rigid, and open to a lot of interpretation. But if you want a more disciplined approach you might want to practice yoga or Buddhist meditation. There’s so much more I could say but I’ll leave it up to you to find the rest.
You could try BUDDHISM — Religious teaching from Buddha and his followers that by destroying greed, hatred and delusion (the cause of all suffering) man can attain perfect enlightenment!!
But if you want to evolve then give religion a miss!
Science has shown atheists have a higher intelligence than people with a strong religious faith. The difference is 5.8 points according to findings in developmental psychology!!!
More members of the “intellectual elite” considered themselves atheists than the national average.
Only 7 percent of members of the American National Academy of Sciences believed in God. Whilst only 3.3 percent believed in God in the UK’s Royal Society.
Several Gallup poll studies of the general population have shown that those with higher IQ’s tend not to believe in God.”
Evolution in action with Christians getting left behind like the monkeys and apes before them!!!
I first noticed the spiritual part of mine when I was 13 years old.
I had experiences and now I can hae the blessing of knowing me(spirit, brain, and body) and having the ability to control every single part of me.
I can not destinct between spirit and heart, b/c I think that heart is responsible for spiritual feelings, believe and thinking
1- Do not fulfill all your body needs.or do not take commands from ur body all the time, give ur spirit a break.
I do not say “u be a saint ”
No, but order the needs, I had this experience/
Since I am Muslim, I attend Ramadan and fast for 30/29 days annualy.
Food, drink nor sex is allowed in Ramadan from dawn to sunset.
In Ramadan, every body is lenient, gentle to others, b/c body has less procedures, heart is not beating blood to succor the stomach.
Brain is not busy in thinking what shall I eat, coffee or tea, this woman is hot… nothing of this.
hunger and thirst make one think of those who r always hungry and thirsty
***When u control ur body needs, ur heart will become pure & gentle.
2- Read! Read! then Read!
In contrary to what is known theses days that distinct brain from spirit, the wise said:
*** ” the aliment of the body is food. but knowledge is the aliment of spirit”
Do not read for non-materialism people, but read for everybody.
Reading adds many lives to yours, it adds to you the experiences of various lives.
But always criticize.
Examples of books to read: novels (i.e. AlChemist), biographies of various people, history, literature, educational systems, philosophy, and psychological
” keep away from logic from time to time, but never leave it.”
3- Think and speculate the world around.
Most of the things in the world are not cantacted by body, they r contacted either via brain or via spirit.
i.e. sky, trees, human relationship, and others are contacted via brain
Mercy between people, kindness from a mother to her child, ..
r contacted via spirit,
However, most spiritually contacted objects turn into thinking projects.
4- Communicate to God as long as u can.
Believe is the activity of the heart and hence, spirit.
As Muslims we pray 5 times a day, (inorder to remember Allah all the day long), mention Allah as the worship of the toungue, obey Allah in every action or saying we are about to do.
***”Those who had the purisr spirits gave the most useful invetions to the world”
Prphet Mohammad PBUH said words that I give u the literal translation of the words of, but I can not give u thespecific and meaning
: “Verily, the body has a single quid/chaw which if it is good, all the boody is good. and if it is bad, all the body is bad too.”