The Grand Circle

The Grand Circle

Connections are often made or deduced in the subtleties of life. These connections can be seen physically within the natural world such as with the bee and the flower. The two coexist and share a connection of dependence. Both species flourish because both exist and share in the other’s function. Not only do these connections exist in nature, but within spirituality as well. This is the sphere of the grand circle.

With all religion there exist doctrines of faith, tenets of belief and basic thoughts on life, how to live and pondering of the afterlife or not. The basic thoughts of all faiths, if we are to look closely and intuitively, are so much more related than one might first think. These are all connected by the grand circle, the grand sphere. Whatever is considered holy or sacred is often thought of as the same by countless other faiths. This connection shows the divine power of the grand sphere.
 
I once read a story of a reclusive monk who would appear to the villagers perhaps once a year at best. He was considered wise beyond his years. In his last days nearing the age of 100, when asked one day where his faith was born and what was his favorite meditation, he replied that he lived in the light of Jesus Christ and he was his salvation. He further said that he knew both prayer and meditation in many ways, not just from traditional Buddhist studies and this is what gave him peace.
 
Not only was this monk a Buddhist, but also was touched by the words of the New Testament and the sacred shamanistic practices of animism. This man’s life sheds a new light on the artificial confines of spiritual thought. It shows how a sacred connection can be made through a myriad of spiritual mediums. This is the road to true enlightenment and unity.
 
A shaman can commune with Jesus. A monk can speak to Allah. A Muslim can hear the prayer of the Virgin Mary, and the Native American can love the Torah. These are all possible and no limits should be imposed when a human being sets out to explore his spiritual being. There is a beautiful web of intricate design connecting everything divine, and all paths can be followed by anyone if they so choose.
 
As we explore the sphere of the grand circle; the grand sphere, we come to find a place where we all can truly learn from one another the many beautiful secrets that make the world such a brilliant place. In broadening our hearts and uniting the faiths of all men, we remove the barriers that our traditional texts impose. The spirit knows no boundaries. No matter where or in what form love exists, it will find this place, be welcome, and be at home. 
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36 thoughts on “The Grand Circle

  1. Jeremiah, this post says EXACTLY how I feel about the artificial boundaries between the religions of the world. A sacred connection can indeed be made through many avenues, defined a society as conflicting religious teachings. I pray for us all to connect in peace and goodwill and follow with my critterly friends a questing journey to find the Ultimate Light to so bind us together.

  2. This post is truly awesome in all respect. I enjoyed reading it instead I think I got an idea of what to write next as my BLOG-POST! 🙂
    I loved that paragraph when ya mentioned :

    “A shaman can commune with Jesus. A monk can speak to Allah. A Muslim can hear the prayer of the Virgin Mary, and the Native American can love the Torah. These are all possible and no limits should be imposed when a human being sets out to explore his spiritual being. There is a beautiful web of intricate design connecting everything divine, and all paths can be followed by anyone if they so choose.”

    I so believe in the unity of spirituality and the soul. Nothing should stop the existence of free – will 🙂

    Happy Writing 🙂
    -Naima.

  3. “A shaman can commune with Jesus. A monk can speak to Allah. A Muslim can hear the prayer of the Virgin Mary, and the Native American can love the Torah. These are all possible and no limits should be imposed when a human being sets out to explore his spiritual being. There is a beautiful web of intricate design connecting everything divine, and all paths can be followed by anyone if they so choose.”

    AMAZING 🙂
    INCLUSION
    INTEGRATION
    LOVELY WRITING ………
    🙂 CAT

  4. I truly believe in this scheme of interconnectedness…why man insists on make divisions due to differences rather than connections due to likenesses.. I don’t understand..they seem to create fences rather than bridges…hopefully we can overcome…

      1. Thank you 🙂 I’m following you as well and look forward to knowing more of your sphere as you share. I don’t have an electronic book reader but will definitely check out your book in print! In Lak’ech/Namaste

  5. Love it. I’ve long thought there are many paths to the mountaintop. Many paths are like facets to a diamond. The more facets, the more valuable the stone. We all get there together. Shine on. Dan

  6. Fantastic post! Truth is found everywhere and gathering it in one is a task we should embark on everyday ~ I’ll be ordering your book today ! Can’t wait! Blessings

  7. Jeremiah, most inspiring post. Apparently, I really liked this one for I ‘Liked’ it twice:) Thank you for sharing your thoughts so insightfully enlightening self-thoughts to surface from deep within.

  8. The only response I can think of to this post is, “True story.”

    It communicates so much of what I’m feeling people are becoming more aware of, but sometimes need someone else to help them consciously see. Thanks so much for writing it. (And I agree with mrbsure’s last comment, changing “guess” to “believe” ❤ )

  9. You captured the essence of the oneness of religion so aptly, so beautifully. Thank you so much for translating the message of the oneness of mankind, the oneness of God in a way that stirs the soul. We are ultimately the leaves of one branch, the fruits of one tree and the rays of one sun. My warmest greetings to you, Sharon

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