“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.” ~ Mark Twain For all that normally read my words, many know that I hold appreciation for the subtle, and have a respect for all opinion and thought from anyone, no matter his beliefs. Today, I am saddened at what I see and read regarding the ill […]
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.
Humans are superstitious creatures, some more than others. Many scholars have suggested that developing a superstitious belief is about placing an element of control on an otherwise uncontrollable situation, force or action; effectively giving one “peace of mind” in specific situations. I believe that the sphere of superstition encompasses much more than this element alone. […]
For centuries, humans have celebrated the birth of new life. We find a great example of this with the Easter holiday. Though this holiday is generally associated with Christian beliefs of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, this also intertwines with other ancient beliefs that were practiced for centuries. The sphere of rebirth is a gift […]