VOICES OF HOPE
Natural Religion
By Audrey Hope

 

 

Ideas.
Concepts.
Belief systems...are the most powerful weapons to control a nation.

AND WRONG BELIEFS ABOUT GOD have raped the natural soul of humanity. Trying to order the spirit of primitive people (of which, we still are), has been the root cause of our suffering.

Man’s quest to be civilized — put GOD in a structured box.  The box has rules. And rules that break, invent the horrific concept of sin, punishment and guilt. To live by a code of good and bad — kills.  

When man realized that the virtuous and non-virtuous were subject to the same misfortune, there was trouble. How to explain this? So they invented the concept of the sin of the father upon the son. And, temptation could be a test. And because GOD had to live somewhere, heaven could be a great escape for sufferers with no peace on earth.  If all else fails, there is the idea that — GOD just wants us to be miserable! Oh, also, just make everything the fault of the woman!!!

We lost the wisdom of the simple man and woman, with pure love in their hearts with ears to hear the voice of nature. The Native American Spirit does not hold the belief that man is so wicked, he needs salvation.

He/She knows they can take their hearts to the top of the mountain, with outstretched arms to the moon and the stars, and exclaim in silence, “DEAR GREAT SPIRIT, SHOW ME THE WAY!”

They know that the GREAT SPIRIT, who guides the breath of all living things, can never be deaf to the needs of the noblest of her creatures.  They know they do not wait in vain.  

The soul can then celebrate in gratitude to the glorious earth — in silent, deep inner communion, absolution and salvation.  This rapture is true religion — the natural religion of all humanity.

Audrey Hope is the spiritual counselor at Passages Rehab in Malibu, and host/producer of REAL WOMEN, an international award-winning talk show dedicated to life-altering perspectives.


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