Welcome to part three of our spiritual journey. In our previous article, we unwrapped what is spiritual science is and determined it is a synchronization of all faith traditions guided by one simple truth. That we are all on a spiritual journey that leads to the same place. In today's article, we dive into spiritual science just a little more as we build our foundation for this worthy journey.
Why We Need Spiritual Science In These Changing Times
All successful men have agreed to one thing,—they were causationists. They believed that things went not by luck, but by law; that there was not a weak or a cracked link in the chain that joins the first and last of things. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The word spirit and science are two words that are contrary to each other, as the amount of divisiveness the advocates of each can attest throughout the decades in human history. Spirit is an allusion about the soul, while science is something that one can make a hypothesis and conclusions out of after applying the different methodologies of human observation. But if we are going to attempt to make an integrated approach to these two fields of study, then one can draw out the term "Spiritual Science".
Spiritual Science can be viewed as both a science and religion, or as an act of mediation - a philosophy. It is based on the teachings of the new thought movement from the 19th century. The foundational belief being that Infinite Intelligence (God) is everywhere, spirit Is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, sickness originates in the mind, and “right thinking” has a healing effect.
In other words, the integration is focused on spiritual sustenance that an individual can achieve in interacting with the physical plane through the gaining of wisdom and knowledge, with the conscious effort of being an advocate of love, humanism and the general well being of mankind. In this approach, one can reach the state of being divine, and be in harmony with the entity of God.
We inevitably encounter the word 'God' in this discourse, and that is contradicting since it's impossible to find a connection between Science and the idea of an all-encompassing Creator. Creationism is in direct conflict with Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory (I'll leave you to decide for yourself whether it's still a theory), making the debate far from coming to a conclusion. In contrast, Spiritual Science is not adamant in regards to the teachings of different religions.
Rather than contradict religion, it utilizes the universal wisdom and knowledge that one can attain in its study. Spiritual Science couldn't care less about the pervading conflict between the two, because even though it emphasizes the importance of observation and critical thinking, it still accepts the notion of mystery and phenomena that current scientific processes are unable to explain.
One of the compelling facts of Spiritual Science is that it utilizes many schools of thought that have a foothold on both spiritual and scientific discourse, and the combination thereof, such as metaphysics, quantum physics, chemistry, the social sciences, arts, literature and many others. Its practicality in the ever-changing world and emphasis on progress to a multitude of human endeavours, make it all the more beneficial to humankind. It prevents divisiveness between several demographics because of its universal stance on every facet of all human concerns.
With all things being equal, Spiritual Science is becoming more popular with movies like the Secret, and the teachings for Ernest Holmes, Michael Beckwith, Ester Hicks and Ekart Tolle and even with these greats among us it still has some people turning their noses up at it. As leaders and men, it is up to us to decide what our spiritual path looks like and not fall prey to the mainstream religious edict if that isn’t what pulls you.
As a truth seeker, only you will know what is right for you, my brother!