After writing my last blog, I realized that I have been ignoring the coincidences in my life.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in the mundane flow of society. We lose sight of our path. I was finding myself feeling almost robotic. I acknowledged that I have not been doing what I am passionate about. It is almost magickal how allowing myself to become aware again has instantly changed my mood. Honestly, if you don’t love what you are doing, then do something else! Our passions make us unique and bond us at the same time.
The 2nd insight describes that to understand our spiritual future, we must first understand our spritual journey from the past.
~ A LONGER NOW~
The 2nd insight puts our current awareness into a longer historical perspective for the purpose of attaining a new approach to Spirituality. It teaches us that we should live our beliefs rather than talk about them. These beliefs are communicated by actions that we take in our own lives which project a model to others.
Historically, mankind has been through periods which are controlled by various beliefs and attitudes. For example, during the Middle Ages reality was defined by the Christian Church. Because of the church influence, each person was to choose between good and evil as guided by interpretation of the scriptures by those most qualified to do so, i.e. the priests of the Church. Since the common man was not qualified to make such an interpretation, he had to rely exclusively on those given by the Church.
Every aspect of the medieval world was defined in other-worldly terms, which was interpreted by the representatives of the church. As the priesthood began to fall apart through abuse of power and violations of their oaths to god and church, rebellion grew among the populace.
Factions and splinter groups developed their own interpretation of the scriptures. The rebellion was partly due to disgust with the actions of the established priesthood and partly because the people felt they should have access to the scriptures and be allowed to form their own personal interpretations without the need of any middlemen.
As the nature of the world was explored, science developed, resulting in an ever increasing quest for knowledge and understanding of our universe and its properties.
Our questions regarding God and the meaning of life had not been answered, so we sent out explorers to report back on what they found as a means of keeping us busy.
As mankind progressed, mechanization and technology led to higher and higher levels of consumerism, thereby leading us away from our age old quest for the spiritual meaning of life.
The purpose of the 2nd insight is to extend our consciousness of historical time to enable us to see the progression of humankind back to its quest for spirituality and away from our current preoccupation with economic security. Once we come to realize this as a natural and inevitable progression, we can then take steps to help the process along.