Embracing Real Spirituality

We were in Sydney this weekend, and really enjoyed our time here.
Here is just a sneak preview of the material we covered. One interesting point we discussed was that  we can hold onto a Pseudo Spiritual approach to our growth and relationship with God, even when the teachings we follow promote a humble, grounded path.

Real Spirituality vs Pseudo Spirituality

Attributes of Real Spirituality
Attributes of Pseudo Spirituality
Simple, easy to understand
Complex, requires intellectual concentration
Logical, everything makes sense
Illogical, little makes sense
Grounded, relevant in day-to-day life
Mystical & mysterious, flaky & irrelevant
Real, without facade
Fake, promotes & loves facade
Raw, unedited
Embellished, frilly, polished & marketed
Confronts fears & grief
Panders to fear & grief
Meaningful, always causes change
Shallow, no-one has to change
Truly emotional
Intellectual, condemns feeling
Grounded in real feelings
Emotionally histrionic, enjoys fake expression
Powerful, always forces decisions
Weak, light & airy, promotes indecision
Soul condition grows irreversibly
Metaphysical, no soul condition improvement
Unifying, draws all to itself
Exclusive, creates groups & cliques
Appeals to the hearts of all, but few embrace
Appeals to the hearts of few, but many follow
Appeals to truth in all circumstances
Appeals to error, injury & addictions
Humble, requires passion for true self
Arrogant, denies true self & true condition
Down to earth, forces the soul into reality
Self-righteous, inflates the soul into denial
Promotes equality in relationships
Promotes hierarchy in relationships
God-reliant, accepts & trusts God’s Laws
Self-reliant, we become a law unto ourselves
God glorifying, creates awareness of God
Self-glorifying, promotes self interest
Challenges addictions
Promotes addictions
Satisfies the soul
Gratifies the animal
Loving, brings love to all souls
Hurtful, “loves” only a few
We feel good through Love, Truth & Humility
We feel good through spirit attachment
Freely available without monetary demand
Requires payment for all services
Promotes God and God’s Truths
Promotes self & ownership of knowledge
Has substance rather than just words
Uses the words without substance

3 thoughts on “Embracing Real Spirituality

  1. Teresa French

    I love this, thank you Mary! I can see why I am attracted to God's Way.One question I have around "soul condition growing irreversibly" – I thought it was still possible to degrade my soul even after growing due to unloving behaviour/thoughts etc, would you be able to elaborate on this further please?Thank you 🙂

  2. Amanda

    I've got a lot of grief to feel over that contrast and to examine the emotions in me that caused me to believe the second was the first. I so want to belong to something.

  3. artistdeb

    Great list. I have switched sides the past few years. I see now with so much clarity. I see through the eyes of Love. Debra Clementehttp://listen-hear-divine-love.blogspot.com/

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