It is time to pull the plug on the myths strangling Spirituality! Everytime an article, blog, news report, or new book says they are “Spiritual but not Religious” the cord of religion is wrapping even more tightly. Is there a difference between Spirituality and Religion? Absolutely! Thousands of years of tradtion trail behind the word religion.
If you are ready to unplug, this is the right time. The cord still strangling the entire conversation is a logic which relies upon either/or thinking. Afterall the main problem with religious tradition is the right/wrong, inside/outside, formulas which when applied to real people and real lives fails every time. Just like “religion” the word “spirituality” is gasping for fresh air. Often when people begin to speak about Spirituality the next portion begins a series of practices or formulas which qualify as Spiritual.
The new definition is a lack of definition. Deep thinkers are beginning to realize the question, “How?” is replaced with “Why?” This actually makes real sense. By asking “How?” the temptation is to establish a new set of boundaries within which regulations dominate in the place of liberation so many long to experience and express. Beginning with “Why?” addresses the more significant issues of being human.
One of the values which guide aChurch4Me MCC is Spiritual Growth, described as setting aside assumptions and dogma we seek to use our gifts and experiences. Yes, we can be spiritual while we think, love, search, reform, transition, identify, and challenge titles or labels. Begin with questions, explore, and grow in Spirituality unpluged and breathing in the both/and of human experience which flows and flourishes in the midst of change.
Hear each week’s reflection on Spirituality Unplugged: