The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & The Religious


How to say this briefly:

Firstly, find words for the inexpressible.

They do exist.

Here is the gist:

Each has components –

Churches, sects and cults, their creeds:

The claim of being chosen.

Pure spirit’s -ality doesn’t seem to need

A system woven

Into scripture which professes knowing

What is best for all,

Where if you’re good you rise

And if you’re bad you fall.

The spiritual as an approach to life,

Seems to place the emphases

On unity within the mixture of beliefs;

On peace and joy, and getting these;

Transcendent over time and space

And, most of all,

A sense that you are face to face

With truth about reality,

Its indescribability.

Yet not impossible to give a voice to;

Love that comes, fear that goes!

Erotic, no.   A loving kindness big & small,

Universal, – if you will,

That permeates, recalibrates,

Connecting to an All that’s spirit: All in all.

Practices to help along:

Meditation, psilocybin, prayer and song:

The mystical both caused or opened.

That said, non- theistic preference

Needs to be demystified, a road for genius, dunce.

Not piety, religion, magic, paganism, or god-based,

Not theological nor physical,

But meta-, deeply meaningful,

Yes mystical!

The core of all.

The Pleasant Difference ‘Tween The Spiritual & Religious 2.9.2017

To The Child Mystic II; The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative; Nature Of & In Reality;

Arlene Corwin

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