Saturday, September 27, 2014
Future of Religion
Q. I was wondering what you saw for the future of religions worldwide? From my perspective religion is a tool to monopolise the people, and breeds hate, greed and discrimination- the opposite of their doctrines...
Do you see certain religions dying out? Will they always have such control over the masses and such a major influence in society? What is the future like for places like the UK and Australia where extremist behaviour is becoming more prevalent? Thank you x
A. I do see religions lasting. Many people "need" something to believe in. People (not all, but many) like to put all their faith into something else because it reduces their own accountability (we have been trained to think and behave this way since the beginning of religion). It is easier to say that "XYZ" is punishing or rewarding me for a certain behavior than to realize that you really do have control of your life.. Religion also wants to keep you in fear, making you feel it is needed and necessary because people that are fearful or dependent are easier to control.
One interesting thing I do see is people are starting to open up and take on a new type of religion or belief system (more and more as people awaken) that is centered on the self. I don't mean in a selfish way, but rather a way that people heal, align, and embrace life in general. They seek out answers. In the process they become more deeply connected with each other (and other living things). People see life in general- animals and plants too. Through this awakening and change in belief system. It is as if a veil is lifted and the complexity, yet simplicity of life is seen. People are more free thinking and are able to "read" and "feel" truth. I get this type of thinking has been suppressed, discouraged and discounted, but the energy is changing, and people are caring less about the judgement of their belief system and more about themselves and what type of life they want to live.
In connecting to the greater good in all this, I feel compelled to tell you that it is ok to believe in something (gods, ETs, universal consciousness), but not to the detriment of yourself or your family (financially, physically, emotionally, mentally). The universal consciousness (or god, etc) doesn't need you to pay a fee (tithing) or harm yourself (giving your life) in order to live, love, learn and enjoy (and be frustrated) by lessons here on earth. All of that other 'stuff" has been added by man- not by a god, alien, being or energy. Then I heard this phrase come into my mind... "Eating at McDonalds doesn't make you a hamburger any more than sitting in a beautifully adorned church makes you a religious person connected to a god." You can be spiritual or religious and connect to your own higher being / self wherever you feel the best connection (home, park, yard, etc).
And that is all I have for this reading. Thank you.