“The beauty of a thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
I got that quote from a video called Science Autotuned. (http://www.wimp.com/scienceautotuned/)
In Centers for Spiritual Living (http://www.unitedcentersforspiritualliving.org/) all over the world, we teach that we are all One. All a part of that magnificent Presence that some people like to call God. This means there is no separation between you and me. It means that we are all connected on a level that is now being measured and proved over and over again by a science called quantum physics.
The days of separation between science and spirituality are over. In the early times of humankind, religion separated itself from science, and science did the same. Religion said that science was not compatible with what they taught, and science agreed. But when you put two people in separate rooms made of impermeable material, with no way for them to communicate, and find that their thoughts are linked, and that result is repeated over and over again, it is proof that there is something there, some Energy Force that links us all. And when you notice that electrons go where you place your attention, how can you not think that your thoughts can and do affect your life? This kind of stuff is scientific proof that science and spirituality are not only compatible, but that quantum physics is proving, over and over again, what we in New Thought have been teaching all along: We are all One.
Just atoms, rearranged in a different way.
Yes, there are still some religions that will say that this kind of thinking is not right. And that right there is a fundamental difference between religion and spirituality. In Spirit, there is nothing that is not right. For to claim something is not right would be to claim that none of us is right, because we are all One.
It presents some interesting possibilities doesn’t it? What then, if we are all One, does it mean to be the change that we wish to see in the world? If we are all One, then if enough of us be the change we wish to see in the world, don’t you think that we could effect a world change? What if you, dear reader, practiced a life that included love and tolerance and understanding and peace and personal responsibility and love and acceptance and abundance of all good things, and love. And what if you became Love, and then spread that message to a few more people? What if you decided never to say another negative thing? To never judge something or someone as right or wrong? To never complain? To always be for something and against nothing? That is how you be the change you wish to see in the world. And if enough of you do that, we will change the world. We will rearrange the atoms to manifest a world of love and peace and personal power and tolerance and understanding and acceptance and abundance of all good things.
And that, in my mind, is what spirituality is all about. It’s not about some code of behavior that is prescribed by a literal interpretation of a series of metaphorical stories that have been mistranslated. It’s not about thinking that God is some separate entity which can only be accessed by an intermediary in a holy place. And it certainly isn’t about thinking that we are all flawed from the get go. It’s not even about whether or not one’s vocabulary is occasionally sprinkled with a four letter word.
Spirituality is that we are all One, just atoms rearranged in a different way. Different physical manifestations of the One. When you consider that, that you are a physical manifestation of the One, what do you wish to do with that? Know…be still and know…and then go and be love. That is what spirituality is all about.