Man’s search for meaning, purpose and the nature of life is
reflected in the myriad of religions established around the world.
Likely, religious institutions have been an intricate part of human
culture as long as man has existed on the planet. Religious beliefs
shape the life experience of the multitudes, regardless of the nature
of such beliefs.

There are many definitions of and each
individual may use a particular faith and its prescribed beliefs for
unique and multiple purposes. While one may use religion to learn more
about human nature, another may use it as a vehicle to serve his or her
fellow man and a yet another may practice worship of a supreme being.


consciousness offers the experience that man is a god unto himself,
and that there is no God separate and apart from what is within each
human. As this fundamental truth is recognized within our civilization,
there will be no need for the worship of a separate God nor a need for
any type of handed-down dogma or creed in one’s life.

Religion
in any form is a reflection of a particular level or state of
consciousness. As one’s consciousness shifts or expands, so will one’s
view of religion and its applicability to one’s life. Unity
consciousness offers a religion that is no religion, a recognition of
oneness and that each soul is a divine manifestation. Instead of various
handed-down teachings being offered as "the way," each person would be
recognized as having his or her "way" within. There would be no such
worship of an external being, only a deep reverence for the magnificence
of and reverence for each human being and all of life. Truth is not
taught; it is experienced and as one experiences Truth, those
perceptions that do not resonate with Truth will simply float away.

Beliefs,
which are views or conclusions accepted by an individual, may or may
not be true. For thousands of years, it was man’s commonly-held belief
that the world was flat and that any venture to the "edge" of the world
would meet disaster. It was only when man began to see from a broader
view that he realized the "truth" of the earth’s circular shape. Unity
consciousness offers the broad view, a view from above, that gives true
understanding.

Virtually every religion on earth today reflects a
consciousness of separation. Man is man and God is God. In separation,
man often relates to God as a magnanimous entity outside of the self.
Various religions may relate to Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha or another
master figure outside of self as a savior or messiah. Such beings of
came to their Truth, yet never asked to be worshipped or
followed. Instead, they came from an experience of unity consciousness,
a state that recognizes the divinity of each individual. The greatest
spiritual masters and those judged the lowliest of humans are the same –
gods within themselves. One is no more or less than another. The
difference is only in the state of awareness of the individuals.

The
experience of unity conscious is freedom, a release of any beliefs,
concepts, tenets, conclusions and convictions that harbor in the mind
and imprison the soul. Such mental constructs may have their source in
an individual’s perception related to any institution existing today,
including religion or religious beliefs. As mentioned, inherent in the
experience of unity consciousness is the experience of Truth, and with
the discovery of Truth comes the letting go of that which is false.
It’s the butterfly shedding the chrysalis to experience the freedom of
flight.