'i' the Master of Non-Religious Spirituality
‘i’ the Master of Non- Religious Spirituality
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
There was a man born to earthly life just like anyone else. As a child he experienced a so-called normal life, with its usual ups and downs. He was an intelligent and artistic child but was no genius, nothing to suggest that life would afford him any great honour or achievement. Having experienced the tribulations of parental divorce and emotional trauma, he became strong and resolute. He grew into a caring and loving teenager, always listening to the sorrows and anxieties of his peers. A consoling hand and a sympathetic ear were always on offer, and he found himself in a constant position of counsel.
By adulthood he had consolidated his understanding of the world and having listened to religions and philosophies had developed a highly tuned sense of spirituality. He was sensitive and intuitive and saw the world a little different from most. Religion in itself was not for him; it was filled with half-truths and controlled by men of self-interest and with political agendas. His life found tragedy and death often surrounded him, giving him the opportunity to learn life lessons early in his own life.
The truth for him was found mostly in the natural world, in nature’s pure being, its natural order and balance. Most philosophies had substance and truth to some extent but truth itself eclipsed most human thought; more the seeker than the sort.
In relationships he attached to wanting partners whose needs drove the relationships to dark and pointless ends. The lessons were many and fruitful and again these resulted in more understandings of psychology and the human psyche.
As an experienced man, he delved into psychology, philosophy, the occult arts and the healing arts to better understand the nature of the world and humanity. Again truths evolved and more lessons were learned as a result. He devoured everything that engaged him and although the world could be harsh and unrelenting, internally he was fulfilled and poised to deliver the truth of his understanding.
In the end he realised that truth and what we consider to be reality were not at rest but in a constant state of flux. Our perceptions change so often that how we see truth at any given time is in itself a limitation. Ultimately many answers to our questions about life are at this point in our evolution of thought, unknowable. It is therefore pertinent to seek that which is knowable and to learn up to our capacity, leaving an open mind to a greater reality.
This man realised the human fantasy of God was self-serving and unrealistic, created for the comfort and mass control of people. Religion, like politics is about domination, the control and influence of a system that is ultimately oppressive. In fact any dogma, whether religious, philosophical or political can only be limiting, by the nature of its dogma. Truth cannot be caged, because our view of it changes constantly.
This man, who is not known and probably won’t be, has become the master of Non-Religious Spirituality. His belief in the spirit or soul is a natural deduction from the flow of energy we call life. His belief is not bound by dogma; it is not based on scripture or philosophy and is merely the result of an inquiring and intuitive mind.
This man believes in balance, both physical, mental and spiritual. He believes that human beings are responsible for their actions and words and that their lives are the result of them.
He believes that love is the answer to all human folly, that hate begets hate and that happiness is a state of mind not the result of anything. He believes that money is the current source of evil in the world and that humanity can only survive when we stand for one purpose- love. Then peace will reign.
This man, now in later years, is a source of understanding that few people have acquired. He lives quietly, reclusively, and tends to his expression of life. I choose to call him ‘i’, a name with several relative connections, one of which is related to his vision of humanity. I personally follow no-one, but I am always ready to listen to words of wisdom, wherever they come from. ‘i’ seeks no recognition; that would conflict with his understanding. He wishes only to be heard.
Wisdom is attained by keen observance and experience, the ego set aside and the heart open to all aspects of life. Peace is attained by living in the now, not the regrets of passed nor the anxiety of the future, but living each moment fresh as it arrives.