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New Age Meditation Exercises Lead to Christian Oriented Awakening

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One of the biggest challenges we face in The Voice for Love is vocabulary. People from all backgrounds, religions, and cultures are identified with and attached to their vocabularies and frameworks. The words that we use are incredibly meaningful to us, and they mean something different to nearly all of us.

Christians are often times attracted to the vocabulary of our website because it is familiar to their own. Yet when we start talking about a direct experience of God and hearing the voice of spirit, they immediately start to question our teachings because we haven’t used the word Jesus or Holy Spirit.

I recently read an article by the United Church Observer entitled, “Spirit Story: a Hindu practice, a Christian awakening.

In the article, Leslie shared her experience of taking a yoga class that ultimately ended up weakening her to her own Christian roots, beliefs and path. This was a stretch for her because the spiritual practice that she was engaged with was not Christian, but Hindu.

The meditation exercises that we teach in The Voice for Love are not rooted in Christianity. Because the aim of our meditation exercises are to help people have a direct experience of the presence of God within them, people from all religions have experienced a strengthening of their religious beliefs and the strengthening of their relationship with God as a result of practicing the exercises. This is true for Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, and Hindus. People from all of these religions are practiced the same exercise and had a deep in their experience of being connected to their own religion, yet the meditation exercises themselves had nothing to do with religion.

In my experience, religion is but a framework. A mental construct that gives us a framework to approach our relationship with God. It gives us a framework for orientation to pursue our spiritual path. It also gives us a framework in which to develop spiritual practices and disciplines which further that relationship. Obviously, some of these frameworks are very well-established. And yet, someone could have their own framework with their own unique and personal practices, and call that their religion. It’s their own personal religion.

In the end, it’s important for all of us to simply be open to the direct experience of what anything offers us not be too attached to the words or vocabulary used to describe it.