Many Paths..One Source<br />Interspirituality<br />Rev. Ed Geraty<br />The Universalus Interspiritual Community<br />www.U...
One Power…….. invisible<br />One Power…………. indescribable<br />……..Mysterious……….<br />As simple as the love in side of yo...
Interspirituality:<br /> The common heritage of humankind's spiritual wisdom; <br />the sharing of  mystical resources acr...
Ken Wilbur<br />There are many different "flavors" of Spirituality based on the initial faith path the practitioner is wal...
Mahatma Gandhi<br />“When you go to the heart of your own religion, you go to the heart of all others, too.“<br /> “There ...
Wayne Teasdale<br />There is a way for us all, but it will require that we look into the spiritual depth of each of our gr...
The Mystical Process<br />Spirituality names the individual commitment of each one of us to embrace the mystical path in o...
Mysticism and Contemplation<br />Requires that we listen deeply to the “inner voice” , and HEAR the voice of Spirit<br /> ...
MYSTICISM & Transformation<br />There is a transformation of character that slowly takes root in the person’s identity, be...
The 9 Vows of Interspirituality<br />l.  I vow to actualize and live according to my full moral and ethical capacity  2. I...
Dalai Lama<br />“ We have a universal responsibility to change the course of history, to guide it in a more positive direc...
Are we willing to work for it??<br />How would you describe your “flavor” of spirituality? <br /> How is spirituality tran...
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An overview of the concept of inter-spirituality; One Source, many paths, by Rev. Ed Geraty of the Universalus Interspiritual Community

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  1. 1. Many Paths..One Source<br />Interspirituality<br />Rev. Ed Geraty<br />The Universalus Interspiritual Community<br />www.UniversalusMonks.org<br />
  2. 2. One Power…….. invisible<br />One Power…………. indescribable<br />……..Mysterious……….<br />As simple as the love in side of you…..<br />God, Spirit, Jesus, Lord, Buddha, Bahaullah, Angels wings, Heavens Door.. <br />In the heart we are all the same….<br />Close you eyes to see.<br />
  3. 3. Interspirituality:<br /> The common heritage of humankind's spiritual wisdom; <br />the sharing of mystical resources across traditions; <br />the discussion about what humankind is experiencing spiritually;<br /> the movement of these discussions to the experience of Oneness.<br />
  4. 4. Ken Wilbur<br />There are many different "flavors" of Spirituality based on the initial faith path the practitioner is walking in their life.<br />  <br />There is even an evolving "Universal Integral Spirituality" that calls for one to walk multiple paths in the common elements of all the world's religions.<br />
  5. 5. Mahatma Gandhi<br />“When you go to the heart of your own religion, you go to the heart of all others, too.“<br /> “There are as many religions as there are people." When you put these two ideas together, you have the basis for a belief in the possibility of universal understanding across all religions and among all people. <br />This is the insight of interspirituality.<br />
  6. 6. Wayne Teasdale<br />There is a way for us all, but it will require that we look into the spiritual depth of each of our great religions, discovering the mystical treasure that is hidden there. <br />Spirituality, mysticism, inner realization, and contemplation represent the ultimate resources we possess to transform the consciousness of the world, of the human family--by allowing it to change us one by one<br />
  7. 7. The Mystical Process<br />Spirituality names the individual commitment of each one of us to embrace the mystical path in our life. <br />Doing so, we enter into the mystical process.<br /> The emphasis in spirituality is on our own individual commitment to live the spiritual life.<br /> We do not lean on the institution to accomplish our transformation for us, but rather, accept that responsibility as our own. <br />No religious institution is capable of transforming us. That is our own individual task<br />
  8. 8. Mysticism and Contemplation<br />Requires that we listen deeply to the “inner voice” , and HEAR the voice of Spirit<br /> Let me hear !!<br />
  9. 9. MYSTICISM & Transformation<br />There is a transformation of character that slowly takes root in the person’s identity, becoming firmly established in one’s behavior, in the way he or she treats others, especially the most vulnerable. <br />The transformed character conforms to love, compassion, kindness, mercy, and sensitivity. <br />This sensitivity is a vast kind of awareness that sees, feels, and intuits the conditions of others, regarding them as precious.<br />
  10. 10. The 9 Vows of Interspirituality<br />l.  I vow to actualize and live according to my full moral and ethical capacity  2. I vow to live in solidarity with the cosmos and all living beings3. I vow to live in nonviolence4. I vow to live in humility5. I vow to embrace a daily spiritual practice6. I vow to cultivate mature self-knowledge7. I vow to live a life of simplicity8. I vow to live a life of selfless service and compassionate action9. I vow to express the deepest realization of my inner practice through the prophetic call to work for justice, compassion and world transformation<br /> - Brother Wayne Teasdale; The Mystic Heart<br />
  11. 11. Dalai Lama<br />“ We have a universal responsibility to change the course of history, to guide it in a more positive direction, a universal order that works for the welfare of the whole of humankind, and all sentient beings. <br />Such a civilization with a heart, a planetary society animated by the deepest values of the human family--selfless love; compassion; kindness; can become an actuality even in our lifetimes if we are willing to work for it.<br />If we Let the Love…wash over us ! <br />
  12. 12. Are we willing to work for it??<br />How would you describe your “flavor” of spirituality? <br /> How is spirituality transforming your life?<br />Have you had what you would call mystical experiences? <br />How are you transforming society in some small way on your spiritual journey? <br />

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