The Universal Religion

There is only one all Loving, all Knowing, all Powerful, ‘Ever-Present Universal Consciousness’ that creates, supports, sustains, supplies and illuminates us as human-beings, as well as all other forms of life!

As human-beings, our highest concept of God should be totally inclusive, universal and impersonal, accepting each person as being one in Spirit with ourselves, and neither favouring any specific belief system, or personal egoic views other than there being only One Universal Consciousness, Creator, and One Universal Truth!

This Universal Force is the same force that brought us into this world, and the same loving force that will take us safely out out this world again into a much greater reality from whence we came – when it is our time! It’s understanding is beyond our limited ‘time-space thinking’, and has unlimited freedom of expression through the focused desire or will of each and every human being!

God the ‘Greater Flame’ focused as the ‘spark of Spirit’ within each of us, is a constant underlying consciousness which is beyond all thought and feelings as we know them!

Most past and present day religions rely on a belief in a ‘personal god’ which is generally related to the enlightened being or messenger who originally brought forth those teachings. If each current orthodox religion continues to believe that they are representing the only true ideology, they are actually isolating themselves from understanding Reality and Universal Truth, and whether aware or not, are ‘silently’ at war with other belief systems, even if they profess to accept the essence of their teachings!

Unfortunately, the majority of human beings have been so subtly seduced by idealism, materialism and attachment to their physical body shape, size and looks, by having allowed their consciousness to focus so deeply on these things, they have forgotten that they are in reality a Spiritual Being!

Do you know where the term ‘human-being’ came from? Two Sanskrit Words – ‘Hu’ and ‘Manas’. ‘Hu’ meaning ‘of the Spirit’ and ‘Manas’ meaning ‘Mind’. Therefore, a human-being, is a ‘Spirit-Thinking Being’!

To rise above the urges of one’s personal ego, it is essential to develop the Will and Skill to ‘stand back’ and just observe like a scientist, the fluctuations of one’s mind as they arise in cycles as thoughts, feelings and bodily distractions, and then use your Will to out-wait them until reaching a state of inner silence and stillness. This practice over time, helps to open up a connection to one’s higher intuition and inner guidance.

Earlier theosophical teaching leaned towards ‘killing out’ the ego which did not make sense – as we need our ego as a personal vehicle through which to think, emote, aspire and create on the physical level! The objective is not to annihilate the ego, but to refine and transform it into a useful vehicle of expression in our outer world!

If one wishes to develop a fruitful, harmonious relationship with other individuals and groups, either on a personal or business level – then Honesty must come first before a sufficient amount of Trust can develop between parties and hopefully eventuate in Loyalty! Also – caring, humility, and being true to your word, are essential in the development of ‘Trust’.

When a human-being becomes aware of the difference between their True Spiritual Consciousness and the nature of the mind in motion, it enables them to see all other people in a similar light to themselves –  all originating from the same source, and part of a much greater Universal Family. This understanding naturally promotes an attitude of humility, goodwill, forgiveness, and tolerance towards all forms of life regardless of their personal beliefs and outer form, and a heart-felt desire to be of service to one’s fellow man!

Sincerely,  Derrick Reither

(PS: Still engaged in the process of transforming his own personal ego into something of value to others!)



The Power of Stillness

How many people would understand the pleasure of knowing what it means to be mentally, emotionally and physically “still” for even a moment of time?

Most days, we seem to be caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of life, and if not taking time out for ourselves, we become like a car engine constantly revving under varying degrees of stress! Either from striving to achieve things that are important to us, caring for others, or unconsciously falling into the trap of allowing doubts, worries and fears to dominate our minds.

Rest and sleep are necessary to re-charge the mind and body, but there is an extra feeling of power over the situation which arises when we become conscious of being inwardly still, and at peace within ourselves!

We have been taught from childhood that education is the key to success in the material world, which is true to a certain degree. However, what is not taught so much is the over-riding importance of believing in yourself, and being true to that innate belief!

There is a place of inner stillness and silence within every human being, which is the very source of their own empowerment.

It is a powerful force, we don’t have to strive to find it, it is already a part of ourselves. We just need to recognise it, believe in it, and live in it! It resides in a dimension beyond our normal everyday thinking!

Unfortunately, it is the constant uncontrolled inner self-talk, and cacophony of inharmonious noise produced by our own personal desires and fears that haunt us more often than not, and in the process destroy the pleasurable experience of just enjoying the present moment!

Our “thinking self” has a need to label everything, thereby shutting off our feeling of attunement with maybe the ‘smell of a rose’, or just experiencing the grandeur of nature in ‘the moment’!

The moment we allow ourselves to analyse and think about a rose, or the magnificence of a vast sky or great ocean, we lose the ability to feel ourselves at one with it!

One thing that is quite concerning in our current society, is the ingrained tendency of youth to indulge in overly loud music seemingly oblivious to the harm they not only inflict on their ear-drums and nervous systems, but with even more subtlety, build up a fear of entering into that quiet inner space of silence and stillness!

What do you think?

Derrick Reither