posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 09:38 AM
The best way to describe non-proprietary spirituality is that it cannot be adequately described; it has to be experienced, felt, internally
understood. Otherwise I will define it as best I can: Perhaps most basically, non-proprietary spirituality is not anything with a name, label or any
other designation. It's a way of life, a manner of being and doing, an attitude or overall outlook. It does NOT require outright BELIEF in ANYTHING
unproved, while at the same time does not discount the apparent possibility of whatever TYPE of singular Supreme Being unless proved otherwise, or at
least unless much better evidence to the contrary of such existence becomes available. A genuinely SUPREME Being (if applicable), it must be clear,
is one who is of the highest moral-ethical power, not necessarily one who exhibits merely the most RAW power. Proof is defined as that which is
BEYOND good or even VERY good evidence, but unequivocally, incontrovertibly scientific or otherwise verifiable fact.
Non-proprietary is THE only PURE spirituality, as far as I can tell, and is the ultimate liberation of the mind and soul, or the mind and whatever
else, if applicable, that constitutes the entirety or essence of a being. It's a true and thorough connection with whatever and/or whomever REALLY
exists, even IF such existence is wholly one's higher self, though I believe very strongly (rightly or wrongly) in the intelligently unseen (IU) - be
it singular and/or plural - in general. However, for all we KNOW, the quote from (the alleged) Jesus of Nazareth, "Know that ye are gods, for the
Kingdom of Heaven is WITHIN," might be the sole and exact truth, thereby making only the higher self "God."
Yes, obviously the Christian dogmatists offer a very different interpretation, but it's strictly an INTERPRETATION barring REAL (by definition)
Non-proprietary spirituality is about DESIRE over blind faith - desire for greater, higher knowledge and its practical applications, higher experience
and MEANING for a change. It distinguishes between good faith and blind faith. Have faith in cooler heads prevailing, winning absolutely, whatever
it will require to get there. Have faith in forgiveness, attaining clean slates (or perhaps something close enough) and solving problems WITHOUT
resorting to the same old pathocratic ways of revenge and punishment. One should meditate or connect as often as necessary, in whatever way one is
comfortable, have patience and "keep your eyes on the Prize."