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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Well, I don't do the religious thing, so I can't answer from that perspective. However, I am spiritual. Can one decrease in spirituality? Yes.
I tell you how. Secular humanism. Many spiritual people get so caught up in helping others that it devolves into various forms of secular humanism.
[edit on 8-12-2009 by SpeakerofTruth]
Spirituality is not religion.
And religion is not spirituality.
Religion is community : and sheep.
Spirituality is all spiritual things
Why or how could God allow you to go backwards on your path? Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of being here on Earth?
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
If you do something and get good at it, but then stop doing it later on, you would be out of practice right? Likewise in spiritual practice if you practice for a while, and then stop practicing for whatever reason, then you will be out of practice. I will give you an example, I had a friend who at one point in life use to religiously practice Buddhism, his practice had become so good that he began to develop psychic powers. He would know what you were thinking or were going to say even before you thought or said it. His intuition started to guide him to the right things in life, literally he said, his consciousness would zoom into things that were of value automatically.
After this really intense period, he stopped practicing and started to focus more on pleasure-seeking. As a result of which, his psychic abilities went away.
The moral of the story is if your practice is working, then there is no need to fix it. Keep going and achieive the final goal. I don't blame you, most of us do not keep our practice going and as a result we begin to falter.
Originally posted by ghaleon12
reply to post by ExPostFacto
It always sounds so much better when I'm pondering it in my head, then come time to write and its about as disorganized as it can get. So I apologize for that