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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

Preliminaries

Humanity is entering upon a new phase of conscious evolution. A new consciousness demanding global responsibility and compassionate responsiveness is evolving with unprecedented intensity. Considering the present state of the world and the obvious inability of political and religious establishments to create sustainable peace and harmony, a global spirituality, fulfilling this naturally endowed potential in all humans has become an epochal need: an urgent call for connecting to the sources of spirituality, nourished from an integrative experience of union with a deeper reality. Beyond the differences among the followers of all religions and ideologies, beyond any crusted concepts, myths and morals, a new perspective reveals: a vision of deep respect for the essence of each other’s philosophical, religious or spiritual path that leads to a courageous commitment for the benefit of humanity and world community.

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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

Global Spirituality recognizes the ever present ground of being, the absolute, that has always been the center of religious and spiritual search, the source from which the many names of God emerged. It is ever present in each and everyone as a liberating force of love and wisdom that is open for direct experience to all human beings at all times: unconditionally, irrespective of their beliefs in religion or a higher entity.

Global Spirituality is not a new religion, nor does it require membership and conformity. It is an evolutionary dynamism emerging in human consciousness, an integrative power with the capacity to join humans in a global family.

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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

Global Spirituality

Within every human being lies a beautiful heart where love and wisdom can blossom. The heart contains a seed of universal potentiality, the essence of being, we all share in unity. The door of the heart is always open, ready to connect the present moment with infinity, a deeper reality. In the depth of our heart, we discover calmness and clarity, peace and loving kindness, springing from an ineffable source beyond words - silence behind silence, the whisper of Truth. Here, unconditional love and all-embracing wisdom emerge, caring for all manifestations of life in a natural and spontaneous way.

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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

Although each heart is unique, there are three main doorways to its innermost space: The first is present awareness of the “I”, opening into vast stillness, the eternal ground of being from where the universe and all its phenomena arise. The second calls for surrender to the all-encompassing “THOU”, leading us into silent communion with the greater wisdom and love. The third follows the great awe and bliss when we recognize the “IT”: the radiant perfection within the great web of life. The three doorways to the heart will merge into one, whenever we become fully aware of the present moment – the now.

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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

Often, however, our heart is veiled; blinded by clouds of attachments, judgments, resistance and frustrations that separate us from seeing how things truly are. Fear of losing temporal security and illusionary identification with our self image blind us to our true Self. This causes suffering within and all around us. By accepting our own afflictions and taking them to the heart in pure awareness and with loving care, suffering can heal and transform into wisdom and compassion.

By understanding that life will inevitably confront us with all our unconscious aspects, we learn to courageously accept and transform them; a process that will lead us into ever deeper trust and commitment. By overcoming our own obstructions, we can compassionately accept and transform the pain of others as a path towards collective healing.

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a common ground for humanity

An Invitation to Global Spirituality

When we are rooted in our heart, we realize the interdependency of every thing. The world’s situation and its interrelatedness with each and all unfold in clarity. As one human family living on a single planet, the inevitability of a common destiny becomes apparent.

Our heart has the capacity to respect differences and celebrate unity simultaneously. We have the ability to become global citizens in thoughts, words and actions so that we can work together for peace, justice and sustainability. A world culture of respect, compassion and solidarity can emerge and reshape the planet into a place of wisdom and beauty, harmony and love.

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Different voices about Global Spirituality

What "Global Spirituality" means to our supporters

Ralph Remo Faes

GS is an important network for people who feel the inner need to contribute actively to the evolution of consciousness in this world and therefore to contribute to the development of a new culture for the time coming.

Yvonne Grifin

Global Spirituality is about the interconnectedness of the entire human family. Together,as Teilhard deChardin said, "we are spiritual beings on a human journey". Should we get to a point on planet Earth where there is global recognition that we are truly brothers and sisters on the same journey, albeit via different spiritual paths, we would, I believe, discover a love and compassion of such depth as to be capable of transforming the evils that exist in us and manifest in our world as a result of our fears, individual and collective. Global spirituality is a beautiful, authentic vision held in the depths of our souls, bursting to be unleashed in our world as a reality for all.

Walt Beam

All matters

Rosie Jackson

For me, global spirituality is the key to transforming our earth into peaceful, harmonious and sustainable paradise. There have been large revolutions in the past - agricultural, industrial, commercial, technological - but now we are on the brink of the most momentous of all - a SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION, a shift in awareness. More and more people are gradually wakening up to the realisation that we as a collective are responsible for our environment, for our disasters, for our chaos, and also for our joy. The earth is a reflection of ourselves and we are all inextricably interconnected. Our every thought and action takes effect. We are not only part of the earth, but of the whole universe with its varying dimensions, life forms and spiritual heirachies.

What does the world look like today? There is a wellknown text with the title "If the world was a village of 100 people, there would be 60 Asians, 34 Christians, 3 deformed children, 50 living in poverty..." etc. I have invented and painted such individuals in THE WORLD-REALITY, a 5-metre painting. I have painted them again - showing their spiritual transformation - in a second work entitled THE WORLD-VISION. This forms the basis of my project, and I am presently gathering together exactly 100 participants together for a seminar in Switzerland in September. In the course of the seminar, the participants will intuitively choose one of my global villagers and identify with their situation, their hopes and their fears. After the seminar they will go out into the world to look for them in reality and bring them together to form the Global Village in reality. (More info in my website). Should you wish to take part I would be delighted to hear from you.

I am very happy to have found the Global Spirituality site, as for me, global spirituality is the only answer. With love, Rosie

Sue Le Mesurier

Being interconnected with the global community through my work and prayers for peace and understanding. Seeing the source and truth in everything from the butterfly to the flower and the sun and the moon, being in touch with the world I live in, aware, awake and trying to live in the present moment....

Showing compassion and understanding towards others regardless of their beliefs, ethnicity, and cultural background.

Thich Nhat Hanh refers to the world as one of interbeing and that we inter-are..... for me this understanding is helpful when thinking of global sprituality .

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Ken Wilber on Divine Pride

 A powerful message on trans-confessional spirituality that was filmed about a year ago at a live event at the Boulder Integral center.

Ken Wilber on Divine Pride

Whoever may have a problem with "Divine Pride" may think about being "Rooted in the absolute".

 

See the video here: Ken Wilber on Divine Pride