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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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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

anna hausser

ein universeller Gottesdienst

Patricia Hilali

The future

Paula Mayne

An appreciation of the interconnectedness of life in its many forms. A belief that the mechanistic/dualistic paradigm of Newton and Descartes is outmoded, and the materialistic society that has been engendered by such world views is on the brink of collapse. We need to become less competitive and selfish, more tolerant of each other and unite to change the current trajectory we are on to one of compassion and respect for each other, as well as the rest of nature. Spirituality, to me, is a kind of unifying intelligence we are all capable of developing, as is IQ and EQ.

Amnon Gildor

We live now in a world of separation and segregation. The "institutions" (Family, Community, Nationality etc.) are falling apart. Every second couple in Germany gets divorced... Elderly people do not enjoy the comforting ans support of a family, tribe or their natural community. Most of the people today do not die where they were born...

All our "problems" result from leading a life in disconnection. Disconnection with nature, disciónnection with other people, disconnection with the part of us, which always have been here and will remain pulsing after we leave our bodies.

I understand global spirituality as the movement back to connectivity, starting with reconnecting to that mentioned part of us, or as Hillel the Elder said: "Love thy neighbour..."

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Wir leben in einer Welt der Trennung und der Separation. Die " Institutionen" (Familie, Gemeinschaft, Nationalität etc.) fallen auseinander. Jedes zweite Paar in Deutschland wird geschieden… Ältere Menschen genießen nicht die tröstende Unterstützung einer Familie, eines Stammes oder ihrer natürlichen Gemeinschaft. Die meisten Menschen heutzutage sterben nicht an ihrer Geburtsort…

All unsere "Probleme" resultieren aus der Führung eines Lebenes in der Trennung. Trennung von der Natur, Trennung von anderen Menschen, Trennung von dem Teil von uns, der immer da war und pulsierend bleiben wird, nachdem wir unsere Körper verlassen haben.

Ich verstehe globale Spiritualität als die Bewegung zurück zur Zusammenhang, beginnend mit dem Neuanschluss zu dem erwähnte Teil von uns oder, wie Hillel der ältere sagte: "Liebe deinen Nächsten..."

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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