The Interspiritual Age believes the spreading
of world religions as an offshoot of globalization
will create a global spirituality.
People need to remember how
the ancient religions of the East
thru the deepest longings/joys/sorrows of civilizations
strengthened and expressed the nobility of humans
how their temples have been home to
contemplation and prayer
how they shaped Eastern history and culture
and have been doorways to God
thru the Universal Christ –
the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
All people become contemplative
whenever God discovers God thru them.
Contemplation is God contemplating God thru us.
When people of any religion abandon themselves to God
God takes away everything they have
and returns it to them in a new form –
God takes away all natural objects
and returns them all as supernatural gifts.
In a previous generation ‘supernatural’
was a banned word in theology
but Baron Friedrich von Hugel recovered it
because humans need both the Transcendent Wholly Other
as well as the Immanent Wholly Here and Now –
but monism and pantheism both leave one or the other out.
The Universal Christ as exemplar/model of the universe
teaches us two things about created reality:
Divine Love is integrated into the Creation
and the destiny of the universe is not destruction