Your life and the way in which you experience it, is called by many names. It is the "Spiritual Journey." It is the "Walk with God." It is also called "The Heroes Journey." The name you give your life's experience, as well as the roads you choose to travel on your journey will be different for each individual; however, all of the destinations are the same. Ultimately, arriving at Enlightenment.

It does not matter which religion you have chosen as your foundation, they all teach the same concept. Most people are not aware of this concept because you have been taught to seek outside of yourselves. The Kingdom of God is within you. The foundation of all religions is the One True God, to whom religion has given many names, based on cultural backgrounds. It is only One True God, and it is your individual responsibility to seek, search and find "Your Truth" by finding the One True God. To be taught to seek outside of yourself for what has always been inside of you, causes the individual to fall into confusion. The Scriptures specifically tells you that God is not the author of confusion. You are responsible for obtaining your own Salvation of which the Scriptures tells you to work out your own Salvation with fear and trembling. Your journey is not a collective process. Your journey is individual. The more you remain attached to the collective idea of thinking that you can bring people, places and things along on your journey, the more difficult your "Spiritual Travels" will become.

The lighter your load while traveling on your journey, the more space you create (within and without) to be filled with the Spiritual Knowledge necessary for navigation. Many people have serious difficulties giving up people, places and things while on their journeys. This causes most people to suffer, of which they bring upon themselves. God does not cause anyone to suffer. You suffer when you fail to follow Spiritual Instructions. One of the most important Spiritual Instructions you will undoubtedly and for certainly receive from the One True God or the Higher Power on your journey, is to give up people, places and things in your life that are no longer serving their purposes. This is the most difficult of all Spiritual Instructions for many people to follow due to attachment. This is also the reason the Scriptures states that strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Your ultimate purpose in life and in this present world, is to become the greatest and the highest possible version of yourself. You must individually complete what was called during ancient times, "The Great Work." You must become a "New Creature" and be "Born Again." Do not start this journey if you know that you do not have the Spiritual Discipline to be obedient to the Higher Power, and follow all instructions no matter how uncomfortable the instructions may become. The Scriptures tells you that better it is that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

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Dr. Monica M. Burns, PhD is a Spiritual Counselor.