Every month when the moon is full, Jo Petzer sends out the Transcendence Ezine that is referred to as a mini-mag. To my mind, there is nothing mini about Transcendence. It is a GREAT mag.There is Oneness in Trascendence in which every contributor desires strongly to bring us closer to God and the Oneness that God's love can only impart.
Every month Jo includes her personal welcome message. Today's blog entry is based on Jo's introductory message that appears in the Welcome to the May 2012 issue of Transcendence.
First, Jo's message, and then I will say more:
There is much religious debate that goes on via the internet. In fact, entire social media groups have been created to discuss religious differences...
Much time and effort is wasted in arguing, with each side attempting to explain why they are right and the other is wrong. Many who are still seeking a spiritual path and questioning their own faith get caught up in such debates.
I believe that one who is strong in their faith and personal relationship with God, in whichever form they perceive Him or Her, will find no cause or reason to argue the Truth with others.
That which is beyond understanding, cannot be grasped by speech and exchange of ideas. It can only be grasped by going within and experiencing the Truth for oneself. It will then be found that what we refer to as God cannot be expressed in
words, and religious debate will become immaterial and, indeed, pointless.
The articles shared in Transcendence serve not only to promote common ground between different religions, but also aim to help readers delve within to find their own Truth, and experience God for themselves. After all, the ultimate goal of every religion is to reach heaven, nirvana, samadhi - the abode of God - which every spiritual path teaches can only be found within each of us.
In Love and Service, always,
Of course, I agree with what Jo writes, and I like the way she expresses her thoughts.
Way back, when the Heaven website was still a Yahoo group, there were no guidelines about what was okay on the Heavenletter forum and what was not. There were no guidelines because I had no idea there was a need for them.
I found out quickly that when Heavenreaders brought religion to the table, such discussions brought dissension and a seeming need to prove that one religion or another was right and another wrong. The same for politics! Wow, what fires politics and religion ignited!
And so guidelines were written clearly stating that the Heavenletter forum is not a place for discussion of religion or politics, that there are many other sites for such discussions if you must engage in them. Heavenletters™ are a high vibration, and dissension is not. Some opinions are better left unsaid. Personal expression cannot always come first. The greater good has to come first.
No one I know loves rules and regulations. When we all live in love, there will be no need for guidelines, for who would have to be asked to keep the vibration of the Heavenletter forum high and not pollute it, and, furthermore, who would object or complain about being asked to?
Thanks, Jo, for your words.
And may God bless us all.