Rev Jack Keikle read a number of my grandpa’s writings at the service in Colorado. This was my favorite. I think I may print out copies for Burning Man:
The World today is experiencing a great spiritual Seeking that cannot be contained or controlled by the Religious Systems. I can see how all of us are potentially unique spiritual beings. We are all connected — though we often do not realize it — with every other life, because we are connected with the One Source of All Life.
Many people are not â€œreligiouslyâ€ connected with some organized Expression of Faith, but are still Spiritual and are growing in that Spirituality. The World Religions deal so much with rituals, practices and belief Systems. Oneâ€™s spirituality, I think is expressed in an intelligent inner Connection with the Divine in the world. To me it is â€œGodâ€™s Presenceâ€™ around, within, above, beneath, in, and through a mind and body touched by God.
I am so grateful to the Giver and Sustainer of Life that in my pilgrimage I have come to see that there is a vast difference between â€œSpiritualityâ€ and â€œReligion.â€ Often in Kiwanis, Lodges and Humanitarian clubs I saw more of the spirit of Christ, who to me is a Cosmic Savior, than in the activities of some churches. Today I see that seeking in â€œNew Ageâ€ faiths, The â€œJesusâ€œ groups, â€Burning Man,â€ â€˜Labryinths,â€ etc.
I rejoice in the â€œSeekingâ€ and open search for Spirituality in many wonderful brothers and sisters I am finding in my old age. Praise God !
There is a Seeking.
Every person must forge his own spiritual path. â€œHow we live, speak, and treat others is still the test of our Faithâ€¦This speaks more loudly than what we say.â€
For me I see the Living Cosmic Christ as a permeator of the Creatorâ€™s inclusive Love for this special Creation. Many do not recognize this. Many do not know, or need to know, the inclusive power of unifying Love. It activates us. More and more, our world will sadly learn that Love is seeking larger residence in each of us. The Light still pushes back darkness. All man-made religions are being sorely tested today not only in Islam, the largest Faith on earth, but Judaism and Christianity in a crises of relevance to the liberated mind of men and women. Hinduism and Buddhism, too are seeking new Paths of relevance to mankindâ€™s deepest needs.
No form of Institutionally can encapsulate or control spirituality. For me, the Cosmic Christ permeates the â€œSeeking Soulsâ€ of the earth both inside and outside the perimeters of all mysterious “Seeking.”