The Five Deadly Passions, Demons, Angels..and Listening to Your Inner Spirit
Living in the Light, Believe in the Magic
by Mary Sutherland
Living in the Light: Believe in the Magic by Mary Sutherland

No religion, in itself, should be condemned and certainly not the congregation that have so blindly followed their faiths. What should be
condemned is the abuse of religion through manipulation, persecution and bigotry. In each period of history a religion has sprung up to
satisfy some particular need of the people for the time. In its proper context, religion is a good thing, but it should always be seen as a
service not as the Last Word of God. In the following, Vivekananda makes the distinction between church and God. The end of all religions
is the realization of God. He goes on to say, A man may believe in all the churches in the world; he may carry in his head all the sacred
books ever written; he may baptize himself in all the rivers of the earth--still if he has no realization of God, I would class him with the
rankest of atheist. And a man may have never entered a church or a mosque, nor performed a ceremony; but if he realizes God within
himself, and is thereby lifted above the vanities of the world, that man is a holy man, a saint, call him what you will.

Doctor Julian, The Path of the Masters, goes even further to say, and I quote, It is good to be born in a church, but it is bad to die there.
Just as it is good to be born a child, it is bad to remain a child. Churches, ceremonies, and symbols are good for children, but when the
child is grown, he must burst, either the church or himself.

There has been countless numbers of books written on the subject of God, religion and spiritualism. We have been told to believe in God,
but the description of God as to whom he really is and how we interact with him, and he with us, has always been very vague. It has been
told to me that the reason for this is because most of those trying to describe God have never experienced or realized him. Their
descriptions are based only upon a feeling...not a realization.

The basic idea is that God must be real to us. Not a mental concept. When most people say that they love God, they are simply expressing
an emotion super induced by a suggestion. It has nothing to do with a God-Realization or Knowing God. Religion has failed to make God
real to us. The best that it has achieved has been to help us feel closer to their perception of him/her. At the time Christ came into this
world, we were in need of a spiritual teacher. There was no set religion. It was more or less a religion of choice, worshipping whatever God
one felt most comfortable with. Christ came with the word of Truth, teaching of Unconditional Love and Compassion. The heart that carried
so much love was pierced by a Roman Spear. Both Roman and Jew conspired to kill the only man of that time willing to go forth to the
general populous and give to them the true message of our Creator. Such are the ways of religious bigotry and blindness. Blessed are
those that are pure in heart, for they shall see God.

The western world has never had the remotest idea of the real meaning behind this statement. Christ was trying to tell us that we need to
have the purity of a child to enter the kingdom of heaven and that this could be done right here on Earth, during our lifetime. We did not
need to wait until death. A clean mind and a pure heart are the only necessary ingredients for such an achievement. He was trying to tell
us that we need to erase everything that we have been taught and relearn the wisdom of the Ages, which has survived the tests of time.
How this is done constitutes the main theme of my book, Living in the Light: Believe in the Magic.

Forgive Yourself, Love who you are without guilt. Be who God intended you to be.
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Forgive Yourself, Love who you are
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