An interesting thing happened when I did my last “Sacred Secrets” workshop in Atlanta. There was a big crowd, and quite a few people there came from fundamentalist religions. So when I started talking about the ways those religions brainwash people and program them for lack, they started getting very nervous.
Then an interesting thing happened…
I talked about the difference between religion and spirituality. And how the true message of most religions isn’t bad, just what the organized leaders are teaching. Then everyone relaxed.
I think it was because they all told themselves that their religion was ok, it was obvious that I was talking about the others. They immediately found a way to justify their beliefs with the good stuff, and eliminate them from the bad stuff. This is a very common experience. Of course by the end of the program, most people had come to realize that their own beliefs were very detrimental to their happiness and prosperity.
So what’s the bigger lesson for you?
It’s not the religious issues, although those may apply. I am talking about our knee-jerk reaction toward denial. We will grasp at almost any straw to justify keeping our beliefs and not having to question them. So how are you about that?