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Can I belong both to a religion and a spiritual school?

Updated: May 23

In today's world, which is more connected than ever before, it's becoming increasingly common for people to discover that they have more than one spiritual path that calls to them. As we all seek inner peace and a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world, it's only natural to wonder: Can I belong to both a religion and a spiritual school? However, it's really important to explore this topic further to gain a better understanding of how to embrace both spiritual beliefs in a harmonious way.


Before we get into whether it's okay to be part of both a religion and a spiritual school at the same time, I will take a closer look at each one.

The Characteristics of Religions

Let's take a moment to remember the basic functions of religion. Let's think about the school system we all know and love. Religions are like the first and second classes of spirituality, just like school. So, they teach young souls the basic principles and commands of morals and ethics like not stealing, not lying, not being greedy and so on.


Religions also tell us about a God who is always watching over us. This God is often shown as an elderly figure with white hair. This God is sometimes unhappy and punishes us for every mistake. They encourage us to live in fear of this God and the concept of Hell, which awaits sinners. In this context, many people feel like they need a religion to help them feel spiritually strong and safe.

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Religion and spirituality

Religions offer guidance from an almighty prophet who can "save" us, especially after death, if we believe in them. Religions also emphasize that God loves us despite our sins and that they strive to lead us on the right path. However, it is important to remember that classical religions were established in historical contexts that are vastly different from today. Their main goal was to keep society stable and provide a shared understanding for followers to work together to build cities, dams, armies, and nations that form a civilization.


Most of the people now living on Earth are young souls, and many even lived in ancient times when those religions were new and aligned with the historical context of that time. Therefore, these souls, when they adhere to the religion they spent many lives in the past, do have a familiar feeling in the present. They feel at home, have a sense of déjà vu, and feel safe since they share their faith with millions or even billions of others.

The Specifics of Spiritual Schools

By contrast, a spiritual school, which is comparable to the 3rd class and above in terms of spirituality, places an emphasis on the inner development of the student and less on the community of believers. Spiritual schools promote practices like yoga, tai chi, and qigong to help students achieve a more enlightened and higher awareness.


To embark on this spiritual journey, it's important to identify and release any limiting beliefs that have been acquired since childhood, whether it's due to family, religion, education, society, or the media. Meditation, for instance, can only be effective when these beliefs are confronted and let go of.

One big difference between religion and a spiritual path is that religion offers communal rituals to create a sense of belonging and unity. Conversely, in a spiritual school, while there may be a master and colleagues, the individual is ultimately responsible for their own spiritual growth and development.


In a spiritual school, you have a master and colleagues, but you're ultimately on your own when it comes to your spiritual evolution. You know where it starts, but you have no idea when it will lead you to. You'll be encouraged to look within and acknowledge your fears, worries, and insecurities, which can be a bit stressful.

The Implications of Belonging to Both a Religion and a Spiritual School

I saw that some people keep up with both a religion and a spiritual school, kind of like going to first-grade classes at one school and third-grade courses at another. It takes time to transition from a religion to a spiritual school, and during this period a person may be part of both.


However, there can be problems if they never fully let go of their religious past, as this can lead to confusion and hinder spiritual progress.

Maintaining Balance

One of the toughest things for people who follow different spiritual paths is finding a way to balance their beliefs. It's important to find this balance to avoid feeling guilty, confused, or out of sync with your beliefs. To achieve this, consider the following tips:

  • Stay open-minded: Be open to learning and growing from both your religious and spiritual teachings. Remember that no single path has all the answers, and that embracing different perspectives can enrich your spiritual journey.

  • Make your values a priority: Take some time to think about the values that really matter to you, both in your religion and your spiritual school. Make sure you prioritize these values in your daily life to create a cohesive, integrated practice.

  • It's also a good idea to create a support network. It's good to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who understand and respect your journey. They can be a great source of guidance, encouragement, and support as you navigate the complexities of having two sets of beliefs.

  • Set boundaries: It's important to understand that there may be aspects of your religion and spiritual school that conflict with one another. It's important to set boundaries and make conscious choices about which beliefs and practices you'll incorporate into your life.


Balancing several spiritual traditions that a spiritual person might want to follow at the same time and observing the criteria above can be quite challenging.


Over time, if a person is influenced by two or more sources with significantly different vibrations, such as a religion and a spiritual tradition, their soul and body energy fields may suffer. It's not unusual to find spiritual practitioners who say they follow multiple spiritual schools, often with a mix of religious influences. It's important to avoid mixing different traditions, as this can have negative consequences.

Conclusion

From my own experience and from watching thousands of spirituals over many years, I've learned that it's best to keep things separate and fully commit to either a religion or a spiritual school when pursuing spiritual growth. If, after a reasonable period, you feel it no longer serves your spiritual growth, it's time to move on to another spiritual tradition that better suits your needs. However, it's important to make sure you completely stop doing the old practices so you don't get confused and have any setbacks on your spiritual journey.


Ultimately, the choice to belong to both a religion and a spiritual school is a very personal one. It takes some self-reflection, an open mind, and a willingness to embrace the beauty of different spiritual paths. By focusing on the things you have in common with your beliefs, you can create a harmonious and enriching spiritual journey that honors your unique connection to the divine.


Remember, it's not about choosing one over the other. It's about finding the balance and harmony that allows you to grow and thrive.


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