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Many of those deeply interested in the spiritual life apart from particular religious traditions believe that the evolution of religion itself has been leading to a new age of god-awareness, an age of cosmic harmonizing between human consciousness and divine reality. Anticipated as a time of convergence, when the sharp divisions between human philosophical, ethical, and religious systems and divine movements begin to fade, many believe that the time is now; the veil is thinning and human consciousness is now ready to receive the divine in new ways. How well attuned are we to this spiritual transition? What is emerging and how will it transform and transcend both religious and scientific claims? Whose are the voices that best articulate this great awakening and what vision are they giving us? How can we best cooperate with and enter into this new age of human/divine confluence?

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The Fire of the Heart: Meister Eckhart's Wisdom for Our Times

The Fire of the Heart: Meister Eckhart's Wisdom for Our Times

Matthew Fox, Episcopal Priest, Founder of Creation Spirituality

Meister Eckhart was all about the Cosmic Christ and our going face to face with the sacred universe—the universe within and the universe outside us.

Evolutionary Thinning of the Veil

Evolutionary Thinning of the Veil

Ken Wilber, Philosopher, Author, Blogger, "Wake Up, Grow Up"

What is happening today is indeed a "thinning of the Veil" between human and Divine, leading, it certainly appears, toward what the Sufis call "the Supreme Identity"—the identity between a human soul and a divine God in a yet deeper or higher Godhead.

Our Senses as Conduits to the Divine

Our Senses as Conduits to the Divine

Sibyl Dana Reynolds, Spiritual Director, Author, Founder of Sacred LifeArts

Could there be an inherent invitation to revisit ancient wisdom to inform the present as we navigate this era of shifting paradigms?

Is the World Any Thinner? No.

Is the World Any Thinner? No.

Frederick Schmidt, Professor, Episcopal Priest, Blogger, "What God Wants for Your Life"

I am not at all convinced that we are living into a new era of spiritual consciousness. I don't think that the world is becoming "thinner," or that God is more available than ever before.

The Unveiling: Our Ascension

The Unveiling: Our Ascension

Kristy Robinett, Psychic Medium, Author, Blogger, "A Happy Medium"

Many who subscribe to the Ascension belief would say that we have entered the time that marks the end of the world—not the end of the human race, but the end as we know it.

Living Awakening: Behind the Veil

Living Awakening: Behind the Veil

Sally Kempton, Author, Teacher of Spiritual Meditation and Wisdom

Seeing through the veil is useless unless we live up to the largeness of our most awakened moments. An awakening asks us not only to seize the opportunities we're being given, but to let them inspire the way we live.

There Is No Veil: Moving Past Fear

There Is No Veil: Moving Past Fear

Reverend Trish Hall, Inspirational Speaker, Author

If there's no such thing as a Divine Veil, then the veil that so many folks seem to cling to is nothing more than a human delusion that reinforces the sense of separation and disempowers people.

Remnants of a Veil on the Wings of Harmony

Remnants of a Veil on the Wings of Harmony

Iva Nasr, Seer, Author, Coach

My cardinal tenet to continue doing my part for our collective collaboration as a surviving and aspiring humanity is to find and sustain my inner coherence and harmonious sound.

No, the Veil Is Not Thinning...Except That It Is

No, the Veil Is Not Thinning...Except That It Is

Sam Alexander, Minister, Blogger, "Christianity for the Spiritual But Not Religious"

The conditions are being met for an evolutionary move forward. It's creation's way; it is in the nature of an evolutionary universe: stress drives evolutionary change.

Revealing the Inner Cathedral: Humankind's Spiritual Evolution

Revealing the Inner Cathedral: Humankind's Spiritual Evolution

Cynthia Occelli, Author and Blogger, "A Goddess in LA"

We begin to understand the difference between helping and harming and realize there's no need for religious wardens to keep us in line anymore.

Scientific Rigor and Spiritual Evolution: The Work of Jeffrey Kripal

Scientific Rigor and Spiritual Evolution: The Work of Jeffrey Kripal

Dr. Kripal is an important voice at the intersection of science and spirituality, seeking to articulate ways of being religious in light of 21st-century knowledge and experience.

Changing Consciousness, Changing Us

Changing Consciousness, Changing Us

Pamala Oslie, Author, Consultant, Lecturer, and Psychic

We've lived too long thinking we're just little pawns on the chessboard and acting as if we have little or no power.

An Asian Angle on Spirituality Without Religion

An Asian Angle on Spirituality Without Religion

Priscilla Pope-Levison and Jack Levison, Professors, Authors, Speakers

It was not spirituality, unhinged from political and social realities, that reshaped India, but the impact of the life and teaching of the historical Jesus.

The Dawning of the Interspiritual Age

The Dawning of the Interspiritual Age

Brandan Robertson, Evangelical Author, Activist, Blogger, "Reevangelical"

For once, there is real potential for a convergence of the best from all traditions; there is the chance for an unparalleled universal communion, which humanity has only imagined.

Commentary From Our Blogging Community

We Are Living In Extraordinary Times

We Are Living In Extraordinary Times

Nirvana Reginald Gayle

Yes indeed, we are living in extraordinary times. In spite of the negativity, wars & rumors of wars, religious infighting, the decline of the church, and the proliferation of violence, mall killings, mass murders, and ethnic crimes, ecological challenges. There is actually, an unmistakable trend towards a world of greater peace, harmony, tolerance and compassion. [Read More...]

Lifting the veil: Is the Time Now?

Lifting the veil: Is the Time Now?

Women of Spirit and Faith

Is the time now? Always. Have our religious, philosophical and ethical systems converged? Well…it’s a process. Like any seed sprouting, there is a struggle against resisting soil to burst to the surface. The evolving spiritual consciousness is happening now. But to happen, it also meets resistance.  This is a necessity of growth. Change is a [Read More...]

Co-workers With the Gods

Co-workers With the Gods

John Beckett

Some believe human consciousness is expanding and we are now ready to receive god-awareness. But history says unveilings are always presented to individuals, never to humanity as a whole. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability.

Emerging Paradigms, The Divine Feminine and Learning to Love the Bear

Emerging Paradigms, The Divine Feminine and Learning to Love the Bear

Women of Spirit and Faith

As I scan the horizon in search of religious trends and emerging spirituality, I see a huge wave of change that can be summarized in one sentence: The Divine Feminine is on the rise… and that’s a good thing! The wisdom of the Divine Feminine may be the only compass that can lead us through [Read More...]

Moving away from formal religion—toward a one-to-one relationship with God.

Moving away from formal religion—toward a one-to-one relationship with God.

Tom Rapsas

The problem is that we have lost religion—in the deep meaning of the word. We have formal religions that contain the seeds of genuine religiousness, but they are weakened by…fundamentalism, moralism, empty ritual, misunderstood teachings and general irrelevancy. ~Thomas Moore Are you one of the millions worldwide who classify themselves as “spiritual but not religious”? [Read More...]

6 Benefits of the Spiritual Evolution

6 Benefits of the Spiritual Evolution

kathleenokeefe

  We are still in the Age of Aquarius. “Back to the Future” is still moving forward with the convergence of religion and spirituality. What does this shift mean for your world and Universal Wisdom?  The answer lies behind the veil of consciousness pulled back by guided dreams.   According to different astrologers’ calculations, the [Read More...]

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