Problems are created by the sense of separation which pervades the material stages of consciousness. These problems can be healed by the sense of integration experienced in the spiritual stages of consciousness.
A sense of guilt is very common in the material stages of consciousness. In these, guilt can run rampant, causing severe limitation in a person’s path of spiritual development. A sense of guilt can spring from a real cause, such as a failure to live up to an obligation to help another person, or it can have its roots in imaginary fears. After all, guilt is one of the many manifestations of fear.
For example, a person can worry that they may be spiritually inadequate, even a sinner, perhaps. This creates the fear that God will not love them. Such thoughts are created within the material range of consciousness. However, upon moving into the spiritual stages of consciousness, the reality changes radically. It’s as if, in the spiritual world, the opposite is true. Instead of worrying about a lack of God’s love, your main challenge is to channel the unlimited love which fills the universe without being too distracted from your daily life by all of this wonderful energy.
One of the main sources of guilt in the modern world is the idea that humankind once fell from grace, and therefore it is fundamentally flawed. The question is, are we descended from sinners or are we simply part of an experience where we explore life in a particularly realistic way thanks to our spiritual disconnection? I think that the answer lies, oddly enough, with the Ford Motor Company!
The Ford Motor Company has built millions of cars over the decades. Some of them have later been found to have defects. Invariably, serious defects have led to complete recalls of the affected cars so that the faults can be promptly corrected.
Now, if a manufacturer of cars can be so efficient in fixing any defects in the cars they make, why would God be any less efficient in fixing an alleged fault in the creation called humanity? Unless, of course, it’s not a fault but actually a design feature.
God, the Creator of humanity, did not recall humanity to correct the alleged fault of spiritual disconnection. Therefore, it must be a design feature and not a fault. Life as a human is about finding out how to reconnect spiritually under the most realistic and challenging circumstances. And we continually rise to this challenge.
The higher stages of human consciousness are all about the development of spirituality. We are entering those stages of spiritual consciousness today, so wave goodbye to imaginary guilt and move ahead with confidence into the realms of spiritual expansion which lie before you.
The above material was an excerpt from Owen Waters’ book, Love, Light, Laughter: The New Spirituality, which is filled with insights that take you far beyond basic spiritual awakening.