The first thing we should understand about "spirituality" is that it is not something that can be bottled and sold for a profit. With advantages of technology in combination with a bad economy, there are a lot of parasites out there preying to take advantage of people in their down times. This is because there are those who know that when people may be facing troubling times, they tend to turn "inward" to find answers to hopefully relieve their anxious situations.
In the past, the church would benefit as the place turned towards to find answers. However, with the continuous controversies surrounding many places of worship, people are growing tired of having someone else teach them the path who may not be actually walking the path his or herself. Many "false prophets" will try to sell you on a fairy tale life full of riches, wonder and splendor through "the word," self-help books, law of attraction and/or personal transformation classes to supposedly help you to live a more fulfilling life. The truth of the matter is all you need is to get the right sort of assistance to help you find your own answers within yourself! Jesus said it best, "the kingdom of God is within you."
1 S.O.U.L. at http://1soul.net may be the sort of community you are looking for to find others of like-mind who may be experiencing exactly what you are going through and can relate to your questions or concerns. 1 S.O.U.L. is an acronym for "One Source Of Universal Love" founded by Lateef Terrell Warnick author of "Journey of the Soul: Day One" and is a Global Community Website & Worldwide Spiritual Social Network for people from all walks of life! If you are looking for ways to grow as an individual then this may be the place to help to shed some light.
The ultimate goal of starting the spiritual path should be sincere and genuine and not for mere abilities, powers, material gain or the perfect worldly life. True fulfillment must come from within and it has been called many names by yogis as Samadhi, by Buddha as Nirvana, by mystics as Self-Realization, by Shamans as "Great Spirit," Christ Consciousness, Logos, Kaivalya and others; ultimately these are simply many ways of attempting to describe one who is "Awakened" or Liberated from the delusion of Maya. 1 S.O.U.L. cannot deliver or promise anyone this but it can help provide the tools and share the stories of the paths of those who have achieved this Enlightenment.
1 S.O.U.L. is for people who believe Love is more important than our differences. Variances in faith, religion, nationality, gender, language or race all tend to separate while Love is the only force that unites! 1 S.O.U.L. believes that despite the differences in our outer appearances, we are all united by a common bond within ourselves; we are a lot more alike than many realize. Every human being as a soul is a spark of the Creator and unique as a three-part individual of body, mind & spirit. We encourage development of all three aspects of the person as well as collectively for humanity at large across the globe!
1 S.O.U.L. doesn't endorse any one particular religion, philosophy or teaching. However, we do feel there is a universal message found within all faiths. Some embody this spirit more profoundly than others but they all are merely "stepping stones" to assist you developing your "bodily temple" and becoming as "perfect as the Spirit" within. This REAL you is grander than anything your imagination can fathom.
1 S.O.U.L. is dedicated to a movement in spirituality, an upliftment of consciousness, and an experiment in Love."Love for who?" you may ask. Well, the love for all of humanity of course! For ages, mankind has had an attitude of identifying with only those that we believed were like ourselves. We've all been guilty of discriminating against those who appear different. Things such as skin color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age and religious beliefs have separated us. However, most of our differences are based only in thought or idea. Science has shown that despite our different physical appearances, mankind's genetic variation is less than .5% and we are physiologically speaking 99.5% alike! And socially we all seek the same things such as happiness, family, friends, material comfort, health and spiritual expression. Spiritually speaking, we are all made of the same Essence.
Therefore, this community will serve as an opportunity for you to assist in raising the human consciousness. The only connection that has the ability to unite all of mankind in common purpose is Love. Regardless of your lifestyle or religious beliefs, love for our Creator and love for one another can overcome all differences we often tend to focus on. Even an Atheist who may not believe in a Divine Power can be a part of this effort by simply believing in the practice of love for Life!
You are invited to join this spiritual community, create a profile, share your thoughts & personal stories, socialize, network, start a group or simply meet & mingle with individuals from across the world. We share topics on yoga, meditation, alternative healing, metaphysics, esotericism, spirituality, enlightenment, law of attraction, mysticism, chakra system, kundalini, vegetarianism, veganism, quantum physics, healthy diet, sanatana dharma, advaita vedanata or non-duality, gnosticism, spreading light and universal love. The mission of this social network is to uplift mankind based upon a simple but powerfully magnetic truth of unity in Love! Mutual respect for our differences will strengthen our similarity in purpose.
The "One Source Of Universal Love" within is the only power strong enough to change the world! As Gandhistated "you must be the change you seek in the world!" If you are looking for a website and community that lives up to its name then this may be the place for you. Members become known as "Harbingers" or those that provide shelter or light the path as lightworkers to help others through service. Check it out to see for yourself...
"No Dogma... Just Dialogue, Development & Devotion!"