Examples of Stage I and II Spiritual Development
“Can you give us personal stories of people at various stages of spiritual development?” Based on the findings of M. Scott Peck and other noted psychiatrist, I think so.
Dr. Peck saw when he used the same therapeutic approaches on different patients – he got startlingly different results. He was the same therapist. His therapy was the same, but he obtained “utterly different outcomes from a religious point of view.” Continue reading
One Approach to Understanding Ourself and Others
Have you ever wondered:
- why many people view life in terms of right and wrong, black and white, and yet others people seeing things in more shades of gray,
- why some take religious texts literally, while others understand them as metaphoric,
- why others think their religion is “the only true one,” while others view all religions as streams leading to the same ocean?
One possible answer lies in what researchers have found; as we experience emotional and intellectual growth, we progress spiritually. Just as we experience phases in human physical and psychological growth, we can also define stages in normal spiritual development. Continue reading
A Master Teacher Speaks
Paul Ferrini is an open-minded and compassionate teacher who empowers us to awaken our divine potential within. He is truly inspired as he writes about a unique blend of spirituality and psychology. His special focus is on love and forgiveness. He says the only thing standing between us and an authentic spiritual approach to living – – is us. In this article, we review Paul’s approach to love and forgiveness. Continue reading