Since we cater to more spiritual than religious appetites, this blogcast features a spiritual practice that is the perfect practice to foster the avoidance of manacled miniaturization! You might be asking, “What on earth is Manacled Miniaturization?” Let us explain!
Manacled means limited, chained, or restricted. Miniaturization means reduction or diminishment. So Manacled Miniaturization is what happens when we limit our awareness by practicing exclusive behaviors, conforming mindlessly to religious dogma, and sticking with literal-only translations of scripture. These limiting beliefs and practices are like blinders, keeping us shackled to a limited understanding of the Truth of who we are. In effect, we keep ourselves chained to a small level of awareness – hence, Manacled Miniaturization.
The practice of avoiding Manacled Miniaturization invites you to combine the knowledge from ancient truth traditions, metaphysical and esoteric knowledge, and cutting edge science in order to gain the clearest, most sane, and 21st Century relevant content to assist you in your spiritual growth.
Understanding the Shift in Human Consciousness
A stunning shift in human consciousness is occurring which is literally transforming the way we see and experience spirituality and religion. Make no mistake about it, the shift is absolutely monumental and enduring. It is a testament to humankind’s perennial search for who we are, why we are, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going.
People are searching for spiritual growth outside of fundamental religious church environments and opting for spiritual practices they can apply at home alone or with like-minded people in natural settings and/or in small study groups in people’s homes.
More and more people are realizing that organized religion’s fixation on perpetuating its dogmatic glaucoma, patriarchal governance, repression of women, same sex bigotry, external God focus, and literal-only interpretations of sacred scripture will not provide the spiritual guardrails or the smooth escalator ride needed for them to pursue their own spiritual path.
This spiritual path encourages you to opt for:
- individual choice over institutional decree;
- inner spiritual experience over ceremonial religious creeds;
- cutting edge science and objective evidence over wishcraft and rigid dogma;
- unity and global oneness over separation, exclusivity, and tribalism.
The rarified air of this practice may mean keeping it an individual practice because the level of heightened consciousness it endorses is reached by few people. It is a cutting edge practice, a spiritual pioneering practice. Its depth and expansiveness are available to everyone, but few take the time to cultivate a serious appreciation for metaphysical and esoteric material.
This practice demands people who aren’t willing to wait for mainstream religion and religious fundamentalism to catch up to more enlightened thought! You will recognize that once an expanded spiritual awareness is experienced, it makes it difficult, if not impossible, to go back to a walled-in religious perspective.
Staying ‘unmanacled’ means:
- attending spiritual retreats and conferences;
- finding top-notch TV, YouTubes, and websites on spirituality;
- cultivating your own meditational and/or affirmative prayer practice;
- forming study groups with like-minded people;
- leaving dogma completely behind;
- engaging in your own ‘heavy’ reading, writing, and blogging; and
- traveling to spiritual sites all around the world.
It means freeing your hands for service and opening your mind up to metaphysical and esoteric thought; disciplined meditation; and getting to know more about sciences such as neuroscience, biology and quantum physics.
Take the manacles off and free yourself from the limitations of stale religious programming and fossilized beliefs that keep you handcuffed and out of the ‘enlightenment loop.’