You could spend all your days reading books about the spiritual life – you could dream about it, fantasize about it, study the philosophy of the world and judge everything around you – but that won’t really get you any closer to being Spiritual – to experiencing personal growth and Enlightenment. You can’t get there by reading and studying you have to practice, but to practice you must first know what you should be practicing – you need some authoritative guidance to help you find the right path to take.
Unfortunately, the greater part of modern literature on this subject has been strongly influenced by the times – and face it, modern attitudes are hostile to real spiritual attainment. Many books and so-called teachers often pump out systems based on fear of confronting actual life and a real ignorance of what people need today and what they are capable of achieving. The modern view is warped by rules, prejudices and concepts of collectivism and fake social justice that allow only a few people the ability to hang on to spiritual power and thus maintain a rigid, decadent social system. The modern world does not want you to experience true spiritual growth which would free you from its grasp: it wants you to be dependent on an elitist, Luciferian state ideology.
What people need today is the same thing they needed a thousand, two thousand, five thousand years ago or more – a path to divine union. That doesn’t mean an absolute rejection of materialism, it means being able to embrace life IN the world without becoming part OF the world – living as close to Spirit as your physical limitations allow.
Originally, spirituality and meditation were a core part of all positive religions. This is because religion, in general, is something local while spirituality is universal. The religion of your people, culture and traditions gave you access to Spirit in a direct and wholesome environment. Separating spirituality from religion turns it into an orphan of the storm, subject to whatever debris the wind and rain throw at it. Practicing spirituality requires an established framework to make it functional.
I’m not suggesting that you must adhere to whatever religion you were born into or whatever religion is dominant in your locality – I am saying that a religious structure that has been around for thousands of years and is still thriving and growing probably has something positive to offer you and shouldn’t be rejected just for the sake of being “modern.” It might be true that many faith groups have been corrupted by modern social viewpoints so that they are almost unrecognizable from their foundations, but it is possible to look back at the origins of the religion and use the early principles for your own spiritual benefit.
Spirituality, separated from cultural tradition and authoritative sources, will likely end up attached to some modernistic, State held belief system loaded with collectivist nonsense about abandoning the past in favor of some mythical great reset. Positive spirituality is eternal and never changing. But negative spirituality also exists as a manipulative, malevolent force that seeks to corrupt and enslave the masses who reject the truth. Be on your guard.