God (by any name), the Soul, Religion, and Spirituality

I am fed by Super Soul Sunday on the OWN channel. There have been countless spiritual leaders who have touched me by sharing their thoughts  with Oprah.

In this broadcast they are sharing their beliefs about many of life’s questions.

Definition of God

Several speakers defined God as Love.

Wayne Dyer

God is the highest place within each and every one of us.

Michael Singer

The indwelling consciousness.

Our Source

Deepak Chopra

God is infinite creativity. Infinite compassion. The evolutionary impulse of the universe.

What is the difference between spiritual and religious?

Ilanya Van Zant

Religion is the rules, regulations, ceremonies and rituals developed by man to develop conformity and uniformity in the approach to God.

Spirituality is God’s call to your soul.

DeVon Franklin

I think that religion is the structure for spirituality I think that spirituality can exist even outside of religion but I do believe that most religions came to be because they wanted to help people understand how to navigate this life from a spiritual standpoint.

Can you be spiritual and not religious? Absolutely!

Can you be religious and not spiritual? Absolutely! Unfortunately.

What is the Soul?

Eckhart Tolle

The consciousness that you are, beyond form.

Wayne Dyer

The soul is the birthless, deathless, changeless part of us; the part of us that looks out from behind our eyes and has no form.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The soul is the divine part of our self. It is our divine nature. It is a part of us that is one with God.

Jean Houston

The soul is the essence of who and what we are. It is the lure of our becoming.

What do I believe?

Michael Singer

I believe in the divinity inside of every single human being.

. . .

Isn’t it all fascinating? This journey?

The Student

P. S. I wish Rev. Ed Bacon had been included.


Filed under Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Super Soul Sunday

4 responses to “God (by any name), the Soul, Religion, and Spirituality

  1. rummuser

    Had the Rev Bacon been born in India or say in one of the South East Asian countries, he could well have become a Sanyasi or a Buddhist Monk. He is a remarkable exception among the rest of the Bible Belt worthies.

    I am a Vedantin as I suspect Deepak Chopra is though he does not say that clearly anywhere. For a Vedantin, i.e one who follows the Vedanta philosophy, the Mahavaakyas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mah%C4%81v%C4%81kyas) clearly state that God (Brahman) and the individual are one.

    • Life Student

      Having been raised by broad-minded fundamentalist Christians who journeyed toward oneness…I am continuing that journey. I agree with you about Rev. Bacon. I’m not a church-goer but would probably be happy to hear him on a Sunday morning.

  2. Thanks for writing those down so that I can refer back. Love that show!

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