One Portrait of God (and how to Create Your Own)
Create a genesis myth and discover your spiritual self. This is the premise behind One Portrait of God (And How to Create Your Own). "Portrait" outlines how creating a myth lends key insights into your spiritual perceptions which you can use to build a faith uniquely yours. This is the kind of faith that brings peace and a "meaning of life" message you can trust because it comes from you. More
Arguably the most important question we can ask ourselves is, who am I? Tradition has it there are four basic levels to our being: physical, mental, emotional. . . and spiritual. In our culture we pay the expected amount of attention to the first three but tend to neglect or gloss over the fourth. Maybe we don't have enough faith in our spiritual validity, maybe we don't know how to define it, maybe we're just unsure of how to explore this aspect of ourselves. So we are content to acknowledge it only in the vaguest of terms or to relegate its care and keeping to formal institutions which, unfortunately, seem to be more concerned with satisfying their own self serving, self perpetuating agendas than with helping people discover, collectively and individually, human spirituality.
At best, then, we have an incomplete understanding of ourselves; and perhaps the part we are missing is the most vital. Perhaps before we are physical, mental and emotional beings we are spiritual beings. Could this be why our culture, probably the most affluent in the world and all of history, is so desperately unhappy?
One Portrait of God (And How to Create Your Own) offers suggestions as to how to find and explore your spiritual self. The first step is to create your own genesis myth. How you choose to imagine the cosmos as it comes into being reveals key aspects of your spiritual outlook which you can then build upon to erect a bridge of understanding between you and your spiritual self.
The ancient Greeks told us,"Man, know thyself and thou wilt know the universe and the gods." Self understanding leads to understanding of our reality (of which we are an inextricable part). In short, it leads to wisdom. You can have everything in place for yourself but if you do not have spiritual self understanding, core self understanding, none of it is centered or grounded and it is as though you have nothing. Couldn't this be applied to our sophisticated but empty society? But as you begin earnest forays into your spiritual self, your deepest self, your primal self, even if everything else in your life is awhirl you are comforted. You have begun moving toward inner peace.