What is spiritual focus? Can religion help to create a spiritual focus within someone?
Spiritual focus is the concentration of love established in you when you live from the energy of that love, as it focuses itself in your heart. You do this by being a heart person, rather than establishing yourself only within your mind’s narrower focus.
Focus is related to purpose, and religion gives each person a purpose to fulfil and to live from their own spiritual gifts or truths, as God has given these to them to firstly develop, secondly to understand, and then finally to wisely live.
Purpose lives in, or as a result of, the inspirational existence of love. Purpose is simply a directive push taking a person further into God’s love in order to fully experience it in a new and focused way.
Purpose is merely focus, and religion tries to show you that living from God’s love brings you increased understanding of that which is love’s purpose. Love’s purpose always is that it is simply trying to know itself through you.
Your focus should always be to establish a positionally related purpose, based on this great overall purpose of God, and that requires all souls to eventually consciously know how to live only from his love. They learn this from the acquiring of practical wisdom gained by seeing consciously the love that comes to them from God within every experience, and as a part of every type of life circumstance.
Religion focuses spiritual energy when that energy is love based. You make a purposeful life by following a creation of purposeful love. Try your hand at things that you love, and purpose will be found, because love always contains purpose, and true purpose always leads to love. Love focuses itself in you in this way though your serving God.
Focus is not really focus as such, but a return to the oneness of love. On the other hand, though, and rather paradoxically, when you do do this, love refocuses itself through you, and creates a vehicle of you for God’s love. This should be the goal of any good religion.
Humanity exists in order to love, and human life is a descriptive record of how love has loved. Jesus Christ loved in this way, and the religions created in his name basically just show you how better to love.
The purpose of spiritual focusing is achieved by you being who you are meant to be. Religions should work on who you really are, rather than who you can be by following that particular religion. The focus must always be on the individual.
When a person focuses themselves spiritually, they become true beacons of God’s light. Religion creates such lights that are all working for God, from the energy of his love.
” It is during our darkest moments that we must again focus to see the light.”
This quote from Aristotle Onassis, the Greek business tycoon, shows you how darkness or sin can unfocus you, but that when you try to refocus yourself onto God’s light, you reconnect to his love. You then see once more the truth that no darkness can exist within the full light of God’s love.
Religion is a focusing tool as much as it spiritually allows you to focus on love, and not on fear. When religion only creates fear in you, it is then that it can unfocus, as well as unbalance, you.
Religions should fit themselves around you, and not you around them. This is the only way that you can remain spiritually focused within a religion, and not get distracted from following your own truths, by trying to follow the tenets and dictates of a religion instead.
This is following the letter of the law, rather than its spirit. The problem is that following religious dicta in this way leads you away from the true spirit of God’s love, that should be living in you, and not just being portrayed outwardly in the religion.
A person should not focus themselves in a religion in order to be seen as being a paid up, bona fide member of that religion, and so held up to be a good person. A person should be a good person, by focusing themselves spiritually only ever from the power of God’s love.
Nothing must replace this love, and this is why the Christian Bible has advised every person to seek the kingdom of God, or in other words, God’s love first, and then it reassures you that all else will then be made available to you in your life.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
This verse is to be found in Saint Matthew’s gospel, at chapter 6, and verse 33. It sums up the relationship that should exist between religion and spiritual focus.
Religions should not put themselves above this either; the first focus must always be on loving God with all that you are. This comes from Jesus’s first great commandment, which is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your mind, with all of your strength, and with all of your soul. This should be your first area of spiritual focus; the second should be on loving your neighbour in a similar way, and this is where religion can actually help you.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbour as yourself.”
These are Jesus’s two great commandments, as given by Luke, and to be found at, Luke chapter 10 and verse 27.