A True Religion

by Dean Pirera

The Way of the Livingness is a deeply honouring religion that has no churches, no followers, no priests and  no-one who is of more value or importance than another – because it knows and presents that every single person is the equal Son of God returning to their natural and Divine way of being. It emphasises the word returning because it knows we are all already Divine and pure by essence – just disconnected from it and now making our way back again. In this religion, there are no ‘born sinners’, no ‘chosen people’, just everyone the same and equal in a one brotherhood.

Not only is this religion amazing in its presentation of a one unified truth for humanity, it goes much, much deeper by providing a living example of how to re-develop the Divinity within ourselves and re-kindle our connection with God as an everyday practical human being – in going about work, spending time with family, raising children, having a career and so on and forth. The Way of the Livingness therefore teaches you to be a responsible, loving, supportive, and understanding human being – while simultaneously never losing sight of the practicals and rigours that we all must endure in everyday life. Equally, it never lets go of the sacredness and truth of the fact that we are Divine beings and Sons of God, living in physical bodies.

After 8 years of learning and developing with The Way of the Livingness, my life has changed profoundly. From being an emotional and spiritual wreck, having a large financial debt, living in an unhappy relationship and generally feeling very unworthy as a person, I have turned my life completely around and become a more responsible person with a much healthier financial situation, a wonderful career, a strong marriage that is held in true love, and a deep relationship with myself and God. All of this has amounted to a rich and blessed life, which I have myself and the Way of the Livingness to absolutely thank for that.

Perhaps, the best part about this religion can be summed up like this: that it leaves each and every person knowing that who they are, what they do with their lives and how they choose to be in terms of love, care and taking responsibility for themselves, is all entirely up to themselves. It is a triumph in self-responsibility and if embraced, allows a person to be completely empowered by their own choices – no Saviours to come and do that for them, no magic pills or secret membership, just free will and choices based on a true understanding of life.

This is a glorious religion because it presents a simple way of living that if applied naturally returns love, common sense and a deep connection to God back into our lives.

217 thoughts on “A True Religion

  1. The Way of The Livingness has much to offer humanity, ‘The Way of the Livingness therefore teaches you to be a responsible, loving, supportive, and understanding human being – while simultaneously never losing sight of the practicals and rigours that we all must endure in everyday life. Equally, it never lets go of the sacredness and truth of the fact that we are Divine beings and Sons of God, living in physical bodies.’

  2. “everyone the same and equal in a one brotherhood.” This is the antidote to comparison and jealousy that is so rife in the world today.

  3. Thank you Dean, this was lovely to read, and can I add that the religion of The Way of the Livingness (the Way of the soul on earth) is also a very simple way of living. Once the self is restored back to divinity it becomes about a much greater purpose, that is to be responsible to the all we are a part of, and to reflect the truth of our being (which is the soul) to remind others of their true selves.

  4. This makes me really appreciate how The Way of The Livingness is about bringing Divinity in a lived form, that it is very real to be living as sons of God. For all of us.

  5. The Way of the Livingness is just that, a simple way to live a responsible life connected to our own divinity and guided by a heartfelt love for all equally.

  6. I used to think that religion is not for me, i admired people who were devoted to something and lived their lives with kindness or didn’t follow the mass and engage with what is common, but for me it never felt true, it never felt like that is how I want to live my life. Many of my friends were religious, some coming from families so devoted to their faith that their father was the head of their religious building. Others, of a different faith who went to their religious building almost on daily basis. We spoke about religion, I observed my friends grow and change their lives as a result of being religious or not. When we were young, many of us respected those who chose that path. There was no condemnation, no judgement like we see today in society. However, all of that never felt like it was true for me, it never felt like I would become a better human being as a result choosing one of those religions i was observing every day, many of the teachings made sense – even the ones that some question and attack. Yet, i never thought it would be something I want to do for myself, not until I came across Universal Medicine and The Way of The Livingness, a religion that makes sense. Teachings that can be applied to everything I do. The reason this rings a bell for me is simply because I am a sucker for integrity, when I come across genuine, heartfelt honesty and a way to do things which truly, 100% is not about making oneself better off, but where there is quality, dedication and clear intent I melt. I melt because this is not common in society, we don’t have that – so when we see it, it sticks out like a healthy thumb 😉

  7. Dean thank you for writing so clearly and concisely of a true religion, one that is actually free so far of misinterpretation. It is a very powerful way to live and if it were to be lived by all of us it would change humanity overnight.

    1. Absolutely Mary, life would certainly be different instantaneously as true religion would be like a snow ball gathering everyone as it went along and then it would reach a critical mass and engulf everyone.

  8. I agree with everything you say Dean especially this part
    “This is a glorious religion because it presents a simple way of living that if applied naturally returns love, common sense and a deep connection to God back into our lives.”

  9. I love the practicality and realness of The Way of The Livingness religion. As the writer states its not about worship, rituals, piety etc. It’s just going about your life in connection to your relationship with God, divinity, the universe.

    1. Absolutely it is grounded in the practical realities of our daily lives whilst never losing the connection to our inner essence, the universe and God’s love for us all.

  10. I have not heard of anyone truly turning their life around for the better and consequently being more open, loving and truly joyous in their lives, other than those who have started to live The Way of The Livingness

    1. True, I have not heard of people who have turned their lives around, and are consistently living a more loving, responsible, and purposeful way, than those who have started to live The Way of The Livingness.

  11. “This is a glorious religion because it presents a simple way of living that if applied naturally returns love, common sense and a deep connection to God back into our lives”. And this exactly why I can now say that The Way of The Livingness is my religion, a religion which has supported me to understand who I am, what this life is all about and my place in the world. And that’s pretty big for someone, who 10 years ago, cringed at the word religion and all that I felt it represented.

  12. Quite simply The Way of The Livingness makes sense! There is no wild out there theories or claims despite what has been reported in the media. It’s entire foundation comes from living the simple truths of the body which we all have equal access to anyway.

  13. The Way of The Livingness has made me realise the strength of being myself, that there is no judgment and from that I have learnt to know myself and to know God too.

  14. The Way of The Livingness is indeed super practical, super real, super loving, and super responsible. It is the truth. It is the true way to live our full potential in life. It is the way of our Soul and the true way to understand God and all that is of truth and lies within this world.

  15. The complete freedom to learn about life through connection with our inner love is the Way of the Livingness, us learning to live the truth of our connection to the divine beings we all are within.

  16. The Way of The Livingness offers us every tool we will ever need for life, but it comes with no expectations, no churches, no rules and no dogma but the most incredible support to develop a relationship with ourselves, with others and with God. It is a way which has always been known to us and is a totally natural way to live.

  17. “The best part about this religion can be summed up like this: that it leaves each and every person knowing that who they are, what they do with their lives, and how they choose to be in terms of love, care and taking responsibility for themselves, is all entirely up to themselves.” Beautifully said Dean – and this is a great difference between many religions and The Way of The Livingness – it leaves you empowered, standing on your own two feet knowing that you are part of divinity, rather than separating you from it, or telling you that it’s only found in a church or a synagogue.

  18. I love your testimony and how you are sharing about it without any bravado or glorification of anything outside yourself – making it very clear it is a way of living we all can choose if we are willing to do so.

  19. I agree with you Elizabeth, The Way of The Livingness is not about retreating from life, it is practical and encompasses all aspect of daily living.
    Like Dean wrote it ‘teaches you to be a responsible, loving, supportive, and understanding human being – while simultaneously never losing sight of the practicals and rigours that we all must endure in everyday life.’

    1. And it is simple, ‘This is a glorious religion because it presents a simple way of living that if applied naturally returns love, common sense and a deep connection to God back into our lives.’

  20. If every religion on earth had the same foundation as the Way of The Livingness where everyone is equal, as we are all (sons of) God we couldn’t have a war about religion. It simply wouldn’t exist, because it wouldn’t be an option as it is not about right/wrong or winners/losers.

  21. Thank you Dean, it couldn’t be expressed more clearly.
    The simplicity is felt in our way forward as humanity.
    A new trendy religion which asks you in a loving way taking a deeper responsibility about your life which Will serve you and equally all around you.

    1. A way of being that brings back responsibility and empowerment of self, ‘It is a triumph in self-responsibility and if embraced, allows a person to be completely empowered by their own choices.’

  22. The word Returning makes clear that religion is about movement, but not just any movement, but the one that helps us to return to a much grander version of us and that requires building up our quality on the go.

  23. “It is a triumph in self-responsibility and if embraced, allows a person to be completely empowered by their own choices” – I agree. We are being made aware of the fact that we are Sons of God and here to learn to move like one.

  24. When I first heard that the way of living that I was so drawn to was in fact a ‘religion’ I was concerned, I’d spent 18 years of my life escaping the Roman Catholic religion that I was born into and here I was being introduced to another one. But this time I’m happy to stay. Here in The Way of The Livingness there is no dogma, only people living in a healthy way that is inspiring me to make healthy choices too. It encompasses all areas of my life and it encompasses everybody regardless of whether they are rich or poor, what country they live in, it is for all of us, all of humanity. No need for separation and segregation, no need for wars, no peace only Harmony, Love, Joy, Truth and Stillness.

  25. Beautifully said Doug. We can no more ‘join’ a religion than we can ‘join’ our own breath. Religion is lived all the time, the quality of that religion shows in the quality of our lives, bodies and relationships.

  26. I love how everyone is equal in this religion and that there is not a ‘you can join, you can’t join’ mentality and neither is there a ‘you are better than the other’ it is all equal.

  27. Beautifully expressed Dean and very inspiring to read – how empowering true Religion -The Way of The Livingness, is in its lived expression.
    “It is a triumph in self-responsibility and if embraced, allows a person to be completely empowered by their own choices – no Saviours to come and do that for them, no magic pills or secret membership, just free will and choices based on a true understanding of life”.

  28. Dean you capture it beautifully, ‘a glorious religion because it presents a simple way of living that if applied naturally returns love, common sense and a deep connection to God back into our lives.’ Exactly and everyone can choose, knowing that their choices impact how they live and that no-one else does it for them … truly empowering and deeply responsible.

  29. Being made aware, through the religion of The Way of The Livingness that one is “…just disconnected from it [our Divine way of being] and now making our way back again” is a revelation that opens the gates to Heaven.

  30. When True Religion is found, it is so simple to see why we are all equal, but we all have so many built up ideals and beliefs around religion, truth, equality and brotherhood, that it can take a lot of letting go of old systemic ways, to return to the True Love we all are.

  31. This is such a beautiful sharing Dean. There is so much simplicity and truth oozing from every word and these words in particular describing The Way of The Livingness really resonated throughout my body. “a living example of how to re-develop the Divinity within ourselves and re-kindle our connection with God as an everyday practical human being”. I love that it is a living religion, that it is about building a connection with our innermost and with God, and that everything that we come to know as truth we can live in the most practical way.

    1. So true Fiona, the opening paragraph encompasses clearly and succinctly the living quality of true religion, the religion of The Way of The Livingness.

  32. The Way of The Livingness is the first and only religion to teach that each member and not “it” is the true saviour of our woes. We save ourselves. Now that is empowerment!

  33. I grew up in a religion where there is separatism, men and women are seen differently.

    The Way of The Livingness is simple and unifying, that we are all from the one, no one less no one more, we are all the same – LOVE

  34. The Way of The Livingness “it never lets go of the sacredness and truth of the fact that we are Divine beings and Sons of God, living in physical bodies.” A call and responsibility to live the Divine being we already are.

  35. A great article on how we can choose to support ourselves and how this then returns to us and supports everything around us, as the article is saying “It is a triumph in self-responsibility and if embraced, allows a person to be completely empowered by their own choices.” Who knew that the word responsibility held so much regard and opened up so much. The responsibility for how we are, the quality that we are in the world in every moment is the true value and support we can all bring to each other right this second.

  36. Spot on Dean, The Way of The Livingness is a true religion that connects us to the grandness that we are all from without any strict rules or dogma.

  37. ‘Perhaps, the best part about this religion can be summed up like this: that it leaves each and every person knowing that who they are, what they do with their lives and how they choose to be in terms of love, care and taking responsibility for themselves, is all entirely up to themselves.’ The Way of The Livingness shows us who we are and gives us the great gift of self-responsibility.

  38. The Way of The Livingness religion is simply amazing, it naturally inspires love, common sense and a deep connection with the multidimensionality of the universe.

  39. Any imposition and instillation of fear or punishment is not religion. How could God ever be anything or express anything other than Love? Love can absolutely be firm and consistent but it sees everyone of us as the equal sons of God.

  40. Religion tends to be a strange business. There is competition between different brands, each one has a very strong tenet of what to be religious means, so there is a clear indication of how do you have to be. Their texts incite fear; fear that turns many into devotees. Established religions are about ‘buying’ security. The Way of The Livingness is totally different. It has no interest to participate in the so-called religious marketplace. This is because it understands the word religion totally different from the other ones. It adheres to its original meaning. It is not an instructional religion. It does not tell you how you have to be and act. No incitation to fear whatsoever; just beauty. And it makes very clear that life and religion are never about security. It leaves you alone with your choices, but at the same time, it calls you to be more, in the knowing that we are indeed much more than what we seem to be.

  41. Thank you Dean for a beautiful sharing of the changes that The Way of The Livingness has made in your life, it is amazing the freedom that self responsibility gives us in the way we choose to live our lives, we can now live life from the deep connection to our inner heart, where we feel the love, equalness and connection with God,humanity and nature.

  42. So beautifully said Dean, and every word true in my experience also. Never before in this life have I felt a more tangible way to live in connection to who I am, guided by a relationship with my will, God and the universe which continues to enrichen the everyday life I live, and all the relationships I share with others. The Way of The Livingness has inspired me to return me to live and breathe a life that feels absolutely natural, so much more Soulful and with a greater quality of truth and love, one that has my body and being singing with the joy of realising that we are the equal Sons of God, and our Divinity is our true way of being.

  43. Religion to me is simply a relationship, so like all my relationships it is a work in progress, I am a forever student and I am blessed to know that Religion is not owned by anyone, it does not mean you must follow or bow down. I am blessed to know that God is not mightier than I or revengeful. God is the wind blowing through the trees, the stillness in the starry sky and my heart’s rhythm when it aligns to all that this on offer. I have Universal Medicine’s profound and simple teachings to thank for my now healthy relationship with the grander more unseen side of life.

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