The Way of the Livingness: Understanding True Religion

The only time I was placed in the spotlight of religion was when I was at school and had to take a class on RE – Religious Education. Even then I would either play truant or mess about in class with friends.

So, having grown up with no experience of religion I had no frame of reference as to what was good or bad; I never had any time for religion itself as it never made sense to me and I always felt it wasn’t the truth. And then there was God, the man in the sky with the big white beard. What was he all about?

I could never understand how religion would say that God loves us but then there are all these rules that, if you don’t follow them, you will be punished.

As an example, one thing that stands out with Christianity that I could never get to grips with was that if you are a Christian you are supposed to be good, kind and benevolent.

What does being good, kind or benevolent have to do with being religious? Those qualities come from inside a person and we shouldn’t need a religion to tell us to be this way.

Being religious and being good has no correlation as is evidenced by the fact that throughout history most wars have been fought in the name of ‘religion’. There has been a lot of bloodshed just because someone thought their God was better than someone else’s God.

Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon have presented to me ‘The Way of the Livingness’ and have inspired me to know who God really is, and that true religion is not dogmatic or hypocritical.

For me, this is what true religion means:

  • True religion is realising that we don’t need someone to tell us that we have to ‘get or find God’ because God is already inside each and every one of us.
  • True religion is not something that divides us but unites us All – as we are all equal sons of God. I know that I am no more or no less than any other as I am an equal Son of God.
  • True religion is how I live my life on a day-to-day basis and taking full responsibility for all my choices.
  • True religion is being aware of what my body is feeling and honouring that by expressing that feeling.
  • True religion is knowing that before I can truly love another, I have to love myself first.

I feel that every religion has an element of truth to it and that truth is ‘Love’. But in my experience what I have seen in many other religions is that there are too many rules and conditions, there is too much of “my religion is the best and only through my religion will you get to God.”

God is pure love and pure love does not judge or have rules or conditions. What ‘The Way of the Livingness’ presents is a simple way to return to our natural essence… LOVE.

With ‘The Way of the Livingness’ I can say that I finally understand what true religion is.

Inspired by the work of Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon

By Tim Bowyer, Age 51, London Bus Driver 

This blog originated as a comment in response to: The Way of the Livingness – the Religion I’ve Always Known

949 thoughts on “The Way of the Livingness: Understanding True Religion

  1. There are no rules – we are simply guided by the way things feel and then we make choices based on that. The quality of our life and our connection to the divine is naturally defined by the quality of those choices – a very simple equation that requires no qualifications, education or massive IQ. Just for us to be ourselves.

  2. Religion in truth is the most natural way of being and living there is, we just need to undo the created complications that have bastardized the simplicity we come from and hence return to by the lived practice of religion in truth.

  3. “True religion is knowing that before I can truly love another, I have to love myself first” When I read this I’m reminded of all the abuse inflicted by priests, nuns, monks clerics and teachers in formalised religions and recognise that any abuse of another comes from their own lack of self love. To train and ordain priests, ministers and teachers without this fundamental teaching at its heart invites abuse of self and others.

  4. Being religious is a way of living that reflects our connection to love, to our Soul, to God and to each other that we honor, choose to live with and be governed by in every aspect of our lives, knowing that we are all of the same essence and so all equal and deserve to be respected and met as such. Religion is not just something that we compartmentalise, to only being religious when we go to church, or that it is an on and off switch that we turn on when feel like it or it suits us.

  5. True religion loves, not judges. Sometimes we may be asked as part of a work role to accompany someone regularly to church because it is what they want and need. Love says yes to this offering regardless of what we feel about established religions and church services.

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