Sin, Confession and the True Religion of the Ageless Wisdom

I was born into the institutionalised religion of Catholicism. At the tender age of 7, my classmates and I all underwent the training, practices and rituals that would allow us to make our first confession – currently called reconciliation. After confession we became eligible for ‘Holy Communion,’ the act which, according to Catholicism, symbolically unites one with God.

Central to the rite of confession is the concept of sin and the notion that we are all sinners with different levels of severity. There were lesser or venial sins, like calling someone names or taking a biscuit without Mum’s permission – these were the sins of childhood we were advised. Then there were the very heavy feeling mortal sins like adultery and murder that some adults engaged in, to the detriment of their ‘Souls’.

It was understood that the greater the severity of the sin, the deeper the guilt one should feel and hence the more intense the penance to be done. The type and quality of penance was ordained by a priest in a confessional box, a place I experienced as a child as having a suffocating quality and a rancid smell, which left me feeling nauseous.

I had problems with this notion of sin from Day 1… and this was not only attributable to the smell of the confessional box.

I was a gentle and obedient child and couldn’t relate to any of the ‘sample sins’ presented to us. I didn’t call people names and my Mum kept a lock on the biscuit box; I never hit my brothers, sisters or friends. Asking adults what I could confess to the priest, as I was worried about the quality of our conversation, I was advised to just make up a couple. Ultimately, my only sin was following this advice and lying to the priest that I had committed sins that I hadn’t! So I was guilty of lying to keep people and the church happy. I noted that as long as my guilt about something was assured, everyone was content and the self-perpetuating system was upheld.

Much later in life, and with the true blessing and grace of the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, I felt to revisit this experience and review it from the perspective of what I feel to be universal truth.

Firstly, for me true religion is about the inner connection with Soul, my innermost essence, which allows me to re-connect with Divine energy. This connection with Soul allows me to connect with God through feeling. It is not possible for me to connect with God through consuming a piece of white wafer or by taking a sip of wine.

Secondly, what removes me from God is choosing an energy that God is not – that is, a non-Soulful energy, or a spiritual energy. Re-connecting with Soul, by re-choosing the quality of the energy in which I move, is what is required to re-establish my relationship with Our Father and the Divine energy that God is. Nominating and renouncing the other false, spiritual energy – the energy that is not who I really am – supports me in choosing the energy of Our Father with greater consistency. This is all accomplished by my own awareness and does not need a priest to hear and/or to absolve what I have done, nor to administer a penance.

Thirdly, my personal experience of guilt is that it is a false, emotional energy that is not of the energetic quality of God Our Father. It does not serve to reconnect us. In fact, in operation, it serves to disconnect us and to place us in a heavy energy that separates us further from God.

The true religion I now live, The Way of The Livingness, is based on living the qualities of God on this earth, the qualities of Stillness, Love, Truth, Harmony and  Joy, so that eventually we will not live on this earth at all, but return to our original Divine Soul Plane. The catholic religion of my childhood taught that I was born a sinner and could achieve salvation only through compliance to its tenets.

The Way of The Livingness presents that all children are born with a Divine potential within and that, with energetic integrity and responsibility, by choosing to align with this energy, our Soul, we start to discard all that is not of our true essence quite naturally. Neither the confessional box, nor any of the other rites, is ever needed for this.

By Coleen Hensey (BA Hons; Dip. ED

Related Reading:
Catholic Religion Today – is it a Healthy Option?
God’s Waiting Room
Religion and The Way of The Livingness – Audio

641 thoughts on “Sin, Confession and the True Religion of the Ageless Wisdom

  1. Religion or the word religious has much of a stigma, the dark cloud of judgement prevails over those who devote their lives to God and believe in him. They’re classed as mindless, and foolish for not believing in the scientific proof. But how many of us have actually seen this scientific proof of the cell mutation? How many of us can truly say they understand every aspect of how we have come to be how we are today? My guess is that it’s not many of us, and the majority of us have bought into this version of evolution through listening, and accepting what others have told us as the truth. But what if those people heard it from somebody who heard it from somebody else who had a bias, or his research was not set up correctly? How can we just believe hearsay, and then call the people who believe in God crazy and mindless followers? Our hypocrisy is arrogant, deceitful and very dishonest.

  2. We are held by God, never will God consider us as sinners, these are all man-made false beliefs to keep us unknown to the divine wisdom that is in all. Even babies who were born dead, or died in the first days of their lives were buried at the edges of the cemetery, because they were said to sinners as they were not baptised…babies are beings straight from heaven.

  3. The whole idea of sin is to instill fear. There is no need to be fearful of making mistakes because all that is required is to take responsibility for our mistake and correct them. It does not have to be something that condemns us as the notion of sin does.

  4. We are born into the arms of God and so it is we return. This is not a process of ‘removing sins’ but a process of discarding all that has come to stand between us and Thy Father so that we may once again stand in the fullness of the love we are and are from.

  5. Guilt is an energy opposite to compassion and understanding, that serves only the one purpose of disconnecting a person, or group of people from their innate sense of completion, dignity, grace and power that comes from one´s connection to Soul / God. It intends to cripple a son of God to only know himself as a son of man, a mere human being made from clay, at the mercy of a judgemental transcendental deity.

    1. Absolutely it is intrinsic to maintaining control of the masses to make them feel guilty and less, sinful such a horrible lie that imprisons.

  6. It was very similar to me with the confession ritual. I didn´t feel guilty of anything other than not feeling guilty and thus not complying with what obviously was considered to be normal for people in general. But the ‘born a sinner’ serves as an axiom that guarantees that at some point the sense of guilt eventually creeps in, intoxicating the innocence and compassion that otherwise is our nature.

  7. The idea that we are born impure and must purify ourselves or seek redemption for this impurity is perhaps one of the greatest lies we are ever sold. We are gods who have forgotten they are gods and while there is a period by which that which is ungodly must be taken into consideration so we can take responsibility for our errant ways, identifying with the waywardness by way of remorse, regret or guilt only leads to further separation between the ungod and his/her true godliness.

  8. Having been bought up being told that God was there to punish us for our sins, it did take me a while to let go of this and see instead how God is there constantly and always to support us to return back to God, without judgment just pure love. It also helps to understand that there are many things that go on in life, but all of them are down to the choices that we make and the consequences of them will be in this life or past lives.

  9. Confession keeps is in ‘right/wrong’ ‘good/bad’, rather than every experience has something to learn from so therefore, “what have we learned from this?” Its also removed responsibility because someone is absolving us from our wrongs, which they cannot do in the first place. Whereas when we look at the learning and unpack this for ourselves, we have entered the process of healing whatever the hurt is. This is us taking full responsibility for ourselves.

  10. How could keeping someone in a perpetual state of guilt and shame via the many imposing messages of the Catholic Church (such as everyone being born a sinner, and needing to confess our sins to a priest) possibly bring us any closer to a sense of communion with God, when all it really does is keep us feeling contracted and potentially much worse on an emotional level about ourselves, diminishing our self-worth. It’s also worthy to note that if Jesus’ true teachings of the Law of Karma were not erased by the later authors of the Christian Bible, there would be no need for anything like a confessional, because everyone would know that the return to balance and harmony inherent in the Universe, would bring back to the person who performed an unloving act a similar one to them to learn from, and life is just about learning to be more love in that way.

  11. It is only by reconnecting to the godly spark within us that we begin to see more clearly all that does not match this majesty. From here the process of renouncing may commence as we begin to discard and deconstruct the many false layers that have stood between ourselves and God; ‘the all that God is’ and thus ‘the all that we all are’. This is the path of true religion – a reconnecting back to our innate godliness so we once again stand in the truth of who we are.

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