True Religion is Simple

Religion is a very beautiful word, a vibrant word, a word that takes us beyond the limits of being human and into a connection to our essence, our multidimensionality, where we naturally live in the quality of love, truth, and equality that brings us all together through the bond of love; and from where we would never, ever want to hurt another.

Is there such a thing as God? Why are we here? Is there something greater than us, than just this world of the physical? What happens when we die – is this it or do we go to another realm? The answers to these questions depend on who we ask: if we ask the scientist it will be a very different answer from the sceptic, to the religious person and then there’s your mum, dad, work colleagues and so on.

All our answers or contemplations will be subjective and based on a combination of our personal experiences, learnt knowledge, exposure to the ideals and beliefs we have been raised with, whether we come from a religious, atheist or scientific family and anything in between.

But most importantly, there is our human condition that not one of us can truly escape from, one where we have been emotionally hurt in our lives, not feeling loved and met for who we are. Many of us are carrying these built-up hurts throughout our lifetime, so we then learn to protect ourselves so as not to be hurt again. There are many who have been hurt by ‘religion’ and even the word itself can cause a reaction. The truth is that we are influenced by external forces, which often determine the path we choose in our lives and the views we form on religion.

Religion is a very old word that has been here as long as time, or as long as human beings have been around. Religion has been dressed in many different clothes, with varying rituals and ceremonies, it has its ‘books’ of supposed truth, and then there are the masses, the people and the congregations that make up each religion. There have been wars, injustices, judgments, murders, genocide and witch hunts over the centuries, all in the name of religion.

We have turned to religion to connect to something far greater than ourselves, for some of us have felt lost and did not know where to go. What we end up doing is separating further. ‘Religion’ – as it has largely been – has not been offering the whole truth that has been sought.

It has become defined as something that is organised, that requires ‘heads’ who seemingly know more, who instruct people as to what their version of the truth is without revealing that it is a version, a re-interpretation, containing fragments of truth, but not the whole truth. For in-truth there can never be many differing truths, there is only ever the absoluteness of what is true and then there typically follows the many re-interpretations of this.

“One of the most destructive forces on earth is the re-interpretation of truth, which translates to being an act that corrupts and debases the truth. Through the corruption of truth we have the ultimate weapon – divisiveness.” (Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings and Revelations II, p. 7)

Truth is simply truth, or it is not.

We have been using a word – ‘religion’ – to describe something that is not True Religion but its exact opposite. If religion is about God who is love, then there cannot be all these evil associations with religion, and the most cataclysmic fact is that the truth of religion has been so bastardised, and that the truth of religion was lost long ago.

This is true evil, the way it has separated us from our own connection with God, divinity, something much greater than this physical life that lives deep within us all. We are powerful beyond our recognition and yet we live in a way where we give our power over to those self-appointed authorities.

If we strip back all the layers over this word religion and come back to its origin, we would find the simplicity and vibrancy of this word, a living word, where deep down we in fact all know its true meaning: we know religion as we are that, it’s just we may not be living a religious life.

So what does religion actually mean in truth?

If we take it back to the roots of what religion truly is, the simplicity of the origin of the word,

“The truest religion on Earth is the one that has you re-connecting to the Divineness you already are. If you don’t believe it… do your homework on the true meaning of the word ‘religion’.” (Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, p. 639)

If we lived the truth of this vibrant word religion, what would that look like? True religion is very simple and universal, therefore organised religions would not be required or needed as they stand today; we would have our personal connection with God and divinity, without an intermediary. If we began to live connected to divinity, then truth and love would be our natural way of being because the essence of Divinity is beholding in love and truth. As we live this way, we then bring this relationship we have with divinity to others we meet, as we are all made of the same essence, and so in this connection others will feel that they too can choose to reconnect to that which is within them also, and in doing so will feel the deep connection of our true Oneness.

Our relationship with divinity is Religion and it is in this relationship where we will naturally build loving relationships with each other.

So true religion could never, by definition, be involved with corruption, cruelty, warmongering and control over the masses in its organised ways because it feels and understands that God is love. How have we allowed someone to be deemed as a ‘higher authority’ in the church as being ‘the one’ who knows and has all the answers?

In the origins of these organised religions, true and great teachers came and revealed to us a way that we can live ‘above’ the limitations of ‘the day.’ Yet mankind got our ‘hands’ on these pure teachings and they became polluted with other agendas – personal gain rather than the simple truth of the teachings that were to be for all of humanity equally.

It was not until I met Serge Benhayon and his presentations on the truth of religion that I could let the word ‘Religion’ be claimed back in my life, even though this took some time, as it’s meaning to me was so poisoned that I realised I had never connected to the true meaning of religion. The true meaning is simple.

These revelations reawakened my own connection to the truth of God and in that my awareness of what life truly is has expanded beyond words and I realised that I knew this all along.

True religion is very simple, it is pure, it’s our reconnection to a divine power, a power that is us, as we are one, we are that. We are so much more than how we live currently. True religion connects us with our amazingness, to be lived as who we truly are. True religion is our relationship with each other as one humanity based on love.

Since I have reconnected within and deepened my relationship with God, my essence, my connection with others is also deepening as I know another is my equal brother as we are all from the One Same Source.

By Karoline Schleiffelder, Goonellabah

Further Reading:
World religion day – do we know what religion truly means?
Organised Religion versus True Religion
What is true religion?

515 thoughts on “True Religion is Simple

  1. “True religion is very simple and universal, therefore organised religions would not be required or needed as they stand today; we would have our personal connection with God and divinity, without an intermediary”

    Perhaps this is why the organised religions fight so hard to keep up the appearance of why they are needed when in truth they are not. They don’t want to ‘go out of business’.

  2. ““The truest religion on Earth is the one that has you re-connecting to the Divineness you already are.” How simple is that. It is a bodily connection to the magic of the Universe and the Love we are made of that is beyond what our body is made of but uses this body to remember that essence of where it came from.

  3. A religion that is true would be very supportive. A simple test is the religion’s relationship with science. If it contradicts science in silly ways then is that religion supportive?

  4. I was never into religion but I didn’t have problems with people who were following a religion, infact I quite liked some religious people. Because they actually felt like they wanted to connect to God’s love and I really enjoyed being around these people. On the other hand, some came across as arrogant – constantly calling God’s name in vain – literally, just to portray an image of being holier than others. Thanks to Serge Benhayon, I actually know that you do not have to follow any of the mainstream religions to be religious, and all people who call themselves religious are not necessarily being religious.

  5. Religion is a word that talks to us all, whether we consider ourselves religious or not. Even if established religions are what they are, can we imagine a word without any sort of religious activity? No, we cannot. This tells us that we cannot do it without it. Yet that of course, does not mean that we have to buy into what is on offer. Religion is a beautiful word that invites us to connect back to something that is essential to us all and to move from that essence.

  6. Beautiful reminder to not just listen but feel the word ‘religion’ and thus know its true meaning from the body and not just the mind.

  7. The more I connect with myself, my essence within, and let go of what does not belong to this, old hurts, experiences, patterns of behaviour, the simpler life gets, the beautiful simplicity of religion.

  8. The simplicity of God is Love offers us everything we should ever need to know as a way to live. We have, perhaps, been swayed by words, their meaning and their re-interpretation and we have to unpeel layers of beliefs and ideals to find the clarity of those words that hold such sway.

  9. “True religion is very simple, it is pure, it’s our reconnection to a divine power, a power that is us, as we are one, we are that.”
    Wow so true and so powerful and so simply said, there really are no limits when we connect to the all, the vastness of eternity and the majesty of divinity is always there. If we were to listen and feel, we would know we are always being communicated to multidimensionally.

  10. God, truth and the divine is always simple. If we just dedicated ourselves to living simplicity in every way, I feel we’d live a religious life. Thank you Karoline for reminding me where love lives – in the simple things.

  11. “We are powerful beyond our recognition and yet we live in a way where we give our power over to those self-appointed authorities.” And this goes beyond the religious self-appointed authorities, we give our power away to so many self-appointed authorities – our managers, our friends, our families…in many ways we seek people’s approval/likes/feedback and then that determines how good we feel about ourselves.

  12. When we turn to religion when we are lost or wanting to be saved, what will be supplied to us will be a form of religion that meets the need and emptiness but doesn’t confirm that we already have everything within us. It’s as simple as supply and demand. This is our responsibility that we have created organised religions devoid of the truth of our natural relationship with God.

  13. I have always known there is more to life then being born living on this planet and dying and have felt this innately within me. I love how you have re-imprinted the word religion here, its very important to do. I used to really reject the word religion or anything to do with it but through the teachings and presentations of Universal Medicine I know now the true truth of this word.

  14. Reconnecting with the true meaning of religion is so very important and very healing. We have strayed so far away from the truth and have ended up fighting each other over it. If we return and reconnect, which is what the word religion actually means, then there is no room for divisiveness or separation.

  15. Divisiveness is the furthest point away from Divinity (unity, oneness). Everything that leads us back from divisiveness to Divinity is religious by nature.

  16. From understanding the simplicity of true religion, how often and or how many people are actually living religiously, no matter whether they consider themselves to be religious or not? With just that one question honestly assessed we have a marker that is sufficient to deliver all the answers to every problem we have.

    1. It is very humbling to consider the words we say in our heads as counting when it comes to asking that question Alexander. It is not just what we do and don’t do but how we eat, move, think, speak…it is everything. Living in a religious way is to live in connection in and with everything.

  17. I agree about religion being a beautiful word, it is very alive, which reflects my relationship with it as it is now, lived religion, a lived way of returning deeply to who I am in essence through consistent commitment to responsibility, observance and honesty. I would have it no other way.

  18. What a straightforward, beautifully written blog about religion. It is a crime what we have done to this word, which should fill us with the knowing of God and our own Godliness. In organised religion we have given our power away to the religious authorities who claim to be ‘men of God’. Yet they too have given their power away, and do not know themselves to be equal to God.

  19. Serge Benhayon has brought truth back to the word religion and with this I can now say religion is part of my life. Simplicity, the unity of us all, the love that we all innately are and our connection with this.. how far we have taken this word from it’s truth.

  20. True Religion is so simple in it’s purity, simply connecting to our Divine essence and living from its love, knowing that we are all one in brotherhood, as this spark of Divine love lives within everyone of us,

  21. ‘The truth is that we are influenced by external forces, which often determine the path we choose in our lives and the views we form on religion.’ This is so true, yet when I realised that true religion is returning to who we truly are, true religion is simple because it comes from the inside, and not the outside.

  22. ‘We have been using a word – ‘religion’ – to describe something that is not True Religion but its exact opposite.’ We have indeed Karoline, and we must ponder this most deeply – the fact that we allow this also allows the abuse to carry on in the institutions that name themselves as such.

  23. “‘Religion is a very beautiful word, a vibrant word, a word that takes us beyond the limits of being human and into a connection to our essence, our multidimensionality, where we naturally live in the quality of love, truth, and equality that brings us all together through the bond of love; and from where we would never, ever want to hurt another.” A beautiful introduction to what is a true example of a word that we all feel, know and love and yet has been manipulated and skewed over many lifetimes to be something it is not. True religion is who we all are and it is found in the movements made from our divine vehicles if we so choose to walk hand in hand with it’s wisdom.

  24. True religion is simple, life is simple in all its grandness, it is our heads that bring in all the complication and struggle, whereas, when we are fully present in our bodies, our heads can no longer trick us! To listen to our wise bodies is a true medicine to give oneself.

  25. ‘Religion is a very beautiful word, a vibrant word, a word that takes us beyond the limits of being human and into a connection to our essence, our multidimensionality, where we naturally live in the quality of love, truth, and equality that brings us all together through the bond of love; and from where we would never, ever want to hurt another.’ how refreshing to read and a beautiful invitation to embrace the truth of living religion.

    1. When you make life about connecting to people in their essence I believe we ignite the memory of who we are, where we are from and what we are made of and the absolute equalness of that essence in each and every one of us.

  26. “The truest religion on Earth is the one that has you re-connecting to the Divineness you already are. If you don’t believe it… do your homework on the true meaning of the word ‘religion’.” (Serge Benhayon, Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, p. 639)” I love this quote. So many have been led to an untrue version of religion on account of the bastardisation of the word. Simply reconnecting to ourselves – to the divinity within – what could be simpler than that?

  27. ‘Through the corruption of truth we have the ultimate weapon – divisiveness.’ Whoa, what a quote! Terrorism at it’s finest and most sinister.

  28. Religion is the most beautiful word, yet it is detested or at least disliked by so many today. How we have bastardised words to turn us away from their true meaning…

    1. Universal Medicine presentations have really brought it home to me about the evil in the bastardisation of words – and how this misuse continues to keep us in separation to the truth that we know in our essence and are longing to return to.

  29. “True religion is very simple, it is pure, it’s our reconnection to a divine power, a power that is us, as we are one, we are that.” I love the simplicity of true religion and that we all have access to it via our movements and expressions made from our divine bodies, showing us that no matter what, we are connected to God always and we don’t need to go to a particular building or area in the world to be with God, as he is within us in every movement.

  30. Religion is the process of us returning to truth. Everything we do is religious then for whether we like it or not each step away will eventually lead us back. Like a divine boomerang! Thank you Karoline.

  31. Very powerful Karoline, true religion is a way of being, a connection to the divinity we hold within. Once this is fully understood and accepted the current religions will all be easily unveiled for the falseness and bastardisation they are.

  32. To connect to humanity, the messengers have to be at the same time very human and very much in tune with where people are at and to be able to speak/reflect something totally different, beyond human.

  33. I have always felt drawn to God from as early as I can remember yet what I saw in church never stacked up or made sense to me. So like many of us I shied away from it knowing that there was/is a God but not like I had been taught him to be. The fact is we were all created as his replica so we are all Gods, just not living the fact. The more we re-awaken this fact within, the more we will see quite how much is and has been at play to stop us living this and thus reflecting back to others they too are also Gods. I know there is the notion of the saviours or someone like Superman but what if we are all the saviours and the Supermen? What if it is up to us all not one person to claim back the truth of who we are? How would we then live knowing this repsonsibility that we have?

  34. “True religion is very simple and universal, therefore organised religions would not be required or needed as they stand today; we would have our personal connection with God and divinity, without an intermediary.” I have always felt this, and that I didn’t need to go to church or listen to a priest to connect to God, but what I had not known or fully recognised, is that it is through claiming myself in full and lovingly making this my everyday is what would confirm my connection to God.

  35. ‘The truth is that we are influenced by external forces, which often determine the path we choose in our lives and the views we form on religion.’ The more we see there is so much more than purely what the eyes see the more we see the game that is being played. Essentially we are puppets to the energy we align to, whilst we think our thoughts are our own they are simply coming from a collective consciousness.

  36. The majority of people you meet, have been hurt by the word Religion and you feel the recoil in their body if you misuse it. I know for me, I still have trouble using the word without justifying or at least qualifying my position and view. The trouble is, I still don’t fully know how to describe my version and sometimes I feel like just another person that thinks “my way” is THE way…., which bothers me. The truth is though, this is not the position anyone that is practicing true Religion takes, for when you are connected to yourself and God, naturally you are connected to all that there is. All, is equal and nobody is in hell or heaven, everyone is just on a slow path of return and by free will, sit at different points on this path, that eventually leads home.

  37. The power of true religion is to be able to see God in another regardless of their behaviours and choices as it is this reflection that offers them an opportunity to reconnect to that which is diivine within themselves.

    1. Yes Francisco, it allows another space to surrender to their own divineness for the reflection is living proof that it is safe to go there.

  38. I do not need to preach religion for it is becoming clear to me that through the simplicity of my movements, in the way I choose to align to God, my responsibility to the whole and recognising it as an essential part to supporting evolution is the answer to what religion truly means and the only way to bring about change in it’s true meaning is to truly live it.

  39. I love how you have called ‘religion’ a vibrant word and how true that feels. The way we have mostly experienced this word was more like there is this thing that we continue to fight over to prove who has got it right, but the truth is that the word is only explanatory to what already is – our connection to God, a very real and living state of being.

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