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?

445 thoughts on “True Religion is Simple

  1. I heard Serge Benhayon talking years ago about religio and relegare meaning to return to God, any doctrine or history are not required. To live religion is to simply live our return to God in our everyday lives. (no trumpet fanfare required).

  2. “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.” Yes, deepening our connection supports all our relationships, with ourselves and all others and never can it not for they are all connected too.

  3. I love this opening paragraph and with it the deepening connection and appreciation of living a religious life and saying I do with others. This wouldn’t have been the case not so long ago.

  4. I have never heard the word “religion” described as beautiful but that is exactly how I feel it to be. There is such a feeling of vastness with religion and when I say religion I mean it in the true sense of the word and not conventional/institutional religion. I am engaging in religion every time that I re-connect with myself and engage in the world.

  5. The world has a whole different look and feel when we return to the real religion that resides within us all. And, the knowingness that everyone also has the choice to return to the one source.

  6. The meaning of words is lost when we speak them from knowledge or study rather than from living and expressing what is within our hearts.

    1. Well said Harry – the difference in words that comes from studies and knowledge or those that come from a lived experience, truly connected with ourselves and our hearts, is vast.

  7. “Truth is simply truth, or it is not.” I was speaking with someone this morning and really loving how important it is to make life about what is and what is not true, simple and black and white.

  8. “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.” True religion is uniting not separating. Very beautiful to feel.

  9. “Through the corruption of truth we have the ultimate weapon – divisiveness.” – unfortunately, we can feel this all around us in our world today. However, we have a counter measure to this with our ability to read energy, we all know the truth when we come into contact with it, equally, we can feel when something is not true. It’s very important and empowering for us to deeply appreciate this and give ourselves the space to trust in what we are feeling, rather than feeling the need to look outside ourselves for the answers.

  10. ‘…equality that brings us all together through the bond of love…’ This is very beautiful indeed. I feel this truth and am breaking through all the prejudices and beliefs that get in the way of me living this in my day to day life. I’ve lived a lot in judgment of myself and others and I see the world deep in the illusion we are divided according to attributes – good looking/ugly, clever/stupid, wealthy/poor, good/evil etc. when actually we are all equal. Sometimes I meet people and I’m side tracked by their ill choices, but that’s for me to see clearly but also see beyond, because living the truth of this bond of love is what will restore us to living in harmony.

  11. ‘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.’ – I love the absoluteness of this truth, the fact that the truth is the truth, something is either true or not. Therefore, it cannot be that there are multiple different religions, which are all true. They must all be re-interpretations of the truth, so, none of them are true, for as soon as something is re-interpreted, it is no longer true.

  12. Everything to do with truth is simple and true religion is no exception, as what could be simpler than living fully who we truly are rather than the complicated version of ourselves we adopted, to please others and to conform to society’s ways.

  13. What an joyful sharing on the beauty of true religion shared so simply with the absolute truth of it and our divineness. A marked contrast to the bastardised way religion is in the world with the oppression separation and suffering as a result of not being the oneness and love we are innately. A deeply beautiful sharing of our true religion from within.

  14. So very true that a Religion that is not purely and wholly divine Love and equality in its every expression, foundation and intention can never be true Religion.

  15. ‘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.’ A very beautiful description of true religion Karoline, reconnecting to this Divinity is life changing and allows us to feel the deep connection we all share.

  16. We have been using a word – ‘religion’ – to describe the middle men who saw the opportunity to make a grab for power by inserting themselves in the name God between the Son of God and the connection to the Divine within, warring against all other scammers who were also staking their claim and rushing in to create something that is the exact opposite to True Religion. This these great deceivers have been getting away with for centuries and will continue to do so until the Son of God once again comes to his senses and awakens to his true birthright; his direct connection to the Divine.

  17. It seems we don’t dare to think of ourselves as divine, but there it is, waiting within to be discovered. Living knowing you are divine provides an understanding of religion that can never be found without that inner connection.

  18. What I love about religion is that it is forever expanding, it knows the exquisiteness of all that we are and ALL that we are a part of. In life, we have a tendency to focus on what is right in front of us and we loose touch with the enormity of the whole, that we are an equal essential part of. Religion is our relationship with this truth.

  19. It is so important for us to be talking about the true meaning of religion, thereby, breaking down the mis-representation of this very beautiful word that we have been living with for far too long, causing great suffering to all of us through the separation and division that has ensued. Religion isn’t about getting anywhere, or being anything, rather it celebrates the truth of all that already is and all that we already are.

  20. It is powerful beyond words that we are now, in this time finding ourselves able to reimprint words with the truth of their origins. Religion is just one of many words that have lost their truest meaning, in the choice of humanity to loose the connection to the true origins from which we came.

  21. “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.” The reductionism that we have accepted is extraordinary when you start to accept the grandness and love that we in truth actually are.

  22. A beautiful sharing on true religion that touches my heart and my knowingness within resonates and feels amazing to connect with within. A loving knowing of the depth and simplicity of true religion and the livingness of this simply being all we are in our amazingness and love.

  23. It is always great to read about the multidimensionality of human life, I find it both humbling and stupendous at the same time.

  24. True religion is not something you need to read incessantly. Or, loyally attend a building once a week, not unlike a dog fetching a ball. The religion that is within us all, wherever we go and has never left us is all we will ever need; it is that simple!

  25. “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.” The Way of The Livingness has brought me back to the simplicity of religion that I had as a child, knowing that I was a part of and lived within something stupendous.

  26. The more I deepen my relationship and connection to God the more evil shows its face and in ways that I once thought were actually coming from God! I have been so fooled with words and acts that I thought were love but had only one agenda in mind and that was for the individual therefore it is crucial in life to read and discern everything that comes my way and how I do this is by continuing my path of discarding the movements I make that come from no other than self and not for the all.

  27. ‘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.’ Thank you Karoline – so very inspiring and beautiful to read and feel.

  28. Starting with religion being about a re-connection with a divinity that is equally found in the core of all of us brings a beautiful simplicity that is so needed in the seeming chaos that abounds in our current general way of living…

  29. It took me quite a long time to be ok with the word “Religion” – as you so accurately pinpointed, the word has been missed to represent a form of control and mistruth that does not leave someone with true religion or a true connection to themselves and with God, after all, religion is simply the magic of life.

  30. Religion has meant many things to lots of people but this exposes the damage done when we change the meaning of words like these. Knowing it as simply a re-connection to our divinity brings truth back to the word religion for us to all feel how gorgeous that is for everyone.

  31. I read somewhere that religion did not have a name for a long time, because it was just something that was naturally lived, like breathing.

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