Saturday, July 6, 2013

What spiritual diseases do we carry and pass between us?

Is there such a thing as "spiritual disease" that can be passed from one person to another? It would be like Germ Theory that says one person coughing on another is enough to pass a cold or flu or whatever between people. While one could cook up a theory of subtle energy virus's, I've just read an interesting article on The Huffington Post that has a different take on the phrase "spiritual disease." Rather than talk about infections of the subtle energy system, the author speaks of different forms of imbalanced spiritual practice, or imbalanced use of spiritual ideology.

Can spiritual transformation be as quick and easy as popping into a fast food joint for a burger and fries?

Is dressing the part of a spiritual person enough to be spiritual?

What is the real motivation for spiritual exploration?

Does our ego create our spiritual experience?

Does fill-in-the-blank spiritual teacher have a real state of enlightenment?

Does being spiritual make one superior to others?

What about the tendency for groupthink among spiritual seekers?

Can one group of people truly be Chosen By God to be more special than another?  Is this the God that loves all creatures equally?

Is there a destination or end-goal in the process of spiritual exploration or enlightenment?

It's worth a look-see and reflect on any way these imbalances are present in ones own life.

10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases


  1. This is a very tricky topic. I think perhaps the issue arises from the seeking of things which are superficial (like the title/association of being a spiritual person or the appearance aspects seen in advertising of services), or a feeling of superiority or pride in appearing to be aligned with a "higher cause." But there is the fact that we all embark on spiritual pursuits with the goal of bettering ourselves (right?). It's tricky to draw the line between healthy self-image and development and ego-driven, shallow thought and action. Hmmm...

    --Aria @