It's been nearly 2 years since I wrote a blog post about my next spiritual step .
Not all of my blog readers know me personally.
And so in brief, since at least the age of 10, I have explored every possible religion on Earth. I understand the basic teachings and known practices of all major world religions. I have looked at Sects, Religious history, Religious figures and Scripture.
I have visited Masajid (Muslim Mosque), Churches, a Synagogue, Gurdwara (Sikh Temple), Mandirs (Hindu Temple), Bahai Centre's, Buddhist Temples and so on. I have met, Imam's, Pastors, Reverends, Nuns, Monks, Poojaris, Bishops and so on.
I have met the lay people and average followers of these religions.
I have eaten with them, prayed with them, worshiped with them and met with them.
I have had both Christian and Muslim initiation. I have worked for a Church before.
I have also kept an abiding love and continued practice of Te Reo Maori me ona tikanga. This means that today I can stand on my marae and do karakia and mihimihi, confidently and fluently.
And on top of all this I have continued to try to more fully understand and deeply explore MY Own spiritual gifts and the wisdom given to me by my tupuna.
AT This junction in time.... THIS Matariki....
Acknowledging too the ability for movement and change. And this can all easily change... but right NOW....
I make the active choice to CHOOSE TO WORSHIP DIVINE ENERGY MANIFEST IN ALL.
Mai i tenei po au ka tuku karakia ki te Mauri me te Mana o te tangata mai i te Ira Atua kua tau ki runga i a ia mai i a IO Matua Kore.
I choose the one and only eternal, everlasting, all powerful, all knowing IO Matua Kore as my God.
I worship his energetic life essence in all.
For me his energy is the same in any church, temple, mosque, cemetery or marae. I worship that energy in the tree, the sea, the mountain, the old man, the child, the baby, the rich man or the beggar.
I seek after this energy
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Tenei au ka tuku nga mihi mahana o enei wa tapu, wa hari koa.
Ara nga mihi maioha o Matariki, Otira o te marama o Ramadhan.
He poto oku mihi ki a koutou i tenei wa, mai i taku ngakau ki a koutou katoa e panui oku korero.
Kei reira ano nga oritenga o taa te nohopuku o nga Muslim me te nohopuku o wa taatou Tupuna.
Ko te mea orite o te nohopuku, ko te aronga. Ara, Ina te tangata e nohopuku ana; Kore kai, Kore Inu, Kore Onioni ka aro katoa ona whakaaro ki te Ao Wairua me nga mea tapu o te Ao.
No reira, ka mihi poto, mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa.
Noho ora mai.
I greet all who read these words at this sacred and joyous time.
I send happy greetings of Matariki, and of this month of Ramadhan.
I extend heartfelt greetings to all readers.
There are nice similarities between the fasting of our ancestors and of the fasting of Muslims.
The main similarity is the intended focus of one who fasts (Not eating, Not drinking and Not engaging in Sexual Activity)
And that intended focus is one’s own Spiritual development and one’s sacred growth.
These are my short greetings,
Greetings of Peace.
أحيي كل من يقرأ هذه الكلمة في هذا الوقت المقدس والفرحة.
أبعث بتحياتي سعيدة Matariki، وهذا شهر رمضان.
أقدم تحياتي القلبية لجميع القراء.
هناك تشابه طيبة بين الصوم من أجدادنا وصيام المسلمين.
التشابه الرئيسي هو التركيز المقصود من صام (وليس الأكل، عدم شرب وليس الانخراط في النشاط الجنسي)
وهذا التركيز المقصود هو التنمية الروحية الخاصة واحد والنمو مقدس واحد.
هذه هي تحياتي قصيرة،