I recently found a word that fairly describes my spiritual faith. The word is Omnism. According to the Urban Dictionary, Omnism is the belief in the validity of all religions. I am a metaphysical minister and not a member of any religion. I find truth in all religions and what they decide that separates them is also what I find that alienates me from them. I believe in a Master of the universe. I call that Master God. I believe God to be unconditional love or grace. I don’t believe that God has any favorites or is going to leave any of his seven-plus billion children behind, no matter how many lives it takes.
If God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent then he understands that in our physical self we are fallible. When we surrender ourselves to God and learn, through meditation and prayer, to follow God’s guidance. When I am separated from God I am merely an animal. Science is also right in many of its aspects and I can no more separate myself from science than I can from any or all of man’s religions. We need to connect with God both vertically and horizontally. We must pray and meditate and share our ideas about God and life with others.
I find most of my horizontal spirituality from memberships in several twelve step groups. It seems that my addictions point out my character defects or spiritual roadblocks. It seems easy to find solace in stuffing my spiritual void with pleasure or physical comfort. The problem with using pleasure to replace God is that not only does the pleasure not fill the void but it actually increases it. The farther away from God I get, the higher price I pay as my spiritual discomfort increases. God will never stop loving us, which may get pretty painful. If you want to know if you are an Omnism stand back from your life and remember…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek,. Mpsy.D.