In the mystical pursuit of God, all of the world religions converge to express man's innate divinity or Christ consciousness, and to achieve permanent union with God. The exoteric divisions between Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Taoism,Judaism and Islam and Confucianism melt away as the sun of truth arises on the dawn of man's awakening and the spirit flame blazes in the in the heart.

    The mystical paths of all religions teach that God is love and to become God in action, we must become love in action. The main precepts of mysticism are as follows:
• God is spirit, love and light, both male and female, Alpha and Omega. God qualities are mercy, justice, truth, wisdom, purity, joy, faith, good will, beauty, geometry and order, to name a few. whenever we exemplify these qualities, we bring God into manifestation in the world of form. God's spirit is all-pervasive, as proven by quantum physics.
• Man and woman are created in God's image. God's spirit resides in our hearts as a seed presence that has the potential to become the fullness of divinity. As this seed grows and transforms our consciousness into divine consciousness, we achieve new stages of godhood, evolving from children of God to sons and daughters of God, christed ones, buddhas and ultimately gods and goddesses. Because God is in our hearts, we are never separate from him and we are Gods in the making.
• Our souls are separate from the body and live both in and out of the body. The soul can travel to the heaven world (etheric retreats) during sleep and between embodiments. The soul reincarnates into a new body at the conclusion of a lifetime, following this period of training, with further opportunity to experience free will, balance karma and perfect in God.
• Life difficulties come from past misuse of free will and returning karma. Karma explains why some people are born rich, others poor; why some die in infancy and others live to a ripe old age; why some are genuises and others carry infirmities. Karma is the reason we are born to a specific family, culture and geographic area.
• The resurrection is a spiritual process that happens when the soul is ready. Man does not have to pass through death to experience it. The resurrection of the dead means that the dead human consciousness, likened by Jesus to dead men's bones, will be resurrected through the light of Christ illumination.
• The kingdom of God is a consciousness. It is our divine inheritance. Mystics who discover and expand their divine spark and live in the omnipresence of God have found the kingdom. Jesus, in fact, explained that the kingdom of God is neither here nor there but to be found within. Our divine spark may be tiny or invisible, from a physical standpoint, yet it encompasses the fullness of God. Like the parable of the yeast, it has the ability to expand the whole loaf of our consciousness.
• Heaven is union with God and hell is separation. Heaven and hell can be experienced both on earth and between embodiments. Ultimately, manifesting the consciousness of heaven leads to freedom from rebirth and permanent reunion with God in the ritual of the ascension.
• Salvation (soul elevation) comes from doing good works, balancing karma and loving our neighbor. Through this process we put on our Christ consciousness and are "saved through Christ."

Author's Bio: 

Therese Emmanuel Grey is spiritual and relationship mentor who teaches the inner family archetypes to help heal individuals and families. She has co-authored two landmark books, Why We Do What We Do and The Psychology of Success. Her autobiography, Miracles, Masters and Mirth: Adventures in Spirituality and Self-Awareness, provides extraordinary insights on the purpose of life and can be found at www.miraclesandmasters.com Therese also wrote the beautifully illustrated children's book, The Legend of the Ancient of Days, available at www.sanatkumara.info Therese nurtures a fast-growing online community of spiritual seekers and holistic minded individuals at www.lightworldwide.net. She also hosts several radio programs, including daily violet flame mantras and meditations at www.violetflamemiracles.com. Therese teaches weekly classes, webinars and facilitator training courses from her home in Montana, including the well-loved Radiant Sherpa Retreat. She also offers private sessions, where she shares highly effective insights and rituals to help you connect to your angels and sponsoring master. Find out more at www.ascendedmasterindex.com