Survey: Is the World Becoming More or Less Spiritual?

Just which way do you think the world is heading? Do you think the level of human consciousness is rising or do you think more and more materialism and selfishness is creeping into our hearts and minds?  Are we entering a new age of enlightenment?

Is the West becoming more spiritual and the East becoming more materialistic?   Hmmm… Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this interesting subject.

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1. Is the human race becoming more or less spiritual?


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  1. Chris Phone
    Chris Phone says:

    I think the world is becoming more religious, maybe not more spiritual. Everyone wants something to believe in in these troubled times. Unfortunately, most people blindly follow and don’t take the time to figure out what they truly believe. Who has time?

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  2. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Ed/Kenny,

    Thanks a lot of providing your feedback. Very interesting thoughts.

    2012 is also proposed as a time of change by Yoga, so you can throw them in as well.

    Best,
    Anmol

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  3. ed
    ed says:

    as the principle of cause and effect dictates, whatever causes mankind reverting to spiritually will spring from the forces unknown to many. you may say that it will spring fro perceived dangers in the world, but what causes these dangers to appear in the first place?

    nothing in this world happens due to chance. whatever will tranpsire is already written whether the reason for its transpiration is known to individuals or not.

    while it is true that people become spiritual due to hardship, it is also written that those who chose to suffer (may it be fasting, isolation, or any other deprivation by choice) can attain enlightenment faster than those who chose a leisurely existance. it is written in gnostic scriptures that the path to the divine is hard but necessary in order to achieve union with God.

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  4. Kenny
    Kenny says:

    The increase or decrease of spirituality in the world is more closely linked to our concept of the dangers facing us. The more trouble we perceive, the more we reach for solace in the Divine. Rare is the person who seeks spirituality in his comforts, but there are no atheists in foxholes. This is my opinion, and my survey reply would be that our spirituality is increasing in response to the perceived dangers we find rising across the world.

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  5. ed
    ed says:

    it’s worthy to note that many astrologers believe that everyone born after 1941 will have a planetary conjunction that allows individuals to be more spiritually inclined (sorry I can’t find a link to the article that explains it). it’s a generational conjunction where everyone born after 1941 will have a greater potential for spiritual advancement. it also coincides in the “Age of Aquarius” that we are entering where people will have a greater spiritual calling (we are currently in the age of Pisces).

    In Chinese metaphysics (Feng Shui to be specific), we are now in what they call Period 8 (2004 to 2024) and one of its effects is that people will revert to spiritual development along with scientific discoveries that will solve many social problems.

    the mayan’s also believe this (in the whole 2012 scenario) where spirituality will advance in the new age that we are going into (starting 2012) along with their prophecy that Quetzalcoatl (their deity) returns.

    I believe that it is not a coincidence that a higher calling for spiritual development is being prophesied by different cultures in this time frame that we are in. the Mayans, the Chinese, even Edgar Cayce (the sleeping prophet) himself stated that the new age that is to come will bring about a return to higher consciousness of individuals that will bring him/her closer to the divine, this also coincides with Cayce’s prediction that many advanced souls (souls from Atlantis) will be reincarnated in that last part of the 20th century – doesn’t this support the Chinese Period 8 where scientific discoveries that will solve social problems will be rampant during this period – who else would be able to make advanced scientific discoveries but souls that have went through such times where their culture (Atlantean culture) had possessed such advanced science (if you believe that Atlantis actually existed). Edgar Cayce also explained that the “Red Race” (mayans, incas, and original Egyptians for that matter) are descendants of Atlanteans….full circle – Mayans’ and the 2012 scenario and the reincarnation of Atlanteans, the Chinese belief of Period 8 and its effect all coming to the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next which influences spirituality.

    this Atlantean reincarnation also coincides in Cayce’s explanation of the 2nd coming of Christ which is the return of Christ consciousness to mankind. Cayce did say that the return of christ in physical body depended upon predecessors that have paved the way for his return but that many will experience the return of christ in consciousness (the Christ consciousness that many meditators strive for). Doesn’t that somewhat explain or support the higher spirituallity that astrologers, chinese metaphysics, and the mayans, are predicting?

    many would find it hard to believe but it all makes sense to me.

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  6. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Hi Deepti,

    I really liked your feedback to this article. Very interesting way you have put what is happening currently in the East. Thank you for your insights.

    Best,
    Anmol

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  7. Deepti
    Deepti says:

    Hi ,

    Yes the world is getting more and more spiritual. East is under the transformation phase. The west moved from no spirituality to sprituality while the east is moving away from religion to confusion to spirituality – so I guess it will take longer

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  8. ed
    ed says:

    Less connected to nature and the body. Made by the mind, just a more and more complex “me” trip. More mental – virtual reality, blogs instead of physical get-to-gethers, social interaction as a video game. This screen is two dimensional….To me spiritual means being connected to everything, not just words.

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