Saturday, August 24, 2013

Unique Spirituality, Unity Consciousness, Independent Practice and Interconnected

Rev. Tim Miner OUnI

What is the foundation of all inclusive practices and theologies and spiritualties?  On August 23, 2013, I created a meme for the "Spiritual But Not Religious" that actually was the foundation for the creation of the Order of Universal Interfaith back in 2008. 

With the recent proclamation by the board of the Council of Interfaith Communities of the United States ( and the Order of Universal Interfaith ( that the movement we are part of comes from multiple teachings and teachers, we explored the essence of what being SBNR means.  We used the writings of many spiritual authors.  The results are pretty simple.

All individuals are "Unique in their spirituality."

All individuals should have a sense of a "Unity Consciousness" that unites them with all people and forms of spirituality in the world.

All individuals are "Independent in their spiritual practices" with the freedom to choose from all the practices of the world's religions as their heart and head allows.

All individuals are "Interconnected with all other living beings" in the world.

These four simple statements lay the groundwork for every individual to explore and grow as they see fit and yet remain part of the entire spectrum of human spirituality and to remain connected and dependent on others and other life and the planet that sustains them.