Tuesday, April 8, 2008


" The real religion of humankind can be said to be spirituality itself, because mystical spirituality is the origin of all the world religions. If this is so, and I believe it is, we might also say that interspirituality - the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions- is the religion of the third millennium. Interspirituality is the foundation that can prepare the way for a planet-wide enlightened culture, and continuing community among the religions that is substantial, vital, and creative. " Brother Wayne Teasdale- from The Mystic Heart

There was an immediate click for me when I first heard the word "interspirituality".... what word could say more than one that embraces all spirituality. In this new age of finding the 'right language" for what we believe this is a word that says it all. Unlike interfaith where people of all different faiths gather and are tolerated, this is a word that takes us away from religiosity and into the core of spirit.

As we come together to birth the Church of Spiritual Light, let us be in awareness that in this community the Divine in each of us creates what is to be here, not a set doctrine or dogma, nor a language that sets one apart from the other, but rather respect and interconnectedness that creates a community of people from diverse backgrounds celebrating the Divine in their selves and in each other.

Joanna Salerno