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What I believe

For decades now there has been a growing sense in the spritual and religious lives of people around the world that something is missing, a feeling of spiritual restlessness. Have you felt it? Does this thought sound familiar:

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin." Unknown

Well me too. And then at last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life and how I chose to experience it.

Now more than at any other time in history, the people of the world are looking for a spiritual life or religion that "fits". And for that reason, people are constantly experimenting with different types of religious and spiritual practices.
The series of books that began with the "The Celestine Prophecies" (CP) by James Redfield, as a well as a vast collection of books before and since the publication CP series, are attempting to bring this sense of restlessness to the consciouness of the global spritual community (GSC).  
People that may have grown up Catholic, may now be experimenting with beliefs such as Buddhism or Islam. And likewise, people all over the world are for the first time either embracing Christianity and other religions with are a new found passion, or waging war against these religions with a horror not seen since the Crusades.
I personally spent much of my younger life, led by my family, bouncing from one Protestant denomination to another. And no matter how much I may have enjoyed the teachings, I never really felt as though I fIt in. Itwasn't until I was in my early 30s that I finally discovered a spritual practice in which I could feel completely at home (to avoid influencing others, I'm keeping my discovery to myself).
A primary belief of The Project for Metaphysical, Spiritual and Religious Study (PMSRS) is that there is value in ALL religions.
The goal of  this website is to serve as reference tool for people interested in exploring the different religions and spiritual practices of the world. Fortunately, the study of the enlightening science Metaphysics only adds to this journey.
It is not the goal of  PMSRS to influence anyone's religious preference, pass judgement upon any religion, or compare religions. We are simply here to provide a source of reference, a starting point, for those that have been blessed, or cursed, with the same passion for knowledge that we at PMSRS hope will lead to Shambala. 
If you're one of the millions still out there searching, I hope you find this site to be an interesting place to begin, or continue, your journey.
But please understand; no book, web page, library or person will ever be able to tell you EVERYTHING. Nor should you ever allow anyone to tell you what to believe. When you stumble upon your own persoanl path, you'll feel it. Don't try to force it. Just find your path and see where it leads you.
And regardless of whether or not you ever find your path, I hope you never stop studying the religious and spiritual practice's that shape our world. And more importantly, I hope you never decide that because a practice works for you that it must be the "right" one for everyone. Remember, we all have different spiritual needs, so it would only make sense that we will find them in different places.
And maybe, just maybe, the more we understand each other's beliefs, the less treatened and hostile we can become. For the truth is, no matter what or who you worship. No matter what or who you believe in. The truth is that there is only ONE force that guides our universe. Call it  God, YHWH, Allah, Mother Nature, John  Lennon or  Intelligent Design.
And for me personally, I feel that as long as I follow the path of tolerance, understanding, service, and caring,  my energy after leaving this Earth will be blessed with joy, beauty and love for as long as the universe finds me worthy.

Patrick D. Wentworth

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