College of Metaphysics and Spirituality
This college focuses on issues related to our connection to the universe and to the divine. It is essential for the spiritual scientist to gain a working knowledge of the different religions and spiritual practices around the world. As such we are called upon to make this part of our wellness journey. Nevertheless, since we are not a theological college per se, this knowledge should focus on cultural, social and practical health issues related to belief systems. More important to us is the spiritual basis of accepted and non-mainstream practices related to mind/body/ spirit harmony, how they relate to our existence and how we use the abundance of available tools to validate and illuminate aspects of these which are good for the global community. Spirituality concerns itself with, naturally, the spirit. Health in the realm of the spirit will allow one to access a higher level of spirituality. This is related to our being, inner or true nature of its relationship with the Divine, and it embodies our path, practice and the divine nature of our existence in contrast to the purely material world. While both spirituality and religion generally embrace the concept of God, a Divine, or some form of creative, organizing entity, we must realize that one does not necessarily need to be religious to be spiritual. While the concept of spirituality is often interwoven into religion, spirituality focuses on the premise that we are free to choose our own path to God, that God is within, made of unconditional love and that each and every one of us is unique and has been given all of the necessary tools, instincts and answers. Spirituality embodies love, faith and hope. Undoubtedly, spirituality is often at odds with science since science has not been able or inclined to “measure” the spiritual experience and validate it using the “scientific method.” Both metaphysics and spirituality are essential components of the wellness and wholeness equation. They yield results and results which can be measured. “Miraculous” healings can no longer be ignored. Ancient sages and wise persons held the view that disease is a variable of the disruption of the human spirit, or the bodies’ life-force energy. To the uninitiated this view may seem obscure, but mystical practices may indeed hold the key to understanding why people become ill and show us ways to help regain health.
While controversial healing systems attempt to “fix” abnormal bio- mechanisms of the body with drugs and surgery the (old turned new) model of healing acknowledges that different forms and frequencies of energy are indeed effective in helping one regain health. These become evident when one becomes immersed in spiritual study. One will come to realize that the highest manifestation embodies
the highest frequencies. Love and light are not as separate from “scientific principles as we may think.” This should not be surprising that we are beings of light with cells, tissues and organs which communicate with each other via light. This is why we have embraced the logo of “Bringing Light to Enlightenment” as our creed.
Metaphysics, art and science, related to and ingrained in spirituality, are branches that investigates principles of reality and existence that transcends any particular science. The word literally means “that which is beyond, above or transcends physics” (Meta = after in Greek). Physics refers to the science of matter and is the oldest science describing the way the natural world works. Metaphysics focuses on explaining the ultimate nature of existence and the world. How we fit into it is of course the area of great interest and has produced endless volumes of work world wide by great thinkers and intellectuals who have merely scratched on the doors of wisdom. Metaphysics is traditionally related to the study of cosmology (a quantitative study of the universe and our place in it) and ontology (the study of being or existence). A sound knowledge of these arts and sciences are essential to becoming enlightened. Time, considered by quantum physicists to be the fourth dimension along with length, width and height, is inseparable from the infinite vastness of space, considered to be the fifth dimension and consciousness and thus existence. It is a perpendicular slice in a horizontal continuum which represents memory (the past) and imagination (the future) in our minds. It is a dimension, and, when integrated into the consciousness and a wellness model, always allows one to transcend the middle and lower worlds. It is the facilitator of access to inner dimensions readily achieved by many in dreaming states, some in hypnosis, prayer, meditation and related practices, severe stress, near death, mystical and shamanic experiences and other altered states. This allows access to higher worlds, and along with it comes answers to some of our most troubling issues. Principles of metaphysics and spirituality and their relationship to issues of health and wellness can be traced back to the beginning of civilizations. It is our endeavor to investigate these concepts, utilize the universal wisdom of each and integrate these into our ever expanding general wellness equation.