InterSpirituality

What is InterSpirituality?

*Interspirituality believes that beyond religion, race, gender, or any of the various ways we’re taught to believe we are different, WE ARE ALL ONE.

*Interspirituality finds common ground between wisdom traditions, world religions and ancient spiritual paths, believing that they all complement each other.

*Interspirituality finds spirit in different traditions and cultures, and honors all their unique approaches to God.

*Interspirituality reconciles action and contemplation, contemplation and creativity, and creativity and social justice.

*Interspirituality is democratic.  It includes communities of elders and spiritual friends as opposed to traditional hierarchical structures of teachers, students, followers or dogma.  It is about taking off masks of pretense and cultivating genuine heart connections that inspire growth across many ages.  It requires intergenerational wisdom sharing and journeying.

*Interspirituality is about community. And it’s about how the healing of individuals and communities can ripple out to slowly transform and heal our world.

*Interspirituality is about deepening the experience of life. By acknowledging the sacredness of our own experience, we can use practices and other tools to deepen and sustain that experience.

*Interspirituality includes psychology and integration of the body for healing and transformation.

*Interspirituality is about action that comes from one’s deepest calling by discovering your unique gifts and offering them as an active prayer in service of compassion and justice.

*Interspirituality includes joy, sensuality, celebration and heartfelt aliveness.  It celebrates life through meaningful connections, art, music and all things that essentially help grow the soul.

*Interspirituality includes and ushers in the divine feminine to balance the sacred masculine.

*Interspirituality believes that life trumps religion.

*Interspirituality demands a fuller engagement with the world; therefore, it’s about true social, economic and ecologic justice.

Want to Learn More about Interspirituality?

We suggest and recommend the following books:

The Mystic Heart:Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions by Wayne Teasdale

Occupy Spirituality by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox

The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living by Adam Bucko and Rory McEntee

The Coming Interspiritual Age by Kurt Johnson & David Robert Ord

All titles are available in our resource center