As we come to our fire-pit this week, we see it much clearer than it was before, but it still has plenty to be removed.
This week, we work on our religious debris. Same as other things, some of what we pull out just needs to be cleaned up and will end up going back into our pit. Other things will need to be thrown out altogether.
What do we need to remove, then?
Let’s start with the obvious. All ideas and beliefs, no matter how sure we are about their truth, need to be removed from our pit. Everything to do with our current faith, if we have one, needs to go. Every reason for lack of faith needs to go as well.
Traditions that go with that faith also need to be removed.
And there are other things that need to be removed with these items as well.
Patriotism is near to religious ideas in their fervor. Remove everything to do with patriotism, and love of your country and the things about it.
Also, individualism needs to go. If you feel dependent upon yourself for anything, toss this one out of the pile.
Anything that you place in some position to save you in any part of your life is in the religious category of debris, which means it needs to be removed this week.
And with it, with everything else we have been discussing, is your worldview. Your worldview is the mental and emotional lens through which you view everything around you. It is how you identify what is right, good, trustworthy, beneficial, and what is not. That needs to go.
Don’t worry, your pit won’t be missing these things long. Once we get the pit cleared out, we will build up a strong, hot fire that is good and useful. But for now, we keep cleaning… next week.