I have a simple question which came up for me concerning openhands view on salvation of the soul. It does seem like many steps backwards, but a few backwards is a leap forwards
The word salvation taken from the wikipedia is defined as- ''saving the soul from sin and its consequesnces in a religious context. It may al;so be called 'deliverance'or redemption from sin and its effects.Depending on the religious tradition, salvation is considered to be caused either by the free will and grace of a deity (in theistic religions) or by personal responsibility and self-effort (e.g. in the sramanic and yogic traditions of India). Religions often emphasize the necessity of both personal effort— for example, repentance and asceticism —and divine action (e.g. grace)''.
For Christians it's through Jesus, but I would imagine openhand have a more internal response to salvation in that the soul saves itself (as Christ is within) and can only come top greater self realistaion? Is self realisation salvation in openhands view?
The questions which arose were that if nothing is percieved as good or bad through Source and that there are never any mistakes along the way- how can the soul be truly saved. For example there is an emphasis on processing out all the dark stuff, the things we surpress, deny-it may be anger that needs to be processed and there is an emphasis on -if you feel mean - be mean, and then ask does it serve later.
But in this process of self discovery and of knowing we are eternal energy- surely this would cause us to go into possibly dark areas and sin (from a Xian viewpoint) and well nothing needs to be forgiven only the lesson to be percieved in a different light. I alighn very much with most of openhands outlook, but what I percieve through discovery is tye possibility to sin- to flaw the soul (even if there is potentiality), it may be that choices are made to refrain from wrongdoing.
Sometimes it seems to be counterproductive to go down the road and explore only to realise that many things decisions did not serve self or for the betterment of all, lower the vibration and may create more karma......even if for example such thigs could be a natural impulse of the soul (and may not be bad- but in the process could hurt others and or lower vibration. I know when I go into my dark ugly stuff my vibration lowers, I process through most times (without hurting others) and then try to shine the light
I know I am writing very balck and white at the moment. It is a simple question how does openhand percieve salvation of the soul. Is there such a notion in openhands eyes.
And also I am wondering if the energy I have been feeling was never my own energy and that I just pick it all up like a sponge. So resistance can be agood thing can't it ? Can the soul really save itself as it is in a way acting as ''One'' on a higher level.
Just looking at people we can see the light in anothers eyes , just as we can darkness.