Monday, August 24, 2015

The Church Calendar

When I started to think of the most sacred holidays for each of the religions-- the festival that most closely focuses on the principles the religions teaches-- I was amazed to see that they are aligned according to the planning circle around the calendar, with few exceptions. 

Then I started to consider that if the Faith of the Pure Ray is also based on the planning process, there is no need to follow the exact calendar. We can divide the year by seven and have a day or two left to celebrate the overview concept that allows us to focus on the future or the past, and still keep our traditional festivals that were handed down to us from our past.

Do we need fifty two days each year to learn the principles of one of the religions, and to apply the principles in our own life? I think so. The Faith of the Pure Ray is more like attending a university rather than scheduling yearly celebrations, and we are learning to create the life we want, so applying the information in our life really should be a daily effort.

No one must start on the first of January, but that is a good day to start. It is the beginning of a new cycle for much of the world. It will be up to the teachers in the Faith of the Pure Ray churches to decide on their calendar.

On this blog, we will follow the 52 day cycles, and set aside the extra days at the end of the year to look back over the past year and to consider the new year. Our calendar will be:

Christianity and Creativity from January 1 through February 21
Judaism and Productivity from February 22 through April 14
Buddhism and Prosperity from April 15 through June 5
Islam and Equality from June 6 through July 27
Hinduism and Security from July 28 through September 17
Confucianism and Capacity from September 18 through November 8
Taoism and Tolerance and Empowerment from November 9 through December 30

We didn't start this new calendar in January. We are starting this at the opposite time of the year, which is quite appropriate. Islam and Hinduism oppose Christianity, and address the glitches aspect and security issues, which are motivating factors for coming up with a plan that benefits everyone. We are now questioning whether we have a plot that is supposed to help us create the life we want, but is not based on the principles, and if we have a plot that is based on power games, we can't make it past security issues. 

People don't make changes in their life unless there is some need to do so.