The spiritual philosophy of One Community is living for The Highest Good of All and Oneness; seeing each of us as expressions of each other and all aspects of spirituality be that Jesus, Buddha, Kali, Krishna, Isis, Mandela, Sofia, Mohammed, Yahweh, Sai Baba, La Virgen Maria, Waka Tankan, Ramana, God, no God, or Something else. We love life and know That which breathes everything, breathes us as well. We do not believe any power that is omnipotent or omnipresent has a use for judgment or punishment and we do our best to live a life of acceptance, love, and understanding for all; and we feel that God/The Universe/The All, or whatever label we wish to call It, does the same. We try and see the Divinity in all things and to honor this Divinity in Us by living an honorable life of gratitude, contribution, cooperation, and service to each other, our planet, and the rest of our species.
LIFE AS A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE
We recognize that we have been given the opportunity to live LIFE as a “spiritual experience.” With this in mind, we consider living The Highest Good of All, personal growth, sharing everything we do, working together for positive global impact, building things, creating things, playing music, making art, spending time with our friends and our families, and the conscious practice of happiness, as spiritual practices.
We do our best to practice acceptance and unconditional love for one another as we remind each other that these things are not something we do, but rather something we allow. In the spirit of this, we see an opportunity to help each other live up to a commitment of being a Community that puts aside judgment, elitism, damnation, and any other emotion that creates separation in order to consciously create and embrace the Oneness that IS Humanity, regardless of our diverse beliefs and perspectives, and celebrate people being themselves irrespective of their religious leanings, race, gender, sexual preference, politics, and lifestyle. We see this as who we REALLY are: compassionate and empathetic persons dedicated to doing something different because we as a species have already seen the cost of doing things the way they have been done in the past.
PRACTICING RELIGION AT ONE COMMUNITY
As a free society and Community that celebrates diversity, people who want to practice an organized religion at One Community do so. Religious and/or spiritual practices can be an individual practice or, if enough people are interested in participating, an organized practice operating under the recreational/social architecture aspect of community contribution as dictated by the guidelines outlined on those pages. We see this as opening up opportunities for learning and enriching our environment through a better representation of the diverse beliefs and cultures of the world.
It is also up to the individual if they do NOT wish to participate in any religious or spiritual practice that an individual or group may choose to organize. Just as the diversity of people’s beliefs are celebrated and respected, so too are people’s rights NOT to participate in any activity or practice. With this in mind, we remind each other that pushing one’s views upon another person is considered equally as undesirable as limiting people’s freedom to worship or express themselves in the way that works best for them.