Meet the Spiritual Chicks
Tami Coyne and Karen Weissman explain the wisdom of questioning everything.
Beliefnet: You say in your book "Spirituality is not about holding back on our desires, it's about living our lives any damn way we want." What if people don't always want to live their lives in a nice way?
: If you don't accept the One Life Principle, that can sound like "Do whatever you want. There's no consequences."
: It's not meant to be taken completely out of context. That statement that you read was written in conjunction with the One Life Principle.
Everything is a reflection of us and it connects us all. So when you see that, you start to think [that] when you're harming someone else you're really harming yourself. It's no longer a restraint or a restriction, it's just something that makes sense.
: Spirituality and religion throughout the centuries have been about what youcan't
do. And what we're saying is, "Whatcan
you do with this power, not whatcan't
you do. Enough of what you can't do!" There are all these people who are doing all these amazing things and you say "Oh I couldn't do that." No, you couldn't do that because you're not tapping into this power.
Do you think everyone is capable of tapping into that power?
: You already are.
: And life takes care of you when you do it.
Is it karma?
: It's karma but it's a here and now karma. What we give out in life is what we get back. That is an absolute physical law. So someone who says "The way I want to live is to go around cheating people all the time" is going to live in a world where they can't trust anyone, they'll be full of fear. So if that's the way they want to live, they're getting something out of that experience -- it's not necessarily for us to judge.