Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality


Spiritual Immunity

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Researchers spend time trying to understand how the body’s immune system works. The immune system is responsible for fighting foreign invaders to your body and also for destroying cells within the body that become diseased.

Although disease is not a joke, people joke that they didn’t eat enough dirt when they were a kid to develop a strong immune system. Society has realized the importance of cleanliness, however, too much clean reduces the need for a strong immune system and immune deficiencies result.

This scenario sparks the question, How is my spiritual immunity?

boat colorful nightSpirituality is vital. Our spirituality fights off that which invades our peace and health. However, in order to have a strong spirituality, with a strong spiritual immunity, we must not be afraid to eat some dirt.

First, we can’t confuse immunity with being on the defense as though there is a potent evil force in the world.

Second, spirituality is wonderful, especially when it does bring peace and health. But we don’t want to fool ourselves and think we can create a sterile peace and health by hanging out with likeminded people or avoiding situations we think will adversely affect our spirituality.

There is no sterile environment here on earth. There is no pure tradition, teaching, or lifestyle. Challenges exist because progress is a law, and spirituality is in a constant state of progress, therefore we can go into the world and build up our spiritual immunity.

From 21st Century Science and Health, “Entire immunity from the belief in sin, suffering, and death may not be reached at this level, but we may expect a decrease in these evils; and this scientific beginning is in the right direction.”



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