Excellent! You kept me in it through all eleven pages and that's tough to do as the web is so full of bullshit I tend to lose interest quickly. Is this your book Noentry? I agree with just about everything I've read in these eleven pages but I think you fall a little short on faith in your piece though.
Like you, I also see religion as more of a control mechanism than as a path to the spiritual. In fact, I would suggest that it is a physical reflection of what is seen in the spiritual realm. It looks similar but it is backwards or inverted.
I think it is a deliberate mechanism set up to draw us out of the spiritual and keep us in the physical. Our physical world should, as you say, "be in balance with the spiritual". The absence of the spiritual leaves us in an unbalanced state, a chaotic state.
On my spiritual journey or on my continuous search for more and more truth and understanding there has been one constant. The unseen helping and guiding hand that has been there from the start. At certain times, when in the right state, his/her presence is absolutely undeniable. I refer to this guiding force as our collective spirit.
Over time I've caught glimpses of a design, not a random design but an extremely well ordered design, the design of our physical world. I'm not alone here as I've read many posts and thoughts that describe this same design. If a design can be seen it necessarily brings us to a "designer" or a "creator".
I've seen this guiding spirit bring things and events together much like a conductor of an orchestra. The pieces always fit together seamlessly in a smooth cohesive manner eliminating the possibility of chance from the choice of explanations.
Over the years I've eliminated and dismissed nearly every aspect of religion as my truth but the idea of a creator can not be dismissed in my present now. The question remains, is he/she the creator of our reality, an illusion, or is this spirit the creator of all things that we each perceive differently?
I'm leaning towards the first, we live in an illusion being projected by some force or forces but this spirit that I speak of can obviously manipulate this illusion even if he/she isn't creating it. It's not impossible that we, collectively, are our own creator of this physical reality.
Either way faith is something that I've been looking at in detail for the last few years and find that it can be extremely positive and powerful. Even after experiencing this guiding force and seeing the design as well as the coincidences or syncronicities it can still, at times, be difficult to live my life as if this spirit exists and is right there with me or more importantly knowing that everything, in the end, will be OK.
The spiritual principle of faith is one that I must exercise often but when I do it generally frees things up in other aspects of my life as well. More importantly it brings a peace or serenity that makes living in the now much easier.
An example of this can be seen in all the doom we subject ourselves to. The faith I speak of let's me remain calm and stay in the now, knowing that there is indeed a force for peace and love in this reality that is much stronger than the negative forces working to enslave or imprison us.
I'll have to find time to read your book but I expect my thoughts parallel yours in many respects. Thanks for the read, and as always, hoping you have a great day!