Spirituality refers to the invisible that is common to all humanity and unites them despite our physical bodies and distinct circumstances. We could also call it a sense of transcendent unity. Whether this feeling emanates from a creator/deity or from the human psyche alone should not hold us back for long, because the simple fact is that this sense is experienced by most people – atheists and believers. [See, for example, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study In Human Nature] As such, the subject of spirituality is broader and distinct from religion, which seeks to understand and guide the experience of mind issues through a particular lens of organized human institutions and systems of beliefs, rituals, beliefs, and worship practices. The breakdown of the relationship between law and spirituality has not only led to conflict and violence, but also has the unintended and rather paradoxical effect of elevating the judicial system to the status of a secular religion recognized by the state. Third, people need to start looking beyond lawyers and judges (or worse, guns) to resolve their differences. To paraphrase a famous song: lawyers, guns and money are not needed to resolve conflicts. Forgiveness is free and accessible to all. But forgiveness is not always easy. The problem is that we have only created a justice system based on revenge to resolve conflicts. As a society, we have not bothered to create a “forgiveness system.” Until now.
An alternative “non-judicial system” exists on the Internet – a free mobile application for settling disputes and restoring peace and happiness, accessible to everyone on the Miracle Judgment website: www.miraclecourt.com. Miracle Court`s system of non-justice unites law and spirituality. Like the Protestant Reformation, the reforms required by the legal system will come directly from the people. As we all make our way through this extraordinary time, let`s try to notice the greater awareness of ourselves and others that can occur during the pause from the normal functioning of our daily lives and the system itself. Let us be aware of the strong sense of empathy and compassion for one another, as simply human and beautiful people. And as we welcome you to this particular page, let`s try to imagine bringing to life the vision of law and justice we`re talking about here – a legal world that emphasizes promoting healing and mutual understanding, as well as love and compassion, which are evoked to some extent in all of us by the presence of this potentially deadly virus. Whenever we can return to a social world of engagement and connection instead of detaching ourselves from distance and distancing, let us engage more and more in the words of Martin Luther King Jr.: “Justice is the love that corrects what rebels against love.” In the United States, we have been so successful in separating law from organized religion that we have undermined the essential supportive relationship between law and spirituality. The essence of spirituality is different from religion and traditions. Spirituality means being true to oneself. It is a search to establish the truth. Through increased contact with ourselves, spirituality helps us rise above our inferior instincts, prejudices, and stereotypes. If we are true to ourselves and constantly in touch with ourselves, it is easy for us to locate where bad entries come from.
Spirituality is then what heals the rupture in ourselves. When we are wronged, we have a choice: either we can seek justice in the form of vengeance, or we can seek peace and happiness. When we seek justice in the form of revenge, we deny our spirituality (our unity with others). When we seek peace and happiness, we recognize and restore our spirituality (unity). The law can be used as a tool to unite or divide, as a tool of spiritual truth and love, or of material fear and hatred. By bringing law and spirituality together, we restore the means by which separate human bodies restore peace and happiness and experience their true unity. Let me highlight the impact of this spirituality on the legal profession. How this spirituality can bring reforms and make this profession “noble” again.
To understand the relevance and importance of spirituality in advocacy, we must first understand what is meant by spirituality. We know that the fundamental purpose of any legal and judicial system is to resolve disputes between parties while conveying “justice.” The legal profession assists judges in the noble task of justice. Therefore, it also becomes important to understand what is the connection between justice and spirituality. So let me dwell on those two aspects before I continue. The world has entered a complex and fast-paced era, which attributes happiness to ephemeral material elements, in which the simplicity of time spent with oneself has been surpassed by the complexity of life lived with devices, so that there is no time left alone to talk about life, the purpose of our existence, to think about this physical world. Give pause to our thoughts, relax our physical self, focus on all the essential elements that make up our being and meditate to realize that our own consciousness is infinite. If we understand spirituality as a way of life that includes all these characteristics, we realize that in today`s world, especially in the profession of advocacy, it is necessary to include this particular way of life – for reason, for wisdom, for reason, for reason in order to live a life in dignity and for stability. In order for our consciousness to assess the situation and rationalize our minds, we rely on spirituality. The fundamental spiritual values and fundamental principles of the law enshrined in our constitution are the same, but the law is being refined and evolving towards a more socially acceptable guideline for the benefit of society as a whole. Although the few similarities they share are: As a result, we experience an increased level of conflict and conflict – in our homes, schools, businesses, communities, and the world around us. What for? For instead of supporting unity, our legal system is often dedicated to justifying, rewarding and sanctifying separation and our basest instincts to take revenge on others when they are wronged.
Look carefully and you will see a striking resemblance. Lawyers now function as secular priests of our society and judges as popes and prophets – they offer justice to the masses who turn to them in times of crisis. We build large temples where we practice justice and worship (courthouses); we design complex sacred liturgies to be performed in these temples (oaths, legal beliefs, Latin rules and procedural incantations); we demand sacred vestments from our legal clergy (court robes and dark suits) and address them with holy titles (“Your Honor”); We train our legal clergy through special seminars (law schools); We even give our lawyers and judges, with the authority once held by religious clergy, the power to grant and refuse punishment, repentance, property, freedom, redemption, and even life itself. Seen closely, our judicial system increasingly resembles and behaves like the Church in the days leading up to the Protestant Reformation, sometimes full of abuse and demands for payment for priestly indulgences for our sins and supplications. What is sinister is that this secular religion is associated with the state as the only true and acceptable faith of the nation and is sanctioned by the state. First, people must begin to demand peace and happiness when they have been wronged, rather than justice in the form of revenge. To demand justice in the form of revenge is to prosecute for conflict and disunity. Instead, we must begin to learn how to advocate for peace and reconciliation. We do this primarily by making room in the law for the possibility of forgiveness – the exact opposite of revenge. We are not talking about forgiveness to make a transgressor feel better, but about forgiveness to heal the victim by preventing the traumas of the past from infecting and destroying the present and the future.
Is it not striking that, in all the breadth and complexity of our legal systems, in all the laws and rules that have been promulgated, and in all the jurisprudence and pleadings that have been written, the essential element of forgiveness by which all conflicts are resolved permanently is hardly mentioned, and even less practiced? Even the power of forgiveness — the former last vestige of forgiveness in law by which the president and governors can forgive wrongdoers — has been virtually eliminated due to the public`s blind thirst for revenge at all costs. To reform the legal system, we must create an honourable place in the law for the possibility of pardon. This correlation between spirituality and justice itself is an indicator of its fundamental value in the legal process. We gather ideas on how to identify and maintain the good things that can come out of this bad time. Just click on this link to leave a comment on what you saw that inspired you and what we could do to emerge from this crisis with a more compassionate political and legal system. It is time to restore the relationship between law and spirituality – and to end the growing tyranny of the vengeful justice system as a secular religion. Keywords: spirituality, law, legal system, intention, values, globalization, morality, religion, love, community, justice, gift We believe that law can help create a world where people can fully recognize and affirm each other`s humanity and that, through new legal processes, we can promote empathy, compassion and mutual understanding.