This video from Oprah's recent "spirituality" class ("Are you ready to be awakened?") speaks for itself. She was "able to open her mind," stop "putting God in a box," and realize that there are a vast number of "paths" to "that which we call God." It turns out that God is not Someone (or even something) we are to believe in but rather something we "feel." Sounds like Oprah would make a fine successor for Presiding Bishop Schori one day, does it not?
Eckhart Tolle, her guru, spouts some fine New Age mystical "wisdom" midway through this clip as Oprah sits at the feet of her master in raptured awe. According to his website, "At the core of [Tolle's] teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet."
Oprah also quotes approvingly here from Elizabeth Lesser's The Seeker's Guide, which reminds us that we have a rich array of "spiritual gems" drawn from the religious traditions of the world on which to draw in our quest for enlightenment. It is up to us, after all, to create our own personal spiritual "necklaces" as we develop our "higher consciousnesses." Just be careful not to turn spirituality into an "ideology," or the doors will all close on you!
It is deeply sorrowing to think of how many people have fallen victim to the Enemy's snares by means of this woman's media empire, and how many more are likely to be led astray. May God help them, and Ms. Winfrey herself, to see the Truth of the One who laid down His life for them--the God of Exodus 20:5 and John 14:6, the Savior God whom Oprah rejected so long ago but who still loves her so very much. And may these prisioners be set free from "this present darkness" by the only Power in heaven, on earth, or under the earth mighty enough to trapple down the minions of Death and Hell, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.