Ah, James Thomas, you are a man after my own heart. How many times on this bulletin board in the last two years have I railed against the deliberate mistranslation of Jesus' words that clearly state that the "kingdom of heaven is within you."?
And how many times have I suggested that to be a spirit led child of God, as contemplated in Romans, one has to look no further than within one's own self? And how, if these simple truths became known, all organizations would immediately dry up and blow away because it would be obvious that they are not needed, since the relationship between the creator-god and his created children is direct, and requires no organization.
And the technique of approach to that divine indwelling? The quieting of the left brain, the cessation of the constant inner chatter of the self talking to the self. And in its place, once the din has been tamped down, one can now hear the small, still voice of the Spirit, saying, "this is the way." A spirit that never drives, but only leads. How utterly beautiful to contemplate. How different from the religions of fear that get behind the seeker and attempt to drive him in one preconceived direction or another.
And when once you have touched that divine lover, life is never the same. To describe that phenomena to someone who had not experienced it no amount of words will suffice; to describe that phenomena to someone who has had the experience, no words are necessary.
I don't know who you are, James Thomas, but you have found The Way, haven't you?