It seems we humans and especially aware ones have a strong need for grounding. Rituals such as standing on the earth barefoot, ground us. The religious practices perhaps originally developed to ground us in prayer, movement (walking, breathing, dancing) and orientation to beauty (cathedrals) Grounding is not a belief system, it is just being who we are and being aware, honoring our place as children of a broader, higher or infinite soul. Solace in suffering, time for telepathy or prayer, time for health, cleansing or just feeling love. Perhaps if we as humanity respect this deepest and most beautiful of human needs, we can provide a salve for so much religious suffering, I am not sure, but I hope so.