False Fires

False Fires

As we live and learn, growing in awareness, practicing daily our new way of life; Living on the Spiritual Basis, not only our perspective but our actions have begun to change naturally as we are beginning to truly see and demonstrate Divine Love. We see the world less and less through the prism of the carnal, score keeping, fear driven secular mind. Viewing existence through a new pair of glasses we have begun to experience life connected to Source instead of at odds with it. As our consciousness grows and expands the truth of the power of love becomes more apparent, for:


Love is God, God is love and love is always the answer.


Through the process of Living on the Spiritual Basis we have established a conscious contact with the Miraculous, so when faced with any difficulty the realization of God’s love and Divine presence will not only solve or correct the situation but remove it. Clearly this new way of living and thinking develops over time so if your first thought is not always about God or love, do not be discouraged. Upon awareness turn to the Miraculous in prayer asking what action should be taken, if any (often the hardest thing to do is be still and allow God to work). And always be gentle, under no circumstance allow your internal dialogue to turn negative. We all make mistakes, such is being human, and regardless of severity, love is always the answer. This is not a race, we are already living in eternity and focusing on the negative is always counterproductive, it shuts us off from the sunlight of the Spirit and burns our serenity in the false fires of rationalized or worse, justified anger.

Driven by fear others will attempt to harm us, but to be free we have learned to condemn the act but never the actor, especially when the actor looks at us back from our mirror.
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Needing and Wanting and God’s Will

Needing and Wanting and God’s Will

Having now Lived on the Spiritual Basis for a time the power of prayer in our lives and others is evident. So, the question isn’t whether prayer works/changes things but why it appears curiously inconsistent, why some prayers are answered while others are seemingly unheard.

We need to be crystal clear on this point: All prayers are answered and answered in the affirmative, but never at the expense of others or if it will ultimately place us in a position to be harmed. Prayer provides what we need, seen and unseen to grow spiritually, not necessarily what we want or think we need in the moment.

When you are new to Living on the Spiritual Basis prayers often take the form of outlining, we lay out the terms and conditions how we think the request for help should be handled, believing we know what’s best for all concerned at the time. Having made the decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God it is clear why prayers of this type do not return the expected results, nevertheless God does answer these prayers in the affirmative, providing what we need though we often cannot see it with our still fear limited consciousness.

We must keep in the forefront of our mind this unassailable truth: God wants us, all of us, to be happy, joyous, and free, this life an extension of, not separate from Divine Love. So, pray expecting to receive for it is promised that all of creation is at our beck and call if we but ask, wholeheartedly. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). By trusting in A Power Greater Than Ourselves to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, standing ready to follow; though perhaps trembling, the spiritual path and necessary action(s) arrayed before us, our lives transform wonderfully in ways we never imagined. When we pray from the (our) heart, The Heart (God) listens providing what we need, in good and often marvelous ways for all concerned, for all are connected in Spirit, no one beyond the pale or outside the redeeming light and love of the Miraculous. This truth sets us free, finally and forever.
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Imperfect Perfection

Imperfect Perfection

Many religions hang their collective spiritual hats on an imperfect dogma of perfection: that we are imperfect at birth and though we should strive for perfection we will always fall short, requiring leadership and earthly direction from others for our ultimate salvation. To be clear: Religion and religious teaching and guidance have been indispensable in mankind’s climb up the ladder of Spiritual consciousness, but just as the student who must eventually graduate and take their place in the world, building on what they have learned by turning knowledge into demonstration, so must each of us in our relationship with the Miraculous.


Just as families have difficulties from time to time, usually rooted in misunderstanding, intercession of a professional can be helpful to work through an issue, to provide fresh perspective. In the final analysis however, the real work takes place between the family members, the professional merely an aid. Just as in the secular, spiritually we make use of what religion and spiritual teachers provide and are quick to see where they are right, but we must never lose sight of the true nature of our relationship with the Divine and the ultimate responsibility in raising our consciousness lies with each of us.

By a wholehearted reliance on A Power Greater Than Ourselves, though none of us will ever be perfect in faith for fear is a powerful foe and the one true adversary, our continued willingness to pray demonstrates a perfection in seeking and in this, our perfection is realized.
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Where They Came From

Where They Came From

The mottoes Easy Does It, One Day at a Time, First Things First, Live and Let Live and Think, Think, Think adorn the walls of 12 Step recovery meeting rooms and clubs around the globe. Few realize however these concepts entered AA’s collective consciousness most likely from Emmet Fox. The early members of what would become Alcoholics Anonymous* residing in New York attended Dr. Fox’s gatherings in the 1930’s in the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, Steinway Hall even The Hippodrome as attendance grew. This continued up to the start of World War II when large gatherings were suspended out of security concerns. The early AA members** who did not live in New York studied Dr Fox’s teaching through his best sellers The Sermon on the Mount, Power Through Constructive Thinking and Sparks of Truth which is a collection of teachings originally published as a series of inexpensive pamphlets. It is in these pamphlets that the mottoes later adopted by AA are found. Additionally, in early pamphlets published by the first recognized AA group, King’s School in Akron, Sermon on the Mount is suggested reading, listed right after the Holy Bible.


*Though AA dates its birth from 6/10/35 the first AA meeting (the group broke from the Oxford Group (Moral Rearmament) and stood in singleness of purpose in helping those suffering from alcoholism) did not take place until 5/11/39 in Cleveland Ohio, the secretary Clarence Snyder, a few months after the Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous) was published. Source: Bill and Lois Wilson’s personal correspondence in archives.

**Bill Wilson sponsored (helped sober up) Emmet Fox’s secretary’s son, Al Steckman. Al would go on to be the first editor of the AA Grapevine and has been credited with coining the phrase “I am responsible” at the first AA International Convention. Source: Igor Sikorsky Jr. AA’s Godparents 1990.  https://miraclesofrecovery.com/

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Conflicts and Intuition

Conflicts and Intuition

How we respond to conflicts in our lives is an indication of our Spiritual condition. The usual ways most respond is to either square up and meet force with force (usually verbally) or to withdraw as rapidly as possible, the often remarked on fight or flight reaction. Living on the Spiritual Basis provides another path, a third way. As soon as we become aware of a troubling situation, directly or indirectly touching us, we immediately turn to silent prayer, seeing the situation and all involved in Divine Presence, bathing them and the situation in Divine Love, trusting in prayer and spiritual enlightenment for resolution. You will be amazed how often seemingly explosive situations will deflate rapidly by a simple heartfelt application of Divine Love. If, however, any direct action is required it will be made abundantly clear in an intuitive thought and though these times are exceedingly rare, we must not shrink if called to act.


Approaching conflict this way we tap into unlimited power and potential, rejecting human limitation and fear-based thinking and reacting, raising the consciousness and Spiritual condition of all involved for “When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change.” 
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Prison By Choice

Prison By Choice

Wishing to get even, to take revenge, to balance the scales, to repay in kind are natural human sentiments, a wild justice; all manifestations of living on the secular basis. Conversely, Living on the Spiritual Basis teaches us that “hatred ceases not with hatred.” Though the crimes and acts committed may be horrendous, even beyond the pale, we must take a higher road mentally to be free. To be clear: those who have transgressed society’s laws and been found culpable should suffer the punishments stipulated, the principle though of condemning the act, not the actor paramount if we are to be free of the bondage of self and limitation thinking.


Our course then is to turn to a Power Greater Than Ourselves, and though the guilty may have committed acts seemingly unforgivable, we must give them over root and branch, otherwise we suffer along with the guilty for it takes two to make a spiritual prisoner, the guilty and the jailer and is not the jailer as surely in prison as the guilty? The jailer having it worse since the guilty are trapped until they become willing, while the jailer chooses to return of their own free will day after day, perpetuating resentment and condemnation in their heart, choosing morbid reflection over spiritual freedom. Prison or freedom, standing in the light or cowering in the dark, limitation or unlimited growth, the choice is always ours. “Let there be peace, and let it begin with me.”
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Moment by Moment

Moment by Moment

“We have ceased fighting everyone and everything, for we are on a new basis, the basis of trusting and relying on God.” This principle is at the heart of Living on the Spiritual Basis. To believe that any of us have achieved perfection in this is foolhardy. Our time in this flesh is marked by progress not perfection in our spiritual growth, so we stay ever vigilant, day by day, occasionally moment by moment. We turn to Him who has all knowledge and power for the right words or action when we find ourselves in conflict either with the world or within ourselves, remaining open minded and though perhaps trembling, willing to do His will, not ours, for in this lies the heart of the process of Living on the Spiritual Basis.
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