Living On The Spiritual Basis and The Salt of the Earth

Living On The Spiritual Basis and The Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth, you don’t hear that expression used very often anymore. When I was a child and someone was referred to as being “the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13) it was always said with a tone of admiration and respect. Matthew 5:14 explains why: You are the light of the world. To be a light of the world, quite an honor. This teaching goes on to state that this light will be set on a hill so all may be illuminated by it. So, practically how is this accomplished? By Living on the Spiritual Basis. 

When we embrace this new way of life we begin striping away the layers of selfishness, pride, self-pity, resentment; all forms and manifestations of the true adversary to our Serenity and ultimate freedom from the bondage of self, fear; which has shut us off from the Sunlight of the Spirit. As we develop this way of living day by day, the truth of being becomes evident: that we are children of eternity, the spark of the Divine within lies beyond the strictures of time, space, and flesh; everything and everyone connected. By practicing the principles this new way of life embodies; honesty, patience, tolerance, kindness, and love among them; our inner light begins to erase the shadows of false belief and fear and in time we become, the salt of the earth


So be diligent in the issues of your heart, be consistent in Living on the Spiritual Basis, let no vicissitude sway you from the path and give freely of what you have found: for you have become a light of the world, there is no greater calling.
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No Force Required

No Force Required

The Spiritual Concept of “Seeing God in others” has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with our Divine Connection one to another. It is a practical application of Living on the Spiritual Basis, for with raised consciousness we now recognize the spark of the Miraculous in all, regardless of their transgressions or how unlovely we may find them. By seeing all in our true light-as Spiritual beings experiencing the human condition, not human beings in search of the Divine-we address those struggling spiritually in silent prayer and contemplation of their needs, standing ready and willing to be of assistance, if asked. But we never force ourselves on anyone or attempt to answer unasked questions, for true growth must begin within the questioner. If asked though we must not shrink at our responsibility. We answer questions and spiritual concerns honestly and simply, based on our experience, employing tact and love, thinking how we would want to be addressed if the roles were reversed. In this way we demonstrate God within us, and in seeing this: the true path out of all difficulty, the road of happy destiny; there is a much greater chance they will want what we have and begin their journey of change and redemption in earnest, a day at a time.
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Winging To Serenity

Winging To Serenity

“The truth will set you free.”  Ever watch a bird floating on a current of air, winging its way with practiced grace, unmindful of any man-made or natural impediment to travel; thinking to ourselves how wonderful it would be if we could fly? How much more interesting the world becomes when we add a little height to our point of view, what was once hidden revealed as we soar above the world, pedestrian level restrictions of no concern.

Spiritual flight produces the same effect. We take wing when we seek the Miraculous first, we accomplish this by saluting the Divine in all our brothers and sisters, rejecting condemnation and resentment toward anyone, for any reason, for we now know if we don’t, we suffer in bondage, not the person or thing we are mad or resentful at. When we take flight spiritually, we embrace the Great Reality: that we are in fact and deed children of The Miraculous, timeless and immortal, limited only by the bondage of self, this bondage fueled by the one true adversary, Fear. Soaring we begin to grasp, to see, the true nature of all creation: that everything and everyone are connected in Spirit, and there is a little bit of good in the worst of us and a little bit of bad in the best, for such is the nature of being human.

Our point of view broadened and clarified, we learn to live and grow on the Spiritual Basis day by day, as we soar to new heights what was once hidden comes into view, becoming more distinct as our vision sharpens and expands as does our comprehension. Losing the shackles of self-based fear, we fly ever higher on the currents of Divine Love, coming to know Peace and we begin comprehending the nature of Serenity.
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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

What do you believe? People believe all sorts of things worshiping at the altar of sports teams, politicians or one cause or another, their ardor equal too and often exceeding that of the most fervent church goer. I wish to make no value judgment on anyone’s beliefs, only that we have a capacity for passionate belief and commitment to many things. The question then is a matter of priority. I always find it curious that we can spend untold hours in discussion and debate on sports, politics, a television series or some other cause near and dear to us but have only a passing interest in our relationship with the Infinite.

When the time comes, and it comes for all since our time in this flesh is finite, the day we somersault into Eternity unknown to us, will a life dedicated to secular pursuits and interests be of much assistance when faced with the ultimate and eternal? Is there really anything more important than our connection with The Miraculous or defining the spiritual parameters by which we live? Please, do not misunderstand; be passionate, root for your team, campaign for your beliefs and stand for the issues that move you, but we must not neglect taking stock, an honest inventory of our life to ascertain where we really stand spiritually, for in the end, literally, what could be more important?

For those who belong to an organized Religion, this stock taking or inventory is just as significant. Do we really believe what is being taught or are we paying it lip service with little passion, attending out of rote rather than deeply held conviction? How involved are you, for all truly reap as they sow. Are you committed to the beliefs your church espouses, the religion youchose, demonstrating that belief and commitment in all your actions?

No one can take stock for us, so begin today to honestly inventory your beliefs and actions, for spiritual honesty is a requisite if we are to find our true voice and place, to know peace and to comprehend serenity and if we find work needs to be done, get started immediately, for what could possibly be of greater importance?
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Spiritual Cafeteria

Spiritual Cafeteria

“The universe is run exactly on the lines of a cafeteria.” Emmet Fox. And just as the food at the self-serve cafeteria, all the gifts Grace provides are laid out before us, but it is up to us to take the action to claim them, for just as the self-serve cafeteria where we can sit waiting, watching others eating all around us, we will remain hungry until we act. To be filled Spiritually we must claim our nourishment, “paying” for it by truly embracing Divine Love, forgiving all, refusing to embrace resentment or condemnation of anyone or anything for any reason, putting into action and demonstration the truths we have come to hold in our heart, while resisting the alluring spiritual shortcuts arrayed before us which ultimately lead only to frustration and morbid reflection. These shortcuts or seemingly “easier softer ways” are like trying to live on cafeteria Jell-O and desserts alone. Though colorful, tasty, and satisfying in the moment, trying to live solely on them leads only to ill health and problems, while Spiritually these shortcuts are deadly. Spiritual Jell-O, you heard it here first.


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Working Smart, Not Hard

Working Smart, Not Hard

Easy does it! and Work hard but don’t make hard work of it, are two sayings to live by. Consider, has worry or being so tense a loud noise makes you jump ever improved or changed the outcome of any undertaking, let alone your serenity? Not in my experience. Worry is needless wear and tear on our mind and body, kind of like sitting in your car at a stop light, putting it in neutral and then pushing the accelerator to the floor. A whole lot of sound and fury and wasted energy with nothing much to show for it, except curious looks from those stopped next to you and maybe a large repair bill.


Our course then is simple, whatever we are about, take the next prudent step, the indicated action whatever that may be and when this is accomplished, stop. Nothing positive is ever had by continually rehashing something that is done. Worry and anxiety are simply forms of fear, and truly, what is there to be afraid of? Living on the Spiritual Basis we are in the world but not of it, today understanding we are all children of the Miraculous, loved beyond measure, eternal in every aspect that matters, this day just one day in our long schooling. So, we keep our head where our hands are, addressing the tasks in front of us to the best of our current ability, and when done we relax and take it easy, reminding ourselves that, though our true Self is eternal, we live one day at a time
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Your Mama’s Back

Your Mama’s Back

You have probably heard these bad luck superstitions, maybe even repeated them yourself: step on a crack and break your mama’s back, three on a match, a dead man’s shoes, breaking a mirror brings 7 years of woe, a black cat crossing your path, spilled salt, anything 13, walking under a ladder and so many more. Many unfortunately believe that this life can be influenced by seemingly random occurrences like these. When we begin to Live on the Spiritual Basis it becomes clear that life is filled with uncontrollable and unavoidable moments of broken mirrors, sidewalk cracks, 13’s, black cats, spilled salt, etc. and the only power they possess is that which we choose to give them. Living on the Spiritual Basis we now know that the universe really is on our side, that our true inheritance as children of the Miraculous is to be happy, joyous, and free. Believing in superstitions denies the beauty and the power of this relationship. All superstitions are curious self-imposed impediments keeping us from living to our fullest, choosing to remain in the bondage of self rather than breathe free. So, the next time you spill the salt, walk under a ladder or step on a crack, laugh and thank God as you understand Him for being set free. And besides, everybody knows black cats are cool, right?
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