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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...

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...

Crap Sandwich

Crap Sandwich Einstein once remarked, “The most important decision you will ever make is whether you live in a friendly or hostile universe.” Spiritually, if we live in a hostile universe, then no matter what we do, there really isn’t any hope for us. The hostile universe is dominated by a “score keeper” God, holding that we are full of sin, so all we can do is the best we can, knowing...

Bench Warming

Bench Warming Intellectual discussions concerning spirituality can be interesting, even invigorating, but have no real value without a corresponding demonstration. Consider: someone decides to become a snow skier. They proceed to read books and magazines on skiing, attend lectures and seminars, learn about different kinds of snow and meteorology, purchase the latest skiing attire and buy the...

Weighted Down By Our Possessions

Weighted Down By Our Possessions A famous carpenter remarked a couple of thousand years ago that “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25). Well, I have never seen a camel small enough or a needle big enough for this to happen, so I originally surmised, mistakenly, this meant being materially rich was something...

Silent Serenity Assassins

Silent Serenity Assassins Some years ago, I became very ill, but since I was still “functioning” I delayed going to my physician until I was in a very bad way. The onset had been so gradual my body and life had adapted to it, my life having shrunken to the point of work and commitments, nothing more. By Fridays I was so tired I would come home and only move for necessities, resting and...

Metaphysics: East vs West

Metaphysics: East vs West Aristotle referred to metaphysics as the “first philosophy.” A metaphysician or metaphysicist studies all things and how they relate. Whether the focus is ontological (loosely the study of everything in our physical world) or cosmological (the study and relationship of everything in the universe) metaphysics, both approaches clearly cover a wide swath of thought and...

The Water Of Life

The Water Of Life Closer is He than breathing; nearer than hands and feet. -Tennyson. In truth, we are always in contact with Source, because we are of Source, not human beings in search of a spiritual connection, we are spiritual beings experiencing the human condition, the connection always there, if we are willing. High in the mountains around the world small streams start when fed by rain...

Independence

Independence Today the United States celebrates independence from a tyrannical government hundreds of years ago, the reverberations of which still shake the world today. So, what better day for us to celebrate our liberation as well from limitation thinking and living. Having stepped out in purpose, demonstrating freedom from the bondage of self, helping all who are willing and praying for those...

Inevitable Return

Inevitable Return Our existence in this flesh is but a moment in parentheses: Divine Love (birth-life-death) Divine Love. Having embraced Living on the Spiritual Basis this truth has become evident: we are not this body, we are Divine, eternal beings experiencing the human condition, learning to Love unconditionally, the I AM, our true self, existing before this body was born, unaffected by its...