Building, a day at a time

Building, a day at a time

“Live, one day at a time.” But what does that really mean? Living on the Spiritual Basis the meaning is simple and profound: The only time we can be present for God, the only time we can stand in the presence of God, the only time we can be of service to those about us, the only time God can be present in our lives is in the present moment. So be present for God, for God is always present for us. Yesterday a memory, tomorrow a promise, today, this moment the only reality. This is the bedrock of Living on the Spiritual Basis, and upon this rock a wonderful spiritual life is built, one day at a time. 
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Fear, the Thief of Serenity

Fear, the Thief of Serenity

To progress spiritually, to grow in consciousness, requires effort, work on our part. Additionally, no one can do another’s spiritual work for them anymore than we can eat a meal for a friend. To live free of the fear driven life we must cultivate open mindedness and remain willing to explore new spiritual experiences.

Self-centered fear is a thief, lurking in the shadows, cunning, patiently waiting to strike, to steal our peace of mind and serenity, leaving anxiety and depression in its wake. So, we ask in prayer and meditation that any notion any part of our lives or thinking, any shadow, is unseen by the Miraculous be removed. Of course, in truth, nothing is or ever was hidden, but we need to state this in prayer while affirming it in meditation, so any lingering thoughts that anything exists outside Divine sight will be smashed.

In this way we learn to live in the light, for in truth darkness only exists in the shadows we cast when attempting to live at odds with our true self and our birthright as children of the Miraculous. Living on the Spiritual Basis everything is illuminated, so when we err, for we all do, this simple reliance on Power Greater Than Ourselves as we have come to understand it, will take us to better things, forgiven as soon as we ask, our course of action made clear and unmistakable.
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Successful Living

Successful Living

“Man is essentially spiritual, the image and likeness of God, and therefore he is made for the spiritual basis, and he cannot really succeed on any other.” Emmet Fox. Living on the Spiritual Basis requires focus and commitment. Halfhearted demonstrations lead inevitably to struggle, unhappiness and ultimate failure in spirit. Wishing to enjoy the reputation of someone who embraces spiritual principles but live with one foot in the secular and one in the spiritual leads only to discontent and strife, for the double minded individual is unstable in all their ways.


We step from ship to shore spiritually by engaging in consistent heartfelt prayer, meditation and selfless service, eschewing the carnal fear driven voice by these demonstrations in faith. Living in this manner we have come to understand the “rain falls on the just and unjust” equally, everyone touched by the vagaries of living, these moments all opportunities to either demonstrate over fear, or be dominated by it. Living On The Spiritual Basis sets us free, regardless of current circumstances.


So, speak to the Miraculous in prayer, withholding nothing and unburden yourself of the last vestiges of self-centered fear and stride out wholeheartedly on to the only truly successful basis for living, the Spiritual Basis.   
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In Service To

In Service To

Each of us have “two masters” and we always serve one or the other: our carnal often fear driven human mind or our Spiritual Heart. Understanding spiritual principles is important, the filling of our mind with spiritual knowledge the first step. The curious thing about spiritual knowledge though is many believe acquiring it is the goal, application situational. Consider: having a great deal of medical knowledge doesn’t make one a doctor, to truly become a doctor we must first acquire knowledge and then under careful experienced supervision put this knowledge into action, turning learning into experience, moving from the theoretical to the real; in Spiritual terms, from head to heart.

This maxim holds true in every area of life, but no area more important than our spiritual life, yet many fail to walk the way they talk. In pursuit of material and secular success individuals often go too tremendous lengths; while willingly ignoring the Spiritual imperative, “life” success measured in material possessions and accolades; their actions demonstrating their true heart’s desire while living at odds with the Spiritual imperative. A head full of spiritual knowledge without the corresponding demonstration amounts to a half measure, and spiritually half measures avail us nothing. Only we know if “we walk the way we talk”, only we know in our heart of hearts which master we serve. Choose wisely.
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Never Hesitate

Never Hesitate

Some believe praying for oneself is somehow selfish, but this is at best a half truth and it is never selfish when we speak honestly from the heart. Every conversation; whether aloud or in our mind’s eye, with God is a prayer and Living on the Spiritual Basis we do not filter our conversations with the Miraculous, for if we do we are relying on our limited consciousness to manage our relationship with the Infinite, a text book example of limitation fear-tinged thinking. In truth, God already knows the issues of our heart, the conversation/prayer demonstrating our willingness, to step out in faith to taste Spiritual freedom, raising our consciousness as well as our fellows since all are connected in Spirit. 


When our “eye is single” we understand what holds our attention manifests in our lives, changes our perceptions, our consciousness raised when our focus is Divinely inspired. God will not, cannot bring anything into our lives which will harm us or others, for good and God are synonymous, so never hesitate to speak to God on any subject, for in so doing our attention is focused on what truly matters, our relationship with “Our Father” from which everything else in life flows and in so doing we will comprehend serenity, find our true place and know peace. So, praying for ourselves is not only unselfish, it is required for our growth.
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Venting

Venting

Usually when asked how I’m doing my response is: “It’s another beautiful day in paradise.” Why? First, most really don’t want to know in any detail, since essentially this is just a form of saying hello and this lets them off the hook. Admit it, there have been times when you have used “How are you doing?” as a greeting and the person proceeded, in detail, to tell you exactly how they were doing, all the while your internal voice was screaming “I was only saying hello!” 


Secondly, and most importantly, when speaking about our lives there needs to be a good reason for the conversation. If things are going well, of course a simple declarative statement is desirable, but if an area of life: family, health, work, etc. is bothersome then we must be on guard lest we place ourselves in danger of stoking the fires of resentment. The pitfall of drifting into condemnation while airing our “problems” to a sympathetic ear places us at risk, the risk of morbid reflection.

The belief that “talking” about something troubling us will make us feel better is only a half truth. It only has lasting value if the purpose of the conversation is to explore solutions, not to merely vent. We have all vented at times in our lives, what was the result? In the moments following the rant we did feel better, but just like the temporary relief felt when short on cash and a forgotten twenty is found in the pocket of a coat, it fades as soon as we shift from the gratitude of finding the cash to “it’s only a twenty” thinking. Often I have had a student say they felt better after “getting something off their chest” but unless a definite course of action to address the problem or situation was entered into, all that was really accomplished was “letting off a little steam” which is fine in the short run but does nothing to address the continuing source of the pressure.

When we abstain from negative thinking and talk, from feeding the inner beast of self-pity and self-centered fear, instead turning our thoughts and heart to the Miraculous that is wisdom and guidance personified; the only true barrier to morbid reflection, we save ourselves from needless mental and spiritual wear and tear. So, how are you doing? It really is another beautiful day in paradise.
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Our True Success

Our True Success

Success is characteristically measured by possessions, popularity, living the “good” life and so on. Chasing “secular” health is about looking and feeling good at any price, taking, using, and doing whatever to achieve something which is passing at best. Conversely Spiritual success is measured by the peace, poise, and serenity we demonstrate when facing life’s inevitable difficulties, and while possessions are to be enjoyed, they lack any real spiritual significance and if they stand in the way of our Spiritual growth, are easily cast aside. Spiritually our health is not only about the body; as Good Shepherds we do not misuse it or ignore its care, but we now understand we are so much more than this flesh, that we truly are a Spark of the Divine, eternal, existing before this flesh was conceived, existing beyond its certain return to the dust and ash from which it came. Secular: the opinions of others have power to color our choices and decisions. Spiritually: the opinions of others none of our business, for when we are right with the Miraculous all other relationships and conditions can and will fall into place, harmoniously.


As we transition from living on the secular basis to Living on the Spiritual Basis our whole attitude about life and living changes. The feeling of uselessness and self-pity disappears, we lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Spiritual Sight, intuitive thinking and inspiration become operative in our lives. So, Spiritual or secular, harmony or confusion, freedom or bondage, the choice is ours. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Living on the Spiritual Basis we are no longer of this world, but we are in it; life simplified, no longer at odds with people, places, or things. Truly free of the fear driven life, a wonderful demonstration of true success.
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