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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...