May 26, 2005
Thinking Out Loud (Answers)
(Part two of a two part series)
Good morning Joseth, good morning Roy.
Spirituality is about everyday life, which includes getting up in the morning, getting ready for the day be it work, school or play. It is about knowing yourself and the connection to your environment. It is about defining who you are and then living a purposeful life within those definitions, it is about changing those definitions and making adjustments to accommodate them. It is about saying to the world "I AM," and demonstrating it within the physical body that you created.
All of life is a thought process that is demonstrated by your physical actions. All of humanity is spiritual and it demonstrates it not only one day a week, but in every waking and sleeping moment of every day.
True spirituality has common bonds with all spirit but is demonstrated individually and it is not necessary to find it, but to become a student of self and know that you are already there. A good student studies itself and how it reacts to its environment and other living things. In its individual life time it will eliminate all things that do not work for it, considering how it sees itself in relationship to itís environment and others.
It constantly creates new situations in physical life that brings opportunity for growth within the limitations and physical abilities that it placed upon itself before birth. The spirit knows that its path along the evolutionary trail is marked by the physical signs it leaves behind. The spirit also knows that these signs demonstrate to others a clear path that it is taking, nothing is hidden.
Do not mould yourself in anotherís image, but remain uniquely yourself. Spirit always strives to improve itself physically in its own awareness and to demonstrate it, always moving to higher levels of enlightenment and perfection. Spirit always knows it is perfect as it is, and that every step along the way brings it closer. It is aware that all other spirits are perfect the way they are and all that they do is appropriate considering what it is that they wish to experience in the physical life, it never judges.
The spirit knows it is not here to learn but to simply experience the physical life with the body that it has chosen. There is no purpose to life other than the purpose that you consciously give it. You are not here to do anything; there are no requirements and qualifications. How you choose to experience your life is known only two you and the others that you bring into your life by prior agreement. All of life is purposeful and cannot be judged, thus there are not retributions or rewards. Judgments are human attributes and have no meaning outside the physical world. While you are in this world you will be judged by mankind. Know that the soul cannot be killed or harmed and the body is expendable. There is no such thing as a wasted or lost soul, which is also another human religious concept. All things in your world are appropriate in the time of their existence and all life is relevant.
Know this also that each individual ego is not at the same level of understanding and awareness, but the first run on the ladder is just as important as the eighth. No step is more important than the other. Your trip is never ending and therefore all steps lead to another and are equal. The life of the street person is just as valid as the saints and every saint will be a street person and visa versa. You are all starting over with each new step that you take, so judge not the path chosen by another.
No one can ever say that they are enlightened, but only moving to enlightenment. The soul is in a constant state of flux as is all of life, here and in any other plain of existence. You can never get to the place that you desire, because you are always recreating it with the very next step that you take. Life is cyclical and the head always chases the tail. To be spiritual has no meaning because you can not get there, you are spirit by nature and you cannot be what you already are.
In terms of the relative world that you are now living in, knowing these things will make the perceived struggle that you are now experiencing less stressful, because you will understand that you are creating it and that you have to power to change it at will, in a heart beat with a simple change of thought.
With awareness comes power and maturity to handle that power, you are powerless only if you know that you are. When you make the connection between what you think you are and what you know yourself to be, you will increase your access to unlimited power that you already possess. When you understand the power of your thoughts you will experience that power, and to know unlimited power you must know yourself as that power, you must know yourself as God. You must know that you are connected to all that "is" and is "not." You must know that there is no one else and therefore God and you are one. Only then will you have gone full circle, and only then will you have experienced the full meaning of life.
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