Godliness It is the absolute formless and changeless that creates the constantly evolving objects in this and other worlds. Even though greater and more powerful than consensus reality, that which has existed, exists, and will forever exist does not directly participate in worldly events. Mistakenly understood as divine intervention, it is the absolute’s rules of […]

Being Love in the World

Being Love in the World The mystic path is one of being Divine love in the world, an approach to life that goes beyond individuality and personal gain to altruism, universal compassion, and improving the world and collective karma of all beings. Choosing to be love in the world is hazardous to one’s ego and […]

Sacrificing the Self

Spiritual development and growth require that one make many sacrifices. And none seems greater than the sacrifice of one’s self for the betterment of others and the world. Often misunderstood as depriving oneself and giving to others when it hurts oneself, sacrifice is best understood as relinquishing one’s individuality to a universal spiritual identity. Sacrifice […]

Surrendering One’s Will

Spiritual teachings emphasize transcending the ego, an aspect of which is surrendering one’s will. This is not to be confused with not making an effort or being indiscriminately compliant in situations, but rather is relinquishing one’s sole reliance on the logically rational mind. The dominant voice in one’s head is first recognized, and then considered […]

Renouncing the World

Along with surrendering one’s will and sacrificing one’s self, renouncing the world is one of three major ways to further one’s spiritual development. Renouncing the world is not accomplished by rejecting the world but rather by loving the world. Loving it for what it is, as it is, not for what it gives one personally. […]

From Grace and Back

Abiding in faith one lives life from one’s true nature. This means worldly success and happiness is not defined in the same way as it is for others. If one is spiritual one lives life by different rules determined by spiritual principles. And in doing so is living as soul in the world. Identification and […]

Spiritual Path as Transformation of Conditioned Reality

Regardless of one’s tradition, using a framework of wanting, giving (which together comprise doing), and being to assess and monitor one’s spiritual development can serve to guide one toward one’s spiritual goals. These concepts work well with behaviorally observable operations of thinking, feeling, and acting making it relatively easy for one to evaluate one’s individual […]

Ten Things to Consider About Happiness

Happiness is not always excited elated feelings but can include serious or even neutral feelings. The most basic form of happiness is feeling satisfied one has acquired or accomplished what one wanted. This can come and go frequently depending on one’s successes. A more fulfilling happiness comes from doing what is meaningful to you. This […]

Ten Signs of Living Heart and Soul

You feel you must participate in spiritual practice everyday and your life is more organized around your spiritual practice. The previous want to be spiritual has been replaced by the need to be spiritual. You now feel a stronger faith, and apply it more often in your dealings with the world. More nonattached to the […]