I was talking with one of my practitioner classmates yesterday. We talked about how far we’ve come in our spiritual practice. Specifically we talked about books, like our Science Of Mind textbook, that we read 15 years ago, highlighting the passages that spoke to us back then and how different the teaching feels now.
Fact is that spiritual principle does not change. IT is what I believe about spiritual principle that changes, deepens with my years of spiritual practice.
Our life purpose is to wake up- realize our true nature. That is why I love Centers for Spiritual Living- because the basis of our community is to AWAKEN TO OUR SPIRITUAL MAGNIFICENCE.
We use the Science of Mind teaching to put structure around what already is our life- God, love, life. We’re in it for the higher consciousness.
Science of Mind is not about manifestation or condition changing. I know that but several months ago, I tested positive for a condition (myasthenia gravis) that I don’t like, I don’t want. I admit I did many spiritual mind treatments wanting to change the diagnosis. I even made them retest me.
But here’s the deal- My life is not about condition. There are glorious parts of my life that I like and some pretty messy juicy parts that I don’t like. Today I know my life is loving God. I love God- That is my life. That is our life- God’s life.
I have a diagnosis, I am not that diagnosis. I have teeth, I am not my teeth. I have lived 60+ years on the planet, I am not old. Etc., etc., etc. You get the picture.
Our life is the life of God, Buddha nature, Christ Consciousness, Divine Solar Presence, Atman. Whatever we call it. Ernest Holmes says we should just call it you. When I first came to Science of Mind, that idea was kind of scary- we live the life of God – in and through us. I was used to having a middleman!
But that’s not it- our life is about waking up to the reality that we’re surrounded by magnificent love, by God every moment of our lives. We’re here to be love, to be whole.
We’re on this spiritual path to grow up fully, to absolutely realize our Oneness with God. We wake up to connect with the Divine Intelligence that we already are. It’s not like some intelligence that’s going to be transplanted into us.
When we wake up to our wholeness—which can be described as being completely at home in our world no matter how difficult the situation—it’s because we allow something that’s already in us to be nurtured.
We wake up to our conscious awareness that GOD IS ALL THERE IS, we allow it to radiate, instead of all the time shielding it and protecting it and keeping it buried.
Trungpa Rinpoche says, “It’s not about cultivating one part of yourself and rejecting another, but about simply looking openly at ourselves just as we are.” Knowing that “JUST AS WE ARE” is the flow of God, never separate from God.”
When Jesus asked, “Will you be made whole?”, we answer- YES!!
When we awaken to our spiritual magnificence, when we realize we are a Divine Idea, always have been a divine idea and always will be a divine idea, we are restored to a condition of wholeness that we already are.