Spiritual Progress

The true validation of spiritual truth is subjective, experiential, progressive.  It often takes the form of spontaneous discovery, subtle revelation, and emergence of a new, more expanded awareness.  This is consequent to the transition from identification with content to that of context.  A subtle satisfaction accompanies inner growth that is affirmative as a knowingness consequent to surrender, which invites Divine Grace.  These are recognized to be gifts rather than acquisitions or consequences of one’s personal efforts.  One experiences that gains have not been acquired but have been granted; thus, gratitude replaces spiritual pride or the vanity of spiritual ego that seeks to claim credit.

From Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man (HC), Ch. 10, pg. 195