What is the Essence of Spiritual Practice?
To activate by inspiration, dedication, and decision of will those aspects of consciousness that become progressively self-actualizing. They are empowered by compassion, devotion, humility, and the willingness to surrender to unconditional love. Perception then transforms into spiritual vision. This evolution evokes a supportive response from the highest levels of consciousness for it takes great power to overcome the ‘gravity’ of the earthly life and its habits of perception. The act of worship is an entreaty and invitation to these higher energies for assistance in one’s spiritual endeavor.
Q: What can we actually do to be helpful to the world?
A: Make a gift of your life and lift all mankind by being kind, considerate, forgiving, and compassionate at all times, in all places, and under all conditions, with everyone as well as yourself. That is the greatest gift anyone can give.
So, the spiritual person now is confronted with how to contextualize and comprehend and understand the current world events, but then again, it has been that way since I have been on the planet. World War One had just expired and then came the Great Depression, and then World War II, and I don’t know how many wars since then. And so, we’re always confronted with the spiritual—the seeming spiritual dilemmas of the expression of the ego in its expression as the actions- collective actions- of society.
In any case, all any of us can do is within our own heart to reach the highest level of compassion and understanding and try to recontextualize it compassionately because in so doing, we undo it. So each of those who were able to undo great negativity did so because in a way their heart was supported by the hearts of all of us. They just didn’t reach 550 all by their lonesome, out there on an ice floe, you know. So, the evolution of the consciousness of mankind is dependent on the contributions of all of us. So, each one of us counts and each one of us counts quite decisively. Each one of us certainly counts quite decisively. [Testing]: “That’s a fact-resist.” (True). Hahaha. You know, I’ve always been suspicious of holy-sounding religious teachings, you know what I’m saying, Hahaha. Holy-sounding religious teachings, you say, “Yeah, right.” I want to see is that a fact or is that not a fact.