Spiritual evolution is a lifetime commitment and a way of life by which the world and all experience subserves spiritual intention. There is no greater calling than to choose to be a servant of God. With spiritual progress, each increment is of equal importance for, analogously, it is only by the removal of a single brick that an entire wall collapses, and the seemingly impossible becomes possible.
From: “Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man” (2008), Chapter 19: Practicum, p. 350
The steps out of failure, unhappiness, frustration, lack, want, anger, and depression are deceptively simple. Life is a voyage comparable to being out at sea in which a shift of one degree on the ship’s compass will determine by the end of the trip whether or not one is hundreds of miles off course. The strongest tool, which already exists within, is the spiritual will itself, which, when firmly set, will face and take on any obstacle. It is this spiritual will that determines the success of the venture. From subjective experience, as well as many years of clinical practice, spiritual education, and research, it is confirmed that the spiritual will is the primordial rudder that determines not only this lifetime but also the course of one’s consciousness over great expanses of time, classically termed karma (cal. 1,000).
Truth vs. Falsehood, ch. 13, pg. 250
From all of us here at Veritas Publishing to all of you:
Wishing you a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
In the energy field of love, we are surrounded with love, and that brings gratitude. We are thankful for our life and for all the miracles of life. We are thankful for the doggies and the kitties, because they represent love. We are grateful for every act of kindness from others, their affection, caringness, and thoughtfulness.
…In the state of love, we wake up every morning and give thanks for another day of life, and we seek to make life better for everyone around us. Because of the presence of love, things go better; the eggs get fried better; the ducky gets saved; the kitty gets fed; and the doggie is adopted from the pound and brought home. We share our love with everything around us, all forms of life: kitties, doggies, other people, all living things.
Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, ch. 12, pg. 175-176
This beautiful story moves me to tears every time I hear it.
Dr. Hawkins: One of the most profound experiences society had a few decades back, there was these duck hunters, and this hunter and the hunter, the ducks are flying over, and the hunter shot a duck and apparently it was a male duck and it came down to earth with its wings broken and then its mate swept down, opened her wings and sheltered him…..
Anyways, the hunter gave up. The hunter went through a powerful transformation, powerful illuminating transformation, because what was revealed to him was the sacredness of all of life. Tens of thousands of hunters when they heard the story, saw the picture of the mother sheltering him, the injured drake, tens of thousands of hunters gave up hunting.
Experiential Reality, The Mystic dvd