“The homeward journey of man’s spirit, then, may be thought of as due to the push of a divine life within, answering to the pull of a divine life without. It is only possible because there is already in that spirit a certain kinship with the Divine, a capacity for Eternal Life; and the mystics, in undertaking it, are humanity’s pioneers on the only road to rest. … The spiritual pilgrim goes because he is called; because he wants to go, must go if he is to find rest and peace. … It is Love calling to love; and the journey, though in one sense a hard pilgrimage, … in another is the inevitable rush of the roving comet, caught at last, to the Central Sun.” ~Evelyn Underhill
The spiritual journey of man is not a journey into uncharted wilderness, but a return home. The spiritual world is where we originated and we are destined to return there. We can fight it and slow down the process, or take an active part in it and help it along.
Push and Pull
As Ms. Underhill states, we are pulled toward that homeward journey by outer forces from the spiritual world. At the same time, we are being pushed toward it by the inner forces of our own spirit and soul. This attraction to the spiritual may be weak when our spirit and soul are in a dormant state, but once they are awakened it increases. And now that the time of the Sun of Righteousness is here, more souls are being awakened.
There will be those who resist and cling to the sinking ship of materialism. That is there choice to make. But those of us who have been awakened to some degree have an obligation to help others awaken and join us on that homeward journey. Continue reading “Homeward Journey of the Spirit and Soul”