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Spiral Ray of Spiral Creation

“The tracing of spiral lines refers to the evolution of man’s as well as nature’s principles; an evolution which takes place gradually, as does everything else in nature. The sixth principle in Man (Buddi, the Divine Soul) though a mere breath, in our conceptions, is still something material when compared with divine ‘Spirit’ (Atma) of which it is the carrier or vehicle. Fohat, in his capacity of DIVINE LOVE (Eros), the electric power of affinity and sympathy, is shown allegorically as trying to bring the pure Spirit, the Ray inseparable from the One absolute, into union with the Soul, the two constituting in Man the MONAD, and in Nature the first link between the ever unconditioned and the manifested.” H. P. Blavatsky

Spirals of Creation

“What is more of a symbol of eternal growth and change than the Goddess? The eternal Spiral of creation. Coiled like a serpent, our Shakti energy sits, waiting to be awakened within all of us.” ~Emma Mildon

There is growing evidence that spirals are more important in the creative process of the universe than simple straight lines. We are even finding spiral references in ancient writings and petroglyphs that show they are important for the spiritual realms as well. I’m not sure, but I think a spiral may be the most common shape of a galaxy.

Spiral Petroglyph

If you think about it, creation starts at a central point and moves outward from there. If that movement was in simple straight lines, the lines would keep getting further apart and lose their power. But if they move outward from the starting point in ever-growing spirals, they will continue to fill all the space.

Spirals of Healing

“The healing process is best described as a spiral.” ~Laura Hough

Both physical and mental healing seem to operate in a spiral. When you are being treated for an illness, it is rarely a steady improvement. There is usually some moving forward, then back, then forward again. A spiral path.

Circles are Spirals

“The way isn’t a circle and never can be a circle unless you repeat the same after the same. … The way is spiral, and I will keep believing in this!” ~Deyth Banger

We often thing that things are circles. We talk of things happening in cycles, even spiritual things. But if that were true, no progress would ever be made. So what appears to be endless cycles, or circles, is really a spiral.

“We are not going in circles, we are going upwards. The path is a spiral; we have already climbed many steps.” ~Hermann Hesse Continue reading “Spiral Ray of Spiral Creation”

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Detachment from Matter Key to Spiritual Growth

“Many a mystic has found the perfection of detachment to be consistent with a far less drastic renunciation of things. … The test, as we have seen, does not lie in the nature of the things retained, but in the reaction which they stimulate in the self. ‘Absolute poverty is thine,’ says Tauler, ‘when thou canst not remember whether anybody has ever owed thee or been indebted to thee for anything. …’ . Poverty, in this sense, may be consistent with the habitual and automatic use of luxuries which the abstracted self never even perceives.

“Thus we are told that St. Bernard was reproached by his enemies with the inconsistency of preaching evangelical poverty while making his journeys … on a magnificent mule left to him by the Cluniac monks.” ~Evelyn Underhill

Perfection of Detachment

The first thing we have to realize is that perfection is not going to happen while we are in the material world and in a material body. That doesn’t mean we should give up and not even try. The closer we get to spiritual perfection now, the better off we are.

Renunciation of Things

Detachment doesn’t mean we can’t have things, we just shouldn’t get attached to them. For some people, that just isn’t possible. They will get attached to things if they have them. Those people should rid themselves of unnecessary material possessions if they wish to grow spiritually. If spiritual growth doesn’t matter to you, then go ahead and get attached. Then when the powers of Nature and darkness take those things away from you, you will suffer greatly from the loss.

We are seeing examples of this on the news with reporters interviewing people who have lost homes and property to the California wildfires. The person who is not attached will say that t least they escaped alive and well. The attached person is weeping that they have lost everything. Even just on a material level, which of those two people do you think will recover and get on with their life the soonest? Continue reading “Detachment from Matter Key to Spiritual Growth”

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Thankful Thanksgiving Quotes for 2018

Some Quotes on Being Grateful. A reminder that Thanksgiving is more than just Black Friday eve.

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” ~ Tecumseh

“He enjoys much who is thankful for little.” ~ Thomas Secke

“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” ~ Reba McEntire

“The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you― every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water― you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.” ~ A.J. Jacobs

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”  ~ Roy T. Bennett

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” ~ Germany Kent

“What a pure blessing it was to have a bath in a tub alone in a room where all you had to do was pump the water, not tote buckets. Then all you had to do was pull out the cork, not tote more buckets to the back porch–that kind of thing is easy to take lightly until you don’t have it.” ~ Nancy E. Turner

“Being thankful for something instantly grants that thing a depth it would not have had were I not thankful for it. And while I can certainly live without having had that kind of depth, in turn I will have died without ever having had any kind of life.” ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You will never be truly happy until you are grateful for what you already have.” ~ Jayce O’Neal

“In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

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Spiritual Science is a Real Science

“There are people who will not hear anything about occult science, because they think they discern something unhealthy in what has been said. These people are quite right as regards the surface and outer aspect of life, in its so-called reality, offers. They see weakness in man’s turning away from reality and seeking his welfare in an unseen world which to them is synonymous with what is chimerical and visionary. If as occult scientists we do not desire to fall into morbid dreaming and weakness, we must admit that such objections are partially justified. For they are founded upon sound judgment, which leads to a half truth instead of a whole truth merely because it does not penetrate to the root of things.” ~Rudolf Steiner

Spiritual Science

Spiritual science,which Steiner calls “occult,” is not perfect and is not for everyone. That is something you won’t see many schools, teachers, or gurus admitting. Many of the newer schools seem to be more interested in having a large number of students than in actually healing those students develop their spiritual faculties. You can see this on social media where the answers many give to any spiritual question is, “Go meditate”. A real spiritual school goes way beyond meditation to advanced techniques that actually awaken and develop the spiritual part of us, and don’t just relax the mind.

Something Unhealthy

Some people certainly will see something unhealthy in concentrating on spiritual growth. A couch potato will see something unhealthy in going to a fitness center several times a week, but they are wrong. Yes, the guy at the gym is more likely to get injured than the guy watching Wheel of Fortune, but he is also likely to live longer and happier. Likewise, the person taking the time to care for their spiritual self (along with the physical and mental) will have a happier and more productive life. Physically, she may not live longer, but she will have an immortal life ahead in spirit form. To enjoy that immortal life, however, you must awaken, and become one with, the spirit and soul while still physically alive. Continued life is in spirit, not matter.

So the idea that spending time on spiritual development is unhealthy can only be true if you accept that the physical world is all that is real. In actual fact, it is the temporary world of matter that is unreal. Unfortunately, it does do a good job of hiding the real world of spirit from those who don’t make an effort to find it. Continue reading “Spiritual Science is a Real Science”

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