REFLECTIONS with Rev Bill.
“We being many are one body in Christ, and every one member’s one of another.”
(Romans 12: 5)
There comes a time in our awareness that we realize that everything that has happened to us in the past, joy, sorrow, pleasure and pain are all part of our spiritual growth in this mystery school of life. Wherever we find ourselves at the moment is where we are meant to be. What we are experiencing right now is exactly what we need for our soul’s journey.
In an earlier part of my life, I read about a mysterious secret abbey in the Andes, and hidden ashrams in the Himalayas. Maybe this was where I could gain “spiritual awakening”?
My life at that time was the out picturing of earlier dreams, a lesson in itself as proof of the power of my thoughts, only then I did not realize the significance of this.
At that time, I never made it to these “outer” ashrams and abbey, but was lead to a book that included the statement “The only way out is in”. After some contemplation, I understood that this was referring to the mystery school within myself. It is here through meditation and contemplation; I perceived that I AM GOD IN ACTION. What a responsibility. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I AM RIGHT NOW.
We can read many books and meditate alone, but it is in dealing with our fellow travelers in the ups and downs of living that we gain the practical experience of living and working out the truth we have uncovered within ourselves. Unconditional Love in particular!
I feel we can call where we are at the moment a mystery school, not only inside us, but also in the hustle and bustle of the market place of life, interacting work wise and socially with people of differing beliefs and cultures. Here we become practical mystics living the eternal life now.
Here we can put into action The Fifth Unity Principle.
Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough.
A person must also live the Truth that they know.