Spiritual Progress

Spiritual Progress

All creations in form are first created as a thoughtform from an atom to a human being to a planet. Each thoughtform does have a purpose that is expected to produce certain results.

For instance, a Master may visit a disciple through the creation of a thoughtform of himself of his own creation with certain expectations.

Every thoughtform and consequently every form in the universe was created by some thinker with certain expectations behind the form. In fact the higher the intelligence the more sure and precise will be the preconceived idea of how the thoughtform is to perform.

For instance, a thoughtform created by a Master will fulfill expectations with much more precision than one created by an aspirant.

Again let me stress that the key to correct use is non attachment, not non expectation.

If the situation changes and the thoughtform fails to live up to expectations then the disciple must be prepared to abandon or change it and move on.

I personally have no problem in expecting certain results, but in not being attached to the outcome. Because I and others experience this I know it can easily be done.

In fact I am often content when the outcome does not materialize as expected because of the lessons to be learned therein.

A reader asked the group how we could know that we are not being deluded by my teachings.

First, all of us are deluded to some degree in one area or another. If you think you have no delusions then you should also have power over death for such a feat is accomplished by the overcoming of some of the final delusions.

Now because all of us have some delusions does this mean that we should throw our hands up and quit?

No no no.

Remember the parable from Book I. Deluded or not we must move ahead following the highest that we know and if we do this with a pure heart our strength will be as the strength of ten and the fog of our illusions will be lifted and we will see reality as it is piece by piece.

When a person desires truth he can see guidance through the soul and receive confirmation and direction. This is the only infallible guide in life, but our lower self will even misinterpret this if we do not hold our focus in the light.

How do you know you have contacted the soul? Until one makes that contact he will not know, but will assume high emotional feelings or a peaceful state is the contact. The seeker will be deceived numerous times thinking he has made contact when no such contact has been made. Then when this time does come and the contact has been made there will be no doubt for there is a knowing that comes with the Spirit, but even after this sure contact the lower self will seek to darken our memory of it if we do not keep out focus in the light.

Now a few words about knowing we are on the correct path by using a measurement of some kind.

There is no way one can supply the exterior world with a measurement of spiritual progress. Often those who are making the greatest progress are seen as the greatest devils. Take Jesus for example. The leaders of his day thought that he did the miracles with the assistance of the devil himself.

Abraham Lincoln was often compared to an ape by the authorities of his time and condemned to hell by the religious ones because he was not a member of a church.

Judging progress upon the path can only be done by the individual himself or his inner teacher.

The main criteria for progress is different than one may expect and it is this.

If you think you are in motion on the path and progressing toward the light then you are where you should be.

Objection:

But what if one thinks he is on the path, but taking a detour?

Answer: Detours are essential for learning.

Learning what?

We must all learn what does not work as well as what does work so the important thing is that we are all in motion moving somewhere. True hell, as pointed out by the Parable of Decision is being at a crossroad and not being able to decide upon a path and standing still with fear of failure.

When we do find the path and make real progress we will all (as individuals) sense the increase in vibration and we will be able to internally gauge ourselves so long as we keep our focus on the highest that we know.

“Salvation is the recognition that the truth is true, and nothing else is true. … For if what is not true is true as well as what is true, then part of truth is false. And truth has lost its meaning. Nothing but the truth is true, and what is false is false.” From A Course In Miracles.

Oct 8, 2000

Copyright by J J Dewey

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