The Road Can Get a Little Rocky

So, the spiritual path is smooth and effortless…boy I couldn’t even type that with a straight face. It has been my experience that this journey of self discovery we call the spiritual path can be thick with vegetation, random tree roots, and pesky hidden rocks. This reminds me of a time I went hiking in Colorado. I have what one would call a 400ft above sea level kind of endurance not a 11,000 ft above sea level one. By most estimations you could call me moderately “in shape”, but that label quickly turned to “crawling, out of shape, getting ready to fall off this mountain”. Believe me I didn’t wear that label gracefully. Isn’t that how it is when we begin the subtle shift from old ways of being to new ways of believing and showing up in the world. We may be tempted to think, “wow I thought I had come a long way, but this or that particular person or situation has really tripped me up”. The funny thing about evolution and transformation, when we have that as our intention, is that it often brings up everything in our experience that is not like it. While this may be painful and challenging at times, it is a good indication that we are on the right track. So how do we keep our eyes focused on our path instead of all the things that we perceive are in our way? The answer, at least the best one I have come up with, is a continual revisiting of those foundational beliefs that serve as a framework for my life. Those things that serve to ground my being even in the midst of the dizzying heights of challenge. So whether you can recite the core concepts of Science of Mind word for word, front ways, side ways, or back ways…or you are just beginning….or somewhere in the middle….I find that the basics are where it’s at…Oneness….Triune Nature…Creative Process…Affirmative Prayer…Wholeness…Abundance…Reciprocal Nature of the Universe…Forgiveness…Immortality….and Christ Consciousness…all of these ideas help us to create a new default…climb a little further…breathe a little deeper…and trip a little less.


Rev Ryan

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