MAINTAINING THE NEW EQUIVALENT

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Often a student in difficulty will state they “need to get back to basics”. I have searched high and low and have been unable to find the source of the direction to get away from the basics in the first place, because if I could find the author I would set them straight, after a thorough pummeling of course. Here is a thought, if getting back to basics is such a good idea, than never getting away from them in the first place is even better! In truth, what happens to all students in pursuit of raised consciousness is the supposed necessity of always seeking new information and paths to enlightenment, the search becoming the object of action, the destination of acquiring a consistent means of growth lost in the heat of the chase. “If it works, don’t fix it” should be our mantra regarding spiritual growth. Living on the Spiritual Basis, we have come to rely on a power greater than ourselves for guidance and inspiration, for intuitive thoughts.

*Intuitive: adj

1.  known automatically: known directly and instinctively, without being discovered or consciously perceived  
2.  knowing by instinct: knowing things instinctively  

Intuitive thought is God thinking. Living on the new basis, the basis of trusting and relying upon God we trust infinite God rather than our finite selves. Having placed our feet on the path by conscious decision we placed our will and our lives in the hands of the Divine, that which has all knowledge and power. Yet we have all strayed from the path of least resistance when a seemingly “new and improved” way of growth grabbed our attention, as a new toy grabs the attention of a child. I am going to let you in on a secret, all paths lead to the same destination, our job to identify the one that works for us and stick to it. Once you have settled on a method that works for you, you have arrived, we trudge the road of happy destiny together and though it is the road less traveled; once found it is always close by regardless of “new and improved” distractions, the basic place where we first found true spiritual liberation and peace.

*Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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