Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spiritual Duty

Teacher Ophelius:

The message for today is about having the strength and courage to comply with the demands of daily life while pursuing the call to spiritual duty.  What do I mean by this?  Spiritual duty is that innate drive you feel that moves you to do the things spirit leads you to do.  To comply with this leading means you are aligning your will with the will of the Creator and by aligning your will with God, you are showing strength and courage because the easy road in life is to play it safe, to roll over, or to do for the self. 

It takes strength and courage to put aside the routines of daily life to listen and to act in accordance with the leadings of your Indwelling, and to work step by step moving closer to perfection day by day--meditating, listening, praying--communicating with spirit with the intent of doing something for others that will help them to become stronger, happier, healthier, wiser, and more in tune with spirit. The selfless acts of love, kindness, and compassion--the bearing of the fruits of the spirit, are the results of such selfless intentions that lead to spiritual growth and soul progression.

How easy it is to get caught up in the illusions of mundane life, the  habits of survival, and the pleasures of entertainments that keep the mind busy and unaware of the things of spirit.  How easy it is to listen to the talking heads of media, to be told what to think and what opinions to have--to live in fear, under controls, and feel powerless to pursue the deep desires of the heart.  My friends, we must put forth the extra effort to free ourselves from this bondage of  fear and control--the illusions that this world has placed in your mind to keep you from your true purpose. Realize that you have living within you the Spirit of the Creator that can transform you and bring you out of that coma of surface dwelling and fear and into real freedom.

Turn off the TV and Radio and use that time to listen to spirit.  Be courageous and become aware of the greater realities that exist around you that are calling you to "be" who you really are--a child of the Creator who is destined to ascend into glory and perfection, moving upward and inward, seeking perfection, and becoming like God as is the divine intention for your being.  You are so much more that what you have been told by the world and there are no real limits or barriers in your path when you free yourself from the illusions and lies that keep you from knowing the truth.  There is a balance that can be had between the necessities of living and the pursuits of a spirit led life, but it take strength and courage to move your feet and walk in the direction of truth and purpose. 

Take that leap of faith my friends and dare to quiet the voices of fear and control and listen to that still small voice within, for it is this voice that leads to truth, freedom, and a purpose filled life that brings the experiences of love, joy and accomplishment of service. 

Peace to you,

The Circle of Seven


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