how do we grow spiritually?


ONE APPROACH TO growing spiritually starts with being willing to explore the possibility that the spiritual world is real, that our spiritual parent is real. 

A big step is taken when we discover the fact, and then have a confirming experience, that we have a loving spiritual parent; and we therefore are beloved spiritual children.

More progress is made as we spend time with our spiritual parent, 

  • sharing our everyday lives, 
  • asking for help to understand life, and 
  • following the advice and aid we seem to receive in return.
In other words, we progress as we allow our spiritual parent to become real to us.  

Once we recognize and appreciate the nature of our spiritual parent, we will begin to desire for ourselves the values, principles, and purposes that are characteristic of such a spiritual parent. 

These higher values are spiritual because they connect us to our inner spirit and because they lead us to our spiritual destiny. 

What is our spiritual destiny?

  • It is to be connected with everyone and everything in loving relationship. 

Our experience of life now may seem so very opposite of this destiny! 

Imagine for a moment what it might be like to live in circumstances where everyone is your loving friend. 

As we progress in expressing our spiritual parent’s loving nature, spiritual values such as courage, integrity, sincerity, fairness, and compassion are reflected in the way we treat others and the way we are treated by others. 

This way of life is an adventure in progress and growth which began when we were conceived by our human parents.  

We began with:

  • No understanding of the goal

  • No knowledge of the techniques of discovery, and 
  • No concept of what success would be. 

From that state of innocence, we have been encouraged and helped to become more and more like our spiritual parent. 

This encouragement and help surrounds us and lives within us. Part of our life adventure is to discover the help that is provided and learn to make use of it. 

How Do We Grow Spiritually?

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We offer ideas for your individual exploration of spiritual living based on our own experience. We do our best to give you simple descriptions, explanations, examples, and exercises.

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We are strongly convinced these suggestions will work for you if you persist

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