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Why is Spiritual Growth So Appealing?

WHAT IS SO APPEALING about living a spiritual life and growing spiritually, inspired by our spiritual parent--a divine mother and father in one parent combined? 

The first major attraction is feeling loved and valued. 

  • As human beings we need to be loved. 

  • We crave the warm, reassuring, nurturing love of someone who knows us well and loves us for who we are.

Plants need water, light, and nutrients to be able to flourish and grow into healthy plants. Our bodies need water, light, and nutrients to grow to adulthood in good health. 
  • When babies are given enough water, light, and nutrients, they may still not flourish. 

  • When deprived of a loving, nurturing person who takes time to spend with them and establish a relationship, a child may be harmed for life or even die from lack of affection and caring.

As spiritual babies, we mortals need to feel the love of our spiritual parent and delight in that spiritual love. 

Fortunately, each of us can access our inner spirit. 

  • By looking inward and learning to trust our inner spirit, we can strengthen our own sense of being loved, nurtured, and spiritually supported. 
  • We can then begin to develop faith in our spiritual parent.

There is another, even more significant, consequence of pursuing spiritual growth--being empowered to love others. 

Being loved by our spiritual parent makes us able to love…and then love still more.  

Human experience with our inner spirit proves the truth of a wonderful mystery: 

Once we love those around us unselfishly and generously, there is an amazing expansion of love flowing into us, throughout us, and onward to those around us. 

This flow of love probably delights our spiritual parent, because it is an unfolding of a plan to unite everything and everyone by the power of love.

How Do We Grow Spiritually?

Spiritual Adventures are activities you can try for yourself to energize your experience of spiritual reality and foster your spiritual growth.

Try seeing with “spiritual eyes”. Our spiritual parent sees us all as very young children who are learning what life is all about.  This spiritual parent knows our special gifts and who we are able to become as we mature. Spiritual eyes do not see offenses that must be forgiven, but instead sees mistakes to be overcome.

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  1. Choose a situation that you wish were different or choose a person you have not forgiven yet.
  2. Go to a setting where you can be by yourself: Sit alone or take a walk. Listen to instrumental music or not. Your eyes can be open or closed.
  3. Relax and focus your mind on the person or situation. If this causes your muscles to tense, consciously relax your muscles until you can focus on the situation or person without tensing your muscles.
  4. Imagine the way “spiritual eyes” would see the situation or the person. Allow these “spiritual eyes” to show you a different viewpoint. 
  5. See the people involved as very young children in a playground. Ask to see their special gifts and the good people they can become. Spend some time with this step.
  6. Ask your inner spirit to take the weight of emotion from you—resentment, disappointment, anger, hurt, etc. Feel that weight lift and disappear. Continue for a few minutes to see the situation or person with “spiritual eyes”.
  7. Review what you learned.
  8. Give thanks for whatever you received.

About Us

We are a group of spiritual adventurers sharing our ideas about how to grow spiritually and experience joy in a world that sometimes feels so difficult.

We offer ideas based on our own experience. We do our best to give you simple descriptions, explanations, examples, and exercises.

We promise: no obligation to us on your part, no cost, nothing to join, nothing you must profess to believe, no attempt to convert you. We simply want to share what we have discovered; you can use whatever works for you.

May you grow in the joy of living!


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