Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
“The All-Important Application of Spiritual Truth”
Spiritual truth can be the greatest liberator from an unfulfilled life. Jesus once said, “Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Spiritual truth is hidden deep down within the unconscious of every human being. It is the kingdom of heaven within. This enormous spiritual mystery and truth exists within every living soul. These truths can be uncovered in two ways. One is through daily meditation, which opens the inner spiritual eye. The other is through intellectually coming into contact with the assertions of higher consciousness that may be found in books or learned from others.
Experiencing spiritual truths firsthand, as glimpsed in the eye of the soul or through clairvoyance in your inner mind’s eye, is by far the experience with the greatest impact upon your psyche. The entire premise of spirituality and what it promises is an opportunity for a better life. However, without application, it will not be possible to improve one’s life. If there was something missing before the possession of spiritual truths, it will remain missing. While “knowledge is its own reward,” as a wise person once observed, it will fail to improve one’s life unless applied to daily living. To simply know spiritual truths is not enough to improve, enrich, and elevate the quality of one’s life. Thus, we see that first comes the knowledge and then, of equal importance, is its application to life’s pursuits. Without such application, spiritual truths have no practical value in life, either physically or spiritually.
Through my years of observing people, I have noticed that numerous individuals have spent years reading and attending lectures, seminars, courses, and workshops on higher spiritual truths, only to have their lives languish and, as a whole, show no measurable growth. The reason for this is plain and simple. They may have read, heard, and even experienced higher spiritual truths, but they have failed to apply them to their daily lives. It is not enough to know the truth; it requires becoming the truth. Christ explained this truth in these words: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” This means that you live the truths that, by God’s grace, you have been favored to learn in this lifetime.
Many mysteries of life are revealed to the sincere and consistent student of meditation. Any of these truths are applicable to daily life. Of course, the most significant of these truths comes through the ultimate experience of meditation—that is, the mystical experience of the presence of God. This meditational experience provides lasting proof of a person’s oneness with God. From such knowing of oneness, a positivity and spiritual faith can emerge that can be applied appropriately to whatever is taking place in your life.
If things are not going well and you are in a down cycle, you recognize that God’s presence is forever with you in a state of eternal oneness with your soul. This gives you the faith and positivity to keep going until you move to the next “good” cycle. If things are going well and you are in a positive cycle, your spiritual knowingness of the ultimate spiritual truth will supply you with energy and momentum for making great strides while in the positive cycle.
Through higher states of inner consciousness, you also gain the knowledge that other dimensions do exist. Such knowledge can have a strong impact on your life. Through this experience you realize that this one life that you are now living is not the end of life, and that your life will continue after your physical body ceases to function. Such truth causes you to be more philosophical, or at peace in your reaction to what is taking place around you. You realize that there is a law of cause and effect that goes beyond this life, and that you will reap what you sow in this lifetime, and beyond this lifetime. This knowledge can have a positive influence when, and if, applied to your present life.
In the ultimate spiritual level of your beingness, the presence of God exists as pure infinite light. That light contains all spiritual truths and all wisdom. It knows exactly which spiritual truth can be applied to what is taking place in your daily physical life activities. Whatever is taking place in your life, at any time, maintain a state of mind that it shall be dealt with spiritually. With such an attitude, you will find that you are being divinely directed to apply the appropriate spiritual truths to the events taking place.
There are many spiritual truths you can apply to your daily life as it unfolds before you. Some of these truths are the truth of God’s love, the truth of God’s forgiveness, the truth of God’s abundance, and the truth of God’s healing. Application of these truths is not limited to decision-making, but can also be a source of clarification for issues that are confusing to you, but require your attention and action.
Keep in mind that applying spiritual truths to your life attunes your mind more closely to God’s mind. The more spiritual truths you apply to your life, the closer you are to God’s mind, whose mind consists of all spiritual truths. Every truth in the mind of God is a thought-energy. The more you fill the conscious, mortal part of your mind with spiritual truths, the more your mind’s energies are in tune with God’s mind-energies. As a result, your energies invoke or harmonize with God’s mind-energies, which causes them to surface into your conscious mind, thus empowering you through God’s presence within you at the center of your consciousness. When you actually apply a spiritual truth, it is further activated into motion, becoming even more powerful in its effect than it could possibly have been without the application. Knowing spiritual truths and failing to apply them is repressing God’s power as an active part of your life.
In short, applying spiritual truths to your life is thinking the same way that God thinks. Remember, the universe—and everything in it—was created by God, based upon God’s application of God’s spiritual truths.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text for “The All-Important Application of Spiritual Truth” taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ “The Theocentric Way of Life,” Volume 5: Module 62.
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