Spiritual Growth and Progress (Part 2)
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today we are continuing our discussion on Spiritual Growth and Progress. Developing your awareness of the Indwelling Spirit—God Fragment (TA), is key to all perfection attainment, spiritual growth, and forward progression. For you students on the path who wish to accelerate your growth, this is a very important step in attaining greater spiritual awareness.
How do I develop personal awareness of my TA? You begin by becoming conscious that you have this “Higher Self,” and just as you become familiar with a new friend by spending time with them, you also have to spend time getting to know this Divine Friend within you. Humans like to name things to help them remember and make personal, and so it is acceptable for you to give this TA a name that you can dialog with or call on when meditating, praying, walking, or driving in your car. You may refer to this Fragment of Divinity as He or She, it does not matter. Your TA knows everything about you—every intimate detail—every thought, every desire, and every fear since the day you came into this world. For all practical purposes, She is you.
Develop a habit of becoming conscious that He or She is there with you whenever you are least distracted by material life. Soon you will find yourself becoming aware of Her even in the midst of conversations with others. You may ask Her questions about anything you desire to know or ask for help with any problem or situation. She is your divine guide, teacher, and pilot to perfection. Not only should you ask questions, but you should listen for answers, and when I say “listen” I mean to pay attention to your feelings about how you should respond to a particular thought, reaction, situation, or problem you are facing. Learn to trust your feelings.
When I pray to the Heavenly Father, am I praying to my TA? When you are in prayer, your TA becomes the circuit or “direct-link” to the Universal Father on Paradise. She exists outside of time and therefore there is no time lag or delay for your petition to reach the center of infinity—the home of deity. Your TA is the director of your spiritual development and will coordinate all contact between you and any other spiritual personality—teachers, angels, or other humans who can help you to grow. There is no need to think about “routing” your thoughts and prayers to any particular being, personality, or location—your TA is the “master operator” and knows what you need.
Although your TA can do all these amazing things for you, She cannot however, do anything against your conscious free will. You may assist, or resist, some, or all, of your TA’s program for your personal growth—it is completely up to you. When you fail to learn a valuable lesson, your TA will try another approach, and She will never give up on you. Her love and devotion to you is beyond measure and it is literally true, “you are never alone.”
The best way for you to “peel away” the veil between you and your TA is to sit in stillness and to have the intention of “being one” with divinity. Express your joy, love, gratitude, and desire to grow and to become perfect, then sit in silence, conscious of your TA, and open yourself up to your feelings. You may or may not hear dialog, but you will eventually become aware of the presence within you. Try not to become frustrated in your stillness attempts. Like any exercise, a muscle will only grow when you flex it. Return to the divine well and refresh your souls, my friends, and soon you will know the great love that lives within you.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven