Physical and Spiritual
physical and spiritual are one. They are not distinct entities, even
though at times the physical aspect of your reality seems to be the
This is the challenge of this adventure: you must
exist on the physical level until your time is up, yet living
exclusively on the physical level misses the point.
You are a
spiritual being. You must remember and realize and accept that this is
true, and then enjoy your adventure on the physical plane from the
perspective of the spiritual, which is the true source of all of your
good. Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the illusions.
The Truth of
Enjoy this adventure in the physical world. It is a gift to enjoy ― not
a struggle to endure.
you can center your consciousness in the truth of your being ― in your
true reality/identity ― you can then see your earth life for what it
is. It is an enjoyable diversion, a lesson in truth, a challenge for
See it as such in the context of your true
identity and it will be much easier for you to reject the temptation to
latch onto the illusions of the world and give them power over you.
view of a magician’s tricks is an appropriate analogy. If you compare
your existence in the physical world and your understanding of it in
your conscious mind to your true identity in the universe and your new
acceptance and understanding of it, then think of a magician’s stage
performance as your earth life as seen from your elevated consciousness.
who are grounded only in human consciousness see a magician perform and
are very impressed by what seems to be the astonishing reality of what
he is doing. Yet, they know and understand all during the performance
that they are witnessing illusions ― that, even though what they are
seeing seems absolutely real, they are close to allowing the magician
to convince them that his illusions are reality.
Yet, through it
all, there is an overriding understanding that these are simply
illusions, and the audience has fun enjoying them. Being there and
experiencing them is a diversion. They laugh and applaud and shake
their heads in wonder and gladly pay money to enjoy the spectacle.
is an appropriate way to view your time on earth. You are attending a
fantastic magic show ― a demonstration of illusions that seem so real
you can’t explain them ― yet you know and understand and fully accept
that they are illusions, and you enjoy them and then return to your
I hope this will be a helpful perspective. As
you shake off the illusions of the world, smile to yourself that they
have seemed so real that you have allowed yourself almost to believe
them, and then return comfortably to your true identity as a child of
Excerpt from Chapter Two,
Lessons from the Source: A Spiritual Guidebook for Navigating Life’s
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