You can use everything, including what your mind is doing, to be in a place of growing, opening, becoming stronger, bringing in more intelligence, sweetness, and fun. Put those things into your agenda. – John Morton
This article comes from a sharing session John Morton had with the Doctor of Spiritual Science year four class in May 2023.
A very familiar, popular request brought the Traveler’s way is how to enhance your spiritual exercises for a greater connection with Spirit. Let me remind you that it’s information and experience. As you go higher, particularly above the soul, how would the mind view that?
The mind is below the soul, such that it doesn’t know what that is in any perceptual, conceptual way. If we just eliminated all your perceptions, conceptions, expectations – your images based on imagination and fantasy – it would become clear. The clearest state possible. That’s the Spirit.
You might ask, “How would I bring what is above the soul back into the psychic material levels?” You do that as something invisible and silent. You may say, “I’ve got a lot of invisible silence going on. I’m not getting any dreams like I used to have.”
That was when you were an astral initiate. Then you got into the causal and you were still in the magnetic realms. You then have the mental and etheric levels. The etheric is where a lot of things go on that are mysterious.
You may ask, “What is that? How come it seems so empty and void?” This is what goes on above the mental level. It’s void. It is so empty. As you go higher, it is not meant to be what you bring back into your mind, body, or your life in the world. If you are thinking there are benefits or payoffs for spiritual exercises in your material, personal 10% life, good luck.
It does take dedication. You may ask, “What am I doing this for? I won’t even know it until I die.” Right, you won’t. But if you have some knowing, some divine unknowing in you that says, “It’s worth it,” you are doing your part to invite Spirit to work with you above the soul. And you don’t get anything in the world.
You may ask, “What if I’m just doing my fantasy about the whole thing regarding soul initiations and above?” Check in with your faith. How is your faith going? How is your trust going? If you are good with that, then there is some awareness that whatever this is, it is in your favor. It is worth whatever allows you to get to it.
There is a whole lot that is already done for you. You don’t buy it. It is not based on what you do. It’s not based on who you are because that is already decided. You are already beloved of God. It is not a question. It’s already determined you are beloved of God. The divine inheritance is already given.
Are you ready? Are you choosing back? You can develop a natural knowing. It’s an innate trust and confidence like, “I am confident that the spirit is doing what it’s doing for me even if I don’t have any conscious realization about what that is.”
This is a stretch with high stakes. Acknowledge that. It is being “All in.” It is not about what would happen to you and your life in this world. What is that about? It is working it out. We call it the 10%. There is something in the world for you to work out. What do I suggest? John-Roger was very strong on this. Do something like health, wealth, and happiness. See how far you get with that!
If you are doing that at a high level, be thankful and grateful. People could say this world is unfair. You don’t control it. You don’t stop other people from doing what they do. They may make giant messes around you, dump them on your house and then say you have to pay for it. Maybe you didn’t know it, but you bought the dump in the neighborhood, and they bring you all the garbage. You should have looked at the fine print before you signed.
This is that world. All kinds of things happen here that don’t make much sense. This is where you find out if you have the loving and acceptance. You develop a way of handling yourself so you “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” What is it? It’s all “small stuff.”
Your conscious self has choice and focus. Where do you focus the mind? That is powerful. John-Roger said to look for the good and divine in people and things. Then, when you say, “What is this? I don’t understand this,” leave that to God. Get that to God. Let go. That is not yours. It is God’s. God’s got this.
What is your part? What did you have on your agenda today? You might say, “I just wanted to have a nice day.” Are you? That is up to you, and that can be attitude. It can be your attitude is, “I am in a good place, whatever goes on, because that is who I am. I am not given what I can’t handle. Maybe I need to calm down and remind myself that I will get through this.”
Talk to yourself in uplifting ways and in ways that do not disturb or scare you. This is common sense. Be kind and compassionate towards yourself. If your mind rattles on and does all kinds of nonsense, it’s okay. Sometimes you can use that to your advantage creatively. You may feel something like a whack on the side of the head that goes, “That would really help. That is a good idea!” You may realize you had never thought of that before.
You can use everything, including what your mind is doing, to be in a place of growing, opening, becoming stronger, bringing in more intelligence, sweetness, and fun. Put those things into your agenda. What am I going to do today? I’m going to have more fun!
God bless you.
Blessing of Turning to the Lord
Dear Lord, for those of us who are willing,
we find ourselves gathered with You again
in that place in the Spirit where all souls gather,
and that’s of all Your creation.
It all comes into the Soul until we find the great Light.
We feel, sense, and consciously realize the great love, the great truth.
We take a moment in this place
where we are in this world, in our body, to let go
and do this eternal exercise where we let go
and give it up and surrender to You.
You are the one we can trust completely,
and yet You don’t demand it.
You give us the choice.
So when we’re ready to let go in our trust
and to move across whatever faith is necessary,
which we realize is in our own darkness where we have turned away.
We ask through the Traveler and the Christ and all the gifts in Spirit,
that You reach into our consciousness loosening what is attached,
bringing the Light into what has been the dark,
where we have turned away in shame or fear.
We take this moment again to extend throughout our existence
that we are those who are walking in-step with the Traveler,
claiming our liberation.
We know we have been brought to this world for that purpose.
We give thanks that we have chosen back,
and in Your presence, we are reminded it is done.
We rejoice that we are in this place
where we must do each and every choice that remains.
We ask for Your assistance to hold.
We give thanks that we are shown the way again and again.
You teach us it does not matter what has happened.
We let go, release, and trust.
We embrace this new freedom.
You remind us that the little things that are our concerns
are indeed little because in the Spirit they have no real consequence.
They are simply circumstantial,
and we are to love each and every circumstance.
With our whole being,
we receive Your strength, Your wisdom,
and all the gifts that You bring to us.
We rejoice again in the simplicity of our child-like nature,
a pure nature that You brought us into this world to become.
We forgive ourself for what we have forgotten,
and we accept Your forgiveness all along the way
that continually restores us and embraces us so we are healed.
We are realigned. We are renewed.
We thank the Traveler,
in particular our friend, John-Roger, and our friend, Jesus,
and all those in this line who prepared the way
and are still holding it open
forever waiting so whenever we come, we are welcome.
The above blessing is one of many included in John’s book Blessings Here and Now available at www.msia.org/shop