For some time, I’ve been enthralled by how we all are mentored by Mind, and often times, are completely innocent of this spiritual fact. Let me explain: I used to live my life with some sort of plan in place. I liked to know in advance what I was going to do, for at least the next year. And I preferred to know NOW. I wasn’t great at patience and trusting the unknown. Trusting the unknown felt wishy washy. To me, that statement meant. “You can’t make a decision.”
Then gradually, in the last few years, without me noticing it, my patience grew. I was becoming calmer and experiencing more serenity. In the feeling of serenity, there is no impatience. Fancy that! Two valuable feelings for the price of one. . .
Now a reminder: I’ve been a student of the Three Principles for well over four decades. In the course of my journey, I’ve enjoyed insights that have propelled me on my spiritual “inside-out” voyage. I’ve learned to trust my wisdom more and listen to Mind.
However, my inner evolution took a leap in the last while and in addition to experiencing more serenity and patience, I found I was listening to my wisdom more, without challenging it with my intellect. I wasn’t posing questions to myself like: “Are you sure this is the right way to go?” “What if this way doesn’t work?” or “Do you think you can pull this off?”
At first, gently listening to my wisdom more of the time was such a natural, simple process, that I didn’t realize I was functioning more from a quiet mind, until it dawned on me, in hindsight, that I was “listening without seeming to listen.” I find this fact fascinating. Talk about not having to understand the Principles and yet they are working to our benefit, whether we know it or not. I was experiencing more serenity, listening to my wisdom, to Mind, more of the time, and I didn’t realize it! Yet I was benefitting by this spiritual process, this spiritual evolution.
This works the same for all of us, for all of humanity. Sydney Banks shared this true knowledge with us, throughout all his teachings. He said, and I’m paraphrasing, “Nobody has any more knowledge than you do. We all have the same capacity for wisdom. The only difference is in how we use it.”
This deeper understanding of how we’re all mentored by Mind was revolutionary to me. It gave me confidence to “just be” without trying to figure it out. The deeper understanding provided a feeling of assurance that things would work out as they were meant to. Perhaps not in the way I envisioned; nonetheless, without exception, things worked out in a way that provided learning.
Last but not least, I began to see at a deeper level, that Mind doesn’t just guide us spiritually and philosophically. Mind guides us in very practical ways. As mentioned in my previous blog, A New Chapter Unfolds, when I was in the unknown, insight came to me about another online program I could offer, different from previous ones. The insight from Mind contained topics, times, format. All there for me to type up and reflect upon. Amazing! The perfect blend of what seems to be esoteric knowledge coupled with practical knowledge. How privileged we are to house this mystical force within us, to advance our learning and to advance us in our journey through life, with beauty, peace, and well-being.