Feb 5, 2018

The Spiritual Path


There is a section in Emerson's essay "Compensation" that I have not noticed before this morning. It is a clear statement of the constant dance between soul and body and how one or the other will take over if we are not aware of the conflict. He wrote:

The soul says eat; the body would feast. The soul says man and woman shall be one flesh and one soul, the body would join the flesh only. The soul says, have dominion over all things to the end of virtue; the body would have power over things to its own ends.

That says it all, doesn't it? We are in a choice situation every minute of our lives. To follow the soul or serve the ego? To those who do not know the great law of cause and effect, it would seem harmless to serve the ego demands and the body needs to the exclusion of the soul. But those who have awakened to the glorious truth that governs all life, choosing to serve the soul is always the path to fulfillment, to love, to joy, to peace.

Humanity is in a dawning phase right now. We are beginning, as a collective, to feel the heart strings pulling at us. We are wanting justice and equality and plenty for all. We are deeply longing for a world of celebration and dominion, not a world of power grasping. Each of us can do our part by becoming ever more aware of which master we are serving in each moment of now. That is a real spiritual path.


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