[Note: As I’ve mentioned, I’m in the process of editing my book, Native Soul (first published by Unity House in 2011). I’m making a few minor changes to bring the manuscript more in line with my current thinking. I’ll release this work under the new title, The Awakened Soul. The following excerpt is a brief tidbit I thought you might appreciate. JDB]
It’s fair to say that most of us believe the visible realm contains the things that will complete us. We spend a great deal of time and effort looking to the visible for these missing and elusive elements. In this quest for completion, we are likely to think that getting what we want from life is the process of being directed to material success, which increases our stature and makes us feel complete with the least amount of effort. If, on the other hand, you see yourself as a spiritual being that is already complete, and you think of the material realm as offering opportunities to reflect your completeness, you will have a very different relationship with the material dimension.
Many are convinced that the world is in dire need of change. Spiritual discernment reveals that the world as we see it is simply a reflection of the vision of ourselves that we carry. In your quiet time, observe the part of you that is chasing after things, even spiritual enlightenment, and stop the chase. Incessant thinking is only you running after a state of being that you fail to see as already present as you now. Let your awakening spirit change your vision and you will be amazed by how different the world appears.