Your Spiritual Reset

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The feeling of being stuck in life is probably one of the most common expressions of frustration, and the likely reason Henry David Thoreau wrote this famous line: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

We like action. We like to initiate changes, see results, and go on to the next thing with the feeling that our life is progressing. Sometimes we initiate changes, and nothing happens, or everything seems to go wrong. Nothing appears to work, and we feel as if we are floundering.

A line attributed to Jesus contains a spiritual gem that can help us reset and begin again. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Jesus would not be calling attention to himself, but to the spiritual core of his listener. If you think of these words arising from your own spiritual center, your central I, you will get an idea of why these words can help at a time of confusion and uncertainty.

Think of your own I AM as the axle that holds the spinning wheel of your external life. At your center you are always at rest regardless of how fast or how slow your life seems to be moving. It is important to reconnect with this stable, unmoving part of yourself, to withdraw for a time from all your efforts to spin the wheel and surrender to the healing action of your guiding Source.

It is easy to get caught up in the ways and means to a desired end, forgetting that you desire the greater good because you are responding to that still small voice emanating from your central core. God as your source has urged you this far. Will God not also guide you through each step of the way? Perhaps it is time to rekindle your faith in your indwelling guidance, to experience the assurance that “I am with you always.”

Surrender in trust to the all-knowing, all-loving presence of God within you. Right where you are, open yourself to knowing that every step you take is the right step, that you are now being guided and protected in ways that will soon be perfectly clear.

7 thoughts on “Your Spiritual Reset

  1. I see you as 10 ft tall, wise as Socrates, a visionary, a true teacher, fabulous author, and authentic, a man of God. Doug, I am so grateful for you and for all that you do and for your work. You deserve so much from the Movement, from your peers, and from those who long for truth teachings that heal, uplift and bring insights. You do all of that. How about I recommend you for one of the Light of God Expressing awards???


  2. comment: I got stuck in WP’s “reset password” machine. If replying to your blog message will let me comment, I’ll just do that from now on. This experience makes me recall why I deleted my WP blogs a few years ago…Kaye Maserang <#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

  3. Doug, I very much appreciate the insight of today’s talk. I am, as you know, currently in a healing process that is dragging on. It seems that, as I have aged, physical healing has slowed to a snails pace. Other adaptive processes, likewise, creap along. However, it could also be true that with everything slowing down in my life, I am more aware of these processes than in my younger years and thus become less tolerable. Seeking the “I am” I must admit the need for a patient unfolding.

    1. Allen, I hope you are not expecting to spend eternity in your present body. My personal opinion? Every person who reads this comment, including myself, will come to the end of their body’s role. The “I” that we are is not our body.

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