“Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.” (Science and Health, page 91)
If we are going to make lift off, we have to get on the right runway. We need to be at the necessary point of departure, one that is smooth and clear, ready and solid, and aiming in the right direction. Getting off the ground of limits and leaving behind our fears requires that we know where we are, why we are safe, and Who is carrying us onward and upward.
Our growth spiritually–coming to own our true identity and to live it with its inherent freedom and joy–starts by knowing that we are not alone. We are not for a moment separate from God, with a will of our own to make us good or bad, take us down or up. We have to start from the standpoint of God alone. He is the Mind and the Life. He is the Principle that governs all things at all times. We never need to get to Him, and the glory of His Love. We are already and always there.
Obeying the divine Principle is that conscious and grateful yielding of the self that is separate (and a lie about us) to the Life and Love that is God, which we can’t ever be separate from, and is the grand Truth of our being. Starting from the Truth, we have our wings. Beginning with the awareness that we are in God, in good, in infinite Truth, and inseparable from it, makes our growth, our progress natural. It gives us the grounding on which to comfortably stand and off of which to steadily, safely, gloriously ascend heavenward, to real peace and satisfaction!
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