The Spirit shines through everything. Living a spiritual life,
therefore, is not something that is separate to one's normal
activities, but the reason for and means of doing those things joyfully
and well. Spirituality needs to be integrated into every moment of our
lives. It cannot be turned on and off. It is not something that is with
us only when we meditate or when we feel uplifted.
One can't work toward spirituality. We are already spiritual beings.
Once we become aware of this, our thinking and behaviour naturally
begin to change accordingly. Living in a spiritual way can bring a
sense of peace, but in itself it is not passive. It is an active, vital
state that makes space for appropriate movement.
The path of spirituality lies in how we do things, our motivations and
application, rather than in what we choose to do. Spiritual people
predominantly live according to their personal moral precepts, doing
what they believe is right for them to do. If intuition has been
reliably developed, one can also be guided by this in making choices.
Spirituality is not the same as psychic ability, although it can
include it. Anyone can live a spiritual life. It does not depend on
their understanding of esoteric matters, psychic skills or any other
form of spiritual or metaphysical education. A person also does not
need to be a highly evolved soul or to have experienced many lifetimes
of learning. Spirituality is a choice that can be made by anyone at any
To maintain a balance, for every step in psychic development we make,
we need to take ten steps in spirituality. Psychic development alone
can encourage an unhealthy level of self-involvement, however,
combining it with a spiritual approach leads to personal balance and a
sharing, open way of living.
Living spiritually ultimately allows us to recognise the brotherhood of
all people with each other and with everything in Creation, from
so-called inanimate objects to the existence of great beings such as
angels. Spirituality leads us to set aside comparison and open
ourselves to All.