This article is the 200th I have written specifically for this emailed newsletter.It has given me immense joy to write them and to share them with you – but now I must turn my attention to my books, three of which remain incomplete, with others still awaiting my focus.To help this process I shall send out just one deeply meaningful article each month.Below is a statement of my most sacred beliefs, those that have guided me for many years and been the foundation of all I share and all I am.They were channelled through a wondrous Spirit Being, Mordechai, who has been my constant Spirit Companion for over 20 years now.
HONOURING – the Path of Discipline.
Religions and cults tend to love Commandments and Rules.
The Old Testament offers 613 Commandments.
Theravadin buddhist monks follow 227 Rules (that’s if you’re a male; there’s a lot more if you’re female).
General society constructs itself almost entirely through rules – no dogs allowed on the beach; no parking here; stand for the judge; stand for the National anthem; that’ll cost you a $400 fine; stand back from the yellow line; no spitting; no humour when boarding the plane; this must be paid by the 30th; no nudity here; wait for the lights; wait in line; take a tag; queue in an ordely manner; quote this reference number; no smoking in here; no smoking that anywhere; pull over; fill in the form; no trespassing; keep off the grass; close the gate; you’re late!
Amongst those who have achieved a reasonable level of spiritual discipline such rules and regulations are totally unnecessary.
Instead of a world that commands obedience and uniformity, we live in a world that honours co-operation and courtesy.
In this world, Honour rules supreme – yet, this is an honour based not on ego and illusion but an Honour grounded and guided by living truths and spiritual understandings.
Instead of the abused and ignored Ten Commandments I offer you – as a gift to a beloved – the richness and sureness of my own Ten Honourings, as channelled through Mordechai…..
HONOUR THE GOD WITHIN
(Within which is the Kingdom of Heaven, which is DIVINE LIFE)
HONOUR THE GOD WITHIN EVERYONE ELSE
(and at every level of spiritual existence, knowing all is One, for this is SPIRITUAL UNITY).
HONOUR THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
(and strive for its conscious expression within your Being, for this is REAL TRUTH).
HONOUR THE PATH OF ETERNAL PROGRESS
(knowing all happens safely, as is meant, which is REAL TRUST).
HONOUR OUR LIVING PLANET
(and all who share her beauty and her bounty, for this is DIVINE DIVERSITY).
HONOUR THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT: LOVE!
(which is pure DIVINE EXPRESSION).
HONOUR THE TEACHINGS OF SPIRIT
(given you by the teachers & examplars of many paths – both past & present – for this is SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING)
HONOUR THE GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT
(which is authentic spiritual Life, for this is DIVINE WILL).
HONOUR WISDOM, HEALTH, SERENITY, PEACE, JOY, ABUNDANCE AND FEARLESS LIVING
(for this is WHOLENESS).
HONOUR THE SILENT VOICE WHICH YOU HEAR WITHIN
(for that is REAL FAITH).
The Sikhs have a beautiful saying which some of them chant:
Sub Kuch Undaar Bahaar Nahi
Bahaar Khoja Tai Bharm Bhalvi
It means: everything is inside oneself not outside, if you look for it outside you will find baseless illusions.
I send you boundless love!
Blessings to your family and friends,