DISCIPLINE MONTH: DAY 15: “You will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.”― Eric Liddell
This is a new quote for me, but I am happy about it. I have found this to be true. When I am doing all that I know to be right for me each day, I am connected and walking in the place of Grace. I can feel it and it is all around me.
On days when I am fearful and filled with self-serving Ego-driven responses to my day, I can feel it and it is all around me.
When I am living in the Spirit realm, I am free and happy and can feel myself to be in the flow of life as it unfolds. There is little struggle or sense of impending doom. I only feel that when I step outside the flow and work on things myself. That is always going to end in discomfort and a sense of unease for me.
The more I live in the sense of Universal flow and my connection to life, the more I feel it. I love this! I am not sure how and why I get out of the flow, but I sometimes do.
This happens less and less often. I truly believe it has a great deal to do with increasing my spiritual practices each day, in new ways, or deepening some of the old ones. This has less and less to do with not drinking or using, but they are the foundation, as are the 12 steps, to what has been created in my life. I never stray too far from that foundation.
Over time, this is more and more personal to me. I am not sure that is everyone’s experience. It is certainly been mine. I seldom feel Spirit-connected through others, although they may say or do something that reminds me of my Spirit.
This has become a deeply personal experience for me. I find it a great deal in Nature and in the quietness of the world I inhabit today. While I have great friends and those with whom I get to practice a lot of service in the world around me, that is only a small part of my connection to the Universal Power. I love that it has so many aspects and expressions in my life.
Some of the people with whom I am connected in this time of my journey reflect back to me the ways that they have become more involved in Spirit through service and a personal practice that removes them more from the world than they once were. I am grateful for these teachers, along with those who remain more connected with worldly life styles. We all get what is going to feed us most perfectly. I love that, too!