The Love of Devotion
The Love of Devotion is the result of several decades of spiritual work. It began the day I first opened the metaphysical door and stepped into a world which, although only minimally understood at the time, was strongly desired. Metaphysics is concerned with the ultimate, primary, inner aspects of existence. It does not see life in material terms but sees life in terms of thought and it has a strong emphasis on healing. Everyone’s greatest need is for the healing and wholeness which spiritual awareness brings. However, we are often reluctant to commit to it. We, eventually, must come to the realisation that the purpose of our life is to align with our spiritual nature. Try as we do to find other options, there are no viable alternatives which will withstand the inevitable consequences of misplaced loyalties and loves. It is the way for us to find our soul-home.
As students of life, we seek both relief from suffering and growth of happiness. Deeply considering uplifting ideas raises our consciousness from the realm of the material problem into the powerful and harmonious realm of the spiritual. It is what a dedicated spiritual practice is all about. We give up our own ideas, hurts, fears, and grudges and concede to the Greater. We expand and we heal. It becomes apparent that it would be impossible to feel alone as we are intimately connected to a thriving life-force. It is everything, yet, it is nothing. It grows silently and steadily. We are already it and It is already us. We continue to go forward with our spiritual practices and these practices increasingly envelop us in loveliness. We come out the other side as a transparent being; nameless but with the mark of God.
This edition of The Love of Devotion includes quotes, at the end of each chapter, which were in the original edition and were meaningful to me at the time of writing.
Past Teachers, Like Attracts Like, Physicians of the Soul, Nonduality, Spiritual Teachers, Who Chooses Who, Energetic Attraction, The Design of the Patchwork, Energetic Field of the Teacher, Alignment or Misalignment, Dedication to Truth Not Personality, God-Confirmatory Not Self-Confirmatory, Transformation, Breaking the Ties, Choosing Our Battles, God is Sufficient, Leaving the Nest, Our First Spiritual Teacher, One Grand Brotherhood,
Scale of Consciousness, Energy Field of Love,
Chapter 3: Grist for the Mill – Working Through Issues
Pride, Pride Goes Before the Fall, Depression,
Chapter 4: Healing – A Sacred Path
Living Prayer, Miracles, Karmic Propensities,
Continuum of Evolution, Self-Love, Discernment,
Chapter 5: Simple Pleasures – Home
Cottage by the Sea, Focus on What is Alive,
Chapter 6: Silence – A Source of Great Strength
Pursuit of Enlightenment, Renunciation of Mental Positions,
Surrender, Grace, Greatest Gift,