Love and Devotion Series

Love and Devotion Series is a two-book nonfiction series. There is a grand and magnificent truth which radiates from within all life and from within each of us. I hope you enjoy sharing these beautiful, healing ideas which join us as spiritual co-inhabitants of a spiritual world. May you be blessed in your ongoing search. May there be peace in your days and relief from the never-ending dramas of normal human life. May you discover in your heart a sweet lightness, the luminescent glow of God’s beauty, and a true appreciation of the wonderful gift of life which glows unmarred through every human error. We are loved by the Divine, loved into existence. That, in itself, is enough to reassure each one of us of our inestimable worth.

The first book, in the series, is The Love of Being Loving. It is about the earlier adult years of my spiritual development. Dr Thomas Hora (Metapsychiatry) and Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science) were the most significant influences on my spiritual path during my twenties and thirties.

The second book is The Love of Devotion. In my forties, I started reading a series of metaphysical books by Dr David R. Hawkins. I realised that they were having a potent impact on my growth and Dr Hawkins became my next spiritual teacher. Dr Hawkins (Devotional Nonduality) and Dr Hora came from very similar spiritual and intellectual terrain. We are drawn to a certain field of truth which resonates with our inner leanings. My interest in understanding thought drew me to teachers who also had a deep interest in human consciousness.

The Love of Being Loving is about awakening and expanding our spiritual consciousness. It is also a personal journey. However, that which is elevating for a single consciousness is also elevating for human consciousness as a whole. There are no secrets. Nothing is withheld by God. Yet, it is only by our own sincere searching, the evolutionary stage we have reached, and the grace of God that we come into contact with spiritual pathways and teachers that are right for us at any particular time. This book is based on the metaphysical teachings of two spiritual paths and their corresponding founders: Dr Thomas Hora of Metapsychiatry and Mary Baker Eddy of Christian Science. The ideas expressed have a universal quality. Spiritual principles, if true, are true for everyone. That is the yardstick that validates their authenticity. Authentic spiritual ideas also have the universal power to heal. Healing is the building block of both individual and collective spiritual evolution.

PART 1 – LOVE AND INTELLIGENCE

Solutions are Spiritual

The Dark Night of the Soul,

The Two Intelligent Questions

The Two Intelligent Questions
Who Am I Angry At
Blame
Telling the Truth

The Eleven Principles of Metapsychiatry

The Eleven Principles of Metapsychiatry

Relationships and Interaction

Relationships and Interaction
The Prayer of Right Seeing
The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Forgiveness and Compassion

A Holy Process
The Healing of Memories
Compassion
Faking Forgiveness
Recognition, Regret and Reorientation

Beneficial Presence in the World

The Four W’s
Prayer and Meditation
Unsolicited Solicitude
The Four Horsemen
Types of Spiritual Students
The Door to Joy

Don’t Make a Move without God

Don’t Make a Move Without God
A Rare Encounter
What Really Is

PART 2: HEALING AND DEVOTION

Metaphysics

New Relationship
New Pathway
Synonyms

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing
Fear
No Personal Healer
The Process of Change
Discerning Thoughts
A Knowledge of Error
Mind Reading and Psychic Ability
Reading the One Mind
I Am Not Here
Guarding Our Thoughts
Conversations and Gossip

The Human Experience

Material Supply
Translating Things into Thoughts
Companionship and Love
No Love is Lovely But the Divine
Sexual Expression
The Longing for Oneness
Moving Meditation
Creativity and Beauty
Grief
Moral Freedom

Each Successive Stage

Each Successive Stage
Neither Married nor Not Married
The Dawn of Ideas
Gratitude Prayer

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.

In Search of Truth – The Nature of Spiritual Teachers

Existential Crisis, Breath of God, 
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

The Sweetness of Love – Moving from Complete to Complete

Scale of Consciousness
Energy Field of Love,
Glowing
Willingness
Nice is Not Always Nice
Contentment, 
Family Tension
Good Grace 
Taking the Lead
Spoiling
Our Primary Responsibility 
Relationship Status
Transitions
Intimacy, Currents of the Sea, Attractiveness as an Energy Field
Transforming Sexual Energy, Rising Life-Force, Servants of God

Grist for the Mill – Working Through Issues

Spiritual Work
Crises and Resistance
Release and Balance 
Group Healing
Repression
Raving Lunatics to Peaceful Warriors
Pride
Pride Goes Before the Fall
Depression
Courage
All Fear is Fallacious

Healing – A Sacred Path

Living Prayer
Miracles 
Karmic Propensities
Attitude of Heart
Transformative Commitment
Nothing is Left Hidden
Freedom in Forgetting
Continuum of Evolution
Self-Love
Discernment
Spiritual Evolution
Finding Our Prize
Tragedy, No Laws But God’s

Simple Pleasures – Home

Little Oakey
Solitude and Civilization
Get Back on the Horse 
Cottage by the Sea
Focus on What is Alive

Silence – A Source of Great Strength

Quiet 
Peaceful Centre
Dedicated Quiet Time 
Commonality of Thought
Spiritual Withdrawal
A Fresh Universe
Semi-Invisible
Rite of Passage, Nonpersonal, Intelligent Love, Solitary Confinement
In the Midst of Humanity
The Mystic
Favours From God
Living in Two Realms
End of Thinking
Past and Future
Pursuit of Enlightenment
Renunciation of Mental Positions
Gratitude
Being Loving
Seeking the Sacred
The Heart of Reality
Devotion
Peace
Surrender
Grace
Greatest Gift
Surrender Prayer