21st Century Enlightenment Sharing the things that interest me, stir my imagination and shape the way I think. Some are a bit silly; but some are quite remarkable. I leave it to you to decide for yourself.
The soul of our beings being so easily influenced either for good or evil, we should indeed be careful not alone of actions, but of all our thoughts; for as we do and think, so we surround ourselves with the invisible Spirit power, which has all to do with our happiness and advancement; for it is a great necessity that we should know ourselves and our Spirit helpers, ere we drive away the loving influence about us for grosser and lower ones, which chain us down to a miserable existence and blind our eyes to all good. Even our best friends are forced away from us and our lives made a lonely waste by our friendship with anger, intolerance, pride, envy, and passion.
No man has ever understood the true meaning of Life, or caught a glimpse of heaven, until he has given up self, which too frequently does not occur until repeated misfortunes have dispelled the flattering dream of a selfish imagination which has blinded his eyes to Truth and Light. When selfishness departs and a universal Love comes, the blindness is cured and the man awakens like one out of a deep sleep; knowing, feeling, and seeing his Spiritual nature.
The supreme mystery is that light of Spirit knowledge, which man always discerns when he succeeds in growing to and attaining the light of the inner and celestial side of his nature, where he is taught directly of his own Divine Spirit, and knows as he is known.
The attainment of this Divine knowledge and growth is that perfect peace which the world does not understand, which constitutes an existence of power over things in a harmonious loving Paradise; this that ever living fountain he that drinketh of which shall never thirst; this is the conquest of life; it is that grand exchange of ignorance for knowledge; the victory of understanding over all doubts and fears.