Monday, July 22, 2013
This comes from a soon to be released publication of William LePar's lectures titled Return to
It will be published in October. I thought that this particular portion of the
book would be interesting to everyone. Eden
Attitude of a God is what I am going to talk about. Basically it is the journey from where you are to a higher level of spirituality. Spirituality has to be very simple. To give you a quote from The Council, they say this:
"Spirituality must be very obvious. It must be staring us right back in our face. Since we have an all-loving Divine Presence, then spirituality is before us. If we cannot see it, if we cannot understand it, if we cannot reach out and bring it into ourselves, it is because we chose to be blind to that love."
Those of you who have been in the metaphysical field are familiar with the idea that in order to really become spiritual there are mysteries and secrets that you have to learn about. Well, that’s good. That’s good to sell a lot of books. The fact is there is no mystery. There is no secret to reuniting yourself with your Divine Presence.
First of all, if as they preach, this is an all-loving God or all-loving Divine Presence and He wants you back, why would He have secrets that you have to discover? You see, a little logic, a little common sense, will tell you that a lot of this stuff is hot air. So, if we do have this loving God, there is no secret. It has to be obvious to everyone, regardless of how intelligent you are or how unintelligent you are. It has to be very obvious. A loving God wants us back in His bosom; therefore, He is going to make the pathway back to Him as simple and straightforward as can be. So the individual who is the most child-like can return to Him without any problems at all. We don’t have to discover any secrets because there are no secrets.
Let me go on with another quote from The Council:
"It should be obvious and yet how very, very few see the obvious. Spirituality is but an attitude ‑ an attitude toward yourself, an attitude toward life, and those around us."
So the real truth is that spirituality is an attitude. Your spirituality is based on your attitude. Your attitude toward yourself, to your life as you live it, and to those individuals around you ‑ whether they are immediate family or people you work with, people you just occasionally know. A lot of times at different conferences when I am on the road, people say, "Can you give me a reading on the state of my spirituality?" and I just tell them no. You can read yourself where you are spiritually much better than I can or any psychic can. All you have to do is ask yourself three simple questions. The first is: What is my attitude toward myself? That’s extremely important. The second is: What is my attitude toward life, how I live every day? And third: What is my attitude toward other individuals? Once you get those three answers and you put them together, you will have a perfect picture of where you are at. The fly in the ointment is that you have to be awfully damned truthful to yourself. If you really want to move from where you are at to a close relationship with this Divine Presence, you have to stop kidding yourself. You have to really answer the hard questions. Once you do then you have a place to start.
Spirituality, since it’s an attitude, is a conscious state. The Council said that we are conscious state beings. We hear the words and we accept that we are conscious state beings, but what really is a conscious state being? Our being ‑ the true self ‑ is not anything but a state of thinking. It’s our being, void of any physicality whatsoever. Our true self, the non-physical aspects, is composed of the attitudes that delineate how we see ourselves in relationship to other individuals. This conscious state is not related to the physical body. The physical body is nothing more than a tool for the conscious state to express itself. Our godly state, or the state of our godliness, is the quality of our character and the standards or morals that we live by. So your spirituality depends on how you live your life, in respect to yourself and others. To have a spiritual attitude is to have a spiritual state of consciousness. To have a spiritual attitude is to be a spiritual being. Our spiritual attitude is the state of our being, therefore a conscious state being. Our spiritual attitude is in our thinking process. That’s where we are spiritual. Our spiritual attitude has to begin there, in the thought.
If there is a secret to spirituality, which, of course, there isn’t, it would be attitude. Something so simple. If there is a miracle maker, attitude is that mystifying secret. So attitude is the key to everything. It’s simple. The attitude that we have to focus on, the key element, the first thing, is this: (we have heard it a thousand and one times) Do nothing to anyone else that you would not like done to you. The golden rule. That is the primo attitude. That means we must be caring, we must be loving, we must be honest and we must be faithful to those commitments we have made. It is that simple!
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Friday, July 12, 2013
The following is from one of Mr. LePar's lectures presented many years ago. We are currently compiling a book of these and I thought that this segment would be of interest.
This is the part where I think you can help me, you can help the world, and you can help yourself.
I want to tell you a very simple way of starting the activity of the God Consciousness in you. The first thing you do when you get up in the morning before you put your little toes out on that cold floor is just lie there a split second longer and start your day with a little prayer. I’d like to share a little prayer with you that you are welcome to use. It goes this way: "Infinite Father, source of all love and light. Accept my endeavors and accomplishments this day as a sincere effort and desire to accept my own true godly state which you have ordained for me. Let my efforts and my accomplishments be songs of praise and glory and look upon me as your loving child." Now that’s a two sentence prayer. You don’t have to verbalize. You just have to think of a prayer and you don’t even need anything that fancy. All you have to say is: "Accept me as I am and guide me through this day".
What does this particular prayer say? First of all, you recognize that there is an Essence above you. You acknowledge the fact that you are part of that Essence. You acknowledge the fact that you have an ordained place in that Essence. You acknowledge the fact that you may not be perfect and you may not be able to do the godly things that you are capable of doing but because you realize the great love of this Creator you are placing your faith that He will accept what you can do with what you have to work with. You do not keep your accomplishments just for yourself, but you look upon these accomplishments as songs and praises to your Divine Source. What are you doing? Are you saying there’s an old man up there and by His good graces, by doing good, that’s going to be the song and praise? No, what you are saying is all the good you do you are sending out to others through this Divine Source, so you are uniting yourself with yourself. You are uniting yourself with your spiritual brothers and sisters and you are uniting yourself with the Divine Creator. It’s the first thing you want to do in the morning.
As soon as you finish your morning prayer, and it only takes a minute or less, try to set in your mind to accomplish one little good thing that day. That’s all. Just one simple little good thing, a smile or a hello to someone is an example but I am sure that you can discover many other little things to accomplish.
For more on William LePar see www.WilliamLePar.com
For more on William LePar see www.WilliamLePar.com