Episode 31 – Ten Spiritual Truths: Devotion and Faithfulness
The verb adulterate means to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements. This Spiritual Truth is about who we are in our closest relationships. It’s about putting our hearts and souls into our most important relationships so they feel complete trust and not neglect, and to not let the sense world lead us off course. It is also about finding love, joy or pleasure without it being at the expense of another. Lastly, it points to the power in keeping our thoughts singular, not corrupted by inferior, limiting thoughts, ultimately staying true to ourselves.
Ten Commandments: boundaries for a fulfilling life, challenges for a spiritual life
All major religions have some form of ‘rules for life’
Exodus 20: “Then God spoke all these words:
1. ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.’
2. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, of any form.”
3. “Do not misuse the name of God.”
4. “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”
5. “Honor your father and mother.”
6. “You shall not kill.”
7. “You shall not commit adultery.”
Adulterate = To corrupt, to debase or make impure by adding inferior materials or elements.
Looking at our most meaningful, close relationships:
Put heart and soul into most important relationships
Cultivate trust and not neglect
Grow in commitment
Be wary – the world of the senses can lead you astray
Beyond the literal – Keep your thoughts singular, not corrupted by inferior, limiting thought, and ultimately stay true to yourself
Near the end Susannah refers to David Hawkins’ Scale of Consciousness. This is what the scale looks like:
If you want to learn more about what that is, here is a useful article: http://www.awaken.com/2018/07/levels-of-consciousness/
Jim’s reference to ‘the Course’ is “A Course in Miracles.”
What does this Spiritual Truth mean to you? Why do you think it is included?
How does the outer (sense) world pull you away from your focus on the relationships that are most dear to you?Are you willing to do anything new to put your heart and soul into your most important relationships?
Can you see how you may corrupt your thoughts by allowing inferior, limiting thoughts lead you astray?
How do you interpret the idea of making sure your powers of Wisdom and Love stay true to one another?
What else does this mean?
I model love, acceptance, and deep connection in my relationships. With a willing heart, I give of myself with full commitment, so that those closest to me feel my attention, trust and faithfulness. When I put my heart and soul into those closest to me, they know how much they matter to me and I am eternally blessed. My powers of Wisdom and Love work together and keep me focused on Truth.