Cornerstones of Spiritual Maturity
by Tom Butler 1996-2000
There are five important elements in spiritual understanding. The first two are Principles of the National Association of Spiritualist Churches:
"We believe that the highest morality is contained in the Golden Rule: 'Whatsoever ye would that others should do unto you, do ye also unto them."
"We affirm that the doorway to reformation is never closed against any human soul here or hereafter."
The next two elements are Principles of Nature:
A components of reality must be energetically in agreement with the aspect of reality it will inhabit.
Self may initiate a process but the outcome is determined by the fundamental principles of nature.
The last element is something that Jane Roberts brought to us in one of her Seth books. As you may know, Jane Roberts documented the teachings of Seth in numerous books. On page 149 of (1980, Bantam Books) Seth discusses the natural aggressive tendencies of humans. He maintains that there is one cardinal commandment that we have need to understand. That is, "Thou shalt not violate." Interpreting his supporting dialogue:
The Cardinal Commandment:
Thou shalt not impose thy will on others.
What do these elements have in common? Along with an expanded understanding of natural order, these are cornerstones of a spiritually mature person's worldview. Your meditation on these elements will help you see that this is true.