We have to approach this as beginners, no matter how much spiritual teaching you've responded to or been involved in, how much [...]
Look at the history of intervention in our world. What happened to the native peoples who could not see or discern who was coming over the horizon in their tall ships?
Many people want to feel that the universe is a better place, that with technology comes enlightenment, higher ethics, higher standards. But we know from our experience here on Earth that is not the case at all.
It is necessary to understand that our spiritual development is tied directly to the evolution of the world. What is happening within you is directly connected to what is happening in the world.
Said very simply, and this is an oversimplification, but there are three stages of knowing. One is recognizing the sign or the impulse. The sign may be on the outside; the impulse may be on the inside. You recognize something that really stands out; it’s not ordinary. It’s not your usual thing to recognize.