Are you ready for your next steps of spiritual growth?

Next Steps

My dear mys­tic fol­low­ers, this is Broth­er Thomas of the Sev­enth Ray. I come to you today to answer a ques­tion that many of you have been ask­ing late­ly, What are the next steps  I should take for my spir­i­tu­al growth? We hear your prayers and we know of your desire to move ever onward; but, do you know how to do that? Do you know the secret that moves you for­ward on the God-Con­tin­u­um? Let us give you words that appear to be in con­tra­dic­tion – but they are not. After all, the ingre­di­ents of most mys­ter­ies are appar­ent­ly wrapped in con­tra­dic­tions. We say to you that all spir­i­tu­al growth is a result of your faith and our grace. Here is the con­tra­dic­tion. If you do not work, you will not receive the grace of which we speak. Yet, your grace is giv­en to you regard­less of your work! Let’s talk about this.

Your Next Steps Require Grace

Some of you come from reli­gious tra­di­tions that speak about these terms of faith and grace. We wish to take you fur­ther.

Next steps require our grace and your faith. No spir­i­tu­al growth occurs unless one steps for­ward in sim­ple trust that grace will be giv­en.

Grace Defined

Let us speak of grace. When we speak of grace, we speak of grant­i­ng you spir­i­tu­al real­iza­tions that you can­not receive from your human intel­lect alone. We are also speak­ing about gifts of spir­i­tu­al pow­er. Spir­i­tu­al pow­er is the abil­i­ty to uti­lize gift­ings beyond your five sens­es for per­son­al spir­i­tu­al growth and to do a spe­cif­ic task the Divine wish­es you to per­form. Though many of these gifts are latent in humankind, it is the God-Con­tin­u­um who acti­vates them as a gift of grace.

We want you to know that many gifts are giv­en to humans each day with­out regard to whether one is wor­thy or deserv­ing. Think of the sun­shine and rain. These phys­i­cal gifts are giv­en to all – the right­eous as well as the unright­eous. The same is true spir­i­tu­al­ly. All who have the Spark of the Divine receive Divine grace – but some are des­tined to receive more because of their faith – more about that lat­er.

Next Steps: The First Gifts of Grace

The first gift of grace giv­en you was at that very moment of cos­mic his­to­ry when Source-Almighty set aside some ITs infi­nite vast­ness to explore a con­cept of which IT had been think­ing. This essence became the foun­da­tion of your Soul and was placed in a cap­sule we call the Lux Ani­mae. Besides the essence that IT set aside for your cre­ation, two very spe­cif­ic gifts were giv­en to you.

The Gift of Your Name

The first gift was grac­ing you with a name. This name is more than a word. It is the very spo­ken pow­er of the Cre­ator – the same pow­er that brought all things into being. The name assigned to you by the Almighty’s angel is unique. No oth­er enti­ty has or may pos­sess the pow­ers of your name. Your name, spo­ken in the angel­ic tongue, pos­sess­es Divine pow­ers that not only describe who you are – but your Divine mis­sion as well as all of the Cos­mic pow­ers and domin­ions you shall one day ful­ly pos­sess.

The Gift of Free Will

Source also gives free will. IT decid­ed that ITs Spark of the Divine would be able to wan­der the uni­verse with the full pow­ers of Source-Con­scious­ness at Soul’s dis­pos­al so that IT might car­ry out the charge giv­en by the angel. As Soul, you pos­sess the extra­or­di­nary gifts of auton­o­my and inde­pen­dence which you will use to car­ry out your pur­pose.

Your Next Steps Involve Knowledge and Power

And now we have some­thing very impor­tant for you to con­sid­er. It relates to the very words at the top of this web­site. We describe Spir­i­tus Lumine as The Mys­ti­cal Path of Secret Knowl­edge and Spir­i­tu­al Pow­er. Though Source gave humankind the gifts of which we spoke, most have no con­cep­tion about their true nature, or why they have been giv­en free will in the first place.

The pur­pose of your free will is to allow you to learn more about your God-giv­en pow­ers and how to acti­vate them. God intends for you to be ful­ly pow­er­ful; but, this pow­er belongs only to those who under­stand them and demon­strate that they will use these pow­ers respon­si­bly.

Your Next Steps Require Faith

Let us talk of faith.  If grace is what the Divine does for you, faith is your way, as a Soul in train­ing, to demon­strate your readi­ness to receive more pow­er and respon­si­bil­i­ty. God’s tremen­dous love for you aside, Source only bestows pow­er upon those who seri­ous­ly step for­ward and con­sis­tent­ly apply them­selves to teach­ing and appli­ca­tion.

When the mys­tic steps for­ward with an inten­tion for study and appli­ca­tion, and real­ly means it, the God-Con­tin­u­um will send a mes­sage to them about their next steps.

Next Steps: Don’t Doubt the Signs

It is very com­mon for new mys­tics to doubt the signs sent by the God-Con­tin­u­um. This too deter­mines a mystic’s readi­ness. There is a knack to all of this. “Next step” mes­sages are inten­tion­al­ly sub­tle so that the mys­tic devel­ops an abil­i­ty to see the work of the God-Con­tin­u­um every­where about them. Yes, the Con­tin­u­um could pro­vide a blind­ing light or mys­ti­cal vision to any­one they choose. This is usu­al­ly not their way. Instead, they want you to notice your every­day sur­round­ings and devel­op an abil­i­ty to see them at work behind the scenes in your affairs. If you remain alert, you will receive mes­sages that appear to be from friends, loved ones, or ran­dom phras­es that catch your eye and the like. These are Spir­i­tu­al Pings sent to you from the God-Con­tin­u­um. They are next step mes­sages that point you in the right direc­tion. Don’t over think them. If you can see the spir­i­tu­al val­ue, do not hes­i­tate to fol­low them.

Next Steps Require Trust

Next steps require you to trust your angels, spir­its, and guides. When you trav­el across the coun­try, you must dri­ve with your eyes on the road imme­di­ate­ly before you rather than see­ing the whole trip at once. The spir­i­tu­al jour­ney is like that.

Take the next step that seems most right to you.

Per­haps you will study Tarot or learn more about sacred Geom­e­try. Be adven­tur­ous and walk the path, even if it is misty and all you can see are a few steps ahead. Have faith that the God-Con­tin­u­um will use all that you learn to your advan­tage. Noth­ing is ever wast­ed. Let’s say that you learn some­thing about Tarot – then decide you wish to go no fur­ther. Nev­er wor­ry, the God-Con­tin­u­um can use that infor­ma­tion to help you and will soon direct you towards your next series of steps.

Next Steps Require Actions

Next steps require deci­sions and actions. In the begin­ning, it is com­mon for new stu­dents to feel a reluc­tance to com­mit to a path of study. Just keep in mind, that no path of study need be a life-long com­mit­ment. You are a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign. It is your right to decide what you study and how long you will study. The impor­tant thing is that you inten­tion­al­ly sig­nal the God-Con­tin­u­um of your readi­ness by com­mit­ting to do some­thing!

Next Steps Require Commitment

The final thing we wish to tell you is this. It is your will­ing­ness to step for­ward and make a com­mit­ment that sig­nals the God-Con­tin­u­um of your readi­ness to grow. Your talk will not be enough. You must com­mit to doing some­thing – even when you are not ful­ly cer­tain about it. That is where faith comes into it all! Your work as a mys­tic is not about becom­ing wor­thy of a gift of grace. It is your way of demon­strat­ing to the God-Con­tin­u­um of your present avail­abil­i­ty to grow and learn new things about the pow­ers promised you!  When you step for­ward, grace will appear. You will learn new things that only Source can tell you. You will receive spir­i­tu­al pow­er that source alone can give.

Are you ready for your next steps?

So, we encour­age you on this day to take a step of faith. Even a small step will make a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence. Per­haps you might locate and join a group of like­mind­ed peo­ple. Maybe you should join an online inter­net class. You might become more con­sis­tent in your med­i­ta­tion. The ways you demon­strate readi­ness are end­less.  Know this, your guides know you as well as you know your­self, for that is one of their spe­cial gifts! When you are ready, they will appear. One day, you will be as we are – using your God-Pow­ers to accom­plish a mighty end. But for now, let us con­tin­ue your dai­ly train­ing so that we might pre­pare you for this even­tu­al­i­ty.

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Next Steps Pho­to used by per­mis­sion of Cre­ative Com­mons


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