The Purpose of Paths

The spir­i­tu­al path is built upon seg­ments that unfold as they should

Greet­ings from the Sev­enth Ray! This is Broth­er Thomas, friend of all who allow the Spir­i­tus Lumine to change their hearts for good – thus advanc­ing the evo­lu­tion of their souls. We must always remem­ber that the work of any wor­thy path, whether Spir­i­tus Lumine or anoth­er, is to change one’s heart in such a way that the soul tran­scends the holo­graph­ic matrix of Boot Camp Earth. Your ascen­sion allows you to progress to the next phase of your amaz­ing soul jour­ney. This was the jour­ney con­ceived by Divine Source at the very moment IT placed a por­tion of ITs inef­fa­ble self into the cap­sule of the Lux Ani­mae and you became a liv­ing soul.

Is it Time to Change Your Path?

It is not always easy to know when we should move from one path to anoth­er. We usu­al­ly have a lot of his­to­ry and mem­o­ries asso­ci­at­ed with them. Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, most peo­ple have an inborn sense of when a path no longer serves them. There is a gen­er­al feel­ing of dis­sat­is­fac­tion along with a sense that there is lit­tle more to gain from stay­ing on the present course. Most feel that oppor­tu­ni­ties for spir­i­tu­al growth have come to an end. Here are a few oth­er signs that sig­nal it may be time to leave your present path.

Watch for These Things

  • You notice there is an insis­tence upon a sin­gle way of under­stand­ing and your opin­ions no longer mat­ter.
  • You notice the group becomes closed-mind­ed when new ideas and ways of think­ing are brought before them.
  • You observe group­think. That is when a group fails to con­sid­er oth­er options in favor of pre­serv­ing the sta­tus quo of a group. It leads to a uni­for­mi­ty of think­ing that is not healthy.
  • You notice a will­ing­ness among in-group mem­bers (those in the group who are more pre­ferred than oth­ers) to shut-out those who dis­agree with them.
  • Poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, and tra­di­tion­al ways of doing things become more impor­tant than peo­ple. Peo­ple are expect­ed to con­form to rules more than using the rules to help peo­ple.
  • You notice a will­ing­ness of your present group to demo­nize, per­se­cute, or abuse (men­tal­ly, ver­bal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, or spir­i­tu­al­ly) any who dis­agree with cher­ished ideas.
  • You don’t feel hap­py when you are around your group. You find your­self feel­ing crit­i­cal of them as well as judged by them.

Honesty and Courage are Needed

It takes hon­esty to admit when things are no longer work­ing as they should. Some­times we feel dis­loy­al for our desires to leave and try some­thing else. We may have friends and loved ones that we fear we will dis­ap­point. We may won­der if things might change for the bet­ter. How­ev­er, if we don’t take action, we risk stalemat­ing any future poten­tial spir­i­tu­al growth that may be imme­di­ate­ly avail­able to us. At times like these, it is impor­tant to remem­ber that the work a path accom­plish­es with­in you is more impor­tant than the actu­al path itself. We must make the work of grow­ing spir­i­tu­al­ly more impor­tant than remain­ing on any par­tic­u­lar path.

Spirit has a way of moving you along

Spir­it has a way of mov­ing us away from where we are to where we need to be. When things are not work­ing out, you may well be receiv­ing an impor­tant mes­sage from Divine Source to move on. If you see signs such as these, con­sid­er your­self for­tu­nate. This means the Uni­verse is clear­ly show­ing you that it is time to take action and assume respon­si­bil­i­ty for your next phase of spir­i­tu­al growth.

One more thing to remem­ber. Very few paths are “for­ev­er paths” in and of them­selves. As we men­tioned ear­li­er, they are mere­ly tem­plates pro­vid­ed us by the holo­graph­ic sim­u­la­tion to help pro­vide order and a tra­jec­to­ry of improve­ment. Once they take us as far as they can, we should call upon the mas­ters to help us co-cre­ate a new tem­plate of our own to take us to the next lev­el of spir­i­tu­al growth.

What is a Path?

Spir­i­tu­al paths are ways of mak­ing sense of very com­plex ideas and notions about the nature of God, your place in the world and uni­verse, as well as your future in it all. Spir­i­tu­al paths help us answer the ancient ques­tions of human­i­ty.

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Where am I going?
  • Is there a being or some pur­pose greater than myself behind all of this?

For some peo­ple, ques­tions like these become a con­sum­ing pas­sion. Humankind cre­ates whole sys­tems of thought to answer them. If you take the time to read the writ­ings here at this web­site, you will find our answers to these and many oth­er ques­tions of sig­nif­i­cance.

Types of Paths

There is a cos­mic sense of humor in play giv­en the fact that Divine Source already knows the answers to all ques­tions – but that isn’t the point. In the alter­nate expe­ri­ence of dual­i­ty, Divine Source has seen to it that these answers remain hid­den from the new­ly cre­at­ed souls so that they might become mech­a­nisms to pro­pel the soul’s growth. Here are the most com­mon sys­tems of thought. Each could right­ly be con­sid­ered as a “Path” and help­ful for approach­ing ulti­mate ques­tions.

  • Ignor­ing-Ignor­ing real­ly isn’t a sys­tem of thought as much as a behav­ioral way of approach­ing these impor­tant ques­tions. Most avoid think­ing about these issues.
  • Reli­gion– Near­ly all reli­gions can be con­sid­ered as a path sys­tem. Almost all of them pro­vide answers to these ques­tions, though there is wide dis­agree­ment between them. This is because some reli­gions favor a lit­er­al view of text as opposed to metaphor­i­cal and mytho­log­i­cal.
  • Phi­los­o­phy–As a field of study, phi­los­o­phy seeks to pro­vide answers to the big ques­tions of life. There are as many answers to these ques­tions as there are philoso­phers!
  • Mythol­o­gy and Lit­er­a­ture–Like phi­los­o­phy, almost all of the cul­tur­al arts explore the sig­nif­i­cance of humankind through sto­ries and nar­ra­tives. The sto­ries that res­onate most with humans gain long-last­ing sig­nif­i­cance.
  • Sci­ence and oth­er Ratio­nal Approach­es–Humankind has always sought to quan­ti­fy our expe­ri­ences using our phys­i­cal sens­es, or devices we mod­i­fy to com­mu­ni­cate with our sens­es. More and more, the quan­tum sci­ences pro­vide answers that are amaz­ing­ly sim­i­lar to phi­los­o­phy, mythol­o­gy, and reli­gion. The dif­fer­ence is that there is observ­able data.
  • Expe­ri­en­tial and Per­sonal – This last form relies upon con­clu­sions we derive about ulti­mate ques­tions as we think about and expe­ri­ence life. Though everyone’s expe­ri­ences are unique, often­times there are enough sim­i­lar­i­ties between peo­ple to draw con­clu­sions.
  • Meta­physics–As a field of study, meta­physics could be con­sid­ered as the pre­cur­sor to sci­ence. It tries to answer these ques­tions by peer­ing behind the above approach­es to find hid­den or occult mean­ings and wis­dom. Some meta­phys­i­cal sys­tems such as Spir­i­tus Lumine are the result of extra-dimen­sion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion while oth­ers are mind exper­i­ments (forms of men­tal sci­en­tif­ic extrap­o­la­tion using a giv­en set of facts). As a path, meta­physics is a unique way of under­stand­ing the Divine – what it is, and how it works.

Paths are like fer­ry boats that deliv­er us to a new loca­tion. Once we arrive, let’s leave the boat at the shore instead of putting it on our back for the rest of our life!

Broth­er Thomas

All of these sys­tems of thought are valu­able in their own right and pro­vide valu­able insights. At the same time, all have spe­cif­ic lim­i­ta­tions hin­der­ing the effec­tive­ness of their con­clu­sions. It is impor­tant to remem­ber that the Boot Camp Earth Sim­u­la­tion uses these approach­es, and com­bi­na­tions of them, as tem­plates for humanity’s use while they live in the matrix. Depend­ing upon the sys­tem of thought, each tem­plate offers a “stan­dard approach” for teach­ing the basic moral and meta­phys­i­cal prin­ci­ples of life. With help from the mas­ters, it is pos­si­ble to see beyond the false dilem­mas pre­sent­ed by the rou­tines of the matrix.

Why Change Your Path?

This is an inter­est­ing ques­tion because, in the worlds of mat­ter and dual­i­ty, it is quite impos­si­ble for any­one to not be on a path. All of us are placed on one whether we want it or not. The true ques­tion is: Why change your path for anoth­er? The sim­ple answer to this ques­tion is that you should not change unless you feel you are led to do so. Spir­it has a way of show­ing us when we are to move in new direc­tions. Here are some rea­sons we think you’ll agree makes sense.

You Seek Deeper Meaning and Understanding

When the path you trav­el stops mak­ing sense, it’s time to change. For instance, some paths teach their fol­low­ers to con­demn those who don’t fol­low their reli­gious teach­ings, belong to their polit­i­cal par­ties, or have the same under­stand­ing about the roles of gen­der and sex­u­al­i­ty as they do. Some paths teach that those who dif­fer from us in those ways deserve to be shunned in this life and hell in the next. We hold that any path that con­dones neglect or phys­i­cal, emo­tion­al, or ver­bal abuse is invalid. Paths that ele­vate the human con­di­tion and pro­mote com­pas­sion and point peo­ple to their high­er selves are more valid.

It’s Time to Learn New Things

There comes a time when a path has taught you all it can. We don’t stay in first grade for­ev­er. Some­times we need to move on to a path that stretch­es us beyond where we are now. Learn­ing new things about life, peo­ple, and meta­physics brings mean­ing. We believe that some paths are meant to be fun­da­men­tal and prepara­to­ry. For instance, it is good to learn a children’s rhyme as a prayer, bet­ter to learn how to word your own prayer, and bet­ter still to uti­lize the Spir­i­tus Lumine as an active force for heal­ing in your prayers.

You Need a Broader Perspective

Some paths offer a per­spec­tive that cre­ates “in-groups” and “out-groups.” Those who believe as they are told are in the in-group. As long as one fol­lows the expec­ta­tions of the in-group, all is well. Mem­bers are told what to believe by oth­er mem­bers who were told what to believe in an unbro­ken chain over the years. Ques­tions, beyond a cer­tain point, are not encour­aged. The path of Spir­i­tus Lumine believes that to escape the matrix one must ask the bold ques­tions. There is no one right path – all have some­thing to offer. Paths that hon­or dif­fer­ing view­points also hon­or the diver­si­ty of Souls cre­at­ed by Divine Source. The best paths are those which hon­or dif­fer­ences while encour­ag­ing you to form your unique per­spec­tive.

Community

Holy scrip­ture says that, “It is not good for peo­ple to be alone.” All of us need oth­ers to love and to love us. This cre­ates whole­ness. A com­mu­ni­ty does not have to be a for­mal church. It can be a group of fam­i­ly and friends who hold sim­i­lar beliefs. Com­mu­ni­ties can be tricky. Some are trib­al and exclude oth­ers who are not like them. The bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties, while hold­ing sim­i­lar beliefs, are open to all who wish to join them. Open com­mu­ni­ties pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty to grow in knowl­edge and wis­dom as well as gain valu­able spir­i­tu­al expe­ri­ences.

Sense-Making

We don’t know how to say it any bet­ter than this, A good path should make sense.  It should chal­lenge but not be over­ly dif­fi­cult to under­stand. It should not require you to believe twelve impos­si­ble things before break­fast. But if it does, it should be because the teach­ings are mul­ti-lay­ered in mean­ing.

Paths should not require you to believe some­thing with­out a good rea­son. The answer, “the text says so,” is not enough. For instance, some paths pro­mote that men are supe­ri­or to women – and insist that women hon­or this assump­tion even though no sub­stan­tial answers can be giv­en as to why. Paths need to make sense!

It Helps Answer life’s Questions

A good path should help make sense of the world about you and pro­vide a lens for under­stand­ing what is hap­pen­ing. One of the rea­sons so many peo­ple leave Chris­tian­i­ty as taught today is that, for many, it does not answer the prob­lem of pain, suf­fer­ing, and injus­tice. So many peo­ple are ask­ing, Why does a just and all-pow­er­ful God allow suf­fer­ing and injus­tice? While many answers are offered, none are very sat­is­fy­ing. But there are paths which offer a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive – that makes bet­ter sense to some peo­ple.

Now that you know some good rea­sons for chang­ing your path, let us offer some prac­ti­cal con­sid­er­a­tions for choosing one.

Considerations for Choosing a New Path

As we begin dis­cussing con­sid­er­a­tions for choos­ing a new path, we want to remind you that no path can answer all of life’s ques­tions. After all, we are finite beings try­ing to per­ceive infin­i­ty. Each of us have blind­ers and lim­i­ta­tions. Paths, by their very def­i­n­i­tion, rep­re­sent the best think­ing and under­stand­ings of human beings as they con­tem­plate the Divine. Even chan­neled paths like Spir­i­tus Lumine rep­re­sent the writer’s under­stand­ing of infor­ma­tion he receives. We encour­age sus­pi­cion of peo­ple and paths who try and con­vince us that they have all of the answers

If you under­stood him, it would not be God.”

St. Augus­tine of Hip­po

Don’t Throw Out All You Have Learned Before.

Even though you may not real­ize it, your guides are very inten­tion­al in your spir­i­tu­al growth and devel­op­ment. Just as the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of sixth grade allows one to become a sev­enth grad­er, so it is with spir­i­tu­al work. New paths offer new oppor­tu­ni­ties and expe­ri­ences pre­cise­ly because they build upon pre­vi­ous work.

Your guides will lead you sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly. Your new work will build upon your pre­vi­ous work.

Broth­er Thomas

Some peo­ple believe that when they study meta­physics that they should set aside the things they learned from reli­gion. This is a mis­take. Cor­rect­ly applied, reli­gion has much to teach us. It has the poten­tial of pro­vid­ing a won­der­ful foun­da­tion for our new dimen­sion of spir­i­tu­al growth.

Stay Humble and Open

To find your path is a good thing. With the sense of sat­is­fac­tion comes pit­falls. Always remem­ber that there are many dif­fer­ent ways to expe­ri­ence the Divine. Nev­er assume that your way is the only way just because it works for you.

Stay hum­ble and remem­ber to keep in the back of your mind that the path you fol­low today will prob­a­bly change as you mature at some future point. After all, paths are only road­ways that allow us to trav­el from one place to anoth­er. At some point, all paths come to an end. Once it does, you will step on anoth­er path that is best for your con­tin­ued spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment.

A Good Path Honors Spiritual Sovereignty

All paths require sac­ri­fices. If you want to become good at any­thing it will require a cer­tain amount of time, ener­gy and tal­ent. Many of the famous paths require that you sur­ren­der your ideas and beliefs and sub­mit to the author­i­ty of oth­ers. They teach that peo­ple are not capa­ble of decid­ing what is right for them­selves. There­fore, peo­ple must set aside what seems right to them in order to fol­low the instruc­tions of a greater pow­er. We believe this is very mis­guid­ed and opens fol­low­ers to supreme abuse.

Let’s be hon­est here, all paths require a cer­tain amount of time, ener­gy, and tal­ent. The ques­tion wor­thy of con­sid­er­a­tion is this, “Who makes the deci­sions – you or some­one else?”

Broth­er Thomas

The right path allows you, as a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign, to decide if and when you will sub­mit to any author­i­ty. You alone decide which sac­ri­fices, if any, you are will­ing to make based upon your under­stand­ings of what is best for you at the time. A Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign does not blind­ly fol­low any path. If some­thing doesn’t make sense, the Sov­er­eign will set it aside.

This qual­i­ty of being a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign is a sig­nif­i­cant key to tran­scend­ing the Boot Camp Earth Sim­u­la­tion. As we learn to ques­tion and make our own deci­sions in our own way, we soon dis­cov­er that we are at odds with the Lords of Matrix. Actu­al­ly, these Ancient Ones have been expec­tant­ly await­ing this moment of resis­tance. They know that our per­sis­tence leads to our depro­gram­ming. Depro­gram­ming leads to tran­scen­dence. Tran­scen­dence allows us to escape the matrix.

The Path Allows You to Start Specializing

Paths may be described in terms of breadth and depth. When we are seek­ing or nom­i­nal­ly involved in some path, we expe­ri­ence breadth. Once we find what we are look­ing for, we will find the added depth we have been miss­ing. In a very real sense the dis­cov­ery of the path awak­ens that part of us that says, “This is what I’ve been wait­ing for.”

The Pearl of Great Price is a spir­i­tu­al sto­ry about find­ing the right path.

There is a sto­ry that Jesus told about a man who found a pearl of great price. Accord­ing to the sto­ry, when the mer­chant dis­cov­ers the amaz­ing pearl, he sells all that he has to pos­sess it. In this sto­ry is a deep­er mean­ing about find­ing the right path. Per­haps like many, you have been seek­ing a wor­thy way. It is simi­lar to meet­ing the life-part­ner that is right for you. Once you find your love, you leave the oth­ers and ded­i­cate your­self to that one. We want you to know that when you dis­cov­er the right one, you will will­ing­ly leave the oth­ers to devote your­self to it.

The Path Should Open New Worlds

The right path stirs you to go deep­er. You find you want to know more. There is a desire to learn even the arcane things. Like a seduc­ing lover, it enam­ors your heart and mind. Find­ing the right path brings you wis­dom that is rich and deep. It is like the doc­tor who spe­cial­izes their med­ical knowl­edge. The Spir­i­tus Lumine is like that.

Once we accept that we are spir­i­tu­al beings in a phys­i­cal form, and not the oth­er way around, we open the door to learn more about the won­der­ful spir­i­tu­al realms. Learn­ing about the Divine Light of God leads one to seek spe­cial­ized ways of com­muning with the Cos­mic Source. We learn how to trav­el the spir­i­tu­al realms and receive extra-dimen­sion­al help.

The short­est path for your devel­op­ment is the one that makes the most sense to you – the one you are will­ing to fol­low!Like direc­tions in a car. The short­est way to get some­where is the way you know. Yes, there may be a short­er route – but if you are unfa­mil­iar with how to use it or get there, you will prob­a­bly spend more time fig­ur­ing it out than tak­ing the way you know. The same is true spir­i­tu­al­ly. An advanced per­son may under­stand that your path is going to take you a bit longer. Even so, it may well be the best path for you.

Some­times we take a longer dri­ve on a vaca­tion because we love the scenery – or we want to explore or see some­thing. The same is true about spir­i­tu­al work. Some­times, our Soul wish­es to expe­ri­ence some­thing it hasn’t explored before, or for a long time.

Qualities of a meaningful path

Adventure and Exploration

A Path has a cer­tain ele­ment of explo­ration and adven­ture to it, espe­cial­ly in the begin­ning. It is con­stant­ly on your mind and has the qual­i­ties of new­ness and chal­lenge. It isn’t bor­ing. You find that there are any num­ber of new con­cepts and ideas to explore. In the path of Spir­i­tus Lumine, we also explore any num­ber of mys­ti­cal prac­tices which allow us to heal oth­ers, spir­i­tu­al­ly trav­el, and com­mu­ni­cate with our guides.

Meaning and Understanding

You will find that you enjoy study­ing and learn­ing new things about your path. For those who fol­low the path of Spir­i­tus Lumine, the goal is to learn how to con­tact the ascend­ed mas­ters, com­mu­ni­cate with them, and be taught by them. This extra-dimen­sion­al qual­i­ty is not found in most ways of life.

An Intense Desire to Follow

You know that you are on the right path when you are will­ing to fol­low it even if oth­ers dis­agree with you. It’s not that you are try­ing to be dis­agree­able, it’s just that the things you are learn­ing have great mean­ing to you. Being a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign is not easy. Some­times it requires you to speak up for your­self when oth­ers would rather you didn’t.

Purpose and Meaning

The right path pro­vides a feel­ing of pur­pose and direc­tion. This is not acci­den­tal. It is because your angels, spir­its, and guides are always near and encour­ag­ing you to fol­low their lead­ing. Instead of trust­ing oth­ers and your own under­stand­ings, as you did in the past, you now pay atten­tion and lis­ten to your feel­ings. Prop­er­ly cul­ti­vat­ed, your feel­ings and intu­ition pro­vide you with direct con­tact with extra-dimen­sion­al help. Once you expe­ri­ence this enough times, you begin to trust the guid­ance you receive and have con­fi­dence in the direc­tion you are head­ed.

Community

Com­mu­ni­ty is also an impor­tant fea­ture of any path. It is impor­tant that we have oth­ers we may con­tact for friend­ship and advice. While it is true that no one may walk our path but us, it is also true that we will do a bet­ter job when we work in coop­er­a­tion with oth­ers. We are for­tu­nate in this day and age to have many ways of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with oth­ers who share our inter­est. In the past were were lim­it­ed to what­ev­er was avail­able in our local com­mu­ni­ties. With today’s tech­nol­o­gy, we may build a com­mu­ni­ty with peo­ple around the world.

Lifestyle More Than Beliefs

Final­ly, the right path becomes a lifestyle more than a set of beliefs. You will find that you will­ing set aside times of the day for con­tact­ing your guides. There will be rit­u­als that are unique­ly yours – that you fol­low each morn­ing and evening. When you hear of some­one who needs help, you will find ways to send them help and ener­gy – even if you are not phys­i­cal­ly with them. You will not have to be taught these things. They will occur nat­u­ral­ly and become a part of who you are and how you move through­out your day.

Conclusion

The right spir­i­tu­al path is a great bless­ing. Paths do not insu­late us from the tri­als and suf­fer­ings of life; but it does help us under­stand why we endure and expe­ri­ence what we do. Find­ing the path that is right for us brings new under­stand­ings, pur­pose, mean­ing, and greater con­fi­dence to our exis­tence.

The mys­ti­cal path of Spir­i­tus Lumine exists to help lib­er­ate those who are ready to be depro­grammed from the matrix of the Boot Camp Earth Sim­u­la­tion. It does so by pre­sent­ing wis­dom teach­ings and show­ing the seek­er how to con­tact their angels, spir­its, and guides for help and guid­ance. It replaces one’s for­mer wis­dom with that of the ascend­ed mas­ters so that we might tran­scend this holo­graph­ic expe­ri­ence once and for all.


For more infor­ma­tion, please read the fol­low­ing:

Attri­bu­tions

Spir­i­tu­al Path Graph­ic used by per­mis­sion of Cre­ative Com­mons

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