Dear Light Group,

The spiritual life begins with a recognition that the Divine is real, that the Divine shines with its own Light, that the Divine is Joy forever.

This Divinity dwells within the shrine of our hearts.  God dwelling within is blissful, self-luminous.  Merging with this Divinity within, we reach Peace.  

If we are negligent in remembering this, if we are negligent in the practice of remembering that the Divinity dwells within, then we turn towards the lures of the sense and towards an infinitude of desires.  

The Joy of the Divine is always with us.  If we do not feel this Joy, it is because we have built barriers of desire and fear.

The Joy of the Divine lies within every moment of our lives, however painful or pleasurable.  It’s a matter of our state of mind – not the world itself.  It’s not the world, not the circumstances we find ourselves in, that is good or bad.  It is strictly our mind that makes it so.  

If we slow down and get out of our own way, the heart connection, the Divinity within the shrine of our hearts, arises of its own accord.  

Let us give thanks this Saturday for the spiritual life: “Thank you, God, for the Life of the Spirit.  Thank you, God, for the spiritual life.  Thank you, God, for Thy Light and Thy Joy dwelling within my heart.  Thank you, God, for helping me to see Thy Joy in every moment of my life.  Thank you, God, for helping me to see Thy Joy in every person in my life.  Thank you, God, for helping me to see Thy Joy in everything occurring on planet Earth.  Thank you, God, for helping me to see Thy Joy in everything in the universe.  Thank you, God, for Thee.  Thank you, God, for Thy Joy.  Thank you, God, for Thy Light.  Thank you, God, for Thy Peace.  Amen.”

Love and Light,
Tully