By Matthew C Cox
As I reviewed the expressed disappointment over the cancelling of the trip to spaceship Neptune, I noticed that those who were disappointed the most were those who were looking to someone else to get their spiritual high for the week.
Steve Beckow visits a channel. He receives messages for himself. He allows people to look over his shoulder during his spiritual practice.
I have not talked with him about his motivation for doing this. I suspect that he, like me, wants other people to see that anyone can have a spiritual practice. Anyone can approach beings from other dimensions and have a conversation.
I call this practice using The Law of Miracles. I believe it is so important that I devote an entire section of Complete Peace of Mind Training to the topic.
The problem with allowing people to observe one’s spiritual practice is that the observers don’t always understand they can do this for themselves. Instead, they make the practitioner a spiritual conduit.
They take a message intended for the recipient and apply it to themselves.
I’m sure you can see the issue with this practice. A message received by the spiritual practitioner may not apply to the spectator.
Why would anyone do this?
The answer is obvious. Organized religion teaches the practice.
I spent the first thirty-five year of my life practicing Christianity. This religion taught me that I had to go through Jesus to get to God. It taught me that I approached Jesus through the ordinance of Communion, commonly called The Lord’s Supper, a reenactment of the last Earthly meal of Jesus. I had to be free of sin to partake of the bread and wine. Therefore, part of the weekly ritual was to ask forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus before I ate the sacraments.
Catholicism takes this even further. The layman must confess to the Priest, who talks to the Blessed Mother Mary, who talks to Jesus, and eventually delivers the message to God.
These religions prescribe the rituals that are necessary to talk to God. Anyone who has been taught by these or similar faiths believes they need religious professionals to communicate their messages to and from God.
When someone believes this, they are intrigued with the idea of looking over someone’s shoulder as he or she chats with Divinity, especially if it is a two-way conversation. It removes the obstacles while establishing the channel as someone special.
Of course, if the channel somehow falters or fails or disappoints, this disrupts the observer’s impressions. The spectator decides it is all a charade or the “holy man” is a fraud. At this point, the onlooker goes back to organized religion and entrusts his spiritual practice to “the professionals.”
Peace of Mind doesn’t come from entrusting the professionals. They use a ritualistic practice that only works short-term. It is like taking a pill for a medical ailment. It doesn’t solve the problem. It only copes with the symptoms.
I have found that long-term Peace of Mind only comes through developing a practice that allows me to connect directly to the Divine. This inner communication and knowing is the place where God, being God, talks to me, being God, because I am created in God’s image.
The situation surrounding the trip to spaceship Neptune reminds me that looking at someone else’s spiritual practice is only helpful if it helps me learn more about my own spiritual practice. It reminds me of the unlimited ways that Spirit speaks to me.
Using another person’s spiritual practice for anything else will only lead to disappointment.