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Selections from the writings of Roy Eugene Davis
The final solution to all human problems is spiritual enlightenment: mental illumination and unfoldment of conscious knowledge of ourselves as spiritual beings abiding in the wholeness of God. Even though this good news has been proclaimed by seers for thousands of years and is known in the heart of every person, what it is like to be enlightened may be difficult to imagine, and awakening to it may be believed to be difficult, if not impossible. To make spiritual awakening easier, what is needed is a radical change in how we think and feel about ourselves in relationship to the whole: one which provides an overview that enables us to have an intimation of what God is, and how the reality of God expresses as the cosmos and as souls.
Meditation proficiency can be acquired by practice. While some devotees are able to easily internalize their attention and experience spontaneous unfoldments of superconscious states, most people who try to meditate find it difficult to relax the body, overcome restlessness, and quiet their active mental processes. Curiosity about possible outcomes of meditation practice, aspiration to experience clear states of consciousness, devotion to practice, and the application of time-tested procedures such as regulation of breathing rhythms, prayer, and directing the body's vital forces upward to the higher brain centers, can be helpful. The effective use of specific psycophysiological (mind-body) techniques can enable a meditator to experience rapid progress.
A rational mind, devoid of confusion, erroneous beliefs, and illusions, always accurately processes information conveyed to it by the senses and innate knowledge revealed to it by the soul. When mental operations are rational, the intellect, the mental faculty that makes discernment possible, rejects falsehood in favor of fact or truth. The heart, the immortal, real Self or being of us, can only be satisfied with perfect realization (conscious experience) of wholeness and of what is true about itself and that which is perceived and experienced. Until this realization is accomplished and perfected, we are restless, lonely, and unhappy, because unfulfilled.
To live effectively and to fully awaken to spiritual realities, we need to be healthy-minded, knowledgeably purposeful, success-oriented, and completely dedicated to awakening to Self-knowledge and God-realizaton in this physical life cycle. Rational thinking is necessary for accessing and processing a variety of information. Knowledgeable purpose is neccessary if our lives are to be meaningful and our actions focused. A success-attitude enables us to accept good fortune and accomplish worthwhile purposes. Complete dedication energizes the mind and body; empowers us to more easily make wise choices; helps us to disregard or avoid nonessential endeavors and involvements; concentrates our energies and constructive endeavors toward essential and worthwhile actions and circumstances; and sustains us when we are challenged by thoughts or feelings of uncertainty or occasions of personal difficulty. When only that which is real can satisfy the rational mind and the heart that aspires to wholeness, nuture both mind and soul with perceptions of truth, and awaken to conscious experience of God.
Our real purpose for being in this world is much different than what is commonly believed by most people. Physical birth, growing through physiological and psychological stages to adulthood, family and social relationships and interactions, and learning survival and functional skills, are experiences common to human beings and creatures alike. Unlike creatures of nature which are primarily motivated by instinct, human beings, because more self-conscious and endowed with superior mental potential, are usually inclined to acquire a secular education, learn to work to provide for themselves and others, and endeavor to develop and express their creative abilities. Also, they often seek excessive sensory stimulation, status, power, and possessions; as substitutes for mental peace, Self-knowledge, and God-realization. For people in the world today who are not yet spiritually awake, their actions and experiences are but superficial incidents occurring on the stage of self-consious or egocentric life. They commonly experience their mind-conditioned, habit-bound lives as a partially conscious, dream-like sequence of events with little or no knowledge of their causes or of how to implement actions to change or improve them.
What is our real purpose for being in this world? It is to awaken to knowledge of ourselves as spiritual beings in relationship to a Reality which, not confined by space, time, or relative circumstances, is infinite. When realization of transcendent knowledge is accomplished. When it is completely and permanently unfolded we can live freely in the physical realm with enlightened understanding. When we are fully enlightened while expressing through a body, our awareness extends beyond the sense-perceived environment to include all planes and dimensions of the cosmos and beyond them, to eternity. It is only the soul's confinement of awareness to an erroneous belief of independent selfhood that limits it. The truth is, because the soul is a unit of God's consciousness, it is infinite.
©2007-2012 Center for Spiritual Awareness