Saturday, 11 February 2017

Aspiring for Divine Wisdom

Two paths are always before the eyes of the aspirant for Divine Wisdom. The one path represents the natural physical path of evolution which we follow incarnation after incarnation and is the Karma of the personality rather than of the Soul.

The other path is the path which the Soul itself has chosen. There are always steps which we meet when striving to follow these two paths and which we must find out for ourselves. But once we have deliberately chosen to walk in the path of the Divine Light, we know we have our guidance and our help; that whatever else comes up, it is not a thing to be smothered or killed but is something that has come to us as a result of our special development. Therefore, it is to be blended into the Divine Path which we have chosen, that is, we are to lay it on the altar of the Christ and ask, not that we be given strength to destroy it and discard it but that we be shown what amount of food there is in it and how we are to use this special idiosyncrasy to reach the highest attainment.

No two Souls reach the heights by taking just the same steps. The very fact that there is such a diversity of stepseach in its own placeis evidence that all things are to be laid upon the altar and be purified and their lessons learned and blended into the spiritual path we have chosen. In other words, we are not to kill out every tendency but we must discard that part which we find holds us back and interferes with our progress to spiritual heights.

We must start with the idea that we are individuals, perhaps quite different from any other individual on the face of the earth because ruled by special planetary conditions, with certain special tendencies and traits which are still undeveloped and unfinished and crude. These are the goods which have been given to us by our Father when we were sent into this far country of earth-life. And instead of wasting them in riotous livingletting these personalities and traits run away with uswe must take them up one by one and use them for the highest good and ask that the blessing of the Almighty be poured upon them.

Letters from the Teacher, Volume II, Universal Religious Fellowship Inc., Harriette Augusta Curtiss and F. Homer Curtiss, Curtiss Book Company, California, 1924