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Sunday, 28 May 2017

FRAGMENTS OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE 27

 In the spiritual world, there are reservations set apart for worship, quiet, garden like places of great natural beauty, in the silence of nature. And it is here, in these reservations, that the spirit-lives of each respective zone come to worship; some in little assemblies gathered here and there, and others quite alone in the silence.

The silent worshippers of each respective spiritual zone are the most highly developed spirit-lives of that zone and are preparing for the final transportation to a higher plane, while the different assemblies gathered here and there in little groups by the law of affinity represent the different stages of spiritual development and attainment of that zone.

There are no dogmas, theories and creeds preached to the different worshippers of the several spiritual zones. In fact, each spirit-life believes according to his or her enlightenment. They do not dispute their beliefs with each other because each instinctively knows that what each believes is the best possible belief for him in his present state of development and that this belief will change as he changes. This is the precise truth. Beliefs do, in reality, change as we change in our enlightenment and spiritual development, even in this earth life, and it naturally follows, therefore, that the more enlightened we are, and highly developed spiritually, the more nearly do we approach the truth.

I might say, in this connection, that enlightenment comes with spiritual development; that enlightenment is a spiritual attainment, and that none are enlightened save those who are correspondingly spiritually developed.

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge Pertaining to the Spiritual World, Benjamin F. Woodcox, Woodcox & Fanner, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1923