Lessons In Truth - Lesson 8 - Annotation 8
What are some of the results experienced by us when we attain spiritual understanding?
8. The text outlines a number of results that come from the attainment of spiritual understanding, such as clearer insight, more serenity, new degrees of greatness, a changed tone that allows a person to rise above the opinions of others and dwell in the hour that now is (Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth 8:13).
The results experienced by us through spiritual understanding show forth in a completely changed approach to life. For instance, our selfish desires give way to desire for the good of all. While there is appreciation of the things in life that go to make for comfort and abundant living, of themselves they are no longer our primary desire; we see them as the results that come from spiritual understanding. They are the "all . . . things . . . added" (Matt. 6:33).
Mind: In the conscious phase, or the intellect, we are more orderly in our thinking. We become more positive and wise in our deliberations; our intellect is keener, more efficient; it expresses more spiritual power and conviction.
In the subconscious phase, or the realm of feeling, we find our emotions more balanced; we are poised in the consciousness of good; we have a feeling of peace and rest; we express more compassion, understanding, love.
Body: The body reaps the result of our thinking and feeling centered in Truth, for it begins to express more health, strength, vitality, perfection in all its functions. In other words, the body begins to manifest the wholeness and beauty that is ours by divine right,
Affairs: The results of spiritual understanding show in all our affairs. We experience more order, harmony, happiness, satisfaction in our contacts with others. More prosperity and success are manifested in our financial affairs.
Preceding Entry: What is the first step toward attaining spiritual understanding? Name other steps.
Following Entry: Can one do too much "spiritual seeking"?