The Practicality of Spirituality

The Practicality
of Spirituality

“As we embrace you, embrace one another.”

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Dear friends,

We have arrived at a point where we can no longer remain silent about the need for funds. The need is now and the need is urgent in the amount of $4800 by the 20th. Thank you to those who have extended their love. Your contributions have been received with gratitude.

Due to the fact that it takes up to two days for contributions to arrive in the Foundation’s bank account, and considering the amount that is needed, it is timely to look at the situation now.

What really needs to be understood is the practicality of spirituality — the meeting-of-the-needs part! For example: The idea has been expressed that if the function of the Foundation is to share my words, “Why don’t I see to it that the abundance is there for it to be accomplished?” Well, I am. I am by virtue of teaching the need for involvement, for acts of kindness and love, for brotherhood in the simplest of forms. It is the shift of perception from static independence to active embrace which is the miracle needed, not the magical appearance of abundance which leaves everyone quietly, peacefully isolated still.

Needs met in solitary isolation might be considered spiritual, but it is not a living spirituality, and to use the Course or any other teaching to create a life in a “cave” of intellectual independence carries the divorce from the Father (the Fall) and orphanhood to the extremity of insanity. I am counteracting this!

The miracle of brotherhood restored is the shift from “me” to “we.” A shift of perception, to be sure, but a shift in behavior as well! A shift of perception without a shift of behavior gives lip service to Truth, but does not embody It, and brotherhood is reduced to manipulation through mutual agreements, engaged in because they are essential in the absence of real brotherhood. Does that experience sound familiar? Of course!

Together with being a brother to you by illuminating the Course, I am specifically translating its revelations of Truth into “life transformed” here and now, in the world which so many students of the Course are using the Course to rise above and get beyond. Unfortunately, in the process, one also gets over the “illusion” of humanity, of “being human,” thereby proving that there is no need for involvement, embrace or brotherhood.

This approach, this mindset, is not peculiar to students of the Course, but it is antithetical to the fundamental teaching of the Course, and so I am correcting it. And I am using the practice of Gift as the teaching tool for illustrating and promoting, in the most down-to-earth practical way, the shift of perception — the miracle — from “me” to “we.”

Of course, you can say that “gifting others with the materials, together with their availability” is just a finessing of the sensibilities — a confusing way to describe what is fundamentally nothing but the practice of “business” . . . another way to make money. But, you know what? The practice of “business” doesn’t promote brotherhood, real caring, practicing the Golden Rule, and it doesn’t push for a change of consciousness away from profit as the bottom line, does it? No!

What I am teaching demands something the ego is the defense against:

Brotherhood!
The End Of Sovereignty!

It is a lesson slowly learned because it is so repulsive to the ego, which cannot learn it! But as one shifts from ego identification to that of holy Son or Daughter of God, in whom God is well pleased, embrace and humility come together in one grand shift, and everything changes.

One last point: An argument is that “either way, you have to pay,” whether we’re talking about commerce or gift. But the fact is that in the world of commerce, you don’t have if you don’t pay. And that is not the truth when it comes to Gift.

I invite you to share.

In brotherhood,

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
October 15th, 2015

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7 Responses to The Practicality of Spirituality

  1. Colleen says:

    Dear Paul I wish I could express the gratitude I feel in words for you and your family and all of the work and care you have put into delivering Raj’s message for all of us for decades. I value you and your work with all of the infinite love that you and Raj have helped me to remember that I am. From the bottom of my heart and the depth of my soul thank you.

  2. Brian Steere says:

    The End of Sovereignty. Does that mean anarchy? (No king but ruling out from true will discerned within true relation).
    What is a truly Sovereign will but another name for the Individualized Expression of God?
    That Free willingness has been usurped from conscious awareness by determination to deny true will and assert coercive and tyrannous will in its place is not true sovereignty, but the imposter of deceit.
    The overriding of the will of others by such deceits operates a loveless insanity that will cost the Earth if not undone. But the power to do this is given by those who seek their own needs met in isolation – and for many the protection from feeling the pain and fear of their own denied will is the power they worship – though it steals their Soul.
    Words indeed don’t do it. But the true meaning of something is derived from the purpose it serves. Business as the corporate consumer may be insane – but there is no blame or judgement called forth for proportionate exchange in a sense of shared worth.
    The marketplace has been lost to corruption – but that does not mean one cannot deal in just measure and with honour. Indeed that is a principle meeting place in which relationship needs to be embodied, expected and drawn forth – not in combative assertion of rights – but in restoring communication to the mind that is asleep in dreams of control…
    The extending of true presence in all that we do is the natural outcome of opening to truth and following joy.

  3. WOW this post brings me home in my heart, i once walked day to day moment to moment , not seeing a difference in what , yet only recognizing who and how precious the flow of living expression is , no matter where it came from because it came from the same source , entrusting only that if i had it and it was needed it was given hands down, for the most part as i remained in love with God without keeping specialness in mind yet only in each unfolding moment did uniqueness express and thereto given its allowance naturally, I miss that, it is in me still to see again, I remember what Raj speaks of , I only wish the miens were with me to extend them. Thank you for your journey and Gifting , I wish to walk with you again.

  4. Who has ever heard of Identical twins must wonder if in “The Heaven above this Heaven could there be a Wonder of Wonders as “identical triplets—-or quintuplets OR Millionuplets or Such? I think We have the Opportunity to join our Brother Savior in the redemption of each other and Co-create those infinite “Twins” that Jahshua so plaintively proposed in the Gospel of the Twin (Thomas) that few thousand (years, moments, seconds, (an instant ago) in Judea.
    Help me, I beg you, for without You my Brothers and Sisters, Jesus (Jahshua) and I will fail!!

  5. mikejm2013 says:

    Folks, Paul does this without charge, as a gift.
    But it still costs something! We should all help
    out and support this valuable work.

  6. Orinda says:

    hearing of this urgent need …as we join together in brotherhood with you … please help and inspire us as only you can …to listen and do what is asked of us now … what will bless everyone together … and cause joy and thanksgiving to replace the apparent lack and doubt in our ability to respond wholeheartedly from and to the Love that We All Are … in You! ((thank You!)) amen.

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