Moving to Higher Ground

 

Seventy-Nine years ago Christian Larson wrote, “Whatever we meet in life, be it good or otherwise, great or small, seemingly unimportant or supremely  important, out of it comes this significant and inspiring expression: Rise Higher… There is light and knowledge higher up, the path is peaceful and pleasant higher up, the road is smooth and easy on the upper level, the burden is light up there, and the vision clear- Rise Higher.” These words still ring true today. He is exhorting us to remember that when we are facing difficulties in life if we raise our consciousness to another level we can overcome any strife. The answers all lie within if we reach for them.

Bruce Lipton tells us that only five percent of our behavior is conscious. When we are conscious of our behavior we do not let automatic programs take over. We run our life by our own intentions and desires. When real issues come into our life our conscious mind wanders, we stop being self-observant. Conscious change brings us more happiness, better health, better relationships, and more peace. So, when difficulties cross our path we need to “Rise Higher,” move to a place where we remember that we are never alone and that the Divine Presence is always available to us.

Walking the spiritual path is never easy. As Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan reminds us, at times we must sacrifice or give up something that may seem Important in favor of something we know has more meaning. He calls this renunciation. It implies some sacrifice but if we want to grow spiritually we need to decide what stays and what goes in our life. When we make choices that take us deeper into our consciousness, we are ready to become the person we were meant to be.   

 

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About revrgfox

Rev. Ron Fox serves as the minister of the Center for Spiritual Living-Space Coast in Rockledge, Florida. Prior to serving in Florida, he was the minister of the Spiritual Enrichment Center in Peoria, Arizona; he has also served in Auburn and Seal Beach, California. Rev. Ron has served as an Ecclesiastical Representative, Chair of the Asilomar Planning Committee, and Chair of the UCSL Awards Committee. He is a gifted speaker and a published writer, and his inspirational style is coupled with a keen sense of humor, making him a favorite with audiences everywhere he has spoken. Rev. Ron and his wife Becky, a UCSL Practitioner, graphic designer and artist, reside in Merritt Island, Florida.

Posted on September 3, 2013, in Inspirational and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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