In encountering the Truth through direct revelation, you experience a knowing against which intellectual arguments fall flat. In expressing through this Truth to help others, you can touch their innermost soul. That which comes from mortal mind serves only to titillate their intellect. Cady stresses that this does not mean that intellect is always wrong. It is simply that intellect can rationalize and argue, but it only Spirit that can reveal Truth because it is Truth.
Cady talked earlier of the soul being the clothing of Spirit. In my book, Metaphysical Minute, I share my thoughts on the soul as being the channel through which I can move beyond my belief in limitations, a belief that is a by-product of choosing to be part of this physical life experience. The door to my soul opens inward, but how wide that door opens is my choice. The more I look toward Spirit as my source, the wider the door opens, and the greater the creative flow of Spirit into my life experiences.
Are Our Thoughts Responsible For Our Lives?
As hard as it is to accept, our life mirrors the average of our thoughts. It is unfortunate, but we tend to find it easier to recognize the impact of strong negative emotions on us. What about when we focus our thoughts continually on a Truth, such as Cady suggested: God loves me. First, we will experience a sense of exhilaration, better body experiences, and other pleasant feelings. Then this peacefulness flows outward into our surroundings, including the people around us. Finally, circumstances begin to change, falling into harmony with our desires.
It is a simple process, but it is not an easy one. Our free will gives us choices, and we often find ourselves being pulled toward life and its answers. This is part of the spiritual journey, the movement toward the highest spiritual understanding.
Contrary to our relationship with the world, Spirit offers us unlimited good of whatever kind we desire. Is it necessary to beseech Spirit for our good? No. The only thing standing in the way of the pouring out of our good from Spirit is our lack of understanding. We shut ourselves off from our good by continually looking to the world for answers and denying our own existence as a spiritual being.
"Doth the fountain send forth from the same opening sweet water and bitter? Can a fig tree, my brethren, yield olives, or a vine figs?" [James 3:11] Spirit is consistent, never changing. Spirit never denies us. We deny Spirit.