December 27, 2009

Would You Rather Take a Rocket or Walk?

My very first post on this blog started like this: This blog was supposed to be called "My Spiritual Journey as an Unconditional Universal Servant," but that was too long for this site. It really should be called "My Spiritual Journey to Unconditional Universal Service with Master Zhi Gang Sha," but that's way too long!

You could also call this blog “My Journey to Total GOLD” (gratitude, obedience, loyalty and devotion—to the Divine) or “My Journey to Divine Faithfulness.” In earlier posts, I also shared a little about how I began my spiritual journey—and also my recognition that that beginning on April 8, 2000 was the most important day in my spiritual life. It would be hard to say otherwise because I didn’t have a conscious spiritual life before that day, the day I met my most beloved spiritual father, Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha. But actually, it wasn’t even until many years after that greatest of spiritual birthdays (up to that point in my life) that I finally was on a fully conscious spiritual journey.

In the last decade, I’ve often felt like I’ve been plodding along on my spiritual journey, as though I were rising from a long, deep sleep. It’s been a very gradual process of spiritual awakening—and not without pain and other challenges. After all, sleep is usually a warm and comfortable state of blissful un-consciousness. Having bright spiritual light suddenly “invading” that comfort zone created all kinds of responses in my heart and, especially, my mind.

Meanwhile, I saw many others zooming along on their spiritual paths—on a rocket to Heaven. I admired all of them for their commitment and abilities. They were all great, if seemingly unattainable, examples for me and their success was completely deserved. As for me, I felt like I was walking or crawling at best—and sometimes in the wrong direction! Would you rather take a rocket or walk? Let me just say that after nearly ten years, I had an “aha!” moment: I realize that I have been on a rocket!

Surprised? Well, I was! But it’s true! More on this to come …

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