Friday, November 07, 2014
For years, as a member of the faculty of a medical school, I would answer doctors’ objections to talking about the spiritual with this question: Can you tell the difference between the living and the dead? Of course they could! That difference is the spiritual. The dead body has all the parts that make up the form of a living person; it is missing the formless, spiritual energy that gives it “life.”
The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought explain and describe that energy, placing our focus on the power of creating our life moment-to-moment, rather than living at the mercy of thinking we have created without realizing it. It’s really very simple, and although those of us who are dedicated to sharing the Principles have certain ways of putting it, we are hardly the first people in the world to point in that direction. The idea of formless spiritual energy underlies the philosophies and spiritual practices of all of mankind. The insights we share, which arose with the...
Friday, March 14, 2014
For me, those Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought, first articulated by Sydney Banks, represent simple, spiritual facts—or psycho-spiritual facts.
They connect the psychological world, the mental world, to the spiritual world, to the formless source of all thought, of all mental activity, and of identity itself.
While, inevitably, concepts and ideas and formulations of words arise within training programs, or within the 3P movement itself (as in any movement)—nonetheless, the Principles remain as the creators of all of that. Untouched. Neutral. Beyond and before any word or concept. A living truth that cannot be owned, cannot be held, remembered, written down.
So what does one do when one begins to understand the facts? For me, life itself becomes the teacher, and provides the curriculum. It is to life, to existence, that we “apply” any understanding of the Principles. Life itself moves us ever closer—if we are willing—to the source of who we are, of what we think, and of our reality. Our teaching, if we teach, becomes our unique expression of what life has revealed...