ETERNAL TRUTHS

         Why We Should Look to Them for Guidance                                          by Leatrice Evanne Asher There exists a perfect system of justice that is in accord with Reality and unbounded by time or place. This government of Conscious awareness is comprised of laws reflective of the purpose and plan of the universe. As all earthly manifestations come … Continue reading ETERNAL TRUTHS

Forgiveness

by Leatrice Evanne Asher Many religions and spiritual paths strongly advocate forgiveness. And it is often recommended by self-help practitioners. The merits of being able to forgive are considerable, especially when we see how self-destructive the inability to forgive can be. But, as with promoting positive thinking, the attempt to forgive may arise from the … Continue reading Forgiveness

What We Are Not

by Leatrice Evanne Asher —William Shakespeare; from Hamlet Freedom is waking up to the true condition and conditioning of the human. Once awake, we can begin to detach from that which we are not. We create and recreate ourselves continually by acting out roles of our choosing, a kind of desire-driven day-dreaming creation. This may … Continue reading What We Are Not

Seeing Rightly

(this is an abridged version of the original article that was published in the Word Magazine, Published by The Word Foundation, Inc. – Autumn issue 2015) by Leatrice Evanne Asher If we have not experienced our true nature then most likely we consider our personal identity—that which we refer to as “I”— to be the … Continue reading Seeing Rightly

Returning to Reality

by Leatrice Evanne Asher   [This article expands on “Seeing Rightly” that appeared in The Word, Autumn, 2015—Ed.] If we want to know the truth of ourselves, continually looking for answers outside of our own field of functioning will not bring us any closer to that intention. We cannot know reality with ideas from a … Continue reading Returning to Reality

Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play

by Leatrice Evanne Asher (This is a condensed version of the original article published in The Word Magazine) Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth ―Albert Einstein Spiritual vanity is one of the more elusive forms of self-deception—elusive, because when we adjudge something to be “good” or praiseworthy it is more difficult … Continue reading Students and Teachers: The Roles We Play

Death and Dying

by Leatrice Evanne Asher The way we handle pain is a good indication of how we are likely to handle our own dying—both the anticipation of it and the process itself. Like pain, death becomes troublesome only if we are not present in the reality of it. Death is something we can, even should, be … Continue reading Death and Dying

Pain―Bane of Our Life or Catalyst for Transformation? – Part II

by Leatrice Evanne Asher “Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.” ―Jose Ortega Gasset Balance is a fundamental principle in the universe. We know that imbalances in nature (which primarily arise through human thinking) can create dramatic effects such as drought, severe storms, global climate change, earthquakes, and fire. … Continue reading Pain―Bane of Our Life or Catalyst for Transformation? – Part II