438 Day 38 of a 40-Day Practice


MY MISSION STATEMENT - I am devoted, dedicated, committed to experiencing Your Presence, Father consciously, consistently within me and everywhere present. I want to know, to realize, to live for Your Will for me, empowered by Your loving grace. My mission in now clear, I need, I want to share all I am given with whomever You Will, Father. I look to You as my only Source to provide me with everyone and everything it takes to carry out the Mission You gave me. Thank You.


In the early years of my Spiritual quest, I experienced a special kind Spiritual innocence that I dearly cherished. "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man [Spiritual Adult], I put away childish things." But first I had to pass through a time of Spiritual adolescence, indeed a transitional period of awakening, learning and development within this human condition. For me this Spiritual adolescence lasted far too long.

A major sticking point was thinking and feeling that I should be able to recapture my naive, Spiritual innocence. I was willing and able to take responsibility for the wrong I had done to kick myself out of the Spiritual cradle. With that responsibility came the illusion that I should be able to earn back my Spiritual innocence. When I could not, I came down on myself without understanding or mercy.

As I let go of the past, good and bad, I found myself open to the experience of a Spiritual adult. I found myself able to be responsible for my choices, my actions, trusting our/my Father for the results. This Spiritual adult innocence flows from my abiding faith in our/my Father's loving grace. If I continue to live this Program the best I can moment-by-moment, I believe through a gift of grace, I may become a Spiritual Elder. Then I will know even as I am known.


Have you experienced a Spiritual Innocence? What was that like?

Have you experienced being a Spiritual Adult? What was that like?