The Integral Membership System: Part 3

In the Gospel of Thomas it is written:

If you bring forth that which is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, what you do bring forth will destroy you. – 71

It easy for us to see how the conditions of our world are symptomatic of unrealized spiritual potential. Yet, our efforts to extricate ourselves from the illusion of separation and the unintended consequences of believing that what we have is who we are is no small matter.

We are not skilled at addressing our problems from consciousness alone. We need something to do, something to get, something that moves us into a sense of making things better, moving things forward, getting to the next level. But, what if trying to get something from the outside of us eclipses our realization of what we possess as our innate identity and worth? What if it’s not about getting more or having things be a certain way; what if what is really integral to our well-being, our sustainability, our capacity to make a difference is all about “being more” not getting more?

If this kind of logic makes sense to you, then you have tasted the essence of the Integral Membership System. Here’s the conclusion of the series:

Love and blessings, Gary

 

 

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