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Chapter 9 - Being
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We have gradually become more aware of our spiritual self and started to trust that Spirit will fill our lives. We have experienced three aspects of our spiritual nature through our connection, creativity and communion with others and with nature. This month we combine all those aspects into a state of Being.

Being is the balance between our human activity and our spirituality. Our humanity and spirituality reside together in a physical body. We bring together these separate aspects of ourselves into a single entity. It is this state of being that our practice has been working towards.

Being is a state of harmony and balance. It is a state intended for living in the real world. It is a spiritual being residing in a human body. Being is a choice. It is a choice between what we are and what we are not. It is a choice for spiritual awareness in every situation. It is choosing to be a spiritual being, to express our spirituality into the world and experience the world through our spirituality. Being is the choice for Spirit. Being is choosing to walk the Universal path, to no longer be a separate being but a connected, creative, communal being in a physical body.

It is important to recognise that we do have a choice. We can choose how to react and respond to the world. There is no right way to respond, but being becomes a choice in how to respond. By being we are making a choice to respond to the world from a perception of wholeness. We may not yet choose it all the time but it will increase and develop the more we choose it. The purpose of exploring our spiritual nature is to give us a choice. Through greater awareness of who and what we are, we can choose in any circumstance. We can choose how we want to be and how we want to perceive a situation, either from a human or a spiritual perspective.