How to Measure Your Spiritual Growth
One of the ways in which I measure my spiritual growth is by how my personal relationships are evolving. Are they harmonious or in constant conflict? Are they authentically caring, loving and serving all concerned? If there isn’t a positive charge of light between us, then I’m not doing something right.
The spiritual journey is all about me, and how I’m responding and how I’m acting or reacting. There’s a powerful quote in A Course in Miracles that says, “The only thing lacking in any situation is what you’re not giving.” So if you're not giving love, then you’re not giving at all.
The lessons we learn through others are often challenging, yet always valuable and rewarding. We don’t know the whole picture, we only know our part, which is to show up in the most loving way we can. As a consequence our situations and our lives improve. There’s a domino effect whereby people you don’t even know will benefit from your light. People are receptive to what goes on around them. When they watch you handle a situation with grace, it teaches them how to get the results they want by acting in a loving way rather than an insensitive or fearful way. I’ve seen the proof of that in my own relationships when a friend hears my wise words and uses them to heal her own relationships.
Internalizing spiritual teachings and remembering to implement them when appropriate situations occur are what bring about a spiritual awakening or a successful “Love Life”. Act with love and you are bringing God to life for yourself and for those with whom you interact. Thank you!