Here is a very deep and challenging assignment to push your own spiritual comprehension. You can do this alone or do it with your own circle of spiritual companions. I invite you to take on this challenge and share your results.
Step One: Select The Spiritual Topic or Topics to Explore
This is a writing assignment. Write on a topic you’re absolutely certain about. The best topic you can choose for expansion is one that you feel very strongly about. Religion and politics are strange bedfellows at identifying blockages in our own spiritual comprehension.
Write out the question and then give the answer? Write the answer with the greatest most obvious details you can provide to validate your position.
Step Two: Be Mindful of All Your Inner Feelings as You Engage.
After you write out the question and provide your exact answer it’s time to push yourself. Your next step is to rewrite the question and change the answer to read the exact opposite of what you wrote in step one.
Wow! … Perhaps you’re not even able to do this? That is an immediate insight into your own internal spiritual make-up. Can you make yourself do this exercise? It takes great open-minded comprehension and courage to explore where you are uncomfortable. If you are not able to do this have someone else write it out for you.
Step Three: Push to Greater Awareness Building a Stronger Character
Now read the opposite point of view out-loud slowly with conviction. Focus on your feelings and inner sensations as you force yourself to read out-loud words that challenge your own beliefs on the subject. What is it you are learning about yourself as you explore your internal sensations while doing this?
Step Four: Prove Your Spiritual Mastery Gaining Even Greater Awareness
Now I ask you to answer this next question with all honesty and clear thinking. Is this opposite point of view valid to anyone else? How would someone who holds that opposite view defend their position?
Here is your final step to validate your mastery if you are capable of completing it. Can you or will you do this? Write an article that defends the opposite point of view, can you do that effectively? Why is such a position, opposite to your own personal views, valid to someone else? Can you explore inside yourself and find your answers to this? Can you force yourself to explore the opposite feelings and conclusions; ones that contradict your own comprehension? This is the biggest and hardest step that needs to be taken to prove your own spiritual mastery.
Are you spiritually big enough to do this? Are you able to challenge your biggest limitation to growth? Take on your own ego attachment to connections you hold so dear? Can you free yourself from your own limitations and push through to greater enlightened understanding?
I guarantee that if you can take it on sincerely you will experience the biggest most profound expansion in your own spiritual consciousness. If you dare to take this challenging step you are sure to grow immensely in your comprehension. When you can complete this assignment easily without internal spiritual disruptions, you have obtained mastery; you are now a master ready and fully able to help others. A master can really help others who seek insights no matter where they are in their spiritual quest. Are you a spiritual master yet?