Physical Life consumes most of your time. Every day, you eat. Many days, you commute. You sit. You walk. You stand. You talk on the phone. Physical Life makes its demands on you. And you fulfill these demands pretty much without argument. You wash your face. You put on your shoes. You tie them.
The Spiritual is also always with you. I am always with you.
Now, if time is not true, how does time have anything to do with the Spiritual and its development?
You are right to ask the question. In the physical realm, you make lists and check them off. You feel you've gotten somewhere.
The Spiritual Realm is not like that. The Spiritual Realm isn't made of doing. What action can you take in the Spiritual Realm? What is the procedure? You may read books on growing spiritually, pray day by day -- do everything you can think of to raise your consciousness, yet, how can you measure your progress? How much of your noticeable Spiritual Life do you really have that much to do with. You would hurry the Spiritual along if you knew how. You don't know how. There may not be a how. You know of no way to whip yourself into shape spiritually just like that.
You can vow. You can apply yourself, yet, effort of Will doesn't seem to pay off as much as you would like. You would come closer to Me every day if you knew how. Alas, time spent on Spiritual Growth does not necessarily equate with Spiritual Growth. You know of no determinant. Often you don't know what claims you can make. You don't know what the answers are. You're not sure about what the questions are either.
You may not be looking for great rewards. Sometimes all you want in Life is a little Peace. At the same time, you would like to develop spiritually while you are on Earth. Sometimes you may feel you haven't gotten anywhere - or anywhere far enough.
If you did actually grow spiritually, how would you know anyway? There is no yardstick with which to measure. Who can say?
Suffering seems to visit all. No one you know is excused from pain or disappointment. You don't always feel you know where you've been or where you're going, if anywhere.
You may feel your heart expand. You may come closer to Me, yes. Then another day, you may not find Me anywhere.
You want signs now. Sometimes all you want is to get through a day or two without your heart's being wrenched and cut in two.
How do you find evidence of growth of your Spirit in the physical world? You seek yet perhaps see it not. Or you may see, and, then, you then the next day, you may see it not.
Sometimes you think that Trust and Faith are the most you have, and, yet, you are not sure how far Trust and Faith go.
You would take Me at My Word if you could. Of course, you would, yet every day you tremble before what Life may hand over to you in My Name.
Beloveds, you may sometimes feel that you love TV more than Me, and yet, and yet, you know you cannot compare Me to anything, for I am the Vastness of the Vast. You may feel I hold out Glory to you, and yet Glory is too often out of sight and out of reach. It is I you crave most of all, for I offer you Greatness.
You really don't have to struggle or beg for what is yours. Yet, it does not always seem to be yours around the corner.
Just the same, you invite Me to you as I invite you to Me. Life is not inconsolable, nor am I unreachable.
You and I, We are already One. Our Oneness already is. Trust in Me, Beloveds, and trust in yourself - your Self as it seeks and yearns leads you closer to the Far Seas that are calling you.