Take the Sword of Spirit | BOOK
Pierce through the Division between Soul and Spirit
by Antoinette Schoenmaker
The sword is an image and symbol which touches us and is multi-faceted in its meaning. It speaks of warfare, it speaks of balance, it speaks of authority and surrender. It is a wonderful picture of our will and of how we can direct it. The conscious direction of the will is the spiritual development called for in this age
The Independent Church of Australia 2013
Book | 28 pages
Spiritual Focus for 2013
We are living in the Age of Michael the Archangel, the era when the will faculty of our soul is being developed, the time when what we know must be translated into acts of goodness.
Christ said that he did not come to bring peace but a sword. He did not come to make our lives more comfortable. He came so that we could make a decision and a commitment and express this with determination. He came so that we could become individuals in the true and spiritual sense of the word. That involves the will – again and again.
When we wilfully direct our consciousness to the highest, clarity of vision and acts of real goodness are the result. The sword of our being can arise and form a strong connection between the heavenly ideal and the earthly expression.
Through the single-pointed use of the will, when the two-edged blade comes together, and neither selfishness or selflessness exist, we can experience unity between our soul and spirit.
This booklet is an exploration of the different aspects we are awakened to when we contemplate the image of the sword – in our own being and in the hands of Christ.
Year of, 2012, Sword, Will, Surrender, Unity, Spirit, Soul.