Living on the Basis of Spirit | VOL 2 | eBOOK
Living on the Basis of Spirit
by Rev Dr G Max Clayton
'I find that when I live on the basis of spirit,
on the basis of the fact that there is a spirit available to me,
my life opens up. Abilities appear that I knew nothing about.'
– Rev Max
Volume 1 | The Addresses
In this collection of writings, Rev Max focuses on what it is to live a good life and develop into whole people. He draws on holy scripture to illuminate the qualities of being we can rely on in this endeavour.
Volume 2 | The Meditations
In this collection of writings, Rev Max translates the stories of Christmas and Easter into familiar situations and experiences. Combining his insight into the issues human beings face with his love of holy scripture, he points us to the spirit available to us.
Volume 3 | The Articles
In this collection of writings, Rev Max uses his love of history and connection with people and events of the past to provide guidance and inspiration for cultivating a good life in the present.
Rev Dr Max Clayton (1935-2013) was a Doctor of Divinity specialising in pastoral care, a psychotherapist and co-founder and director of the Australian College of Psychodrama and an ordained priest of Rosa Veritas (formerly known as the Independent Church of Australia) from his ordination in 1984 until his death in 2013. Max worked around the world as a counsellor and trainer and assisted people to discover new ways of being.
Living on the Basis of Spirit is published in three volumes which can be purchased individually or as a set. You can print the PDF files on standard A4, ideally 2-sided.
Rosa Veritas Publishing, January 2022
Volume 2: The Meditations as a eBook (PDF) | 60 pages (including covers)
Also available as: eBook set of all 3 Volumes ($75)
VOLUME 1 | THE ADDRESSES
VOLUME 2 | THE MEDITATIONS
The Spirit of Mary
The spirit of Mary is timeless, an eternal spirit, that can enlarge our being, enlarge our experience and make us able to respond in any situation. Over and over again, there are the seemingly unchangeable situations. These stuck situations call for a new response. The spirit of Mary assists you to be aware of the abilities that you have developed that may have been lying dormant in the background and to see that there is more to you than what your mind knows about.
The Song of the Angels
You are not satisfied with the views of life that you have previously held. You think that there is more to life than what you already know about. This is the spirit that constantly works to lift you into another realm. It relates to the whole universe. It knows who you are, and why you are here and reminds you to continue on against all odds. It is not satisfied until all of your assigned work has been accomplished.
Each time you make a decision to act honourably there is a release of energy. Every act of love you make is accompanied by a renewal of vitality. On every occasion when you live with honour or live with love you are becoming unified within yourself, you are becoming whole.
Life Without Reservations
The quiet soul responds to whatever speaks of the reality of life. The quiet soul, the soul that is free of concern about the meaning of life, the soul that does not strive to solve the mysteries of life in a brief moment of time, the soul that is not threatened by the storm clouds, that is not compressed by fear … Is there such a soul in this world? Is it possible to be still and to comprehend what is real?
Healer of Souls
Know that in the darkest moment when all your efforts have failed, when all strength has gone, all is definitely not lost. Know that something extra has been given to you. Not an ordinary reality, but nevertheless, a reality.
In the Light
In your everyday life you meet all kinds of people. Some are sensitive, flexible, receptive. You are in the presence of a heart of flesh. Others argue, fight, harden themselves. You may be in the presence of a heart of stone. Many people in this situation have felt a sense of defeat. And defeat has turned into despair. Your mind may wonder whether you are fated to always be this way. But there is a reality that brings light into our being and causes a sensitive, thoughtful heart to be the very centre of our being.
Stillness is a requirement for good living, a pre-requisite for developing a genuinely new idea, a precursor to the creation of a fresh outlook on life, a beginning of new solutions to problems of living.
VOLUME 3 | THE ARTICLES