Be still, and know that I am God.
(This blog was inspired by a comment on the last post.)
The Spirit of Truth is the holy Spirit of God who is ever-present with us. It’s the Spirit of absolute Truth and Divine Love that unites us all as one because He is in all.
The Spirit of Truth is our sovereign Teacher whose function is to translate Truth into ways our minds can comprehend. We come to know Truth through Him because we are taught Truth by Him.
As our most intimate companion, the Spirit reveals the same Truth to all of us, yet in ways that we can individually understand according to our level of awareness. Regardless of our current belief system, if we seek Truth in humility and openness of mind, He will lead us into all Truth as we need to know it. He is in all, for all. As a Light in the darkness of our mind, He is the voice of comfort, peace, encouragement and unconditional love. He doesn’t condemn, blame, extend guilt, or make afraid, but he removes all these false attributes with which we mistakenly clothe ourselves and reveals our true garments of Light.
As we receive revelation from the Spirit, His words of Life awaken us from the illusions we imagined.
Communing with the Spirit of Truth
Communion is an individual practice, so different techniques work for different people, but here is a suggestion of how to begin.
Find a quiet space and time in your day. Try to make it the same place and around the same time each day as this routine will greatly facilitate your ability to quiet your mind and listen.
Sit with a notebook and pen. Writing focuses our thoughts while keeping distracting thoughts at bay. Often revelation flows through our writing in the forms of instruction, impressions, visions, and word pictures. You can trigger this flow of thought by writing down questions, or even words you may want to understand more deeply like faith, trust, love, etc. These regular times of written communion plant seeds of thought, which the Spirit expands through circumstances in our lives to reveal truthful understanding. The Spirit can use anything to teach us, and over time we learn to see his instruction in just about everything.
Consciously engage the Spirit of Truth as one who is ever-present with you as your Teacher, guide and friend. In connecting to the Spirit, use whatever name is most comfortable to you, for example Father, Christ, or Holy Spirit of Truth. You may find quiet peaceful music helpful in calming your mind to facilitate your connection. Pour out what is in your heart in written words and then take a moment to be still and listen. Try writing down what you think you hear. Let your mind sink past all the noisy chatter in your head in order to listen. Prayerfully reading books you are spiritually drawn to is another opportunity for the Spirit to reveal truth to you. Again, write down the ideas that come to you.
Seek His instruction as you ask: What do I need to see? If a situation comes to mind, ask what do I need to see or learn in this situation? Don’t assume you know. This is a dedicated time to let go of all you think you know, and listen for what will be a totally new perspective. As thoughts come to mind write them down. Let your pen explore deep questions. Often our questions are prompted by the Spirit to lead us to what we need to know next. With the intention of learning from the Spirit of Truth, impressions, and ideas will come to mind. Write them down. Over time, the revelations of the Spirit will become vividly clear.
Try to include written statements of gratitude.
As you dedicate time to this sacred communion, your ability to hear and discern the Truth will expand. This communion takes commitment, persistence, patience, and repetition as your mind adjusts. This personal communion is the Spirit’s function. Therefore, if we make the time and engage it in all sincerity, our sacred communion will grow so rich that it will be our favorite and most valuable time of the day.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. ~ John 14:26
“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ and you are all brethren.” ~ Matthew 23:8
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” ~ Hebrews 11:6