The Purpose of Spiritual Practice

All practices are only meant to validate the existence of one’s true nature or God. Once a glimpse is made, one need only then surrender one’s life on the strength of this experience. This is why we must seek: to validate. Some get a glimpse and that is enough for surrender. Some need constant reassurance even though they have had this glimpse.

-Atreya Thomas

Choose It

A fear driven life is a violent life; and all fear comes from the identification with the mind (thoughts), body (feelings) and the intense desire to preserve them. That is why this teaching has been called a prayer for death because one must experience themselves in spite of mind and body by merging with the Absolute and is made possible by Divine Grace alone; which chooses the devotee who has chosen It to the exclusion of all others things.

-Atreya Thomas

Claim Your Eternity or Suffer

Once we validate the existence that “it is I who is eternal,” then nothing perceived through the senses should ever be considered that serious. Then we can be light even in the most stressful situations. At some point we must come out of the shadows and claim our eternity.

-Atreya Thomas

A Relentless Effort

A relentless effort and laser like perseverance is the prerequisite to reach the well-spring of grace. A devotee must subjugate the intense impulse to get personally involved in the details of life and allow both the mind and body to be humiliated.

-Atreya Thomas

A Shaman’s Retreat

Contract into the heart of things where divinity is spread out equally as the substratum and soil of life. It is here that the opposites are reconciled, balance is brought to the objects of form; and creative love is made visible within all things.

-Atreya Thomas