Article Title: Sharing a Few New Thoughts on Spirituality (from my Notes)
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Key words: Spiritual Growth, Spirituality, Faith, Inspiration, Words of inspiration, "Spiritual Thoughts" .
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These are some notes I have jotted down over the years; so sharing some thoughts of "the spiritual journey", which may be included in a new "work", "a labour of love". Just "planting, sowing and watering, some seeds" (not my unkempt garden)... and hope they may be of interest. Enjoy.

These thoughts (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print.

"We share what we know, so that we all may grow."



These are some of the notes (in point form) from thoughts and ideas that I've written down and collected over the years (some from authors and sources unknown), which may be of interest and get you "tinking" about these "airey-fairey matters". If you want to replace the word 'God' mentioned so often with 'Life', that's great! (YOU choose what the concept of God represents to you).

These notes form part of a new manuscript, which I may name 'A Dummies Guide to Spirituality: How to Know and Experience God'???

Hope it's not too "heavy heavy" for you and that these thoughts may be helpful, uplifting and perhaps even inspirational to you in your spiritual growth.

To your health, prosperity, a sense of self-fulfilment and satisfaction in your work, peace and especially joy. All the best for 2011 and beyond . Enjoy...



"The past is another country... another planet."

"I was in the "wilderness of life."

A nice metaphor, eh!

"Kind hearts are the garden. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. KInd deeds are rthe fruits." - anon

The principles you live by create the world you live in.

The "virus" of religion. Religion is reaching out to God; but Christianity is God reaching out to us."

"God decided to pay us a visit on planet earth and that is the true meaning of Christmas." - Rev Robert H. Schuller

Jesus brought humanity closer to the divine.

"The full flower that is the hope of the world may be found in the figure and life of Jesus."

We all have the freedom of will to choose to do the highest good for the greatest number of people.

Let my 'little' life seek out the highest good for the greatest number of people.

Offering thread(s) of hope

A testimony of the power of faith to build bridges

"I don't believe in setting goals...but in going after your dreams"

"Build bridges between people's dreams and the means to take them there."

"I am a passionate humanitarian."

Advance humanity

Be a bridge to ALL peoples

Live a life of significance (not self-centred)

"I impart important things to my generation."

YOU can be your ministry. Serve and surrender

God, the Essence of Existence

God's plan for the world

A God of peace

"Look upward and you go within."

Make God as BIG as you possibly can.

God's greatest gift to us is to choose our own truths.

Everybody has a purpose for being here.

God's greatest gift to us is to find and follow our own truths.


"I can't fix what you haven't given to me!"

Joy is the radiance, the glory of God.

Here are a few inspiring prayers (from the Rev Robert H Schuller and the 'Hour of Power') that I'll share with you...

"Lord. Increase my faith, make my life a window for Your light to shine through and a mirror to reflect Your love to everyone I meet."


"Let me be a channel for YOUR peace, a window for Your light to shine through to everyone I meet. Lord, touch me where I need the touch the most. Let more people experience the REAL YOU, Who You really are."

God, Use my 'little' life as a focus for YOUR infinite possibilities.

Shared by "not so goody goody airey-fairey" craig ("incorrigible encourager and people-builder")

"The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you...and the often seemingly difficult or even "impassable") path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies within you."

"Success to others may be apparent in what you DO; but significance, meaning and purpose lies, then reveals itself in what you ARE and BECOME down the 'river of life' - how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life's magical and mysterious journey. Light your path by shine your own bright light of hope and love to the world "

"Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life (and Ground of our very Being). Therefore, it can do more than illuminate your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and especially love...and it lies within each one of us. Through your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted by a candle at midnight."

- craig (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in 'Conversations with God Book 3').

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."


"God is a mystery, the 'mystery of life', a Creative Presence, Who/That allows me to be who I really want to be and become."

"God, the Essence of Life, is the great mystery in the vast unknown; yet He(??) is understandable."

May the light of God light your path up ahead


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About the Submitter:

In his life mission Craig hopes to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best through realising their full potentials and live their very best lives (without being too much of a too boring Mr goody-goody two shoes" (as they may be different colours and he's even lost one!). Craig believes in the great potential of every human being in the journey of life and loves to encourage people to share their individual (and guiding) spirits, so that they become all that they are CAPABLE of being.

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