Copyright 2002, Bill
Austin, All Rights Reserved.
- Spiritual wisdom comes
from the glory within and has very little to do with either formal
education or book learning. The wisest members of our society - the
mystics and saints - may be illiterate but their great and pure love
of God opens the door to their innermost heart knowledge. It is this
that is the pearl of great price.
- External things (books,
therapy, workshops, crystals, rebirthing, inner child work) help us
only if they match or resonate or vibrate with our innermost being.
They help us only to the extent that they remind us or mirror for us
the truth held within ourselves. At a certain point, the external
things we have used in the past enable us to freely access our heart
knowledge. When this occurs we are free of external things and we need
them not. Our growth then comes totally from within. You shall know
the Truth and it shall set you free.
- Truth is largely
- To understand that one
knows nothing at all is very wise and an excellent beginning.
- The spiritual path is a
journey into our innermost Truth. At the beginning we proudly brandish
our corncob of truth boasting "This is what I believe, what I
have been taught, what I have experienced to date." And we stare
aghast as the Light of Truth shrivels our corncob down to one tiny
kernel. This is a black moment for the soul but also a great
opportunity: For if we flee this realization we can never reach our
full potential. However, if we can accept the undoing of who we have
been, then we are free to build a new foundation for our lives. If we
cling to our tiny kernel of Truth, we attract into our lives new
experiences that offer us many new, vibrant kernels of Truth. And
behold we soon find that our corncob of Truth grows very radiant
indeed and it becomes the Light of the world.
- The most profound
insights can only come when we are totally at peace.
- A brilliant facet of
Light from the flame of Universal Truth hides behind every world
religion. However, the typical believer is as veiled from this Light
as the Jews were from the Holy of Holies. As the believer awakens, the
veils begin to lift. One veil at a time at the beginning, and later
several veils at once can be removed. If the veils were all removed at
one time, the believer would go blind.
- When you read something
that doesnít resonate with your innermost truth, even if itís the
Bible, pass it on to someone else because it clearly is not meant for
- What I hold to be true
today; I may well discard tomorrow.
- Thinking you know
everything and knowing you know everything you need to know are very
- Knowledge is meaningful
only to the extent that it is experienced.
- When you combine all of
the world religions into a blender and drink it, you get a pretty good
dose of Universal Truth. When you leave just one religion out,
however, the batch just doesn't taste quite right.
- If a world religion did
not have an important message for humanity, it would not exist.
- Often heretical beliefs
have as strong a message for humanity as orthodox ones, and that is
why they become labeled as heresy. Theology like history is written by
- Jesus primarily taught
Truth through his LIFE, not his words.
- Buying into a religious
belief system is like buying a cow to consume. You must carefully
strip away the bones and fat and gristle before the meat is safe to
cook and digest.
- All enlightened
believers adhere to the "pick and choose" mentality so
censured by the Pope.
- Most believers are like
people skating on the surface of an ice-covered pond. Believers
usually skate on the surface of Truth without plunging into its icy,
transforming depths. However, to experience the Truth that sets you
free, you must immerse yourself into the innermost depths. There is no
- Unfortunately, we all
hear fish tales about the big one that got away. Spirit is like that
fish in that we think we catch Truth when in reality it catches us and
then it usually eludes us in the end. But happy and blessed indeed is
the fisher who physically grapples with this fish, hauls it securely
into his boat, filets it and consumes it: Thus merging Its essence
into his or her own.
- I encourage
everyone to verify the information I present with their own intuition,
and if It doesn't ring true, I
ASK YOU TO DISCARD IT. I also encourage people to explore further
any topics that they feel strongly drawn to. Earth has been seeded
with many metaphysical book stores and study groups to help humanity
to prepare for this time. A veritable flood of information is
available to humanity on almost any topic for the first time in
history. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE RESOURCES.
- Theologians and founders
of religions tend to have a vested interest in the slice of Truth that
they are responsible for marketing and disseminating to the general
public. Therefore, they tend not to be terribly open-minded to or
accepting of the EQUALLY SACRED SLICES OF TRUTH PROMOTED BY OTHER
GROUPS AND TRADITIONS.
- During the last few
years I have been on a treasure hunt for the most elusive quarry of
all - Truth. My search has led to meditation, channeled materials,
Christian and Hindu scriptures, modern psychology, medieval saints,
shamanism, etc. The really frustrating thing is that none of these
sources ever felt complete to me in and of themselves. I only began to
feel comfortable when the pieces of Truth I found in one source began
to match a slice of Truth from another tradition. This work sums up
much of what I have learned to date.
- Wisdom is born from the
union of heart and mind.
- Choosing a religious
belief system that meshes with your soul is as tricky as buying
clothing in a thrift store.
- A lot of the
things written here are my impressions of life. Your impressions of
life may be very different, and I ask you to honor your own beliefs.
Whenever you put aside your own insights and feelings and intuitions
to honor anotherís, you ALWAYS wind up in the briar patch. I
have spent too much time there myself to ever wish this on anyone
- Knowing your Truth is
the first step toward living and being your Truth.
- What we call our
conscience is the pool of distilled wisdom that we have learned from
all of our prior incarnations on Earth, or any other planet for that
- Universal Truth is the
teapot from which the cups of Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism and
Christianity are poured. While certain cups may appeal to different
folks, the tea remains the same and tastes the same.