Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name. (Psalm 86:11)


The use of the word truth in a spiritual context sometimes means different things. I am interested in your interpretation of this passage.


Psalm 86 is a prayer, attributed to David, for deliverance from personal challenges. Metaphysically we understand it to be a calling upon the Christ—the indwelling Presence of God within each of us—as the strength we need to move through every challenge. If we insist on trying to solve problems through our limited human understanding and abilities, we will indeed feel “poor and needy” (Ps. 86:1). But the Christ, the Lord of our Being, is available to guide us and empower us. We need only remember to call upon its Presence within us, and we can be assured of a loving answer.

And so, in verse 11, we surrender to that Power within—we choose to let the Christ be our guide as we walk in spiritual truth. I agree that the word truth is a tricky one, since it often suggests that one person, or one religion, has the truth and others don’t. But metaphysically there is only one truth, which is sometimes capitalized to emphasize its importance. It is the Law of Mind Action, or the Law of Attraction, or the Law of Creative Expression; it is the universal spiritual principle that Jesus Christ taught and demonstrated throughout his earthly ministry. It defines the spiritual purpose that brings us into this human experience, and the way in which we are to fulfill that purpose by expressing our Christ energy into every choice we make, so that we create the new consciousness that Jesus describes as “the kingdom of heaven.” No one has a lock on that truth. Its Source is the Allness of God, and it is knowable and accessible through many different spiritual paths.


Rev. Ed


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