For some time, I’ve been enthralled by how we all are mentored by Mind, and often times, are completely innocent of this spiritual fact. Let me explain:  I used to live my life with some sort of plan in place. I liked to know in advance what I was going to do, for at least the next year. And I preferred to know NOW. I wasn’t great at patience and trusting the unknown. Trusting the unknown felt wishy washy. To me, that statement meant. “You can’t make a decision.”

Then gradually, in the last few years, without me noticing it, my patience grew. I was becoming calmer and experiencing more serenity. In the feeling of serenity, there is no impatience. Fancy that! Two valuable feelings for the price of one. . . 

Now a reminder: I’ve been a student of the Three Principles for well over four decades. In the course of my journey, I’ve enjoyed insights that have propelled me on my spiritual “inside-out” voyage. I’ve learned to trust my wisdom more and listen to Mind. 

However, my inner evolution took a leap in the last while and in addition to experiencing more serenity and patience, I found I was listening to my wisdom more, without challenging it with my intellect. I wasn’t posing questions to myself like: “Are you sure this is the right way to go?” “What if this way doesn’t work?” or “Do you think you can pull this off?”

At first, gently listening to my wisdom more of the time was such a natural, simple process, that I didn’t realize I was functioning more from a quiet mind, until it dawned on me, in hindsight, that I was “listening without seeming to listen.” I find this fact fascinating. Talk about not having to understand the Principles and yet they are working to our benefit, whether we know it or not. I was experiencing more serenity, listening to my wisdom, to Mind, more of the time, and I didn’t realize it! Yet I was benefitting by this spiritual process, this spiritual evolution.

This works the same for all of us, for all of humanity. Sydney Banks shared this true knowledge with us, throughout all his teachings. He said, and I’m paraphrasing, “Nobody has any more knowledge than you do. We all have the same capacity for wisdom. The only difference is in how we use it.”

This deeper understanding of how we’re all mentored by Mind was revolutionary to me. It gave me confidence to “just be” without trying to figure it out. The deeper understanding provided a feeling of assurance that things would work out as they were meant to. Perhaps not in the way I envisioned; nonetheless, without exception, things worked out in a way that provided learning.

Last but not least, I began to see at a deeper level, that Mind doesn’t just guide us spiritually and philosophically. Mind guides us in very practical ways. As mentioned in my previous blog, A New Chapter Unfolds, when I was in the unknown, insight came to me about another online program I could offer, different from previous ones. The insight from Mind contained topics, times, format. All there for me to type up and reflect upon. Amazing! The perfect blend of what seems to be esoteric knowledge coupled with practical knowledge. How privileged we are to house this mystical force within us, to advance our learning and to advance us in our journey through life, with beauty, peace, and well-being.


Priscilla Lord · August 6, 2020 at 3:58 am

Thank you for sharing

    Elsie · August 6, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you for reading! I really appreciate that. ❤

Marika · August 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm

A beautiful read to start my day. Thank you Elsie.

    Elsie · August 7, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you for reading, dear Marika! I’m glad you enjoyed. Much love, Elsie

Dancette Iuli · August 9, 2020 at 3:46 pm

I experienced something very similar when COVID-19 hit and our non profit had to switch to virtual programming. I wanted our center to be represented despite not having our own FB page (we do now). I realized that the community was so bombarded with COVID do’s & dont’s and how it was creating fear and insecurity. I wanted to share the feeling of aloha and it came to me to ask a friend’s daughter to video herself doing the fun and spirited hula, “Hukilau” while I provided the music and ukulele recording. We put both together and posted to our Regional FB page. It was a hit! So many commented on the wonderful feeling they got watching and listening to that video. So, we continued each week with similar videos. Best part was we got parents and children involved. I received so much support from the community wanting to share this wonderful feeling. Following that feeling into the unknown is an amazing journey!

    Elsie · August 9, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your “Hukilau” story. Beautiful! Aloha from Elsie

Tony DeVillier · August 9, 2020 at 7:05 pm

Thanks Elsie. Your simple message enlivens hope, gratitude and compassion within me. Much love and light .

    Elsie · August 9, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    What a lovely comment, Tony. Thanks so much for sharing. Sending you my love, Elsie

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