The Sanctified Life - Part Zero
This is Volume Two Number 39
June 5, 2006
It seems to me we're all striving in one way or
another to lead a sacred and holy life here on
Earth while living an everyday life, doing
everyday things. What we need is a handbook that
tells us how to do just that. In my opinion
there are two great books that give us the
information we need to live both a full and
abundant life while here on Earth and a spiritual
and sacred one at the same time.
The first book is called the Kybalion. You can
download a free copy of the Kybalion (58 pages)
from the Universal Gnostic Church website at
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You can read my commentary on the Kybalion at
The second book is called "The Sanctified Life"
by Reverend Mother Maria Juliana, abbess of the
Order of the Sisters of Julian. According to
Reverend Mother Betty Jean McCloud Reeves, the
presiding archbishop of the Universal Gnostic
Church, this is one of the "most profound
spiritual books ever written." In eleven short
chapters, readers are taken through ten steps,
that with practice, will help them live a sacred
and holy life on Earth. You can download a copy
of this book for a small fee from our website at
or ask the Church to mail you a copy.
The Sanctified Life - Part Zero
According to Mother Maria, "The Sanctified Life
is devoted to the illumination of the spirit, to
experiencing, or seeking to experience, union
with the One, union with God," with the Divine.
Various religions and faiths call this "union
with the Divine" by various names. It's called
communion, satori, nirvana, seventh heaven,
Divine Realization, spiritual trance, and a
thousand other names. What it really means is
that we attain a state of "oneness" with the
Divine, a blissful state where we know beyond any
shadow of a doubt that we are unconditionally
accepted, forgiven and loved now and forever.
Whatever we call it, to experience it for even a
microsecond is to know Divine Love. This is one
experience you'll never forget. You'll remember
this experience and this feeling for as long as
you live. The question is not if you and I can
experience this union with the Divine, but how we
can attain it.
First, find a way of communicating your wants,
needs and desires to the Divine, not as a whining
and begging child, but as a mature adult with
intentions for your life. Some of the ways you
may want to explore are Contemplative Prayer,
meditation and Intentional Prayer
If you haven't found a method of meditation that
works for you, you may want to consider the
Essene Healing Breath Meditation (free download)
Secondly, download or purchase a copy of the
"Kybalion" and a copy of "The Sanctified Life."
Read them both, one chapter at a time and develop
your own system for implementing these practices
in your life. My suggestion is to read the same
chapter seven days a week until you understand
the wisdom contained there.
Thirdly, find the time to take a "Blessing Walk"
for ten to sixty minutes every day. Over the
next few weeks I'll share this technique with you
step by step so you can feel and measure the
progress you make. Of course, if you read about
it and forget it, you'll probably make very
little or no progress at all. You decide how
much effort you're willing to put into this
Please read the Introduction and Chapter One of
"The Sanctified Life" to prepare yourself for the
next lesson and assignment.
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Copyright by John Gilbert, Ph.D. and Universal
Gnostic Church 2006