1. Granted the possession of a normal body and reasonably good health, the secret to call forth man’s slumbering spiritual forces that he may spring forth to the refreshment of his own soul while in transit outward and to serve the purpose of enlightening, uplifting, and blessing countless other souls is all wrapped up in spiritual communion, worship; thus, from the human standpoint, it is a question of combined meditation and relaxation.
2. Meditation makes the contact of mind with spirit; relaxation determines the capacity for spiritual receptivity; and this interchange of strength for weakness, courage for fear, the will of God for the mind of self, constitutes worship.
3. When these experiences are frequently repeated, they crystallize into habits, strength-giving and worshipful habits, and such habits eventually formulate themselves into a mature personality.
4. These practices are difficult and time-consuming at first, but when they become habitual, they are at once restful and time-saving – designed to conserve and augment spiritual energies.
5. The isolation of worshipful meditation – to commune with the Father in heaven is to be found the technique, not only of gathering strength and wisdom for the ordinary conflicts of living, but also of appropriating the energy for the solution of the higher problems of a moral and spiritual nature:
1.) To go apart by yourself to engage in those seasons of solitary survey of the problems of living;
2.) To seek for new stores of wisdom and energy for meeting the manifold demands of social service;
3.) To quicken and deepen the supreme purpose of living by actually subjecting the total personality to the consciousness of contacting with divinity;
4.) To grasp for possession of new and better methods of adjusting oneself to the ever-changing situations of living existence;
5.) To effect those vital reconstructions and readjustments of one’s personal attitudes which are so essential to enhanced insight into everything worthwhile and real;
6.) And to all of this with an eye single to the glory of God – to breathe in sincerity of the favorite prayer, “Not my will, but yours, be done.”
6. This worshipful practice brings that relaxation which renews the mind; that illumination which inspires the soul.
7. That courage which enables one bravely to face one’s problems; that self-understanding which obliterates debilitating fear.
8. And that consciousness of union with divinity which equips man with the assurance that enables him to dare to be Godlike.
9. The relaxation of worship, or Spiritual communion as so practiced relieves tension, removes conflicts, and mightily augments the total resources of the personality.