For, the body-physical becomes that which it assimilates from material nature.
Daily Application of Selected Cayce Readings
Who Has Changed?
Little by little, line upon line - this is the manner, this is the growth.
Based on Edgar Cayce reading 416-10
The incident that occurred at her metaphysical group today had reinforced Jackie's belief that spiritual growth is a process of slow, subtle changes. In fact, many times people aren't aware anything is happening until one day they have a sudden insight or a new outlook on life.
Jackie had always felt a real harmony with the members of her group. They discussed issues openly; they could question each other and respond to each other in loving, challenging ways; and they exhibited a lot of patience with people like Emily. Emily, who had been attending for about a year, had an abrasive manner that kept her from mixing harmoniously with the group. Nevertheless, she continued to attend even though confiding to Jackie that the group was a cold and distant one.
However, today Emily had participated in the group with a new sensitivity, openness, and enthusiasm. The group had responded favorably, and the discussion had been exceptional. Afterward, Emily commented to Jackie and another member that the group had finally developed a real sense of harmony and acceptance.
Jackie and the other member watched as Emily left. Then they turned to each other and smiled. Jackie whispered softly, "I wonder who's changed."
APPLICATION: Growth takes time. If you feel you haven't changed as fast as you had hoped, be patient and give yourself time. Apply the same principle to a friend.