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Spirit Is the Life

The Edgar Cayce readings emphasize the spiritual nature of humankind. However, because of the demands of life, we frequently overlook the truest part of ourselves, which is our connection to spirit. Although we possess physical bodies and mental attitudes, ultimately our deepest connection is to our spiritual source.

One of the most frequently mentioned concepts in the Edgar Cayce material is that "Spirit is the Life, Mind is the Builder, and the Physical is the Result." In other words, spirit is the source of all life. The mind focuses that energy into creative (positive) or destructive (negative) avenues of expression. The impact of our choices will eventually find expression in the physical, affecting ourselves and our relationships with one another.

Because of the importance of working with spiritual principles in everyday life, in 1931 the Edgar Cayce readings began outlining a series of lessons on spiritual growth that are still being studied by individuals around the world from all walks of life and religious backgrounds. Today, the A.R.E. Spiritual Growth Activities/Search for God department stays in contact with hundreds of groups working with these lessons on personal spiritual growth.

In order to become more attuned to our spiritual source, for decades the Cayce readings emphasized the importance of meditation. Cayce believed that meditation was listening to God, while prayer was talking. The same year that the original Search for God program was started, Edgar Cayce began the Glad Helpers Healing Prayer Group, which is still active. Today, A.R.E. maintains an active Prayer Services department, offering individuals the opportunity to pray or to be prayed for.