There is a practice used for the mining for gold known as panning. A wide, shallow pan is used in the process, and it is partially filled with sand and rocks and then submerged under water. Because gold is heavier than sand and rock, the pan was shaken until the gold is sorted from the gravel and sand.
Spiritual gold mining can be done using a similar process. We gather religious advice and information into the broad container of our minds, and then we sort it thoroughly to allow the gold of spiritual wisdom to remain. We discard the gravel and sand of what is not intended for our highest and best.
Sometimes gold can be found when mining for other substances such as copper. Gold may not have been the element we were searching for, but an astute miner will be rewarded for recognizing the element. Spiritual gold doesn’t always show up in the places we expected to find it. We might be surprised to find spiritual gold in a prison, or in the slums, or in our daily routines. But, those who know what they are looking for, will find the spiritual gold, cherish it, and allow it to enrich their lives.
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