Eventually, I developed my own system to help decipher what I thought was of God and what wasn’t. I call these my “spiritual filters.” These are filters that I apply to any thought or action in daily life, such as, “Would ____ be considered love?” or “Could I consider ____ perfect forgiveness?” It works on small topics, where something like the Golden Rule (Matthew 5:12) might suffice, or in more complex situations, such as how I might feel about abortion, the death penalty, or war.
Here’s an example of how it works … First, I need to figure out which filter or filters I’m going to use. For instance, I might use love, life, peace, and beauty. (You can add as many as you like. It’s also helpful to ask if your results would make for a healthy spirituality and a beautiful world.) Then you just run through the list.
— Excerpted from The Truth as I See It: A Collection of Spiritual Writings by Adam Soto (p. 75)