Authenticity often seems a luxury we can’t afford; the spiritual path suggests the opposite is true. Our only hope for salvation in this life begins by being true to ourselves, and then emanating this authenticity outward. Conformity is a powerful force – let us conform by speaking in our purest voice. We will find happiness more readily, and by extension we will spread our love and compassion in ever widening circles. This is the Divine Mandate, our spiritual charge. For this holy Prime Directive we give thanks. Blessed Be, and Amen.