Spiritual Volunteering

How many times have we sat–on a hill, perhaps, or riding in the car–wondering, “WHY am I HERE?!!” When we remember that we are God’s own emanation of Self, the answer is clear! We are here to DO and to BE that which GOD IS! “And, just HOW,” you may ask, “do I do THAT?!” We are told, most often, Biblically and through life experiences–if we have eyes to see–that God is LOVE! Not that sweet FEELING thing, but that which works to better our world, and the lives of those we touch! Volunteering is one form of love and includes, but is not limited to, those things we do for our church or our children’s school. It is also those little passing things; holding a door for somebody else, picking up a neighbors mail, or walking their dog for them, that express what we are, truly, here to be: God’s Love!

Soul Salt

Salt has been used, since ancient times, to: 1. Purify, 2. Preserve, and 3. Flavor. “So, what,” you may ask, “does that have to do with my SOUL?” First, the Word of Truth, purifies our thinking, our consciousness; as we keep our thoughts and words centered in Truth, we are PURIFYING our souls. This–to jump ahead a little–FLAVORS our lives with such things as health, happiness, prosperity, and a close, harmonious relationship with God and our world. And, who wouldn’t want these things. Lastly, Truth PRESERVES these blessings! As we learn to make it our daily mission to LIVE the Truth we know, we develop new pathways in our thinking that will become more steadfast, automatic and, as the Bible promises, will set us free!

Job’s Spiritual Dilemma

As all other characters in the Bible, Job represents something inside of each and every one of US! His story is the oldest Jewish Scripture in the Bible. WE–on some level–are Job! WE will–as will all in this life–suffer difficulties and losses! However, it is our RESPONSE to life’s challenges which will determine our path, going forward! Job refused to take the low road, in spite of his losses and in spite of the urging of others! He remained TRUE to his faith in God, and all that he had lost was restored! Read that last phrase, again! All that he had was restored! Again, Job is US! When we stand steadfastly in faith, amidst the storms, we WILL see the rainbow and the clearing of the clouds!

Labor Day

Seems it’s everywhere; TV, Internet, Etc., they are trying to sell you by “giving” you something for “free!” However, in the end–if you buy into their pitch–you wind up paying! There are NO free rides! Not on a material level nor on a spiritual one! We MUST, in some way, pay for those things we desire! As we celebrate the common worker that built our wonderful country, this Labor Day, we celebrate that strength, their determination, and their willingness to give of themselves to a cause bigger than SELF. As we honor them, let us honor our own God-given purpose for BEING in this world: that of expressing–BEING–the Love of God, the Goodness of God and the ONENESS of the ONE ALL-IN-ALL!