1 Thessalonians 5:16 tells us, “pray without ceasing.” This is a wonderful admonition! However, it can also be taken, metaphysically, as a “Statement of Truth!” We ARE always praying! Spirit hears every word, every thought, and always answers “Yes,” to the extent of our “investment” in and repetition of said thoughts/words/ideas. This week, we are invited to be aware of our thoughts and the energy we place behind them. We are invited to keep positive, Truth ideas in the forefront of our minds. We are NOT trying to change the world around us, but rather to raise our own energy to those levels where the world around us has less and less impact upon our serenity, our sense of security, our natural, spiritual predisposition to JOY! As we keep these Truth ideas in mind, we can allow ourselves to surrender to them! In so doing, we are actually surrendering to a higher, greater good which already exists in in Divine Mind! A Good which is SO desiring to express in and through and as US!!
There is an old saying; “God can only do FOR us that which He can do THROUGH us.” Everything of value requires effort to obtain! This applies to both worldly and spiritual things. As we honor the American Worker, this Labor Day, we are honoring the SPIRIT of Labor, itself; the willingness to faithfully do whatever is required, for the attainment of a worthy and honorable goal! This is an inborn capacity we can and SHOULD be using all the time!! Examples of it, physically, are the constant beating of our hearts, our lungs which repeatedly throughout the day and night bring the breath of life into our bodies. So, how do we CONSCIOUSLY apply this Spirit of Labor to our everyday lives? Have you heard the term; “Hold that thought!” Holding the thought of some desired manifestation, takes effort! Maintaining a prayer/meditation practice takes effort–and discipline (another form of effort). Then, we take PHYSICAL steps to make ready for the receipt of this manifestation, moving in the worldly realm: We get up every morning to go to work, or to get the kids off to school, we shop for food, help a neighbor, etc. But, we can SPIRITUALIZE even the most common of these activities, when we realize that we ARE SPIRIT and that everything we do has a metaphysical counterpart in the Mind of God. As we do this, we are blessing these activities, thereby blessing ourselves and our world. Happy Spiritual Labor Day!!
A recent, hugely popular hit song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” contained the lyric; “If I can see it, then I can do it! If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it!” The composer knew a Universal Truth: Our capacity to visualize is CREATIVE!! We can use it to create health, prosperity, peace, freedom, whatever we desire! However, we must learn to direct it, so that it doesn’t wander to those things which we would rather NOT experience; disharmony, lack and limitation!! Created in the image and likeness of First Cause, WE become first cause of everything we experience! Let us, starting now, be aware that we are constantly creating, and set our aim ever higher! As we do, we also light the way for others!! Enjoy the flight!
Go downtown in any big city; marvel at the skyscrapers! They are total works of art! But, MORE, they are the works of Principle! The architects that first designed the blueprints for these buildings used an exacting science of mathematics; its principles unchanging and unchangeable!! One mistake could compromise an entire building! Now, look into the mirror and behold a work designed by an even GREATER Architect: The One, All-in-all!! Marvel at the perfection which was incorporated into every part of the blueprint of what you call YOU or SELF!! Everything is designed to work in harmony with the whole!! Strength and power are everywhere to be seen! Better YET!! The same Creative Principle which created you and me, is included in our design! When we realize this inborn capacity for perfection, we can better use it to create the lives we live, the experiences we draw unto ourselves, the Peace, Love and Joy we are DESIGNED to experience!! Now, back to the design table! There’s work to be done!!