Rev. Pam left us with the question: “How, then, shall we live?” So, how do we WANT to live? If we wish our lives to change – for the better – we are going to have to live in harmony with Spiritual Principle! This means ACTING on the Truth we know! The Law of Attraction is neutral; it will bring to us that which we send out, according to the energy thereof. We are the masters of our destiny; the ones who choose how it is to be. Today, we are invited to live our highest understanding of that which already is within us; God, the Good omnipotent.
In this, Rev. Pam’s last talk, she shared with us:
In order to grow, we must shed old beliefs, past ways, the status-quo; this means RISK! So, what do we choose? The “safety” of the status-quo, or the opportunities lying in new growth? One thing that must remain the same is this: We MUST continue to live our highest understanding of the principles we have been taught. We MUST put into practice – on a day-to-day, moment-to-moment basis, at home, at work, on the freeway – the teachings of Unity. If we want a different experience, we must change our thinking; we must raise it to be in alignment with Truth. Part of our Spiritual Journey is being willing to rest in the mystery – not knowing what is coming next. One thing for sure, as an old saying goes: “What do we do before enlightenment? Chop wood, carry water! What do we do after enlightenment? Chop wood, carry water!” So, we pray; prayers of denial, releasing that which is not True, and affirmative prayers of the Truth of our being. And, we meditate, opening ourselves to that knowingness which only comes from communion with God. Chop wood! Carry water!
No matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something for which we can be thankful – and, in that spirit of gratitude, always something we have to give. The Law is of giving and receiving – not the other way around. We MUST give FIRST, in order to receive! Tithing is but one way in which we fulfill that law. We are giving in gratitude for today’s blessings and for those to come! The benefits are many – and not limited to money! They come as the result of our establishing a closer relationship with Spirit, through our willingness to trust and to give. Though tithing is but one way, it is an important – absolutely necessary, non-negotiable way – to fulfill the Law!! When we give in joy, we empower that gift in ways that will absolutely amaze!
In the original language of the Bible, the word “prayer” meant “judging ourselves wondrously made.” Made in the image and likeness of God, who are we to call ourselves less? Prayer is what opens us up to the Truth!
There are two forms of prayer; meditative and spoken. In the latter, we speak affirmations of Truth – not to make something happen, but to raise our consciousness into that awareness of what already IS. Meditative prayer – meditation – is our way of experiencing God-in-us; our true I Am!
What motivates us to pray? For what are we longing? Whatever else we THINK we want, God is the answer; always waiting for us to open ourselves that He might live His glory – peace, love, prosperity, health – in and through and as us!
Prayer is like the propeller that drives the ship, giving the rudder the ability to steer — without the forward motion, the rudder is helpless. Likewise, we must be persistent in prayer to maintain a forward spiritual movement. We don’t pray to change effects; they are all temporary. And, we don’t pray to change God, for God does not change. Just as we keep on breathing, eating, bathing, etc., to live, so must we pray persistently, diligently – to change our consciousness and raise us into harmony with principle. Jesus knew this “secret;” knew his relationship with God, and people called his works miracles. He said, “Follow me.” In so doing, we WILL do the same works which He did – and greater than these! This was His promise to us!