An old time song began, “I(s you is, or is you ain’t…” When it comes to the soul, the answer is “YES!” Or, perhaps, “N0!” AT THE SAME TIME!! Our Soul is ONE with God, Original Cause. AND, it is our individualization–that which separates and makes us unique, different from anybody else! What has been attributed to Jesus’ words, but is actually based on a prayer which he taught–“In the world, but not of it”–again, might explain our “Beingness” in a more easily understood way. We are here but for a time, yet, we are Eternal Beings! We are physical being, yet we are SPIRIT! We are invited to use our time here, to search deep within and bring that realization of what we are as limitless, timeless, ever-powerful sons and daughters of the most high, to the forefront of our thinking and act FROM THAT TRUTH, in all that we say and do!
Each of us, aware or unaware, is an artist, painting our consciousness on the canvass of our lives! As Jesus rose from the tomb, on Easter, He had a choice, before him, that being what would He do next; how would he use the experience to raise mankind to His knowingness of Truth–of SELF! Through His teachings, he had already painted a Spiritual canvass which has been passed down through the centuries. With his words, “Follow Me,” we were given the very same task; that of painting a canvass of Love, Truth, Harmony, Life! The thoughts we hold in mind will be the colors we will choose! And, the colors/thoughts we choose will, in turn, attract harmonizing, complimentary colors and thoughts! The choice is ours! Through our God-given power of Creativity, we WILL CREATE–and we WILL LIVE our own creation; the PERFECT PICTURE of our own individual consciousness.
Our Resurrection Guarantee
Romans 5;12 tells us how sin–and through it, death–entered the world by one sin of one man. Easter tells us how–again, through one man–the wages of sin were cancelled–for ALL mankind. This is because, in God, ALL is One!! Jesus KNEW this! He TAUGHT this! He WALKED and LIVED it! And, He told us to FOLLOW him! In Unity, we take this to mean that we are to adopt that same consciousness of God’s perfect Son, to walk the path of perfect love, harmony, peace, service and Eternal Life. However, to do this, we, too, MUST die–to those long-held beliefs in separation, fear, opposition, hatred and bitterness. As we do, we, too shall rise from our own self-made tombs of darkness and walk as a light unto the rest of world!! Happy Easter! This, too, is OUR resurrection day! Let us live it to the fullest!!
Sunday of Palms
When we interpret Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, metaphysically, we see ourselves! We think of Jesus, of Christianity as a “silver bullet” that will make everything OKAY–La-dee-dah! But, wait! There is much to be done on OUR part!! His words, “Follow me,” meant more than simply going to church on Sundays to praise Him and worshiping Him as our Savior! In following, WE are to discipline our thoughts and words and actions, accordingly! WE are to recognize our own divinity! WE become the guardians over our own consciousness! When we succumb to negativity, or anger, or judgement, we are actually crucifying our own indwelling Christ-consciousness. Then we are surprised when our world becomes dark. The Good News is that the Christ cannot be killed, and if we are willing to make those necessary changes of attitude, it WILL rise again from that dark tomb within us and raise US out of our own self-made misery! Even BETTER news is that our champion is ever waiting inside of us to HELP us–the Christ-Consciousness of Jesus; He who personified it!