Divine Will

“It is what it is,” I said. I was immediately corrected, “It is what you make of it!” Herein starts my–and our–awareness of Divine Will, the executive power of the mind! What WILL I make of it? We’ve long heard, “As I give, so will I receive.” What is given is determined by what we WILL to give!! So, what WILL we give? We can give, do, be according to our own understanding, or we can turn our individual wills over to that universally perfect will of God! We can allow that perfect Love, Wisdom, Strength–all that God is–express in and through and as us, according to Divine Will! This week, we all are invited to take that leap of faith (again, our choice! According to our will!) and allow Divine Will to raise us high above anything we, of our own individual understanding could possibly achieve!! So, WILL we do it?

ASH WEDNESDAY LENTEN SERVICE

As we enter the Lenten Season, we are preparing for the resurrection, within, of  “the same mind that was in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 2:5) To do this, we release old, mortal beliefs, that Truth might fill our consciousness, and our lives, in every area.

Lovin’ the Shadow

We each have a “face” that everybody sees! Smiling, happy, strong and at peace!! People see and love this “self” that we allow to show. We take care of it, groom it and treat to special goodies, at times. But, there is another “self” that we seldom feel comfortable allowing others to see; that inner, wounded child is much too vulnerable to be exposed! Part of the time, we, ourselves, try to ignore, and other times we actively try to reject it. We regard it as an “enemy.” There is another option!! We can LOVE it!! After all it is part of US and if we are to love God, or anybody else in the word, we must learn to love and care for ourselves–ALL of ourselves! This is the unconditional love we are taught to have, in Scripture: we are admonished to love our enemies–to pray for them. This “enemy” WITHIN us, is our past wounds, negative experiences, fears and resentments–and is there FOR us! As we learn to love it and heal it, we become truer expressions of the God-presence and glory that we ARE! We free ourselves–to love ALL–on a higher level; to BE emanations of Love, itself!!

So much of our lives is spent on proving ourselves to the world. We have to drive “that” car or live in “that” neighborhood to feel worthy! Why? We are all emanations of Christ!! We are enough, just as we are! Always have been, always will be. That we don’t see OURSELVES as such is because we don’t see the WORLD as such! This produces fear! And that which we fear draws to us more of the same and our false-beliefs become our experience. This week we are invited to re-establish ourselves in the knowing that, as children of the Most High, we already have everything we need to have; already ARE everything we need to BE! The book of Isaiah tells us, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” We are invited to rid ourselves, through denials, of the negative self-image thoughts we have been harboring, to base our self-worth on TRUTH, which does its own work–and sets us free!