Game Day

Question: Are you living this “game of life” as a spectator or as a player? Do you sit on the sidelines or do you get into the “game” and become a force, striving for the goal? Another question! What IS your goal, and how do you plan to achieve it? To achieve any goal, one must have a direction in which to move, a willingness to put forth the effort and the belief that the goal is attainable and worthwhile! Yogi Bhajan tells us, “You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” How will we use this power? Spirit — Holy I Am, indwelling — is persistently calling us to come higher, to experience life more fully; to be a greater expression of the Divinity that we are, in Truth! Today’s the day!! Are you ready? Game on!!

Prayer: Affirmative Style

How many children have prayed, “God, pleeeeeeze get me that pony for Christmas!!” Perhaps, you were even one of them!! In Unity, we do not “beg!” Rather we remember Mark11:24: “So I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Prayer puts aside temporary appearances and affirms the highest good – according to our ability to imagine it. We are also reminded that our deeply held beliefs are also prayers and we are advised to become aware of them and how they are affecting us. This week, Rev. Michael outlines a basic five-step process to help us pray more effectively for our highest good — or even that pony!!

Through the ages, people have sought gurus–spiritual teachers–to help them understand life and the meaning thereof. These spiritually wise people can only give of their wisdom, however, as it comes through their own “filters.” We – when we earnestly desire it and are willing to do the inner work – can avail ourselves of the One-All-in-All Guru; the indwelling Christ! Jesus gave us a path to that Presence, through His words, and through His life! He said, “I and the Father are one,” among other spiritually revealing statements. Then he told us to KEEP his words — to ADOPT them; make them OURS — and to follow Him — to live as He did. In so doing, we will come to realize our OWN Christhood, and the Truth will, indeed, raise us above the travails of life and set us free!

Nine Choice Steps

God’s greatest gift to us in life was free will. That free will is experienced on many levels as choice. Life, itself, is a series of choices! We then experience the consequences of those choices and are free to choose again–either the same or differently! Each choice is a seed which WILL produce its fruit. Everything in life will be a reflection of the choices we have made up to that moment. This week, we are invited to be aware of the mental choices we are making from moment to moment; to be sensitive to that inner voice that was given to guide us in those choices. Then, we are invited to choose wisely; be they sweet or bitter, we will taste the fruits of the choice seeds we plant.