As we approach the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child, on Christmas, we prepare ourselves for the reawakening in US of His everywhere available presence–IN us, AS us, through the celebration of Advent! This week, we acknowledge and celebrate Hope and Faith–again, already in us–for they are that first step in RECEIVING ALL GOOD, the desire which God has placed in us from the beginning. the desire to be His Holy Emanation, as was Jesus.
With much of the media leaning toward negativity, today, how do we stay on the path of positivity, keeping our spirits up and our attention focused where it should be? It is a decision–yes, we have the authority! But, “HOW?” you may ask. We can do it by taking those little moments, throughout the day, to count our many blessings! Those little things which we take for granted; “Thank you God that I have running water,” as we begin to do the dishes. Or, “Thank you God for the beautiful sunlight,” as we take out the trash. Just start, and you will find THOUSANDS of things for which to give thanks. Gratitude begets Blessings! Happy Thanksgiving–every MOMENT every DAY of the year!!
In this world, where it seems that someone or something “out there” is always setting the “rules”–how we should walk, talk, act, etc., there is one place where WE remain the sole authority: that place is within our own minds! WE are the executive power over what we think and feel! WE are the rulers over our own inner kingdom! Unity teaches that the material world is not causative, but rather our own thoughts, which WILL APPEAR as those conditions we experience and how we experience them. We need to remember that there is only one door to the Indwelling God–“I AM” whenever we speak it, whatever we attach to it will BE; that we are ONE with this Holy Presence and, as such, WE are the High Priests of our own, individual states of consciousness!
Sometimes, as we rush through this season of–yes–RUSHING; here and there, as fast as we can, we need to stop and ask ourselves, “Am I moving in the direction that I WANT; the direction that will take me higher to more health, happiness and prosperity?!! Or, am I just sitting, waiting for SOMETHING–ANYTHING to happen?” We have within us a power, known as “Zeal” (one of the 12 Spiritual Powers of man) which will act as the ignition switch, the engine, the accelerator and the fuel that will move us physically and spiritually to that higher experience of all life has to offer! Hold on to your hat! You are in for the ride of your life!