Joy is the fruit of Spirit!! We sometimes, however, seek joy from the world, from circumstances. However, it is not to be found in the world, which is constantly changing! Happiness, yes! When things go “our way;” we get the promotion or the raise, we find that great deal on whatever, or the Doctor says, “Good news!” No, if we are to experience joy we must go within to find it–and it is there, just waiting to burst into our consciousness; yea, into every area of our lives. But, we must do the “footwork” to access it–Prayer and Meditation, Prayer and Meditation, and yes, Prayer and Meditation! And, the GOOD NEWS is that this prayer and meditation, in and of themselves, will BECOME A JOY to us!! Spirit is forever–and when we seek and find its wonderful, eternal fruit of joy, and claim it, there is nothing in the world that can take it away!!
How many of us have said–or heard–at some time, “I just wish I had his/her faith!!” Truth is; we already have all the faith we will EVER NEED. The question is: In what, in whom are we putting our faith, our TRUST? When we analyze ourselves, we realize: 1. We trust gravity to keep us on the ground, or put us there, if we fall, and several other “natural” laws. 2. We trust God, however only in SOME things; to some degree! God’s first law is of order! When we realize that ALL of life is based upon LAW, we start that process of learning to trust. When we realize that God is all in all and therefore all that WE are, the ability to trust ourselves is born!! In the remembrance of our Divinity, we are learning to seek not in the world, but within for everything! We are learning to relax into a NEW KIND of Trust–a CERTAINTY–that Christ, indwelling, our TRUE I AM is always present, always available, always aware, and ALWAYS eager to heal, prosper and bless us!!
We have sometimes used the phrase “Right! It’s all about you!” as an insult!! Surprise!! It is a statement of FACT!! Everything we see, hear, feel is not so much about what is happening, as how we are REACTING!! And, our reactions originate inside of us, born of our deepest subconscious beliefs; some of which are good and others, not-so-good–all of which we can change! We have that power. Unity, since its inception, has taught a metaphysical interpretation of scripture. If we will learn to interpret daily life thusly, seemingly insignificant occurrences can bear wonderful lessons; lessons that will lift us and give us a higher understanding of the truth of our being, our oneness with The One! And, in that wonderful, Christ consciousness, it IS all about us, because it is all inside of us; the power, the love, the intelligence EVERYTHING WE NEED, NOW! Time to LIVE the Truth!!
How many of us has, at some time, thought, “What am I doing here?” Seems we all are searching for the answer to that question on one level or another. Jesus, in John 12:32 gave His answer; and, perhaps, the answer for us ALL: “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” This doesn’t mean that we have to suffer the cross, as He did, but we WILL, each and every one, be called to carry our own! We each have a calling to be “lifted up” in some way; to shine a light to help others, to BE that perfect image and likeness that God created us to be!! The good news is that God, indwelling, is constantly, forever loving us, supporting us, giving us HIS guidance, strength and endurance–EVERYTHING we need–to do that perfect work: Our Calling!