Taking an inventory of self can be a most difficult thing to do! We don’t want to face the negative aspects, and are afraid to acknowledge the good ones. Lent is a time for renewal, but in order to accomplish this, we MUST do this inner work. The GOOD NEWS: this has ZERO to do with judging ourselves, rather it is to determine those things we wish to keep and those we wish to discard! The NEXT GOOD NEWS is that we have HELP! Our own souls, united with Divine Spirit, are always waiting to inform, guide, and give us the strength to follow through with any action needed. Through prayer and meditation, we can realize and acknowledge those God-given things that raise us ever higher–and how to strengthen them. Then, we can discern ANYTHING in consciousness or actions that does not support us in this aim and release those thoughts,  which do not serve us. All thoughts are the starting point of all manifestation, be it wanted or not-so.


Inward Attitude

It’s the Law! Our inward attitude fills our aura and activates the Power of Attraction! (Like attracts like). The Biblical verse, “As a man thinketh, so is he” (Prov. 23:7) couldn’t put it more clearly! In light of this Truth, it would be ever so prudent for us to BE AWARE of those thoughts which we allow to run randomly through our minds, that we might learn to discipline our thinking, creating new habits thereof! The subconscious mind does not distinguish between you and me, him or her or us; it takes everything personally, and accepts it as TRUTH (whether it is or not) and sets to work manifesting our thoughts, creating our entire world; health, prosperity, happiness and freedom–or their opposites! “The kingdom of heaven is within” (Luke 17:21)! Ours is to be aware of our inward attitudes, and to guide them that we might MANIFEST the Truth of our Being, bringing Heaven into every area of our lives!

Wake-Up Call

When we don’t acknowledge what’s inside, we are not escaping it, or it’s consequences. We are but delaying them–and in so doing, we are putting our own selves in danger of that which happens when things are left to ferment and/or spoil; pressure builds and sooner or later, there is an “explosion!” Our souls, in their efforts to protect us, will give us wake up calls, but it is up to us to acknowledge (there’s that word, again) them. The “trick” is NOT to avoid this confrontation with SELF, but to be willing to DEAL with whatever is triggering us–if we had no triggers, this wouldn’t be happening, in the first place. ONLY in dealing with our issues, can we heal them! This week, we are invited to be on the lookout for those wake-up calls that our souls gently give us, so that we don’t have to face that proverbial “DON’T MAKE ME COME OUT THERE!” that we used to hear from our earthly parents.

Truth Decisions

“First you say you do, and then you don’t. Then you say you will, and then you won’t…” These words from an old Standard song called, “Undecided,” can describe many of us, when it comes to our LIVING the truth principles we learn in Unity! Could it be that we are simply FORGETTING, at times–because our attention has been drawn so to some experience–that God is our source of EVERY good, God is our peace, harmony, protection, strength, wisdom….The list is endless, because God is boundless! We forget that WE are the governors of what we are thinking at all times! WE decide, in good times and in those we interpret as not-so-good! So, to help ourselves re-center in Truth, we are encouraged to step up our prayer practices–to remind ourselves, throughout the day, that we are one with the ONE–and that all the good that is, is right inside us, NOW. The choice is ours–let’s say, “I AM!” God’s name in us, as we affirm Truth, and it WILL MANIFEST!