Labor Day

Seems it’s everywhere; TV, Internet, Etc., they are trying to sell you by “giving” you something for “free!” However, in the end–if you buy into their pitch–you wind up paying! There are NO free rides! Not on a material level nor on a spiritual one! We MUST, in some way, pay for those things we desire! As we celebrate the common worker that built our wonderful country, this Labor Day, we celebrate that strength, their determination, and their willingness to give of themselves to a cause bigger than SELF. As we honor them, let us honor our own God-given purpose for BEING in this world: that of expressing–BEING–the Love of God, the Goodness of God and the ONENESS of the ONE ALL-IN-ALL!

 

Spirit; Daily Dosage

Ever hear; “Take an aspirin and call me in the morning”? Let’s face it! The world can only offer temporary relief for our ills–physical, mental, financial or otherwise! The only CURE lies with Spirit! However, we can USE our challenges as wake-up calls! They can be indicators of those areas where we need spiritual healing and/or those areas where we simply need to be more attentive to our spiritual lives. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we will do well to learn to listen to them–especially on that spiritual level–in addition to caring for and honoring them. The TRUE Rx for our ills–both physical, mental, relations and finances is–you guessed it–SPIRIT! We all need a daily dose of prayer, meditation and gratitude for all that Spirit is in us and as us and all it does through us!

Awareness Tools

If you’ve ever watched the game show, “Chain Reaction,” you will SEE how one word leads to another and to another until, at the end of the chain, two seemingly unrelated words are actually joined! This is a perfect, non-metaphysical example of how our thoughts can lead to outcomes totally unrecognizable, UNLESS we have the AWARENESS to see and trace back to our original error–or Truth–thought! This week, we are given some tools to remind us of the power of our thoughts and how they CONTINUE to influence our lives–for good or not-so-good! We can, however, GUARD our thoughts if we will REMAIN AWARE that they WILL produce after their kind!

Talents Parable

Any weightlifter, or other athlete, will tell you, “Use it or lose it!” Of all the parables in the bible, and there are many, the one of the Talents gives the best example of this timeless Truth! If we don’t exercise our body on a daily basis, it slowly loses its capabilities which, at one time, we took for granted! This is also true, on a spiritual basis! We cannot ignore our spiritual practices and expect our CONSCIOUS CONNECTION with the INFINITE to be strong, when we most need it! Jesus called us to “keep” his words; or, to make them our OWN, to USE them (i.e., “I Am in the Father and the Father is in me.”)! In doing so, on a daily basis, we raise and maintain our consciousness and our lives above that of those strictly worldly beliefs that keep us in sickness, poverty and unhappiness to that of KNOWING our oneness with the ONE, and participating in the riches thereof.