Spiritual Labor

There is an old saying; “God can only do FOR us that which He can do THROUGH us.” Everything of value requires effort to obtain! This applies to both worldly and spiritual things. As we honor the American Worker, this Labor Day, we are honoring the SPIRIT of Labor, itself; the willingness to faithfully do whatever is required, for the attainment of a worthy and honorable goal! This is an inborn capacity we can and SHOULD be using all the time!! Examples of it, physically, are the constant beating of our hearts, our lungs which repeatedly throughout the day and night bring the breath of life into our bodies. So, how do we CONSCIOUSLY apply this Spirit of Labor to our everyday lives? Have you heard the term; “Hold that thought!” Holding the thought of some desired manifestation, takes effort! Maintaining a prayer/meditation practice takes effort–and discipline (another form of effort). Then, we take PHYSICAL steps to make ready for the receipt of this manifestation, moving in the worldly realm: We get up every morning to go to work, or to get the kids off to school, we shop for food, help a neighbor, etc. But, we can SPIRITUALIZE even the most common of these activities, when we realize that we ARE SPIRIT and that everything we do has a metaphysical counterpart in the Mind of God. As we do this, we are blessing these activities, thereby blessing ourselves and our world. Happy Spiritual Labor Day!!

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