This week, we are invited to ask ourselves, “What is MOST important to us in this life.” In Truth, the answer to this question is: Our awareness. It is our most precious gift, being God’s awareness of Self in and through us! Our job is to center our awareness on our oneness with God, with the Divine and with the Truth of our Being! Then, as the vine gives to the branches which produce the fruit, we will produce the fruits of Spirit! We will know and express freedom, joy, health, prosperity, harmony and anything our hearts desire! (If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever ye will and it shall be done unto you. (–John 15: 5-9)
Each and every one of us already is endowed with all the faith we’ll ever need – limitless faith which, by the way, produces after its kind! When we are faced with challenges, it is because we have PLACED our faith in things we DON’T want: lack, limitation, dis-ease and so forth. The good news is, we can rise out of this limited belief! But, it is a decision that comes with a consequence; we must be willing to release the old beliefs – and our faith in them – to be replaced by faith in our oneness with God, the Good!
Each and every one of us has all the faith we’ll ever have; all the faith we’ll ever need! The question is, “Where are we putting our faith?” Do we place it in appearances; our job, bank account, house, etc – or, worse yet, the lack thereof? Or can we rise out of appearances and base it on Truth, Principle, Spirit? If we are willing to stand on that faith in PRINCIPLE, and to LIVE from that understanding of our oneness with God, our faith will enable us to do things we might otherwise have been unable to do! Faith opens us to those facets of our nature that heretofore had lain dormant, and frees us from the appearances of lack & limitation! This week, we are invited to direct our faith toward principle, and CLAIM the manifestation of those things we desire.
Are we throwing away perfectly good dreams about ourselves because they don’t fit our present, limited ideas of what we can have and be? Or, might we be willing to release these smaller, albeit comfortable ideas to step into a bigger, better experience and expression of the Truth of our being? To do this takes Radical Faith; faith that things CAN change; that life CAN be better! We actually choose, in every moment, where we will place our faith. Today, we are invited to have Radical Faith; one of health, prosperity and joy.
God always meets us at the level of our consciousness, and can only give to us according to the limitations we put on our ability to accept. In the prayer of Jabez, (1 Chron. 4:10) he prays that God might enlarge his territory – expand his consciousness; his ability to receive. If we are to expand our earthly “territory” – more prosperity, more health, more love, more LIFE – we have to be willing to accept the radical changes that the answer to this prayer will will bring!! We must be WILLING to leave the old, comfortable, limited self behind and step into a totally new self; bigger, better, bolder, healthier and more successful!
Do you remember that dream you left behind? And, why you gave up on it? Sometimes we settle for less because of outside influences or even erroneous self-talk: “I’m too ____” (fill in the blank), or, “It’s too _____” (fill in the blank). We have settled for less, when we could have been going for the gold! Now, the question becomes, “How much are we willing to do, to give, to work; how far are we willing to go to reclaim that dream we left behind? The answers lie inside. We were created for greatness!
Traditional Christianity has taught us to call God, “Father.” However, the Old Testament (the teachings which Jesus followed) has several names for God, referring to female aspects, also. El Shaddai – one name used for God – though translated as “God Almighty,” originally meant The Breasted One. So just what are the characteristics of this Divine Mother? She is Love – in its purest form – unconditional, unlimited, strong, courageous and joyfully self-giving! As we honor and express these attributes in ourselves and in ALL, we become her emanation in the world! Happy Mother’s Day
Myrtle Fillmore is quoted as saying, “Always follow the leading of the Inner light.” That still small indwelling voice can be so easily overlooked as the happenings in our life and our world compete for our attention. However, there are tools – one being meditation – that help us calm the outer noise and focus our attention inward. The labyrinth, one of the oldest contemplative tools, known to humankind for centuries, can help in this endeavor. In walking it, we can utilize the Unity Prayer Process: Relaxation, Concentration, Meditation, The Silence and finally Thanksgiving. In implementing this practice on a daily basis – with or without the labyrinth – we can expand our consciousness Christward, bringing into realization divine Truth.
Do we really want the kingdom of heaven, or will we settle for worldly pleasures and power: stuff by which Jesus was tempted during his trial in the desert. In this story, He was being tempted by ego to ask God to suspend Spiritual Law in his favor; something He knew would never happen. Yet we, seemingly again and again, expect that same suspension of Law in OUR favor. Better we should seek the kingdom – according to the Law! Then, all that we could ever want will be found waiting. The Only Problem is how shall we conform our desires, our thoughts, our words and acts to these principles of Truth? When we solve this one “problem,” we will find the natural answer to all others.