Sometimes, we have to put ourselves first, the reason being that we cannot give what we don’t have. One cannot be sick enough to help another to get well. One cannot be poor enough to help another prosper. So, if we are to be a light and a blessing to the world, then we must be willing to accept Spirit’s light and blessings as ours; those of love, strength, wisdom, joy, compassion and too many others to mention! Spirit’s greatest desire is to give of Itself THROUGH US, AS US! We are here to be the CHRIST, on earth! There is work to be done! Time to roll up our spiritual sleeves and put into action the Truth principles that we have been taught!
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If you are going to build a skyscraper, you have to lay the foundation deep in the ground, based on solid bedrock. Our consciousness is our “temple.” If we wish it to be like that skyscraper, we must also build a deep, solid foundation — one based on TRUTH! We must build it brick by brick, using the proper tools and materials: study, prayer and meditation on a daily basis, which will also necessitate strength, determination and willingness! NOW! Whether we know it or not, we are ALWAYS building this temple! Let’s build it so that it will withstand the trials of the world and the tests of time!
William Shakespeare admonished, “To thine own self be true.” But, what if we don’t even KNOW our own, TRUE Self? We all too often don’t give our own divinity the place in our lives for which it is meant: that of first, foremost and highest! Carol Kaufman said, “People do amazing things every day, why not you?” When we align ourselves with the indwelling I AM we will ALL do amazing things as ordinary occurrences! We are invited, this week to step into our greatness!
Being one with the One, we have the ability to tap into all knowingness! Everything will be revealed to us! However, in order to receive this wisdom, we must stay in alignment with Spirit, and open to its voice. When we raise our consciousness to that vibration, it will guide us in everything we do, revealing to us which people, situations, etc., are in our best interest or not. We are invited, this week, to judge not by appearances and to tap into this limitless source which always knows our highest good; and is always willing to impart it to us!
In some ways, life could be likened to a train ride. We get on at birth. Pay our fair, and get off, at the end of the line. This is where the similarity ends, however! At some time, on our individual Life Trains, we must come to realize that we are the conductors, and the passengers. We decide which track to take! We decide when to make scheduled and unscheduled stops! We decide the destination. And, whether we know it or not, we decide, on some level, when we will detrain! Hang on for the ride of a lifetime!
Dr. Garland Landrith explained, in layman’s terms, the quantum physics behind our abilities to manifest those things we desire. Science is proving that, what we for centuries, have referred to as God, Divine Mind or other names, really does exist! And that we are PART of this Divine creative force/presence!
How many times have we heard the phrase, “Let go and let God”? Or, “Let God be God in you”? When we release our sense-consciousness based definition of ourselves, we open up to a universe of possibilities! So, why is it — seemingly — so hard to let go? In Truth, it is not!! Myrtle Fillmore used the power of release to heal herself, as did her husband, Charles. Through the power of release, we not only heal the past perceived wounds, but we free ourselves to truly live in the eternal NOW! It is here that we find beauty, health, happiness, prosperity; all that God has been waiting to express in and through and as us!
Every story in the Bible is OUR story! As we celebrate Christmas with its many gifts, let us remember the greatest gift of all! God in us! The Christmas story is the story of the birth of Christ in US, from the beginning! The Christmas story is the story of our awakening to this Truth of Christ in us! Jesus symbolizes the first fruits of those among us who are coming out of mortal into a spiritual understanding of God and our relationship to the Most High! It comes with the responsibility to use this gift of Divinity, within, to the highest of our understanding, to give of it as it expresses as talents and abilities, love and joy, all the many gifts of Spirit. Merry Christmas!! Blessings!
Joy is part of who we are! Yet, at times, we may seek it in the outer world, only to be disappointed that it is either not to be found or doesn’t meet our expectations or lasts only briefly! When we learn to turn within, to the indwelling Christ, we will find joy that is not determined by other people, world happenings, or any other outer conditions. It is always waiting, always ready to shine forth in and through and as us! It never fades, never fails, never falters! It is part of who we are, as the Christ of God. Eternal joy is our divine inheritance!
As the popular song goes, “Love, love changes everything!” The coming of the Messiah that we celebrate in Advent is the coming of Divine, Transformative Love, which Jesus embodied, lived and personified. It is a love that is not defined by conditions, personalities, likes or dislikes nor events, but rather is universal, eternal, within all loving all, unconditional, all-powerful. It is a Divine Idea born in us from the beginning! It is the fulfillment of the Law! When we seek, accept and celebrate its presence within us, it will change our individual lives and radiate out to change the world.