There’s a saying, “What you resist persists.” Resistance is a refusal to accept something. The misunderstanding of non-resistance comes when it is thought to mean acceptance of unacceptable behavior. TRUE nonresistance ACCEPTS THE FACT that a behavior is unacceptable (but does not demand we accept/allow the behavior to continue)! True nonresistance saves us the suffering of arguing with reality, and allows us to live life on life’s terms, in the flow of our own indwelling guidance, peace and harmony.
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We are told, in John 16:33, “…In this world, you will have tribulations…” These can be a source of great fear. Courage is the ability to walk through fear as opposed to the absence of it. As the image of the Most High, courage is part of our makeup. However, we must be willing to allow that courage to express in the midst of our challenges. Courage is based on faith! We need not look without for those things which God has placed in us from the beginning. As we learn to live the Truth of our being, of our oneness with God, it is courage that will lift us to ever higher expressions of the indwelling Christ, and tribulations will turn into opportunities!!
Seek ye first the Kingdom! This is what prayer is always about! Whatever else we think we want, in Truth, it is always some manifestation of the Kingdom! Prayer is the key that opens the door. Charles Fillmore called it “the most highly accelerated mind action known!” Through it, we don’t change God, but rather, seek realignment with Divine Mind! When we say, as did Jesus, “Thy will be done,” we are opening ourselves up to greater good than we, in our human consciousness, can conceive! Welcome to the Kingdom of Heaven!!
As we awaken to our divinity, as we come to realize that God is living us; that we are part of God and everything that He is lives within us, how can we NOT fall in love with – not ADORE – this God-Self that we are, in Truth? How can we NOT live with the most passionate desire to express the beauty, love, strength; the GLORY that we are, as the image and likeness of the Most High? St. Athanasius said, “God became man so that man might become God.” Let our life be a living prayer that God might glorify Himself in and through and as us!!
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!
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!