Love! Some of us spend our lives searching for it. Biblically, we are commanded to love. It is the “fulfillment of the Law.” But how many of us stop to really understand what it really IS? It is definitely more than an emotion, that “sweet” feeling we have for another, be it a friend, family, or a favorite celebrity! Having many facets, essentially, love is ALL that IS! For God is Love and God is all in all; it is what we are! It is also what comprises the whole universe, from the farthest galaxy to our innermost thought! YES, whatever we are thinking about, on a recurring basis, we are loving! This week, we are invited to love SELF, for that comes FIRST, that we might love our neighbor, to be aware of those thoughts we are loving and most of all, in greater understanding of its many facets, to celebrate the Love that IS, in and through and as ALL that is!
Every Jewish name for God, in the Bible, is both male and female! Divine motherhood is present in every spiritual tradition of Truth! Divine feminine is the feeling aspect of beingness, while male is the thinking aspect. Since God is both and humankind is the perfect image and likeness, we too, are both. Ours is to “marry” the two in ways that are in accordance with that perfection, power, wisdom and love that are our birthright! However, feeling ALWAYS follows thought; something that we, at times, may tend to forget. When we pray, we must do it in the JOYFUL, GLAD FEELING–that our prayers are already answered, if we are to manifest accordingly! And, if we wish to stay in joy, happiness and freedom, we must discipline our thoughts, keeping them in line with TRUTH–but that will come a little later, for Father’s Day!
Since started, by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, Unity and its teachings have been changing lives for the better. The biggest change, for most of us is that of the Indwelling Christ, ever present, healing, guiding, blessing us! Psychology talks of “triggers,” in our daily lives that can bring on fear, anger, regret, etc. But, we can create for ourselves triggers to remind us of the TRUTH of our being; of our innate perfection as children of the Most High, of His presence in and through and as us, of His peace, power, joy, freedom and love! Triggers that we can pull knowing that in God, the target is ALWAYS ABSOLUTE GOOD!
To the physical/mortal eye, we live in a world of total duality! In Unity, this is often referred to as “Adamic consciousness;” the belief in separation related in the story of the Garden of Eden, wherein Adam and Eve accepted the belief that they needed something OTHER than Self, to be like God–the original sin! However, God MUST create in His own image and likeness and cannot do otherwise; they were ALREADY like Him, SPIRITUALLY, in every way. WE, TOO, are created in that same image and likeness, with everything that God is in our Spiritual DNA. When we release the belief in separation and ACCEPT our oneness with God and with all, we are freed from untold constraints; we enter into the Christ Consciousness of peace, freedom, love, joy and the TRUTH of Eternal Life!
The Easter Resurrection, THE most joyous event in Christian history, is MORE than just that of Jesus! Just as the original sin–that of belief in separation from God–brought upon humankind the experience of death for all, so did the Resurrection undo that consequence–FOR ALL! The same Eternal Spirit of Christ which was in Jesus indwells each and every one of US! Its power, guidance, unconditional love and eternal life–IN US–was His message throughout his ministry and was PROVEN, for all time, through His FINAL OVERCOMING! Ours is to LIVE this truth triumphantly and joyously! Happy Easter! Joyous Resurrection!
Palm Sunday is the beginning of the Jewish Passover, which celebrates their exodus from slavery in Egypt. For Christians, this week represents OUR exodus from slavery to Adamic, third dimensional beliefs in separation, sin, sickness and death. In our oneness with God–and, therefore, all mankind–we have shared in those error thoughts and in their consequences. We have lived under the Law and its mandates. The Christ Jesus, showed us a better way; that Love was the fulfillment of the law! We, in our oneness, with Him, share in His passion and crucifixion, also. The best part is that we KNOW how the story ends! Metaphysically, on Easter, we will die to those former error thoughts that have kept us enslaved, and arise in that Christ Consciousness–taught by Jesus–of our Oneness with the One All in All!
There are dreams–and then–here are DREAMS! The Bible is filled with prophetic “visions” which, in time, came TRUE! We tend to think that they ONLY happened during Biblical times! However, for some, (PROBABLY, more than we realize) they happen–and often–even today! These dreams or visions can come while asleep or even as we are awake–probably the reason for the difference in naming them! However, if we will pay attention to BOTH types, they can have important clues as to the activity of our subconscious mind AND, as in Biblical times, give us clues as to the future! We are invited to pay attention, to keep a notebook by our bedside and document any dreams that seem to “stand out!” A metaphysical interpretation may lead us to blessings or keep us from challenges! Sweet dreams!
How many of us grew up afraid of the dark? If truth be told, many (most?) of us are actually afraid of the LIGHT–the God glory that indwells us! John 1:5 (KJV) tells us that “The light shineth in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. That same light shines within each and every one! It has, from the beginning! Ours is to realize that it IS, NOW, and that it IS WITHIN US! It is forever seeking to express, in and through and as us, everything that we need; the guidance, the assurance, the KNOWINGNESS that we are ONE with the One All in All! Time to get acquainted with that which we ARE!
There is an old saying that, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans! Actually, God desires that WE laugh! Laughter truly is a Divine energy; borne of zeal, of gratitude, faith and of joy! Laughter is medicine to the soul! It lightens burdens–or gives us needed strength to carry them! And, it protects us from the consequences of fear thoughts! The energy behind laughter guards us against untold manifestations of lower vibrations! As we reach greater and greater realizations of our oneness with the One, we will, ever increasingly, laugh at our own foibles and those of the world in which we live–and, ALL in love!
We come into this world with everything we need–everything–to live joy-filled, peaceful, prosperous, meaningful and healthy lives! We have all power and authority in heaven and earth! Our path is to access these spiritual gifts and use them, accordingly. But, first we must awaken to the fact that they DO EXIST and that they ARE WITHIN US–and have been all along! This is our main function in life, and should take precedence over all other ambitions or desires or concerns! We are here, first, to access, experience and express the ALLNESS of God, and His ABSOLUTE GOOD, indwelling us! And, second, to shine our light, in all we do, illuminating the path for others!!
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