We often hear, “Life’s too short to…” Then, again, we are told that this universe is a hologram; the whole contained in each piece and each piece replicated throughout the whole.” THIS would mean that each MOMENT is waaaay to LONG to…(fill in the blank)! If each moment is replicated throughout eternity, ours is to fill it with as much love, wisdom, health, prosperity and joy as we can–and ALL of these come from within! This week we are invited to do just that, and given some great ideas as to HOW we can live each now-and-forever moment in our highest understanding and most loving energy!
One of the greatest qualities of a good father is empathy; that ability to sense and acknowledge another’s feelings! It is ranked with and, indeed, is PART of wisdom! Both are based on past experiences—wisdom being those lessons learned, and empathy, our feelings as we went through those challenges, trials and victories or defeats! However, if we were raised by fathers who lacked it, we may tend to look at God according to our earthly fathers’ examples. We may forget that we are in the Father and the Father is in us–knowing EVERYTHING about us. There IS NO separation! May we remember this week, and always, that our Heavenly Father IS Absolute Good, Unconditional Love, All Providing, Eternal Life–and, yes–Empathy!
The world constantly tells us to look to its material things for satisfaction and pleasure! We are bombarded, on a daily basis, by ads for this car, that house, these shoes, clothes, vacations…and on…and on! It is trying to compete with the real treasures that we hold inside, if we will but ignore the clamor and look for them! This week, Rev. Michael gives us some great insights on how to access that which already IS, how to attract our highest good and LIVE the best life we can possibly wish to manifest; love, joy, freedom, health and prosperity!
We are told, “In my Father’s house are many mansions.” (–John 14:2) Inside EACH and EVERY ONE of us are many states of consciousness (mansions) yet to be discovered, yet to be revealed, entered and celebrated! But to find and open the doors to these yet-to-be-LIVED states, we must be willing to leave our present, often—but not always—comfortable status quo! We must be willing to become persistent adventurers, brave pilgrims, or, in other words, Spiritually Wild. Priceless Spiritual treasures–love, peace, joy, freedom, health and prosperity–await us, if we will only be willing to take that first step out of our comfort zone and into the remembrance of our Divinity!
As we remember and memorialize that ultimate sacrifice, made by so many, we are invited, this week, to take a look at not only what they did, but at the Freedom they were protecting! Our American Flag represents that Freedom, wherever it flies! As we enjoy the time with family and friends, the traditional barbecues and the sunshine of the newly awakening summer, let us reflect, also, on this beautiful word: “Freedom!” It carries with it a huge responsibility! It demands of us a consciousness necessary to manifest it in our lives, the strength and determination to live it on a daily basis and the realization that it is a priceless gift from God, to be treasured and maintained at all costs, that it might be handed down to our children!
“Oranges don’t grow on apple trees!” Or, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” (Gal 6:7-8) Let’s make it a little more definite! “As a man thinketh, so is he.” (Prov. 23:7) We are CONSTANTLY sowing seeds, mentally! That they take time to mature and bear fruit is the reason why we usually don’t recognize why we have this health challenge or that financial one! Our subconscious records and stores our every thought-seed and, if we “nurture” it by repetition, it WILL come to fruition! This week, we are invited (admonished, if you will) to be constantly aware of our thoughts, to keep them in harmony with Wisdom, Love and the Truth of your being: that of Absolute Perfection.
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!