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!!
This world, at times, can have us thinking we are its prisoners; no way up or out of the challenges we are facing, no way through the muck and the mire! This world would have us thinking it is all that there is! But the TRUTH is that there is a whole different perspective through which we can view our lives and this world in which we live, and THAT is through the eyes of Spirit, Indwelling! It knows only Good, only Love, only Life eternal! It is who we are, in TRUTH! However, we must seek this essence of SELF, continually, if we are to be free! We do this through meditation–our passkey to the peace, harmony, love, health, prosperity that we are in TRUTH! Meditation shows the way, and opens the door to All that God is, in and through and as us! This week, we are invited to pick up and USE this marvelous tool! It is our passkey to JOY!
Who would give a friend–or even a stranger–a gift that was dirty or tattered and worn; that was wrapped, if at all, in wrinkled old newspaper of some kind? Would we not seek to give the best we could afford, and wrap it in pretty gift wrap, tied up with a colorful ribbon? Now, let us consider that each and every day, we are giving the world, and everybody in it, the gift of our own SELVES! This week, we are invited, individually and collectively, to present and give the BEST in our SELVES; the peace, love, harmony, wisdom and power that we ARE and have been from the beginning! We are shown the ways in which to tap into our most loving, beautiful, highest selves. And we are reminded that what we are giving to the world, we are also giving to–you guessed it– to SELF!
In today’s competitive society, we are taught that we must be better than the next person, if we are to succeed in life. SPIRIT tells us we are not in competition with anybody else–rather, we are called to be a better version of our own SELF than we were yesterday, and the day before! We are called to be higher expressions of the Truth, as emanations of the Most High! This will call for dedication, introspection, and a willingness to change when and where needed! This week, we are given some ideas to help us along this wonderfully exciting and fulfilling path! Let us, now, put that first foot forward!
Courage has been defined as both the ability to walk through fear, and the absence of fear. In the Absolute, there can be no fear, for there is no evil. Our steadfast faith in Truth, in God takes away any fear that the physical world might seek to impose upon us! This week, we are invited to keep our attention on the Indwelling Christ Spirit; living in that consciousness, we can walk happily through life in peace and confidence, KNOWING our oneness with the ONE All-In-All!
“Where am I?!” “What am I doing here?” “WHO am I?” Ever feel like that? At times, life can seem like one giant puzzle, the pieces of which all seem to be falling on and around us at once! None of which seems to be even remotely related to any other! Which one goes where, and what am I to do, next? How do I make sense of this all? Step number ONE is to turn within to the ONE–being all in all–which KNOWS all and REVEALS all to us, if we will only listen! This week, we are given steps to help us, with Spirit’s help, to put the scrambled pieces of our lives in order–in a way that will reveal the beautiful picture just waiting for us to LIVE!!
It has mistakenly been said, many times, that our brains are like computers. WRONG! Computers were designed after our brains! The many programs that they hold are much like those which have been programmed into our own subconscious minds (hard drive). Computers operate on a binary language, just as our brains! (In metaphysical terms, denials and affirmations!) The good news is that, by deleting some and simply overriding others, we can CHANGE how we think and how we feel, our expectations and experiences! MORE GOOD NEWS! This Sunday, we receive some specific instructions as to HOW to download this wonderful Love Software! EVEN BETTER NEWS!! It’s already right inside of us!!
As we enter this New Year, in everything that we have, that we do, that we experience, we can ask Spirit to reveal to us, THROUGH these things, the Truth of our being and our PURPOSE in life, going forward. We can write this inner revelation on the white stone, which we have been given, in the form of a new name! Then, we can LIVE the CHARACTERISTICS of this new name–be they peace, order or harmony, or strength, courage and willingness–to the best of our ability, remembering ALWAYS, that it is the Father, within, that does the work in and through and as us!
“JOY!” We sing of it, we talk about it; too often, we seek it in outer things! We tell ourselves it rests in the achievement of this or that goal, in the receipt of this or that material thing. Teilhard de Chardin tells us that “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” And, where is God? Everywhere, at all times, in each and every one of us!! Ours, then is not to SEEK joy, but to #1. ACKNOWLEDGE it’s constant presence within and as us, to #2 ALLOW it to flow forth from within and to #3 CELEBRATE it always and everywhere, in everything we do, in spite of outer appearances! As sons and daughters of the Most High, Joy is our very nature! Let’s LIVE IT!!
As Paul wrote to the Corinthians (2 Cor. 3:18) that they would go from glory to glory, so also, we can go from love to love when we use it as the lens through which we behold the world around us! The Unconditional Love of God is not a feeling, but rather a way of life; in Truth, what we are as children of the Most High! As we grow in LIVING love and BEING love, we find our lives healed and harmonized, transformed and expanded in power and understanding, health and freedom! As we go from Love to Love, we truly go from “glory to glory!”