Friday, July 05, 2002

I was channel surfing the other night and came upon a program that was explaining some Sekh teachings. One of the comments that caught my attention was:
The first Law of Prosperity is “Don’t Doubt.”
That is not only the first law of prosperity but of practicing our spirituality as well!! Don’t doubt! Treat and don’t doubt the effectiveness of your Treatments. Speak your word for health, and don’t doubt. For your new job, and don’t doubt. For love and don’t doubt!
Doubt is uncertainty in the context of trust. It implies challenging some notion of truth, or hesitating to take action due to concern that one might be mistaken. It is to hesitate in accepting something as truth.
Dr. Holmes writes in today’s 365 Science of Mind reading:
“When the intellect is no longer contradicted by our emotional reactions, by unconscious doubts and fears, then the word of our mouth will immediately bear fruit.”
To me, the opposite of doubt is trust and expectancy. If we are going to let go of doubt, what do we trust? That Powerful Presence that is absolutely everywhere in the universe, that honours our deepest beliefs and feelings through Its aspect called Law. Dr. Holmes writes that “Learning to trust will make us happy.
How do we trust? In this world of mixed messages, it’s easy to slide into doubt. I believe we have to consciously set an intention to trust, and every time we find ourselves doubting, consciously realign ourselves with Truth. The more we do it, the more we re-pattern ourselves, and trusting becomes natural.
One of the ways we can re-pattern ourselves is working with the Law in eager expectancy. (In a way, doubt is expecting our Treatments will not work.) I love this writing by Dr. Holmes:
"What great joy should accompany everything that we do -- an expectancy, love. Love everything, praise everything, recognize all things, believe all things, accept all things. There is a laughter of God -- let's laugh it. There is a song of the Universe -- let's sing it. There is a hymn of praise -- let's praise it. There is a joy, a beauty; there is a deep abiding peace; let's experience it."
Now this is happiness !
Blessings, Rev. Angelica
There is One Perfect Power in the universe. It is infinitely intelligent and unconditionally loving. It surrounds and encompasses me. It is everywhere. It is my life. I trust that in every moment, the Power for Good is working in and through me.
I now choose to let go of all my self-imposed doubts and fears. I allow myself to fully benefit from this Power for Good. As I speak my word for my life, knowing that I am now healthy, wealthy, creative, loving and wise, I know these words are being immediately acted upon. I step up in eager expectancy, delighting in all I attract with my clear mind and pure heart.
I laugh and sing my praises for this wonderful Law that is always at work for me, through me. My life is joy filled. I am happy because I trust!
Gratefully I release these words to the Creative Process and allow each moment to unfold in grace and joy. And so It is."To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence or the tides. People choose to make a difference."
Maya Angelou

With Canada Day and Independence Day just past, I found myself focusing on the Greatness of humanity. Sure, we hear a lot of stories about the so- called dark side, but I believe the Greatness far outweighs that … it just doesn't "sell" news.

From the mystery person who mowed the street section of grass in front of my home, to the man who comes to church every Sunday to help set-up, (whether or not he is going to stay for the service) even though his energy is very low, to the woman in Richmond who is responsible for an organization that shelters hundreds of homeless cats, and all sorts of people in between, my life is full of Great People who have chosen to make a difference in their world.

The movie "Pay it forward" made an immense impact on my life, because it showed the results of CHOOSING to be the one who makes a difference, and how far those choices can go without our awareness. The Truth of is that we are all a God Mission -- an outpicturing of Divine Life sharing Itself in many ways, and we do make a difference one way or another, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Since this is our Truth, we might as well do it consciously, eh?

Dr. Dennis Merritt Jones of the Simi Valley Religious Science Church in California writes:
"As we evolve in our awareness … we discover a shift taking place in our goals, agendas, motivations and intentions. We begin to actually see ourselves as spiritual beings on a mission - here to give something special and unique to life, rather than as human beings here to see how much we can get out of life. I refer to this as “W.I.I.F.M.”: an acronym that asks a question which can be interpreted either of two ways, depending on how we have developed in our spiritual awareness; What’s In It For Me?...or, What’s In It From Me? As we grow and spiritually evolve there is a natural shift away from the concept of “for me” to “from me.” The receiving back from life comes automatically as a result of a What’s In It From Me? consciousness - the law of reciprocity guarantees it - as we give we do receive. Ultimately when it’s time to leave this planet, if it is a better place that it was when we arrived because of our presence here, our mission, was a success."

Allow yourself to meditate upon the Greatness of the people in your life.. appreciate all that they do. Then "Pay It Forward" this week!! Choose to be the one that makes a difference! You're a Great One too!