Friday, June 02, 2006

Someone asked me the other day what to do when it seems like their Spiritual Mind Treatments aren’t working. I answered “Have Faith.” They looked at me with a “yea right” look replying “I do, but …” and launched into their story. That's the thing about faith. It’s something one has to develop and grow into. If you don't have it, it’s hard to understand. And if you do, no explanation is necessary.

Ernest Holmes wrote “Faith is a mental attitude which no longer permits itself to conceive of an opposite.” “No longer permits itself” … this means letting go of the story once and for all. How hard this seems sometimes!! As the actress Gloria Manon said during her powerful “Breakthrough Drama” workshop I attended back in the early ‘80’s – “We are so attached to our precious turds.”

My favourite quote on faith is by the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore: Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. To me, this says, no matter what the appearances are, no matter what I have created around me, no matter how dark my life or situation seems, I can FEEL the Powerful Presence of the Light within and around me.

The Quaker theologian Elton Trueblood wrote: “Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.” And there’s the bottom line! Trusting. How does one develop trust in a world that seems untrustworthy? I suppose the first thing to do is to stop trying to make The Divine in our image! Meditate upon the omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence of The Divine. Upon the infinite intelligence and unconditional love of this Power for Good in the universe that we are always using. Go back to God.

Blessings, Rev. Angelica

SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT

The Truth of me, and all of us, is that we are living, breathing, expressions of the One Life, the One Heart, the One Mind that we call The Divine. This is the Source and substance of all that is. It is the originator of all our dreams, and the manifestation of those dreams.

Knowing this, I now declare I am willing to let go of the stories that no longer serve me. I accept my place in the process of creation, and I joyfully create new stories to live by. If I have been living a story of lack or limitation, I wipe it away and live by the abundance of the universe. If I have been living a story of aloneness, I now choose to live in Oneness. Any stories of ill health are replaced by stories of vibrant life.

And if I have been living stories of great good, I now live in even greater good!

I trust Spiritual Law to work wonderfully in my life today. I am so grateful I can set these intentions and experience the Divine Life. Life is good, and all is well with me NOW. And so it is.

1 comment:

Janet Kingsley said...

What an appropriate blog to read right at this moment when I've been thinking about faith and what it means and how mine seems to grow and then dissipate.

How attached I am to my precious turds and how they can seem like boomerangs; coming back again and again after I thought I've thrown them away for good.