Friday, November 20, 2009

Luck Has Nothing to do With It!

I am leaving Canada the end of this year. I have accepted the position of Senior Pastor of the Center for Spiritual Living in Baltimore, Maryland.

At lunch after our Gathering last Sunday, as I was answering some questions about my new position, one of our congregation said “You are so lucky.” I heard myself replying “Luck had nothing to do with it! I’ve been treating for this for the past 24 years!”

As I said this, I remembered another occasion. A group of us had arrived in Egypt in the middle of the night, tired and hungry. I went to bed as soon as I walked into the hotel room, and the next morning, opened the curtains to see the Great Pyramid in all its glory! I sat in awe on the balcony watching the sunlight move up the face of the pyramid and thought “I am so lucky!” and a voice inside my head said “Luck had nothing to do with it! You’ve wanted to be here all your life.”

Spiritual Law works whether we are aware of it or not, and it works according to our receptivity. Yes, I had wanted to go to Egypt since I was a child. I had pictures on my treasure map, and looked longingly airfares and tour companies. One day I received a flyer about a conference in Egypt called “Personal and Planetary Spiritual Evolution,” but after looking at the price, threw the flyer away. I couldn’t stop thinking about that trip though. Then the office phone rang and Terry Weiss of Power Places Tours told me I had been recommended as a speaker and would I like to participate? I couldn’t imagine who had recommended me, but said YES! After getting off the phone and doing my happy dance, I realized I was finally receptive to the idea of going, and the trip manifested in ways I could hardly imagine.

Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote, "But even God cannot give us anything unless we are in a mental condition to receive the gift. The Law cannot do anything for us unless It can do it through us. We live in the midst of eternal good, but it can only be to us what we believe it to be. We stand at the mouth of the river, but we must let down our own bucket if we wish it filled with the pure waters of Reality."

If you have a desire you’re waiting to manifest – don’t give up, no matter how long it takes. Keep doing your spiritual work. Check your level of receptivity.

And perhaps you might use this prayer by Dr. Kathianne Lewis of the Center for Spiritual Living, Seattle:

"Reveal to me the finished Kingdom though which I walk".


We live in an infinite Field of creative potentiality. This Field is Source Energy – the beginning of all that is, including us. This Field is impressed with our thoughts and feelings and becomes the 3D world we live in.

Knowing this, I now declare I am ready to step into my greatness. I let go of my little ideas about myself and release all doubts and fears. I step up to the River of Reality and drink my fill. I walk through a finished Kingdom and I recognize It!
Gratefully I release these words, knowing they are embodied deep within my subjective mind. I know God is absolutely everywhere – and where ever God is – all is good.

And so it is.