Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15 2011
Oh boy - April 15th -- a day that strikes fear in the hearts of many in the United States. The last few days I've heard quite a few people talking about money! Not only about taxes, but gas prices, food prices, and other things that are rising. The conversations have had an underlying fear - fear of not having enough.
I found myself participating in the fear as well. I'm going on a amazing journey a month from now. I am going on a Mediterranean Cruise!! There's a group of us who will be studying Joseph Campbell and seeing the places myths were born. I am really excited, and yet nervous, as it seems like I'm going to need more money than I thought.
However, I'm reading "Practicing the Presence" by Joel Goldsmith. Dear Joel -- such an absolutist - and just what I needed at the moment. I read this statement on page 60:
"God fulfills Itself as our individual being. If we can lose concern for ourselves, for our welfare, and for our destiny, God takes over and God fulfills Itself by providing us with the necessary wisdom, activity, opportunity, and prosperity that It may be fulfilled on earth as It is in heaven. Earth becomes heaven to the degree which we let God fulfill Itself as our individual experience."
In other words, The Universe is constantly giving of Itself to us, through us. God is Good, so It is constantly giving good. The only thing that prevents us from experiencing this good, is our worry or 'concern' about how we're going to make ends meet, or keep healthy or get the right job, etc., etc. Dr. Holmes called worry 'negative prayer.'
When I'm asking myself "How am I going to come up with the extra money?" I'm forgetting that I'm not - Spirit is!
We are to direct the Law, and let the Law do Its work. Let yourself imagine what your life would be like with no worries, no concerns! How does it feel? Breathe into it! That's letting earth become heaven!
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
I recognize the Power of the Divine right here and now. It is in every corner of the Universe and beyond. It is within everything including me. It is - and that is all there is.
Knowing this, I now let go of my doubts and fears. I no longer worry about anything. I am no longer concerned about anything. I know the Truth of all things - and that Truth is God. The Truth sets me free to experience my life in a magnificent and fulfilling way. Spirit now works through me unimpeded and this brings me great joy.
I am so grateful for the richness of my life. I am grateful to be able to let go and let God work through me in wondrous ways. I release these words into the Law of Mind, knowing they are now so. And so it is.