Friday, August 05, 2011

These are the times ...

“These are the times when we stand humbly and boldly in the presence of our own great promise. These are the days when through our decisions and actions, we determine our legacy for those to come.”  --Jean Houston

The other day I was reading an e-mail from someone who was feeling absolutely overwhelmed. They were afraid to open anymore e-mail -- they just couldn't handle getting another letter requesting funds for yet another disaster in our world. They felt they couldn't do enough for all the people that are suffering.

I've been there, haven't you? Lately it seems that crisis after crisis is rolling over us - whether it be in our personal or global lives.

Yet, we in the New Thought teaching can offer a lot more than money. We can offer a new vision. We can focus, not on the awful, but on the awe full.

Paul writes in Phil. 4-8: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honourable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

I sit on my deck in the mornings, looking out over greenness watching the various wildlife interact. There is peace in my world. I sat in a outdoor restaurant in a mall tonight eating a delicious dinner, listening to great music and people watching. There is prosperity in my world. I walk into our Center on Sunday mornings and observe the people interacting. There is Love in my world. I am in awe of the good that flows through my life.

We might ask ourselves, 'Why do we have so much, when so many have so little?' There is a simple answer -- it's consciousness. We have the consciousness to be in the circumstances we are in, otherwise we wouldn't be in them.

Rev. Michael Beckwith once said the 'news' is a call for prayer. Let me ask you -- do you really want to perpetuate a legacy of fear? Or do you want to stand humbly and boldly in the Presence of our own Great Promise?

So we pray, knowing there is a Greater Vision being birthed in this time we're living in.

Spiritual Mind Treatment

There is only One Life, that Life is God's Life, and that life is the life we are living right here, right now. I accept this as my Truth and as the Truth for everyone.
I declare we are now opening up in deep surrender to the Powerful Presence within us. This Power is a Power for good. We release all our attachments to the events of our past that kept us stuck in fear. We breathe deeply and celebrate our freedom!
In this freedom we make new choices. We let Infinite Intelligence guide us into right action, and let Love support us in our decisions for our lives.

We choose unlimited happiness, peace and harmony on all levels of our being. We know who we are - Spirit in form, and this is good, very good.
With a grateful heart, I know these words are words of Truth and have been embodied in the collective consciousness. And so it is.