Good Morning Beloved!
This month Theme is Discover Healthy Living
Our March Affirmations you have a little slip to take home and read as you wish:
Inner Peace: AS I enter the Silence, I experience peace.
Guidance: One with God, I gain insight and understanding.
Healing: Healing love flows in and through me.
Prosperity: Grounded in faith, my prosperity grows.
World Peace: I hold a vision of peace for the world.
Today we talk about Prosperity and the POWER of Order (dk green).
Webster’s dictionary defines “order” as “to put people or things in their proper places in relationship to each other.” Order is described as the first law of the universe. This power is a mind power, an inner power first.
Charles Fillmore, in “The Revealing Word’ defines order as “the divine idea of adjustment, and as this is established in human kind’s thoughts, the mind and affairs will be at one with the universal harmony.” Order IS the first law of the universe.
Michael Maday, in New Thought for a New Millennium calls “Order the affirming power, the recognizing power that God is in charge and all is well.”
The primary function of order is to set things in right relationship to each other. For example, Jesus said, “Seek ye first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things shall be yours also.” By setting up the right relationship of seeking first the kingdom, we are putting into action the first step in the law of prosperity.
The quickest way to bring order is to claim divine order in all of our affairs—to seek first the kingdom. This can work quickly, but it also can take a great deal of time. Sometimes lack of orderly thought is responsible for delayed manifestations. We block our own prosperity. We cannot accept our good until our consciousness is ready. This is why order is defined as a mind power. It must begin first in mind and I would add, in the HEART!.
We talked about receiving the other week. Being open to receive is part of the law of prosperity. Part of that ORDER.
Jesus lived his life to the fullest, moving through social upheaval and political turmoil, through negative public opinion and massive demands on his time and strength, without ever losing that sense of simplicity, stillness and peace in his heart.
The spiritual power that makes that possible is ORDER, which describes the importance of staying connected to the spiritual energy within no matter what demands we may be facing from without. So long as we are centered in our divine Being, we need never be afraid to offer energy where it is needed, for in Truth there can be no depletion.
We must be careful, though, not to squander our spiritual energy in situations where it will not be received or recognized – in what Jesus called ‘casting your pearls before swine.’
Catherine Ponder says, “One of the highest forms of prayer is to give thanks for divine order in your mind, body, and affairs, even if it is not there yet.” In doing this we first gain a sense of peace, power and control of our mind and emotions. Look for, expect, and give thanks for divine order often. Then see prosperity flow. This is the ‘fake it till you make it’ theory. Can you see how it might work? Have you had it work for you?
Catherine Ponder has also said, “You have heard that Nature abhors a vacuum.”
The vacuum part of the law of prosperity tells us that if you want greater good, greater prosperity in your life, start forming a vacuum to receive it. In other words, get rid of what you don’t want to make room for what you do want. If you have studied many prosperity books, attended many prosperity classes and workshops and quoted the prosperity affirmations till you are blue in the face, but still are not manifesting the prosperity you want this may be the problem.
Here is where the power of release comes into play. Most of us practice this power with releasing negative thoughts, but it is also effective to do the physical action to make room for your good. Clean out those closets, empty those drawers, get rid of the storage unit. Practice the law of giving and receiving. Create an intentional vacuum. As those closets, drawers and storage places empty out, start clearly visualizing them filled with the new good that you want.
Spring is a great time to start looking in closets, drawers, and attic, not to mention basements and garages. Think of how these possessions have served you in the past. Take a moment to appreciate them, then truly let them go. Box them up, bless them for the next person, and take them out of your house. Now take time to appreciate the freedom of letting go, of finding spaciousness in your life. Write about how you felt in packing up your possessions, then write about how you felt when you came home to the space left by them. How are the feelings different? How do they relate to your sense of prosperity?
” Eric Butterworth, in Spiritual Economics said, “Take some time to go through your attic and closets and drawers to find all the seldom used or never used possessions that can bless someone richly and derive a great thrill and spiritual fulfillment by giving. There is never a time when you can’t find some way to start the giving flow, which will in return open the way to the receiving of your good.”
De-cluttering experts talk about never bringing home something new without taking out something you no longer need. What if, in anticipation of something new, we simply took out those things before receiving the new? Not that we must then go out and immediately replace those items, but perhaps simply allow for the good to come to us. THIS is Divine Order!
And it allows for the flow of energy, which is what we are all about! It’s also an example of ‘putting feet to your prayers’.
Let’s consider the idea of ownership. Does prosperity require that we own whatever we desire/need? We are often socialized to believe that the only way to feel prosperous is to own it. What if the idea of prosperity is really about flow? That would require receiving and releasing. Another example of ORDER.
For example, for those of us who collect books, do we really get more joy out of owning them than we do from borrowing from the library? Are there things you can enjoy for free without owning? What kinds of things are already showing up for you that don’t necessarily come into your life through ownership? How does flow and releasing affect your definition of prosperity? Practice enjoying something that is freely available to you this month and notice how you feel about it.
Let me know how you make out.
Having made way in the material world, take a look at creating a vacuum in other areas also. Start with your health. When you use statements like my cold, my arthritis, or my headache, you are claiming these conditions in your life. Notice, I do not say “My Beast Cancer”! Or “My Accident!”
Be conscious of what you are asking for. If you ask for a healing, know that healing is a verb and that makes getting well a process. Be brave-ask for perfect health expressing in your body right now.
In Luke 6:38, it says “…give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Give and receive—-ORDER.
There is a song in Unity that says if you want more money you have to give it away. We sang that song here a few months ago.
I am not telling you to spend carelessly but don’t hoard money and things to the point that prosperity has no room to come into your life.
Your thoughts are what manifest your outer life. If you want clearer insight into what you are thinking, look around you. What do you see? This is the life you have created. It could be an interesting insight!
Create a vacuum in your thinking and wait for Spirit to give you the perfect ideas of how to create the perfect world around you.
The law of vacuum is very true in our spiritual life. Our fifth basic principle tells us that we must put into practice what we know to be true. When we don’t, spiritual growth stops. No matter how many books you have read or classes you have attended, if you are not practicing what you learned you will stagnate and stop spiritually maturing.
Catherine Ponder tells us, “When you cling to the old, you hinder your advance or stop it altogether.” So go forth this month releasing that which does not serve you to make room for the highest and best.
In a quiet time envision what you truly want and what would serve you now. Be clear what you want and why you want it. You could journal about what you saw. As these visions start to appear in your life, make note of how this happens. Did they come to you with or without effort on your part? If you experienced both, what are the different feelings you had in both cases? What made it joyful or satisfying?
Edwene Gaines, in The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity has said; “We can achieve order and harmony in every aspect of our lives with a habit of neatness. As we de-clutter our lives, we signal the universe that we are ready to handle more good.”
And that means to de-clutter on ALL levels, ALL ways.