Great Morning Beloved!!!
The Golden Key
We’ve heard of many tricks and ways to keep us grounded and moving forward as we travel this physical life. Often our journey is filled with twists and turns, happenings and opportunities that could throw us off course.
We Travel this Spiritual Journey knowing that we could be tested. And most of us have been.
But what puts us back on that Spiritual path? What is it that ‘straightens us out?
Many people will have a different response to those questions.
Sometimes it’s a long drawn out series of steps we are told to take…do this or do that and you will be better.
But what if it’s really a simple thing? What if there is an easy answer to any question, any problem, any issue?
What of we just “Golden Key it?”
What does that mean?
It means give it to God.
We know that God is omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (all-powerful), and omnipresence (all-present).
There isn’t anything that this Divine Energy cannot accomplish. Yet we fail time and again to call upon that same energy to guide us through difficulties we have here on this physical plane.
We are made in the image and likeness of our Creator. We have the ability to draw on this power. No special prerogative of the mystic or the saint, as is so often supposed, or even of the highly trained preacher, minister or even spiritual leader has any more authority to call on God. Everyone has this same ability.
That is the golden key. That is the answer to what you are asking for when we all place the issue, the difficulty, the dis-ease in our Creator’s hands, well MIND really.
We Golden Key it.
Whoever you are, wherever you may be, the golden key to harmony is in your hand now.
When we turn our challenge over to God, we are going past our limitations or weaknesses. They are not limitations or weaknesses to God. We are the channel through which the divine action takes place, and we are just getting ourselves out of the way.
All we need is an open mind and faith.
And what does ‘getting out of the way’ entail?
Stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and think about God instead.
That’s it. That’s the answer.
That’s the Golden Key.
Yet we place energy into our worry in so many unproductive ways.
Dr. Paul Brandwein, at the George Washington high school in New York City,
used a simple yet dramatic demonstration to point this out to his students.
When the students came into class, he had a bottle of milk perched on a laboratory desk. After they were seated and wondering what experiment the milk was for, the doctor would startle the students by smashing the bottle of milk into the sink and exclaiming,
“Don’t cry over spilt milk!”
He then invited his students to gather around the sink. “Take a good look,” he said, “because I want you to remember this lesson for the rest of your lives. That milk is gone, you can see it is down the drain; and all the fussing, and hair-pulling in the world will not bring back a single drop of it. All we can do is write it off, forget it, and go on to
the next thing.”
We Golden Key it.
If only we will do this, the trouble, whatever it is, will disappear. It makes no difference what kind of trouble it is. It may be a big thing or a little thing; it may concern health, finance, a lawsuit, a quarrel, an accident, or anything else conceivable; but whatever it is, stop thinking about it and think of God instead—that is all you need do.
What could be simpler. It’s just like the story about where to place our divinity….
Do you recall it?
According to an old Hindu legend, there was a time when all human beings were gods, but they abused their divinity. So, Brahma, the chief god, decided to take the divinity away from them and hide it somewhere they could never find it.
Brahma called a council of the other gods to help him decide where to hide the divinity.
“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Brahma answered, “Humans will dig into the earth and find it.”
Some gods suggested, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Brahma said, “No, Humans will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”
Then some gods suggested, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” Brahma replied, “Humans will eventually climb every mountain and take up their divinity.”
Then all the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or ocean that human beings will not eventually reach.”
Brahma thought for a long time said, “We will hide their divinity deep into the center of their own being, Humans will search for it here and there, but they won’t look for the divinity inside their true selves”
All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done.
And since then, humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring, searching for something, which already lies within themselves.
“Divinity lies within us all”
And so it is with The Golden Key.
God could scarcely have made it simpler
So simple yet so difficult….because we make it so.
We get in the way…
So maybe we should practice putting God first…use the Golden Key.
Think on these things…
God is wisdom, truth, inconceivable love. God is present everywhere, has infinite power, knows everything. It matters not how well you may think you understand these things; go over them repeatedly and know they are the TRUTH.
So, stop thinking of the trouble, whatever it is. This is what you don’t wish for in your life.
The rule is to think about God. If you are thinking about your difficulty, you are not thinking about God.
The key is, we can’t think of more than one thing at a time…so it’s either God, the Good or the problem.
It’s either love or fear….and we talked about fear last week.
Also, to be continually glancing over your shoulder in order to see how matters are progressing is will only bring the problem to you, because it is thinking of the trouble, bringing the problem into you consciousness and you don’t want that…must think of God and nothing else.
It’s the old axiom, you don’t dig up a seed to see if its growing!
Your object is to drive the thought of the difficulty out of your consciousness, for a few moments at least, substituting for it the thought of God.
Try constantly repeating a statement of absolute Truth, such as: There is no power but God;
I am a child of God, filled and surrounded by the perfect peace of God;
God is love;
God is guiding me now; or, perhaps best and simplest of all,
God is with me
—however mechanical or trite it may seem—you will soon find that your mind is clearing; be quiet, but insistent. Each time you find your attention wandering, switch it back to God.
Do not try to think in advance what the solution to your difficulty will be. … Leave the question of ways and means to God.
You want to get out of your difficulty—that is sufficient. You do your half, and God will never fail to do God’s part.
It’s asking the question, who’s business is it—yours? Someone else’s? Or God’s?
You take care of yours, never mind someone else’s and God will take care of God’s.
Isaiah 26:3-4 tells us:
“Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.”
Rev. Tom Shephard interprets this scripture: “This brief passage is a universal prescription for whatever is disturbing us. The prescription is that we remain “of steadfast mind”—that we know without question, doubt or distraction the truth that we are the Allness of God seeking to express in this human experience. We must truly understand our innate Oneness with the divine energy we call God. We must never slip back into victim consciousness. The Presence of God within us—is the everlasting rock on which everything can be built. If we find ourselves distressed, depressed, doubting or confused, we can simply quiet our minds, focus on the reality of God, and allow the promised peace to guide us forward. Take your mind off your problem and put your mind on God.
To act out the principle of turning prayers over to God, one family took a paper bag, wrote “God” on it, and taped it up high on the back of their kitchen door. As they prayed about matters such as their careers, their role as a father, or mother, their abilities to be a good husband, or wife, they would write down each concern on a piece of paper.
All those pieces of paper went in the bag. The rule was that if you start worrying about a matter of prayer that you have turned over to God, you have to climb up on a chair and fish it out of the bag. The family said that they did not want to admit how much time they spent sifting through those scraps of paper! But it taught them an important lesson of how useless and unnecessary worry is.