GREAT MORNING BELOVED!
Discover the Power Within You – The Great Abundance
We have been experiencing a wonderful journey as we Discover our power within us.
First, our Great Discovery – that we are both spiritual and human.
Then The Great Decision – to act upon that understanding
Our Great Choice – which thoughts are we most interested in?
And now, this week, The Great Abundance asks us – who and what do we trust?
So, the question is; Do we really believe that we live in an abundant universe? Do we really believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore are inherently good?
If so, do we act that way? Because worry would seem to be the antithesis of that belief.
What do you worry about?
Matthew 6:25-34 tells us about worry: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
And yet, we do worry…so let’s affirm that we need not waste that energy. Let’s affirm that love should replace worry whenever worry comes into our mind regarding anything.
We cannot worry about something and still send love and light toward it. So, when you feel that urge to send worry emotions towards someone or something, send love instead. Send love to family & friends as they travel. Send love to the politicians in our government as they struggle within themselves to find a common ground. Send love to those who you encounter through your day, that they and you may have a pleasant meeting. Send love and light.
Remember, worry depletes our power by lowering our energy. It sucks the joy out of life, and joy is energizing!
Think about it…how do you feel when you are in a good mood…energized, right? Smiling and looking forward to the day.
Compare that to the last time you were worried about something or someone…low energy, not in a good mood.
Remember, this whole series is all about discovering the POWER within you.
That Power is about the control we all have over our thoughts and feelings.
We are told to Judge not lest ye be judged… how we see things (how we judge them) determines how we react, or respond, and therefore how we are judged. Do you see how this ties into the Great Choice? What thoughts are we letting into our consciousness that will color our choices?
If we see a person or situation as the object of worry, we’re going to show up in a certain way, that is probably less than spacious! And that will affect how we are seen and interacted with.
Jesus taught the laws of living, spiritual laws of self-realization & self-fulfillment. He tells us to lay up our treasures in heaven…’for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also’
I love this quote, partly because its in Harry Potter too. But mostly because it reminds us again about where our thoughts should be when in comes to material things…including money.
Charles reminds us to “Watch your thought when you are handling money, because your money is attached through your mind to your one source of all substance and all money. When you think of your money, which is visible, as something directly attached to an invisible source that is giving or withholding according to your thought, you have the key to all riches and the reason for all lack.”
The Bible tells us in I Timothy 6:10: “The LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” Not money. The problem is our attitude about money. SO be grateful when you pay you bills that the source of exchange is available for you.
And we are reminded that evil is just the concealment of good.
Think about that for a second before we move on… evil is just the concealment of good.
Money supports many good and wonderful things…this ministry for example, and all the outreach we do to this community and to the larger Unity community.
And if you think for a minute, I am betting you can think of several, if not many, things that you do for good with your abundance. Just in this community alone, we have people bringing things to share for Fellowship. You all have gifts that you share and that is abundance.
And I am sure you can list many things that you are doing with your abundance outside of Unity too.
Money is a medium of exchange for some of the products we need to survive, but also it is used for supplies that we then turn into products that we share with others…whether is cookies for Fellowship or passing along socks and mittens for the homeless.
This is abundance flowing through you via cookies and socks!
“When you really have faith in God, when you really believe that God is your supply, your security, your help in every need then you will do the wise and discerning thing about your job, your possessions, your investments – but you will think of them only as channels through which your good comes…”
Prosperity is an outer expression of our Christ consciousness. Abundance appears in many forms including health, peace, relationships, and financial stability.
We are being asked to build up a prosperity consciousness, understanding that God is our source of all our supply that flows through many means of exchange, through ideas, but from our inner source of awareness. We must be open to receive, and we must ask!
“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” ~ Matthew 7:7-8
We’ve mentioned this before, to be willing to receive, to be open to receive, we must be doing our work. Jesus tells us to “Judge not according to appearances but judge righteous judgment.” This means to see people as they can be, not as they are.
And if we are preparing to be able to continue living a good life, we need to ‘be what we can be.’ Are you? Are you being who you are capable of being?
Here’s a great affirmation that we all can use when meeting a person or doing a transaction: I am established in spiritual unity with God and with all people – I express the divinity in me, and I salute the divinity in everyone I meet.”
And by using this affirmation, we are affirming that we serve one Master…God, by any name.
We cannot have a divided house. If we make a god out of our maternal interests – work, investments, possessions-we become a slave to them. All money, all creative work, all wealth become the objectification of divine ideas. They are all channels through which our good comes, not gods to be worshiped.
Remember; wisdom will dictate an orderly handling of our financial affairs, but faith will keep us free from worry and fear.
Success cannot be measures by what we have amassed; only by the level of consciousness we have achieved.
Can you recall the Lesson on the 10 Commandments and “Thou shall not steal”? The item in question that we may be lusting after cannot belong to us if we have not done our work to bring our energy and consciousness up to that energy. Whatever it is….it’s not ours if it’s not in our hands…we are not ready for it.
The good news is, every day gives us a new experience in growth and potentiality…not as a journey from one point to another, but a life eternal, an ongoing process of growth and enlightenment.
“…Seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Mat 6:33)
In Divine Mind, we are perfect, whole beyond sickness, intelligent beyond our imperfection, the Kingdom of Heaven within us is health, wealth, harmony and peace are constant and always ‘sufficient unto today’
Our ’Great Abundance’ is here for us, available to any and all as we place the God of our understanding first and let the guidance flow to and through us as we move through our Journey.
And as far as I am concerned, that is a GREAT BLESSING.