Employment/jobs, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

A simple sharing 

We all have much to share and give. We each are special to our Father Mother God, who is loving and embracing us always.

How do we use these gifts and talents? Knowing that we can not be deprived of an opportunity to give is a good starting place. Infinite Mind, the Mind that is within us and speaking to us, is awakening us to ways to shine; awakening us to our divine inheritance that enables us to give and shine.

What about when it seems like we have too much that we need to receive to be able to think about giving? The hypnotic thoughts of lack prevent us from seeing that we have what we need each moment. We don’t need to be afraid and imagine a future where we run out. 

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.*

As we realize and acknowledge that we can not be separated from divine Life, Truth and Love we will be sustained.  We can’t stay captivated by lack and fear. 

Giving can not deplete us. We all have the divine privilege to give and to experince the joy and satisfaction that comes from sharing our God-given talents with the world. 

What are some ways we can give right where we are? Praying for our neighbors around the world, being supportive to friends, holding a door open, giving a smile and a hug. Expressing gratitude and joy makes us feel the divine richness that it ours and brings positive changes.

So, go ahead and give! It will brighten your (and someone else’s) day!
YOU ARE LOVED. CHERISHED. VALUED. VALUABLE.  

*Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 

 

Current events & community, Employment/jobs, Identity/healing the past, Life, Love/relationships

Overcoming personality 

I’m trying to be alert to the need not to glorify or belittle someone else’s personality. Sure there are some people that we get along with more than others, but looking deeply to see the spiritual nature — the God bestowed nature that includes an inexhaustible list of spiritual qualities — is helping me perceive divine reality. The actual spiritual substance that is underlying being. 

For instance, if someone is sick, I can see that person spiritually as whole, poised, receptive, loving, at one with God and including all right ideas from God, while tending to their human need with compassion and humility. 

Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.*

This spiritual perspective heals.  

This can be helpful in an office setting as well. That horrible boss is actually God’s spiritual, valuable, loved and loving child. He or she is the embodiment of light. Discerning even one good thing, one quality such as compassion toward their family or honesty with their colleagues, can heal the situation because it melts the suggestions of evil that say that all is material and limited. 

This is absolutely helpful in looking at political leaders. That great act didn’t come from that particular person; it came from God giving the right idea — expressing Himself — to the people so that it would be a blessing to the community. 

Giving the credit to God helps me realize everyone’s innate Christly nature and capacity to be receptive to the ideas and messages coming to them from God. I can recognize that we all have the power to listen to God and that we don’t have to fear because it is our Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32). 

All of us can recognize the Kingdom within (Luke 17:21) and work together effectively to see that.
Let’s rejoice!

Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 477 

Employment/jobs, Mental health/wellness, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

We are immeasurable goodness expressed!

Humans love to measure things.

dawn-190055_960_720We measure our bodies. We measure our income. We measure our life expectancy.

Are there things that we can’t measure? Yes, and the most meaningful is infinite Spirit.

Spirit is the source of your identity. The real you. And you can not be measured!

You are infinite just like your Father-Mother Creator. You are incorporeal just like your Father-Mother God. You are at one with Her Being, and you reflect everything that She is!

How’s that for a measurement? It’s infinite!

Sometimes we get fooled into thinking that the things we do make us valuable. But our identity is already created in the image and likeness of God, and that’s priceless! So, next time you get trapped into thinking how many Facebook likes you get determines your value; or how much money you make; or how many years you’ve been on this planet — none of these give you real value. We all have the same value and it’s immeasurable!

Current events & community, Employment/jobs

He provides everything we need

We’ve all been there. I want this or I want that. The relentless wants and woes that come with humans.

How can we resist the pull of materialism to feeling God’s perfect grace moving in us and providing everything we need?

bridge-896027_960_720I’ve had times when I KNOW God is leading and guiding me. I don’t doubt it because I know with every fiber of my being that it is right — that Love is leading me. And it works out great, so much better than I could have planned.

Perfect peace. Assurance. Divine love and care. That’s what God’s leading feels like.

So, how do we feel that? How do we attain a recognition of the divine presence and direction on a more consistent basis?

We can start by understanding God has already created perfection. We aren’t mini creators doing His work for Him.

His work is done, and we have only to avail ourselves of God’s rule in order to receive His blessing…
heart-947440_960_720Avail ourselves of God’s rule — God’s law of harmonious action guiding and governing everyone’s lives. The impartial love of God for ALL!

Only one law, one rule: God’s law of infinite supply, abundance, happiness, love and joy for everyone, everywhere. No one is outside of it.

As we see that God’s infinite love and goodness is there for all humanity (Jesus’ parables remind us that we are all neighbors) we see that it is present for us, too, and we can then claim it and experience it.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

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Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 3:9
Matthew 6:33 NLT

Employment/jobs

We can never lose the ability…

We can never lose the ability to glorify God.

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We all feel the desire to be valuable and useful — to feel that our life is needed and making a positive difference.

Is it really possible to feel that in any job? In every place we live? How do we sustain a sense of purpose all the time?

He [God] has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our careers. He is near to them who adore Him.

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Every moment, with every thought, is the opportunity to know and glorify God.

God is infinite! God is not more present in one place than another. We are as one with God right here, right now, as we ever can be.

Are you looking for a change in circumstances? Look to God for a change in thought!

A new outlook, a new understanding of God, can refresh, motivate and sustain a higher sense of purpose.

The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

You are the living witness to God. God’s Spirit is living in you, moving in you. You have the right to be fearless and care-free.

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Cultivate a sense of awe — an awe-inspiring awareness — of how God is loving and caring for you today.

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1 Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 3
2 Job 33:4 NIV
3 Isaiah 60:1 ESV

Employment/jobs

God-centered employment

I have a gratitude journal app which sends me notifications with prompts for jotting things down.

write-593333_960_720Today’s topic is about finding meaning in work. It asks:

How does your work help other people?
What unique skills and strengths can you use in your work?

I love the reminder to value our work. It helps me appreciate our uniqueness — that we are individual manifestations of God expressing Him in special and unique ways.

I like to think that we are always employed because EVERY moment God is utilizing us to express His goodness and love. Every moment we are needed and valued. This helps me be motivated and brings inspiration to my work and daily activities.

. . . let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.1

So if you’re looking for employment or simply looking for freshness in your current job, start with an absolute love for God. Loving God, getting really grounded in a deep love for Him/Her, gives us lasting satisfaction and the ability to express Him. Then our work will simply be utilizing the qualities that He has given us such as poise, understanding, compassion, intelligence, joy, and humor to help others.

True prayer is not asking God for love . . . Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us.2
In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all . . . 3

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1 Matthew 5:16 NIV

2 Mary Baker Eddy, No and Yes, p. 39:17-19

3 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 206:16-17

Employment/jobs, Future/stability/security, Life, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

Guidance and motivation

How do you really know when God is guiding you?

God’s guidance ALWAYS includes a sense of peace and never a sense of limitation or fear. In fact, we should NEVER let fear motivate us even if society is saying that we need to.

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Truth and Love can be and are the real motivating powers in man.1

Divine guidance is speaking to you and motivating you to act and think rightly — the highest, spiritual way — in every situation.

Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage . . .2

Sometimes we may feel we lack something —  a career, a home, happiness, a family — but thinking that is focused on what is lacking is never from God.
Don’t compare! It may be tempting to look around and see what others have, but we can rejoice for them — rejoice in all the diverse ways that God is expressed in your colleagues and friends. Comparison will never let us feel abundance.
God is infinite so Her qualities are magnified in infinite ways. God is expressed in unique ways in each of us. Comparing will limit our ability to hear the “gentle whisper” of God telling us what is right and needed for you.3

I have found 3 helpful resources in thinking about listening, motivation and guidance.

Guided by God
How can I learn to trust God more and hear His voice more clearly?
A Voice Within (available in the January 18 & 25 Christian Science Sentinel at your local Christian Science Reading Room; not online yet).
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1Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 490

2Mary Baker Eddy, Pulpit and Press, p. 3

3Kings 19:12 New Living Translation