Being awake to God’s goodness and love

It can be hard to keep awake mentally and spiritually with so many technological and other distractions. Even though Christ Jesus lived so many years ago, he gave us practical wisdom to deal with these distractions. He said,

“what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”*

Watch our thinking. Be mindful. Be proactive in thought. Watch what is going and coming from our consciousness. Much of our spiritual practice consists of being watchful of our thought: what am I focusing on? Is this really helping me progress? How is my relationship with God? How am I thinking about my fellow humans? Is this promotive of my spiritual identity? What am I believing truly has power in the world?

Being watchful and aware of our consciousness is a great practice to cultivate. Better health, more harmonious relationships, and greater opportunities come from being alert. They stem from our oneness with God and are inherent in our relationship with God.

God’s will for us is freedom, harmony, and joy. We can experience these as we draw closer to God and become more aware of God. This is a daily practice — moment by moment. We can always be checking in — am I focused on divine Truth, Life, and Love right now? How can I be a healing presence in this moment? Can I magnify the good? As we are more mindful of our own thoughts, we inevitably bring healing and bless those around us. We will uplift the atmosphere at the office, we will bring healing to our family relationships, we will comfort and strengthen ourselves and others.

When his students asked Jesus what some of the essential ingredients were to healing, he replied “prayer and fasting”. (Matthew 17:21) Fasting doesn’t have to be only about food. The definition of fasting can be expanded to include anything that would detract our attention from Spirit; anything that would take our focus off good. This could mean depriving ourselves from being news junkies and tuning in to what God is saying; or depriving ourselves of selfishness and being more generous; it could mean depriving ourselves of worry and doubt by focusing more on faith and trust. We can fast from materialism and anything that would try to captivate our attention — anything that doesn’t allow our thought to move forward towards progress, health, and healing. This type of fasting doesn’t deprive us of anything. Rather it allows us to “feast” on God! It keeps us so focused on God, that we become better, more satisfied, healthier, and happier.

Spiritual author and teacher, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote to a student,

“Keep awake by loving more.”**

Loving God primarily, and loving our neighbor as ourselves, keeps us awake to God’s presence. It keeps us tuned in to God, to be aware of all that God, good, is saying to us. God’s guidance and love are like radio waves filling the atmosphere — we just need to tune in to hear exactly the right message. Being awake to Spirit, enables us to see and know who we really are, helps us feel the love and peace of God’s presence, and inspires us with right activities that bless and heal the world.

So, we don’t have to blend in with the crowd — doing what others do and thinking what others think. We have power and authority over our life and consciousness. We can take our thinking into our own hands and feel the peace, love, and assurance coming straight to us from the Divine. We know that God’s will for us is only peace, only goodness, only love, courage, and strength. And we can bring these into our experience by keeping them close in our thought.

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

*Matthew 13:37
**We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Vol II, p. 117
***Pulpit and Press, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 3
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Maintain peace, health, and poise

Where do you live? Safe in the consciousness of Love in the “secret place of the Most High”. (Psalm 91:1)

No error, disease, hypnotic news feed, can touch or hinder your divine being. Every aspect of you is embraced in Divine Love. Love knows no seperation from you.

Love maintains your health and wellbeing infinitely. Love loves to delight in you! Just like a Mother and her child, Love, God, is nurturing you, sustaining you, giving you mental poise and balance. Feeding you with the Truth of your being. You know who you are. A child of light!

This means that wherever you go, no doubt, stress, or fear can touch you. You rest safely in the arms of Love. You know that!

Remember you are loved!

Dwell in the consciousness of God’s love

We all want to have a consciousness that is safe, at peace, and free from distractions and disturbances. We can have this! We can cultivate this. We can have a safe, mental space that is free to be at peace, to walk securely with God, divine Love, and to know our unchangeable oneness with God.

This consciousness is spiritual. It’s Source is God. We have this Mind because we are at one with God right now.

For in him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28 

This Source is the only true Consciousness. A limited consciousness that is upset, fatigued, careless, etc. doesn’t belong to us. The one true Consciousness is totally at peace because it is the one Ego, the great I AM. We can be at one with this Consciousness now, and, in reality, we always are. We feel this oneness by opening up our minds to hearing what God, good, is saying right now. Messages of peace and comfort; messages saying I love you, you are my “beloved son/daughter in whom I am well pleased”.

God is constantly pouring in these messages of peace and love, which counteract stress, anxiety, and lift us up from whatever situation we may be going through.

Take moments each day to feel the power and comfort of divine Love, your one true Consciousness, in whom you live, move and have your being. Divine Love wants to hold you up, wants to be revealed to you, and wants to “bear you up on eagle’s wings”.

Dwell in the consciousness of this eternal hug and know your Father-Mother God is embracing you right now.

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