It could be said that the greatest knowledge in life is to know who God is and who you are as God’s image and likeness.
To know that God is your Father-Mother and created you and always loves you is powerful, comforting, and reassuring. Then to know that you are made in the image and likeness of Spirit — of divine Life and Love — and are therefore spiritual, beautiful, whole, complete, eternal, flawless, happy, and valuable is a perfect foundation and lens to look through.
…man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry…Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father…–Mary Baker Eddy
When this is the starting point of our life and the basis for our prayers, we bring our consciousness in accord with God, divine Life. You could say it’s not enough to be free — you have to know that you are free! In the same way, we could say it’s not enough to be spiritual we have to know and understand that we are spiritual here and now. We can awaken to know who we are as spiritual beings. This enables us to live lives of happiness, joy, peace, poise, and productivity. Prayer — contemplating the spiritual nature of being and communing with infinite Spirit — revitalizes and opens our thought to the spiritual nature of reality.
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. I Corinthians 2:12
We can align ourselves with the power and presence of God through our prayers, meditations, and contemplation. By recognizing the infinite nature of divine Life and Love, we can feel the presence of divine Love, glimpse the nature of divine light, and let go of a limited and darkened consciousness. When we gain the inspired consciousness of God’s allness and goodness, and we understanding the divine power, then we no longer fear and healing happens. Health is improved, limitations fall away, funds are available, peace and harmony are restored. We are standing on “holy ground” in a mental and spiritual awareness of peace, health, fearlessness, joy, and harmony.
This spiritualization of thought is described in a sweet hymn “From sense to Soul”:
The way leads upward and its goal draws nearer, / Thought soars enraptured, fetterless and free; / The vision infinite to me grows clearer, / I touch the fringes of eternity.–Violet Hay
Take moments to cultivate an awareness of God’s presence and grace. It’s the best gift you can give yourself and the world.