Employment/jobs, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

Finding self-worth

It can be hard to be in a job where you feel your tasks are remedial, when you wonder if your contributions are meaningful and feel that you are in a job hierarchy. The fact is our value and identity is always in God. God has created each on of us perfectly, full of poise, grace, assurance of God, good. We can never be diseased, hurt, belittled, insignificant, too important and not important enough. God sees us as secure in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you

Wow. Before you ever came to know this planet, God knew you AND you knew Him. God knows you, loves you, maintains you, sustains you.

the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]

Where does your true worth and value come from? It comes from seeing and knowing who you really are as a child of an infinite God.

Sometimes the most meaningful opportunities in life pay the least or not at all. So, what is a way that we can know our efforts are really valuable?

By following Christ Jesus’ example. Looking for some words that you can say to lift someone up; giving a smile; seeing the best in someone.

Happiness consists in being and in doing good; only what God gives, and what we give ourselves and others through His tenure, confers happiness: conscious worth satisfies the hungry heart, and nothing else can.

You have the gift of seeing the face of God in each person you meet. By radiating the spiritual qualities you inherently have, such as grace, poise, beauty, wisdom, foresight, trustworthiness, patience, honesty you will make a difference.

Not only will expressing God’s qualities glorify God, it will bless you enabling you to feel your oneness with Christ, Truth.

let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Wherever you are, in whatever you do, be a force for good by glorifying God.

Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
Luke 17:21 AMPC
Mary Baker Eddy, Message to The Mother Church from 1902 , p. 17:22-25
Matthew 5:16 NLT

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Employment/jobs, Life, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

Spiritual intuition guides financial choices

Spiritual intuition can guide our financial choices whether it’s buying a gift, gas, groceries or a house. The same Principle applies in all transactions big or small.

When I go shopping I like to listen to the “still, small voice” of inspiration which guides me. God never guides us to waste, be stingy or be hasty. There is only perfection and generosity in infinite Principle.

Here’s one small example: I was buying a couple of books for my son for an upcoming road trip. I really wanted to buy the board book “Corduroy” because we both love reading it from the library. But my spiritual intuition told me not to. I trusted that guidance even though I didn’t understand why I shouldn’t buy it.

Well we went to visit my dad’s house on this road trip and he asked me to look through some old boxes of mine. In one of the boxes I found my old copy of the book “Corduroy” from my childhood. We were both surprised and happy, and we got to enjoy reading the book for the remainder of the trip. I was grateful that I was guided not to purchase this book a few weeks prior.

I’ve had the same Principle guide me when buying houses, cars, changing jobs and moving across country. It doesn’t matter what the value is — $1 or $100,000 — the same wisdom and guidance is always there.

As we practice being willing to listen and obey this divine intuition, we can respond more quickly and consistently to these divine thoughts. Not to mention that it’s fun getting to listen to God and feel our connection to the divine Principle everyday.

Happy holidays!

Current events & community, Future/stability/security, Guest blogs/reposts, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances

Reblog: The Great Equalizer

This is a great blog post from CSMonitor.com to counteract those temptations which say we don’t have enough, or that we will be happy when we have more…

The Great Equalizer

By Kaye Cover  

To meet the housing shortage in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently suggested building thousands of compact (250-300 square feet) apartments. This proposition may lead people to ponder, “Could I be happy living in such a small space?” or perhaps, “How could anyone be happy living in such tight quarters in today’s world?” After all, where would everything fit?

At present, while many boomers are downsizing and dreading the loss of space in which to keep treasured collectibles, other segments of society are anxiously trying to upgrade their lifestyle. With retail ads blitzing us from all sides, we might wonder how much “stuff” is required for proof of success and a satisfying life. Can we ever possess enough?

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Current events & community, Employment/jobs, Future/stability/security, Health/wellness, Identity/healing the past, Life, Love/relationships, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances, Women

Man is not the creator.

When we think man is a creator, we think that man is responsible for creating health; he or she must have perfect genetics to make up the perfect child.  Man has to maintain and sustain himself through a job, money, right connections, exercise, healthy eating, and at the same time try to fulfill his own hopes and dreams.

This is a lot of stress on man.  And it has side-effects such as stubbornness, human will, manipulation, deceit, as well as selfishness, competition, and fear.

Fortunately, this picture is not accurate.

Spirit, God created man, perfect in His own image and likeness.  Man has all the qualities and characteristics to do and achieve that which he needs.  They are including in his being.  All of his hopes and aspirations are given to him by God and therefore fulfilled and satisfied through Him.  God blesses his children with beautiful relationships that are loving, kind, and caring.  God supplies all of man’s needs and wants because man’s purpose is to glorify and express God (Life, Truth, Love).  Man’s sufficiency comes from God.

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”[i]

All beauty, fruitfulness and plenty come from God and are the attributes of His government.  There is no lack or limitation to the infinite, supreme, all good, God.

“And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.”[ii]

When we are conscious of this Truth, we are governed by divine Mind.  We hear God’s direction and are one with God’s thoughts, which are always good, lovely, assuring angel messages.  We are governed obediently, following and yielding to the divine will, which includes and blesses all with infinite intelligence.

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”[iii]

So we can be reassured and rest in God’s love.  We can yield to this spiritual sense of things, which is telling us this truth each moment, uplifting and blessing us.

And we can make more space for God, Spirit, in our lives.  God, good, is already governing and controlling things.  Our duty is to be conscious and aware of this.  This takes daily prayer to quiet the limited human sense of things for the spiritual and true sense of what God sees and knows.  As we yield to this we will be governed by divine Mind and we will experience the fruits of this government in our lives.  This includes more consistent health, a greater sense of energy and purpose, better family relationships, a more stable structure, and abundant supply that comes with ease.

Spirit, which is infinite intelligence, governs all things perfectly and It’s reign is here and now.  Let’s yield to this in our thought and feel the blessings that are included for all mankind.

For more helpful ideas visit www.christianscience.com or read “Science and Health” by Mary Baker Eddy.


[i] The Holy Bible, King James Version, II Cor. 3:5

[ii] The Holy Bible, King James Version, Deut. 28:11

[iii] The Holy Bible, King James Version, Psalms 100:3

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Supply

I read an interesting article which really helped me to understand that supply is spiritual and is actually a law and natural part of being.  It’s called Supply as Spiritual Reflection.

The most important thing for me to realize is that supply doesn’t come from a job, it actually comes from God.  A job is just a manifestation of supply, or God taking care of us. But the source is always the same – God.  When I realized that, supply was able to come into my experience in a number of ways that I wouldn’t have expected or perhaps even recognized or been truly grateful for.  Friends, church members, and family members have naturally given us food, sporting goods, clothing, books, furniture of their own accord.

Realizing that supply is so much broader than a paycheck has really helped me to see the fullness of supply and all the ways that supply is present.  Perhaps it is the supply of ideas for an assignment or creativity in your business or artwork or ideas and inspiration if you’re looking for spiritual healing.

Supply is a natural and normal part of our being and existence and because God is it’s source, there can’t be any lack since God is infinite, unlimited, endless good.  Also since God doesn’t know time, God doesn’t see supply here today and gone tomorrow.  It is ever the same constant and consistent.

Another idea the article talks about is that it’s not my supply or your supply, it’s simply supply.  Just like it’s not my sun or your sun, it’s the sun.  We all have the same supply, and therefore the same access to supply.  Supply is based on our reflection of God.  Man is more than the recipient of good, man is the expression of good.  So if we go out with the motive and mindset of expressing God, divine Mind, Soul, Love, we never have to fear any lack.  We will have all that we need.

Supply is as normal and natural as the leaves changing in the Fall.  Instead of dreading paying for things, we can realize that trading money for a service or a product is simply the expression of gratitude.  And we can rejoice in giving gratitude as well as joyfully accepting when people see our value and give gratitude to us.

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What is the Scientific meaning of salvation?

I was reading the weekly Bible lesson this morning (which is comprised of citations from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures) and it talks about “denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:12).

I began thinking about how the Christ (the activity of God) “saves” us from sin.

I think popular theology says we are “saved” from sin so that we don’t go to hell afterwards and have eternal life.

However, Scientific understanding realizes “sin” (or ‘missing the mark’ as the Latin implies) to be a kind of cloud that covers up God’s light, grace, and love.

So this “salvation” from sin, is actually saving us right now in this present moment.  Sin results from the belief that we are separated from God, good, divine Love.  But we are not and never have been separated with that Love.  We are at one with God, divine Love, right now.

When we live in accord with God’s spiritual nature we are open and receptive to more light, more opportunity and God’s blessings.  We are magnifying good, which is another term for God, and therefore we experience more good in our lives.  We are able to have better, more enriched relationships; confidence in knowing God is supplying all of our home, financial, and job-related needs; and a greater sense of peace along with loving our neighbor & communities better.

So this salvation isn’t meant to deprive us of all the joys of material living now so we can have eternal bliss after.  It is realizing, since God is Spirit, to live in accord with Spirit, to be at-one with Spirit, is where true goodness, peace, and, therefore, happiness comes from.  This is realizing eternal life now – the seamlessness and continuity of life, being, and existence right now.