A conversation with God

God is always speaking to us. Not that God is a chatterbox. But God’s angel messages and intuitions are ALWAYS guiding, guarding and loving us. We each have a unique relationship with a precious Creator.
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We are either turning away from this utterance, or we are listening to it and going up higher.

This conversation with God — this prayer that never ceases — blesses us and lifts us up.

God already knows everything that we need and is happily providing it. So we don’t need to worry about if He will or will not do that. But prayer does change us — it opens us up to hearing His messages of love, patience and healing; prayer even heals the body through thought — a spiritual consciousness which is then manifest on the body as perfection, health and wholeness.

Prayer also guides and protects; we have all heard of countless instances of God’s protecting love guiding humans when and when not to do or say something.

What about the perpetrators of violence? Terrorists? Yes, all are capable of hearing the “still, small voice” of Life, Truth and Love guiding and protecting everyone with a pure sense of love, a courage to do what is good, and a humble and meek spirit that is willing to listen and find peaceful solutions for all humanity.

God’s love is bigger than fear. God’s love is more present and more attractive than messages of hate, lack, bitterness, resentment and violence.

Each of us are the spiritual and pure children of God. These healthy, loving messages of God are pouring on us all the time! We have to tune out the “static” and tune in to God. Then we will see everyone as rightly governed by God — our natural, normal state of being.

Man is properly self-governed only when he is guided rightly and governed by his Maker, divine Truth and Love.

So let’s all tune in to the messages of Love that come from God and that lead us to a feeling of peace and reveal solutions.

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Quotes:
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 323:30-32
The Bible, 1 Kings 19:12
Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 106:7

What can we do better? Love more.

The United States has seen several mass shootings in the last few years in schools, universities, a movie theater and places full of innocent people.

The most recent shooting in Santa Barbara caused me to consider: what can we do better? What can our country do better?

The answer to me is: to see each other as the spiritual reflections of God.

We have all seen a reflection — it mirrors the original. So man (including all of us) is the mirror image of God, though not the original.

“All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power…As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God…God fashions all things, after His own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 516)

To me, this means that man reflects the beauty, grace and goodness of God. When we see our neighbor, our parents, and our children, we can see them in this light. Seeing their spiritual identity, we know that hatred, fear, sin, etc. are a counterfeit impression of who they really are.

So what can we do better? Love more. Love the way God loves by seeing His creation as we really are — made in His/Her “image and likeness”.

No one is excluded. No division. No separation.

St. Paul writes,

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39).

Nothing — no place, no person, no experience — can separate us from the Love of God or the love that we can express towards each other.

 

Response to tragic Connecticut shooting

When I heard about this tragic shooting,  I thought “what can we do to prevent this type of action in the future?” (this incident following just a few days after a mall shooting in Portland).

The answer I heard spiritually to my question was “to love one another.” Community members across the globe have the ability to love each individual in the community. This love defies space and time because it is divine Love, the love that is God, reflected. If this Love is expressed by each of us, it can be felt by each one in the community. No community member can seem “anonymous”, slip through the cracks and impelled to commit such an action when this universal love includes everyone.

“[K]eep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited.” (Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellany, p. 210)

This unselfish act of loving our neighbors and keeping our consciousness filled with good, benefits, uplifts and blesses our communities. It is the Christ-consciousness that perceives and responds to needs before they arise. It is each individual feeling loved, satisfied, content and fulfilled.

What an unselfish gift to give to one another this holiday season and beyond! As we keep our minds filled with Truth and Love and love one another, there will be no way for evil to enter and disrupt our communities and world.

Peace and blessings to you, your family and community.