Recently, in my prayers, I ask “What would make me feel better?”
There are many ways to pray but this is an interesting idea that has come to me.
When I respond to the question “what would make me feel better”, the answer is generally spiritual things.
For instance, if you’re having relationship troubles, you might think, “what would make me feel better”, and the answer may be: companionship, a more harmonious relationship, feeling loved, or more patience and affection. The wonderful thing is that all of these are attained spiritually. They are inherent in our relationship with God. Which means they are already present within us.
The Bible says, “For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;” (KJV Isa. 54:5) So really it is God, our Best Friend, Husband, Redeemer, who is supporting us, never leaves us and always sees the best in us.
St. John says that God is Love itself. (John 4:8) This implies that God is the one and only Source.
And elsewhere in the Bible it says, “…in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). So can we ever be separated from Love or outside the realm of it?
“…Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God” (Rom 8:35).
So where does this feeling of loss or a lack of love come from? The carnal mind, which Paul says is hostile or resistant to God.
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law – indeed it cannot…” (NRSV Rom 8:5-8)
We discover this “mind” is an enemy to us – to our happiness and health. Our inherent spiritual nature is childlike, innocent, free, totally fulfilled and content each moment. Spirit supplies all that It’s offspring needs, and this reflection has to be as satisfied and complete as the Source is.
So let’s put away any sense of lack, loss, confusion or impatience with the help of the law of Love, the nature of Spirit, which says that all is happy and complete and free today.