Unity is our natural state of being

This morning I was praying and awakening to a spiritual sense of unity.

Unity is the natural state to all of us. We are united by the very Source of our being.
So any sense, or temptation, of discord and division is an illusion.
These temptations or divisiveness can only scratch the surface. It can never touch the depth of being or change the spiritual reality of who we all are. I find great comfort in this and it helps me see clearly through these illusions.

Christ Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”¹

I thought this Beatitude meant to avoid conflict; we’ve all known or been one of those people who avoid conflict, or are more passive. But actually this Beatitude now means to me that even in the face of conflict we are seeing the real depth of being, the true spiritual reality or substance that comes from our Source, is not conflicted and is totally at peace. This change in consciousness is powerful. It reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jesus is attacked by an angry mob. Their intention is to push him over a cliff. The Bible says:

“All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.”²

Isn’t this true peace? Seeing anything that presents a lie of discord, anger, hatred is not true, is not from Deity and therefore has no power? Jesus didn’t react, and he didn’t allow this incident to corrupt his view of God’s spiritual image and likeness. He recognized it for what it was: the “carnal mind”.

“The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.”³

So today I am praying about the deep unity of being; the unity of all of us. And recognizing that there is no power which can divide or separate us from one another. 


¹NIV The Bible, Matthew 5:9
² NIV The Bible, Luke 4:28-30
³ NIV The Bible, Romans 8:7

“Emerge gently” in our spiritual journey


I have been cherishing an idea from the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures lately.


“Emerge gently from matter into Spirit.  Think not to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come naturally into Spirit through better health and morals and as the result of spiritual growth.” (p. 485)


To me this really illustrates and describes the journey I am partaking of.


In the past, I have tended to be a bit extreme.  I discover something new and I go for it all the way.  The same was when I re-discovered Christian Science.  I dove deeply into my study, spending several hours a day in prayer, meditation, and reading.  It strengthened me and changed my life.  But I realize I had more of a “destination” view of my spiritual journey and understanding.  The goal was to get there, to get somewhere.


What I cherish so much about the statement above is that we come into the spiritual sense of life naturally.   There can’t be any human will involved.  It is really a divine unfoldment each moment.  And our job is to be receptive, clear and willing to appreciate each spiritual opportunity throughout our day.  This might be in seeing someone’s spiritual identity in the face of conflicting or pushy personality; or seeing our true value and worth as a child or reflection of God; or knowing your and everyone’s God given exemption from a cold/flu, or any disease for that matter.


Any effort to attract does not come from God.  God is supplying us with all we need each moment.  When we try to attract something into our experience, we are thinking there is another source in addition to God.  But God is the only Source.  And because of this we can expect that we will have everything we need each moment, through our reflection of Him/Her.


God’s being is the only being and is full and complete.  God is the only doer and we reflect and express Him/Her.  The only one doing anything is God and therefore activity is perfect, good and right, and it blesses everyone.  We simply reflect the action of the divine.


Throughout our day we can feel inspired to begin an activity, to write someone or send a “thank you”, and we can also be guided in the right moment to stop or pause an activity.  Each moment of our day is orchestrated by the divine; we are part of the divine symphony, each component playing and holding at just the right moment.


We lose all sense of time when we think this way.  Time no longer outlines, defines or limits us.  God is conscious of being as a circle, not a linear timeline; of eternity and not mortal measurements.  We can live in eternity here and now.  Time doesn’t have to be anything more than a method in society to help us see order.  It does not have to govern or determine our lives.


Step out of time, and step into the eternal, infinite direction of divine Mind.  Soul/Life/Love is leading and guiding us each moment in absolute harmony and usefulness.


Happy New Year!


Original Good

I listened to a great audio chat on spirituality.com Tuesday  (“What is True Manhood?” by David Stevens, CSB) that referred to the Adam and Eve story as the story of original good.

I love this idea because it shows the inherent goodness of man and woman.  Man and woman were created good, in God’s own image and likeness.  To me, the story of Adam and Eve describes the nature of the serpent – that which tries to entice our thought into believing we aren’t the spiritual, beloved children of God.  It might say that God isn’t our creator, so therefore God isn’t going to take care of us.

What a lie is this.  The entire burden of thinking we have to care for ourselves can be lifted off when we realize that God is our divine, loving parent, our Father-Mother.  It is God’s job to supply us with all that we need – to eat, to be clothed, to express our purpose, and even the proper functioning of our bodies.  And God does do this.

Mary Baker Eddy, a Christian healer and teacher (1821-1910), wrote, “Is civilization only a higher form of idolatry, that man should bow down to a flesh-brush, to flannels, to baths, diet, exercise, and air?”[i]

Jesus said, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”[ii]

This points us to God, the source of all goodness.  We are each the beloved child of God.  And abundant goodness, harmony, happiness, purpose and health are the rights of our being and existence.  And there isn’t a being or existence that doesn’t include these attributes, since God is the one and only creator.

All the good that God includes, we include, too, as His reflection.  We have this spiritually, within our relationship, our oneness to God.  When we try to obtain these things materially, we discover they aren’t lasting and are fleeting.

Keeping our eye on God, we cannot be enticed by the serpent (or suggestions in our consciousness).  We find original good and only good to be all there is and all that we can experience.

[i] Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 174

[ii] Holy Bible, King James Version, Matthew 6:31