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!