We are all ONE.
In the Midst of This
We affirm this without thinking. Recent events and the very interesting conditions of our world environment have challenged us to walk the talk of all of our principles! And to discover the shadows in our consciousness; the fears and doubts of our humanity and ego mind; the power we have to choose our thoughts; and the healing power of love.
There is only One Power and One Presence active in my life and in the Universe, God the good, omnipotence. Notice the one power is not a virus. Or a stock market. Or even toilet paper. The One Power is a divine energy we may have many names for and yet it is still one!
There is that of the divine in each of us, uniting us as one, the Christ of our being. This says nothing about holding hands; or seeing where we live to see if we are divine. It is the same divinity in China and Italy and Nigeria and Australia and Columbia and Pennsylvania. There are no boundaries that separate us and no distance our connection cannot go beyond.
Affirmative prayer works to change us as we change the world. As fear creeps into our mind we deny false ideas power and move our attention to affirming the truth. It is time for prayer and prayers that claim the good already available, rather than begging for something outside us to fill a hole within us.
Our thoughts and attitudes are choices we make and our thoughts have the power to shape our experience. Certainly it's human to move to fear when the world is experiencing traumatic conditions. We are sad about losses. We are upset when routines change without warning and we can find no certainty in our environment. And then what? Once we take a breath and notice all these thoughts and feelings, what is our choice? Are we able to move into that place of choosing a response rather than reacting to outer conditions? Can we choose to be a peaceful presence in the chaos? Can we choose love when fear is looming large? Can we be generous when lack makes its appearance? As we choose, we learn a new way of oneness that is deeper and more profound than what we have known before.
Finally we live the truth we know. My favorite saying right now is "Trust God and tie up your horse." Washing your hands does not mean you don't have faith in divine life within you. Staying home and out of groups is not a betrayal of believing in our oneness. If our principles are PRACTICAL, then we don't have to choose between spirituality and science. We embrace our divinity and look for guidance for our humanity. Still, "seek first the kingdom of God". Continue to put God first in our thoughts and then act in alignment.
God, the divine allness of the isness, is in the midst of us, these conditions and the path unfolding. Be kind. Stay centered. Be well. Reverend Joy