Tapping the universe’s abundance is like feasting at a gourmet buffet: Parking one’s backside at a table expecting each course to be magically delivered is a setup for dashed expectations. To partake of the bounty, we have to get up and help ourselves.
Resistance is a sneaky devil. He creeps into the most ordinary circumstances parading as procrastination, indecision and rationalization. He keeps us stuck in the mire of unhealthy patterns.
Nestled in a secluded lush forested glen completely isolated from the sprawl and crowds of Cape Cod's high season, a pristine spring-fed pond -- think sandy-bottom lake not mucky green bog -- invites the few visitors who know of it to float aimlessly across its still, calming surface. My cousin calls it her own "little corner of heaven." She took me there last week, each of us outfitted with an inflatable pool chair.
Miracles don't just happen. They are not magic. We co-create them. Sometimes, we're able to see them forming and explain their appearance. Mostly though, the infinite power of the universe shaping the substance of our consciousness materializing in our day-to-day lives is beyond our comprehension.
In Unity we say this all the time: When we’re truly aligned with Spirit, our happiness cannot be compromised because we’re free from attachment to outer conditions. But how exactly do we live that principle?
Here's a spiritual exercise for demonstrating freedom in anticipation of next week's Fourth of July observance - specifically, the freedom we have to make choices that are in harmony with our divinity. Think of it as a game to help focus your power to choose the thoughts and feelings you hold, and the resulting actions you undertake.
Blocks can sometimes become so entrenched in consciousness that we're completely unaware of how severely our good is limited. Transformation requires an entirely different perspective, often coupled with a complete excavation of old ways. The good news: Once a shift is made, Spirit rushes to support the new consciousness in ways previously unforeseen and unimagined.
Unity People's Convention (this year in Detroit) is always action-packed: It's a week filled with conferences, tours, breakout sessions, workshops, speakers and concerts...all in support of realizing our shared vision to create a world that works for all. With all that high-energy activity, it' can be easy to forget that God is the source and power from which it all emerges.
Arriving in Kansas City at dusk for a week's work with ministerial students, I was greeted with a glorious sun setting in the west and a bright full moon rising in the east. On my right, vibrant hues of pink, orange and yellow shone. On my left, restful tones of blue lavender and white glowed. It was a spectacular display of day's end occurring simultaneously with night's beginning.