Welcome to Flight #2021. We are now prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose altitude due pressure during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can then assist other passengers. There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain (GOD) has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS.
Willingness, intention, claiming your power as divine truth, and embracing the possibility that what you are praying for/ aligning to is real and can come into manifestation..
From my understanding, thus far, there are three directions to go in as we begin to change our focus and our purpose beyond our identification with the peronaslity self. Old thougts, patterns of behavior, and those people, places, and things we have given our power away to, we can look at all of these, and instead of trying to get rid of them, open ourselves up to the discernment of whether they need to be transformed, healed or let go of— or some combination of those three.
An essential piece are today's lesson is coming to the realization that there are some thoughts, reactions, patterns of thought and behavior, become so ingrown that we have become so identified with, they have almost become like solid matter that might require some effort in order to be able to heal, transform or release. This is not a judgment, simply a realization. There are some aspects of our life, aspects of negativity or low vibration that we have become so used to buying into that we don't even realize they are draining us of energy.
Not only that, but because they've been around for so long and seem to have become an intricate part of our identity that it seems as if it is almost impossible to change them.
Here is a truth and a trap we can become caught up in so often: we try to change that which we do not like in our personality self by using our personality self! All that does is to produce more pain, confusion, self judgement and other forms of negativity. Transformation, healing and release happen through aligning ourselves to the divine power within, not our ego consciousness.
“The manifestations you see, each and every one of you, that are not in accord with love and were born in fear, or a desire to control, must be met in an awareness of your own divine worth. ”
Just a simple example of what we explored this morning: asking ourselves simple questions, “Does it open my heart or does it close my heart; Does it raise my vibration or lower it?” You already know that if you discover you are in closed heart mode or in lower vibration, that is not changed by brute force. It is only when we release it to the power within ourselves that the energy of transformation occurs. In fact, there is no force at all except for surrendering to the transformational power within. I repeat this again, as a reminder to myself.
In reading over today's lesson, I recalled that marvellous passage from The Book of Proverbs, “As a man/woman thinketh in his/her heart so he/she is.” The way I believe it was Henry Ford put it is “If you think you can or think you can't, you're right.”
What you see before you, you are in accord with. What you know to be true, you claim to be true and you interact with as true. What you say cannot be moved will not be moved.”
Now we don't change nor can we change the essence of Who We Are by a thought, but our thoughts about Who We Are identify how much or how little I am aligned to my Divine truth.
It was pointed out this morning that the situation we all find ourselves in with the pandemic and all else that might be going on— all of these situations, reactions and responses are things that we can learn from. There are lessons to be taught/learned here. It's not just about returning to ‘normalcy,’ whatever that means. That would be like ignoring this whole past year or so, and all the lessons that are being offered to each one of us to learn within grow with.
Essential with all of this is to realize, no matter what the externals might look like in either situation or appearance, that everything we do, say, touch, feel, respond to affects every other being— always. Like throwing a stone into a pool, the ripples will affect every molecule of water in that pool, not just where the stone originally splashed. So it is true for each one of us.
A simple lesson that I have become aware of in helping to lead these Sunday morning classes and some other Zoom Gatherings that I host, is that we are all connected to one another and present one another in a way that is different and goes beyond our five senses. Now, I'm not denying that I miss your physical presence because I do, but I also realize that what we are learning is how to become aware of that deeper connection with one another when we are not or cannot experience one another's physical presence. Just that lesson by itself, if we can carry that with us into the future, can literally be a Saving Grace. Because I can no longer deny or ignore our connection with one another, and of course our connection with all beings.
“As you claim your authority as a manifestation of the Creator and you perceive the thing before you as it truly is, a creation of consciousness, you may change your mind, and consequently transform your relationship to this thing. If somebody tells you something cannot be healed, or cannot be transformed, or cannot be liberated, in fact, they are in idolatry.”
The way Bishop Sheen put it many years ago was that worried is another form of atheism. Try that one on for size.
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