God

In Tune With Change!

In Tune With Change!

You can be in tune with change, dear friend, for there is a divine plan of good at work within change! No matter what you are facing in life, remind yourself: I am in harmony with life and in tune with change.

Begin to give yourself credit for having already moved through many changes. Remind yourself that you've already overcome many obstacles in your life and found the stamina, strength, and ability you've needed. You've learned to let go when you thought you couldn't. You’ve found that there are those who are ready to support and love you. You've continued to increase your faith. You've already been through thousands of changes and—whether you are aware of it or not—you've been enriched and blessed.

Gratitude in Action

Jesus taught us to look beyond what our five senses tell us to the realm of Spirit, or the invisible, and to give thanks for what we know is present even though we might not be able to see it. Blessing something with the power to confer goodness is another way of saying “thank you” in advance.

Muppet Theology

One of my favorite Muppet jokes goes something like this: 

“So let me get this straight, Bert: You say that God is above us, in the clouds, looking down on us?”

“That’s right, Ernie.”

“Funny, Bert. I always thought God was below us with his hand up our shirts.”

Two things I love about the wisdom of the Muppets: First, their philosophy is eternal. It was here long before Jim Henson, and it will be here long after the Muppets retire. The second reason I think the Muppets are necessary for life’s learning is because they remind me there is hope. Hope for the spiritual realities we yearn for in life, regardless of one’s faith philosophy or tradition.

EGO = Edging God Out

A provocative question has arisen about the law of attraction and the idea that our thoughts and feelings create our experience: If we believe that we create our own reality, where is God?

How presumptuous, some might say, to imply that we are in charge! Isn't that just running rampant with our egos, thinking we can control everything, when in fact we should be seeking God's will? Who are we to see ourselves as creators of our own experience? Shouldn't we turn to God for guidance rather than ourselves?

The Simple Life, Part I

There is much to learn in life, but it is best to learn how to live. When we are young, we have little doubt that life holds great promise. We have things to accomplish, places to visit, and people to love. However, it is the rare young person who puts these compelling issues in perspective. For most of us, the importance of spiritual principles and a relationship with God is a realization that occurs much later in life. By this time, we may be somewhat bruised by our experiences, but we need not be embittered, for we can live the simple life.

Moving Into Spirit

Moving Into Spirit

One of the most difficult challenges of my own spiritual journey has been coming to both clarity and comfort with God—as a word, as an idea, as an energy. I have an intuitive understanding of the Christ; in fact, it was a visceral, intuitive grasp of the Christ as described by the outstanding Unity minister Eric Butterworth on Easter Sunday, 1976, that began to shake me free of old attitudes and turn me in a new direction. The universal truth that we are all divine—as all of life is divine—and divinely creative as God is eternally creative continues to reveal new depths and implications these many years later. But there has been little hard-core resistance within me to the process of Christ exploration.

Living Abundantly

Your life can be positively transformed! Today can be the day in which God's plan for your life begins expressing itself in ways greater than anything you can imagine. You can become more fully aware of the incredible kingdom of God within and around you.

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn. 10:10). To accept Jesus’ invitation to a fuller life, we must be willing to move beyond a routine, fearful, or limited existence and live the dynamic, abundant life. We live the abundant life by daring to discover more of our spiritual identity and potential.

With a Hammer and a Hoe

The following article is adapted from the 1988 edition of Prayer: The Master Key by James Dillet Freeman.

Three men were fishing in a small boat on a lake when a storm arose. The winds rocked the boat, the waves washed over the sides, and the boat began to take on water.

“We had better pray,” cried the first man.

“We had better bail,” cried the second man.

“Let us pray,” said the third man, “but let us bail while we pray.”

There is a prayer that is action.

Too often we think we cannot pray unless we are sitting still, eyes closed, body relaxed, thought suspended.

The Light Will Dawn

Do you feel today that your faith is rock-bottom low? Do you feel that you cannot hold out another minute in steadily believing that good will come through the experience facing you or someone you love? Does it seem that every door is closed, that your path is increasingly difficult? Take heart, dear friend, and know that almost every one of us feels this way at times in our search for guidance, healing, encouragement, new understanding of ourself, our life, and ways to meet each challenge as it arises.

The strength you need will come through. The release you seek at this very moment will break through and flood your being. The answers will become clear. The doors will open. The light will dawn!

Pages