Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”—Genesis 12:1-3


This great covenant is echoed many times through the ensuing pages of the Bible. Metaphysically, it represents the promise each of us receives when we hear, and feel within us, the awakening call of spiritual imperatives. We have been living our lives in spiritual blindness, oblivious to the greater purpose that brings us, as spiritual beings, into human experience. Now we are being called to remember that purpose, and to make it the sole priority in our lives.    We can’t do it within the comfortable confines of our previous lives. We have to let go of everything we thought we knew about life, every understanding we inherited from our ancestors and absorbed from the world around us. In Abram’s case the transition involved a physical journey into the unknown—and it often does with us as well. But at the most important level, it requires us to step out in consciousness, release our trust in the past and the present, and embrace instead the timeless, infinite guidance of God. It is a profound surrender, but also an empowerment, an activation of our innate creative power. What we bless will be blessed. What we curse will be cursed. We will move forward as conscious creative expressions of the Divine—and because we do, we will be blessing the entire world.


Rev. Ed


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