Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Psalm 2 Overcoming Ego

The human ego is an interesting gift. It allows us to become incarnate and move through the world. Through the ego the personality is formed which enables us to become a unique manifestation of God. But it is also the source of much stress and strife in our lives. Our egos cause us to perceive ourselves as separate from God and each other. The ego is a powerful force that fights to maintain control of the consciousness.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Psalm 119:33-40 God in the Center

We must serve God with our whole heart. This is an all or nothing proposition. A dual-minded person is a confused person and cannot experience peace of mind.

We all experience trials and set backs in our mindset (those who taunt me), as we walk along the path. But we never need fear for once we have heard the word—it never fully leaves us. We may temporarily put it aside but it is still there waiting for us to recall the Truth. When we adhere to the law we experience a freedom like no other. However this freedom comes with the responsibility to keep God at the center of our life and to do it joyfully. In fact if we have truly turned our life over to Spirit, the joy is a product of that decision. (A)nd you will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Psalm 119:1-8 Centering

It is effortless to adhere to the laws of gravity, we do not have to think about it and plan, because it is a law of nature and the way things should be. Only if we try to bend the laws of nature do we find ourselves struggling. When we are single-mindedly focused on God, it is effortless to keep the statutes, because that is the natural way of things. God has a plan for our lives and if we fix our minds on divine will rather than our own, we will find that the struggles of life will fade away. How do we do this? Through daily meditation,
spiritual practice and heeding the call of the still small voice inside of us (our intuition).

We must always remember that words and thoughts are the creative medium through which God (the Law) operates. The Word is not independent of God; it is “God doing the will of God.” We are co-creators with God in our lives, when we follow divine guidance. This is why we must meditate on positive, spiritual things and keep these thoughts foremost in our consciousness. But perhaps more important than the words uttered, is the intent behind those words. We must seek God with our heart; at the end of the day spiritual things are not of the head but of the heart. We can say lots of “nice” things with evil in our hearts and that will result in evil demonstrations. The word is made good through our intentions.

God’s steadfast love is such that we do not have to ask for forgiveness, we merely need to understand the laws of mind and follow them. It requires repentance (a change of mind). If we live a worldly life (live in the land ), we will feel as an foreigner alien). How can we be at home when we have not found our spiritual selves? Those who try to avoid their spiritual destiny find that their soul is constantly longing and nothing of this world will satiate it. Only things of Spirit can satisfy that yearning, because in Spirit we are “at home.” As we immerse ourselves in Spirit we find that our negative thoughts and feelings (insolent, accursed ones) become less and less pervasive and we begin to live a life that truly fulfills us.

And so it is! Amen!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Psalm 112 Wealth

We can be truly happy only when we fear God and love the law. What does this mean? Most of us view fear and laws as negative incentives to do something against our will. In the spiritual realm nothing could be further from the truth. Fearing God and loving the law are states of mind in which we direct our full attention Godward. And instead of being binding, it is this that sets us free.