There is an eternal quality in life, an indestructibility and persistence to the life idea. It is only as we enlarge our view and lift up our concept of life that we are able to perceive our true nature. Man is an eternal creation of the Creator, moving forward in life, that is without beginning or end. Life can not be contained in a few years of existence, nor bound or held in a pattern of disease or deficiency.
Life is eternal in quality. Life is a living, moving, evolving, unfolding process,. Whatever we mentally see and spiritually comprehend, we may objectively experience, for life is not limited to any one experience. The invisible Presence is the Cause desiring self-expression through us; it is the insistent urge compelling us to move forward. The eternal quality of man and of life rises up again and again to overcome doubt and fear, to bring light in darkness, and to open the blind eyes, the deaf ears, and the closed mind.
When we seek light and Truth, when we try to comprehend man’s place in the eternal, we see that despite appearances man is on an upward path. Even when the way seems full of twists and turns, progress is made. The Truth is that the soul is patiently and inexorably selecting its way, learning to put on the divine qualities of love, life, and power, transcending the experience of the moment, entering into new and higher ways.
The soul has many roads to take before it attains the full stature of the spiritual Self. Sometimes the road we are on seems difficult; happenings seem unfair or unjust; experiences are difficult to explain or to reconcile; it will change. We will learn and gain the needed good and move on to a new road of spiritual experience. We are more than the surface story. We are more than we seem. We look at life not as finite, but as infinite, without beginning or ending, part of the whole and perfect creation.
Our real story is found in the living of each day, in the overcomings, and in the way we persist in the eternal journey. Because of the eternal quality of life in us…we are TRIUMPHANT!
One of the big issues of the day has to do with PROSPERITY. It has come to me that throughout my life experience, some of the individuals with the least have demonstrated a consciousness of gratitude and thanksgiving for what they had. Money in itself is not a guarantee for happiness or joy. Often it becomes a worry bringing up all kinds of questions. How should I invest properly? What if I lose the money? It is a challenge for us to build a prosperity consciousness, not based on what we have in material possessions, but a state of consciousness.
It is a truth that until we learn to be happy with what we have, more will not change our thoughts and feelings. Security is within us, and with it there is a knowing that abundance is our birthright. Trusting what we need is always there, we will not continue in a poverty state of consciousness.
Prosperity is much more than the amount on a piece of paper. Look around at all the things you have which money cannot buy.
Realize that you have within you a prosperity guide; it is your inner self making the crooked places straight and preparing the way for success.
There is no separation between us and our desire except the blocks we set up through fear, lack of spiritual understanding, and the manner in which we use our creative thought processes. Believe in yourself and the POWER WITHIN. Know the universe is your greatest resource, and that you can bank on the truth that giving is the same as receiving. Take time daily to enter into the SILENCE in appreciation and feel a sense of oneness with all life cooperating for the good of humanity.
Rev. Richard Billings
THINGS OF THE WORLD PERCEIVED AS SETBACKS, LOSSES, DIFFICULTIES OR CHALLENGES ARE INDEED NONE OTHER THAN EXPERIENCES IN THE FLOW OF LIFE, LOVINGLY GUIDING US TO BUILD STRENGTH OF CHARACTER, REDIRECT OUR JOURNEY, TEACH US VALUABLE TRUTHS, AND GUIDE US INTO THE PATH OF RECOVERY.
Unity of Oak Park is dedicated to teaching Spiritual Truth; awakening individuals to the indwelling Christ - I AM; and putting into practice Universal Laws of Love, Peace, Prosperity, and Healing.