A new LIGHT is coming into the world. Spiritual consciousness, the Knowledge of the Indwelling Christ Presence, is moving within individual consciousness releasing the mortal mind from the illusion to REALITY.
An essential belief of Unity is that one does not wait for just one time of year to celebrate the birth of the Christ Presence. We continually desire to live the transcendent life, moving beyond the limitations of the human condition, which is overly concerned with transient living. As we mature spiritually we are no longer reluctant to release the old limitations inherent in the past. We are ready to let the TRUE LIGHT within us shine fully and freely.
The higher subtle vibrations of LIGHT are quickening those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. There is a higher purpose for physical life being revealed and a greater vision for the world is coming forth. The Psalmist writes, “People without a vision soon perish.” Spirit, the authentic power, is revealing a vision that inspires us and calls us to be willing to be guided by Infinite Wisdom. The vision requires us to be willing to work in love, cooperation, and harmony with those around us and with our human family.
The vision, written in our souls, inspires us to be bold as “We the people” keep the “High Watch” of what could be. We are ready to experience the “Prince of Peace” within our own individual beings. The depth of true humility is understood. We no longer confuse the personal sense with the I AM.
Charles Fillmore wrote, “The consciousness of the transcendent life is first formed in the mind, but it has a visible expression.” Jesus was the visible expression of the Universal Christ individualized. Jesus represents what is taking place within every soul who receives Truth. It requires wisdom to assimilate the new forces, new life and substance awakening within. Let us embrace the greatest event in the evolution of humankind as we let our LIGHT continue to shine brightly.
Unity teaches us Prosperity is a rich state of mind. It is a consciousness of rich ideas, that when applied in daily living, manifests the good we seek. Individuals are prosperous when they consciously own the ideas of peace, health, harmony, and plenty.
A right understanding of SUBSTANCE and thought power are absolutely important in claiming one’s BIRTH RIGHT. Substance is that invisible thought stuff out of which all things take shape and form. We must grow in our recognition of “the Christ within” revealing these invisible waves that carry images of God’s ever present pictures of unfailing good. The Heart Intelligence quickly selects the positive energy and transforms it into our present need. We are encouraged to go to the “secret place,” Ps. 91-1 in quiet communion in ONENESS with the Omnipresent Mind.
It is an act of giving and receiving . . . we give our attention and quietness to listen for the inspiration and the giving. Remember, we live, move, and have our being in this sea of substance. If we work only for what we receive, there will be lack in the human experience. Or, if we are unhappy with the work we are doing, we can shut off supply. We must deal with selfishness and a belief there is not enough. Remind ourselves often of “GOD’S PRESENCE AND POWER” to supply according to our faith in DIVINE PRINCIPLE.
Anxiety concerning supply will dilute our energy and cause a limited expression of our desired good. Prosperity is demonstrated because we choose to embrace all humanity in cooperation with THE LAW. Fault finding, complaining, and dissatisfaction are all negative concepts in breaking THE LAW. Let us magnify and expand our minds by dwelling on the ever-present good. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy path.” Proverbs 3:6
Love is one of the Divine ideas providing the key to an infinite storehouse of abundance. Romans 13:10 is a reminder, “love therefor is the fulfilling of the law.” As we look to the Intelligent Heart we will receive revelations as we allow Holy Spirit to guide us.
Rev. Richard Billings
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.