Tuesday, March 9, 2010
All Is Well!
I believe that some of the best spiritual tools are the simplest ones. Reminding ourselves that all is well, in the middle of whatever temporary setback is occurring, can help put things back into proper perspective. Circumstances affect us to the degree that we accept them as truth. We are infinitely powerful in creating any outcome we choose, by what we believe. If we remembered that, what a different world it would be! I think our dear Reverend Ken at Unity illustrates this beautifully when he says that yes, there is a recession, but I choose not to participate! He is affirming that all is well in his world, specifically with his financial resources. I love the affirmation, "The light of God surrounds us, the love of God enfolds us, the power of God protects us, and the presence of God watches over us. Wherever we are, God is, and all is well."
I had a conversation with my daughter recently and we were talking about the health of the planet, global warming, and issues with availability and safety of the food supply. At first glance, these and so many other topics in our world seem almost insurmountable. At times we can believe it is too late to turn things around. It is never too late. We can turn things around in an inkling, with a conscious intention that all is well. Fear has no real power over us, except to the degree that we decide it is warranted. My part in our conversation was to remind myself, and her, that things do appear in many ways to be heading in a direction we can't turn back from, but as limitless creators made in God's image, we have within us every answer we need.
I acknowledged that day that my perspective probably sounds like I am a pollyanna. I choose very consciously to be just that! To change this world, we have to believe that there are answers and resources available to us that we haven't even considered yet, and that all we need is provided to us by simply asking, and believing that it will come to pass. We hear this, and want to believe it, but often can't. Ask, and we are answered. Knock, and all is opened to us.
In the face of our current challenging circumstances, I can imagine perfection unfolding and it is done. The destination is never in question, but how we arrive is our playground. Maybe today I'll sail, on a boat named All Is Well.