Tuesday, March 9, 2010

All Is Well!

My husband and I had a sailboat for a few years; we didn't take it out much and never got very good at sailing, but we enjoyed having a little cabin on the water.  I wanted to rename it All Is Well.  He thought we should rename it All is Swell.  He's clever like that!

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.


  1. Choosing joy in the midst of struggle is not avoidance; it's empowerment!

    Sherry, are you on Twitter? Let's connect. I am www.twitter.com/JaqStone. I post Daily Blessings, Joy Breaks, and inspiration. I recommended your blog to my followers, and I only do that when I find value. :)

  2. Hi, Sherry, I'm "Pollyanna," too. It's the only way I can be. And I'm so very glad for that. :) "...believing that it will come to pass" is such a healthy state of mind, which also brings us many miracles. ~ Julie

  3. Very inspiring post, Sherry. I, too, love the Unity Prayer of Protection and spent many years at Unity. In fact, your post reminded me of a nearby Unity my husband and I have been meaning to explore. Thank you for the nudge!

    The years of positive spiritual philosophy have changed my life to where it's a mindset. This is not to say I don't have sadness, losses, or major challenges--but that sense that there is a larger purpose is such a given, I always know there's a light at the end of the tunnel, even when I can't see it. I also know there is a larger purpose. It's a comfort to co-create a world that works for me because of how I look at it.

  4. Sherry, What is wrong with Pollyanna? :-) I love it! Happiness is surely a choice and I know all is well, too. Thank you for this inspiring post. Warmly, Barbara