A Wonderful Contemplation. Really.

A Wonderful Contemplation. Really.

Nobel Prize for Physics winner Max Planck in a 1944 speech on the nature of matter stated: “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”


By the turn of this century quantum physics had verified that which Max Plank could only postulate (see Quantum Enigma and Quantum Entanglement). Since this “minute solar system of the atom” (Quantum particles) is the bedrock of all creation, is this “matrix of all matter,” “this force” the mind of God since it comprises everything we see, touch and feel? Beats me but it does make for a wonderful contemplation. So, accordingly, everything is connected. Everything. Because of this basic truth, the belief that a problem or difficulty exists in one place and must be brought to God’s attention is false. God is either everything or else He is nothing. Nothing exists in the physical world or our consciousness this “intelligent mind” is not aware of, for it exists everywhere, in everything, simultaneously. What I do know through practical application is once we employ the presence of this conscious and intelligent mind, this mind the matrix of all matter where our difficulties truly lie (our consciousness) improvement follows. God was never absent or unaware; our perception was skewed by fear. In truth we do not/cannot seek a Power Greater Than Ourselves without; we must seek within, for it has always been there, science says so, finally.

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A Carpenter and Forrest Gump

A Carpenter and Forrest Gump

Fate, as a conscious power, is a convenient catch all for those unwilling to do the work required to live the examined life. When we understand the Laws of Attraction and Reaping and Sowing, fate is placed in its proper perspective.

To be clear: Many things attributed to fate are merely aspects of living and life. Someone always wins the lottery, eventually. Road accidents happen. Thousands of cars crash every day all around the world, not fate, just a result of a lot of cars on the road and accidents are typically precipitated by poor decisions by drivers. Everyone misses opportunities, drops the toast, zigged when they should have zagged, takes a turn in the barrel. A construction worker, a carpenter, commented on this a couple of thousand years ago when he said: the rain falls on the just and unjust equally. When facing life’s inevitable questions, challenges and seeming random occurrences, what defines us is the direction our thinking takes when addressing them, do we turn within or without?

Our “fate” is what we make of it. In the immortal words of Forrest Gump: shit happens. So, when it happens try not to make a big deal about it, pick yourself up and take whatever indicated action is required, call your insurance carrier, clean up the butter and jam on the floor, whatever and move on. The universe is on our side and when we remember we are Children of the Miraculous, Spiritual Beings experiencing the human condition, truly eternal in every way, fender benders, ruined toast or any of the other random occurrences living in the world bring to our door lose their ability to affect our serenity.


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Spiritual Treatment

Spiritual Treatment

Spiritual Treatment is prayer directed at a pressing problem or concern. Unlike general prayers which are our daily visit with God, a treatment is a surgical operation on the soul. A difficulty has arisen in our life; the reasons for its arrival a distraction, like focusing on who sold the nail we stepped on when the indicated action is medical attention. Treatment prayers focus on resolution, not causality while general prayers typically are “checking” in with God, daily affirmations of our love, trust and faith in the Miraculous. The essential difference is fear. Spiritual Treatment is indicated when you or someone you care about has become ill, possibly in financial difficulties or some relationship either personal or professional has begun too or has turned sour or any other life condition causing fear.

We employ Spiritual Treatment by:

1) First, find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Begin with a general prayer (something significant, positive and compelling to you).

2) Now, take a few cleansing breaths (gently through the nose, filling the lungs and then slowly exhaling through the mouth) then picture the subject of the treatment in your mind’s eye. Now visualize the problem passing from your hands to God’s. If the difficulty is hard to visualize, then visualize the individual (including yourself) free of the difficulty, surrounded by God’s creative love and healing.

3) Close the treatment with a prayer affirming God’s love, guidance, limitless power and knowledge and then thank Him for the healing you believe will come and then:

4) Leave it be. Do not try to visualize how God will work or specifics of the outcome (even if it is a physical healing). This is outlining and always leads to trouble and discontent. Do not repeat the treatment out of fear. If something happens or changes regarding the difficulty and it feels appropriate, treat again, but do not begin from fear. If fearful, first address the fear with prayer. This can be as simple as repeating the prayer: Be Still And Know That I Am God until peace of mind has returned. Once the fear induced anxiety has subsided, you can then treat the issue again. Remember:

Fear is not the difficulty being treated. Fear is what makes the difficulty seem overwhelming. Fear is the self-centered belief that God will not act, that somehow, someway we have traveled beyond the pale, so far from God that our prayers are not heard or worse rejected or ignored. Nonsense. No one, no matter what has transpired in their life is separated from God. We build the walls; create the false sense of separation, not God.

When we allow fear dominion, we operate on our soul with a rusty scalpel and a shaking hand. God can and will solve all difficulties, if, though perhaps trembling, we stand firm in faith and consistent action.

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Praying For Ourselves

Praying For Ourselves

It has been said by some that it is selfish and a waste of time to pray for one’s self, but how could it be? “Praying for ourselves is the reverse of selfishness-it is truly glorifying God” Emmet Fox.

There is tremendous danger in attempting to sort our prayers. When we attempt to gauge with our limited vision what is or isn’t appropriate to pray about, we embark on a fool’s errand. God does not need or want us to play prayer gatekeeper. Our job is to come to Him in prayer with anything on our mind or is troubling us. Additionally, we do not waste time trying to construct the wording of our prayers to avoid perceived selfishness. Simply we speak from the heart, for when the heart speaks the heart listens. God knows our heart and the issues flowing from it, for He is closer than hands and feet, closer than breath. And that is most close indeed. A simple heart filled prayer delivered trembling can move mountains. “You must pray for yourself constantly. How could it be otherwise?” Emmet Fox.

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Bumper Stickers and Eggs

Bumper Stickers and Eggs

The hen lays her eggs and keeps them warm and safe until they hatch. What would happen if half way through the process she decided to crack open the eggs to see how things were progressing? Chickens are not the sharpest tool in the shed, yet they intuitively understand their role in creation. The hen demonstrates faith in the process, allows the miracle of creation to happen, all by instinct alone (I may be wrong, but I don’t think chickens spend a lot of time considering the mysteries of the universe).

Living on the Spiritual Basis, the basis of trusting and relying on God, we have learned that when faced with seeming trouble or difficulty to take whatever secular action is required, and if we don’t know what action to take we ask in prayer, and to put our concerns and fears in His hands, trusting in the promise that Divine Love wants us to be Happy, Joyous and Free and in so doing, just as the unseen wonder of creation takes place inside the egg, He works in us.

Years ago I spied a bumper sticker that summed this up nicely “Thanks, but I got this, I really don’t need your help. God.” Place your problems in His hands and let Him work. We can learn much from the hen and occasionally from bumper stickers.

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“We answer to a higher authority”

“We answer to a higher authority”

We have been on the path of spiritual living for a time and now find ourselves faced with a serious problem or difficulty seemingly out of left field. What should we do, we have been following directions faithfully, should we redouble our efforts, work harder?  Isn’t that usually one of the first thoughts to cross our mind? Even possibly thinking that we will need to work hard on this, that it is going to require extra time and effort, spiritual toil to get to the other side? Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

As an old hot dog commercial intoned, “We answer to a higher authority” (everyone does actually, some just don’t realize it, yet). Remembering change is the natural course of living, we have quietly and resolutely turned to the Miraculous and placed the trouble in His hands as well as having taken whatever action the secular world requires; we’ve prayed and meditated as we have learned to do, so the footwork is done. Now the hard part, we stop and leave the results to God. When we feel the “do something” urge (which is the adversary Fear at work) begin to creep back into our consciousness we turn to God in prayer and ask if there is anything further that needs to be done, that He would have us do, for we are willing. If there is, he will provide an intuitive (God) thought, the action made clear.

Our problems and difficulties require trust and faith for resolution, not spiritual hard work. Living on the Spiritual Basis we trust infinite Creation rather than our finite self. “God can and will solve this problem”, remember there are no small or large difficulties, spiritually size is non-existent; when in pain and discomfort, the ultimate solution is always found through our reliance on a Power Greater Than Ourselves. So, save the hard work for the garden, relax and enjoy a hot dog, perhaps with some chili on it.


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What Could Be More Important?

What Could Be More Important?

Do you have to “find” time to pray and meditate? Really? What can possibly be more important than your time with the Miraculous? Now, if you are praying and meditating regularly, are you doing it out of a sense of duty? Kinda like the dishes or the laundry? Secretly feeling relieved when done so you can get on with what you really want to do? Now praying and meditating out of duty is better than no prayer or meditation but misses the true nature of why we do it. Understand this truth: Prayer and meditation is not for God, it is for us, for God is prayer and meditation incarnate. When we pray by rote, reciting them as a parrot, we reap as the parrot reaps, though fed and cared for we remain caged, caged in the bondage of self, a cage constructed by our own hand.

So, if your prayers have become stale, your meditations tedious, take a break from what you have been doing. Simplify your prayers to the point of asking only to be shown His will this day. A prayer of “Father, guide my hands, my heart and my mind today, so that I may best serve you and my fellows, Amen” said earnestly carries more weight than a dozen memorized prayers recited impatiently.

Concerning meditation, open any spiritual book that appeals to you and read a line or two, never more than a paragraph. Take a few cleansing breathes and then quietly consider what you just read. When your mind begins to wander, gently bring it back to the reading. When your mind starts to wander again, end the session and thank the Miraculous for the time spent. There is possibly no more powerful prayer than “Thank you God”, said form the heart. So, keep it simple.

In time, your prayers will change as your consciousness rises and you will begin to look forward to your quiet meditative moments. Always remember though: Do not struggle. This is not work, a chore, something to “get done” so you can do something seemingly more important, for there is nothing more important. So, learn to pray with the lightness of a feather and meditate with joy, remembering you are not merely in the Presence of the Infinite, you are connected in Spirit, an integral part of all creation.
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