Finding Yourself in the Silence
“Where we are looking is where we are heading.”
(The Quest, Ch. 19- Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla)We don’t drive a car, ride our bike, or take a walk, looking behind us! We look in the direction we want to go. The same is true for us in every aspect of our lives. So a good question to ask ourselves is, “What do I want to experience? Where do I see myself going?” When we have a desire or vision for ourselves or the world, this is God-Mind expressing through us with divine ideas. By keeping our mind focused, we become co-creators with God and each other in helping the vision unfold. As we stay focused on our vision, anything that we have been holding onto that is not moving us in this forward direction (our subconscious thoughts, feelings and beliefs) will come up for us to recognise and release. This is good as we are being moved toward wholeness. Without playing out the story of blame and shame, allowing the associated feelings to simply be, enables them to dissolve in the presence of God. Letting our feelings arise and dissolve is not looking backward. This is healing happening in the now moment. Underneath is the presence of God holding us, being our truth.
“Never give up when on the verge of a breakthrough. ”
(The Quest, Ch. 17, Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla)On our spiritual journey we may try to take in too much new truth too fast. Our enthusiasm may try to force the natural order of change, by cramming in too much that is different from the old way of thinking. So let’s not rush our fences! For as we take on new ways of thinking and being, the old ways may not want to give up without a struggle. It could be that life seems to get worse instead of getting better. This is when we are to hold our ground and not give up. We have to give the new a chance to establish itself. If you are experiencing this, it is not a negative one, nor are you being tested by an outside force. Think of this as a sign that you are on the edge of a tremendous breakthrough. Slow your pace and let the new ideas and experiences settle in you. Just like a seed planted in the soil needs time to sprout, so new spiritual understanding is happening through you.
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“I surrender this to God and respond with love. “The Quest, Ch. 16, Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla We all have something we are holding on to that is not working, which we are trying to figure out, or make it be the way we want it to be. All for good reasons, of course! The only real solution is to make the first step a surrendering of the outcome to God, the higher power. If we have not surrendered we are fighting the problem, which keeps the situation stuck and invariably it gets worse. As we surrender the problem, we become part of the solution. What is the solution? Responding with love – here we are always guided in the next right step for us to take. Admitting powerless may feel scary. What will happen? The door is now open for the greater good for all concerned. Until we surrender we are not open to what this may be. This week, surrender something that has been bothering you to God. Open your heart to love and experience the transformation you seek.
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Over the next weeks we will be featuring here and on the website some of wonderful talks given at the conference, drawn from Unity’s archive and specially re-edited to offer online as free downloads.
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I connect with the sacred within
We connect with the sacred within
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”
“Our real problem is not the problem we see.”
(The Quest Ch. 13, Richard and Mary Alice Jafolla)Very often when we look at life and see problems or challenges, we see with just our human eyes, not the inner eye. Yet it is the inner eye that perceives in truth. In every moment there is a divinity in us that sees clearly and loves uneeringly. It sees beyond the problem and knows there is a divine solution. So what is the real problem? It is our unwillingness or inability to allow the divine to unfold its plan through us. We want life to be the way we want it to be. But if we can let go of this thought, know there is a higher plan of good out-working and then trust in this plan, we give ourselves the gift of seeing with the inner eye. Then we can take right steps and let the plan work through us. We are no longer in the problem, we are part of the solution. Unity’s Prayer Ministry – Silent Unity – is here to pray with you. Let Silent Unity join you in opening into deeper realisations of wholeness. Call us on 01628 628916 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are honoured and blessed to connect with you in affirmative, confidential, faith-filled prayer.
“It is in the silence that we meet God.”
(The Quest Ch. 12 Richard and Mary Alice Jafolla)Jesus teaches us to enter the still place within, where there is only us and God. To shut out the clamour of the day, our thoughts, desires and needs. This place is the perfect, unchanging part of us that knows its oneness with God. Here we come to know God in us as our peace, light, love and strength. In the silence is all we need to guide and inspire us. So take time this week to get still, to make space in the silence to connect with that which is Divine in you, as you. Here, in truth, all is well. Unity’s Prayer Ministry – Silent Unity – is here to pray with you. Let Silent Unity join you in opening into deeper realisations of wholeness. Call us on 01628 628916 or email us at email@example.com We are honoured and blessed to connect with you in affirmative, confidential, faith-filled prayer.
Whenever we enter into conscious communion with our Creator, ‘the Power which powers the universe’, we enter our inner temple, or inner fortress if you will. Here we are refreshed, reinvigorated, renewed. There is no right or wrong way to pray – it is simply talking to God, in whatever language works for you. The whole point though, is that prayer is a 24/7 process. We may affirm our highest good for 30 minutes every day. But if the other 23.5 hours are out of alignment with our prayers through our thoughts, words, feelings or actions (in other words we are not congruent) the result will come from the main focus of our living. This is why prayer is always answered. The question we must ask ourselves is, what am I praying? When we can feel our way into God, speak words of divine empowerment, allow our actions to support our prayers and cancel out any words which oppose our prayer, our lives will come right. This also means, not my will but Thy will be done, as the Creator knows what is best for us. So do not pray from a point of lack. Pray to know your wholeness and the wholeness of everyone around you. And watch the good unfold. Unity’s Prayer Ministry – Silent Unity – is here to pray with you. Let Silent Unity join you in opening into deeper realisations of wholeness. Call us on 01628 628916 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are honoured and blessed to connect with you in affirmative, confidential, faith-filled prayer. For inspiring news, information, and updates from Unity UK, go to www.unityuk.org
“Prayer opens the door.”
( The Quest Ch. 11 , Richard and Mary Alice Jafolla)
As with the Morning Glory, so with you.
Bloom today. Next week won’t do.
Some say there are some birds
that can’t fly,
but since all living things
come with invisible wings,
Hope may spring eternal but it’s knowing that soothes the Soul and allows for growing.
Most days it does n’t pay to say
What would you, God, have me do this day?
Free-will doesn’t come with instructions on how to whine and blame God and others for our fanciful failures and our self-indulgent druthers.
What’s that you ask ?
Why do I talk so much of Trees?
They never bow to the Forest
or bend and live on their knees.
We love Walt because he sang to us of Soul.
But for those dark places in the human mind we turn to Poe
This moment of grace. This sacred hour.
A mission met. Poetry power.
Longings are OK as long as they
don‘t cripple our ability to make a Now day.
Hope may spring eternal
but it’s sweat that puts wings on dreams.
The Part and the Whole are equally essential.
One may be a gold pen but there is much value in a plain pencil.
By Elizabeth Andrews