Traveling Circus

“Traveling Circus”

Vivi and I always get revved up pretty high before a psychic fair. As you know, this coming Saturday and Sunday we will be at Astrologihuset in Copenhagen for a Mini-Messe Aug 2, and Aug 3  2014. Low prices for readings. 150 Dkk. The location is
Teglvaersgade 37, 4. 2100 Copenhagen West. Info at storgaardjensen@gmail.com . I am also giving a talk on healing inner trauma and doing a guided meditation into the deep reaches of the chakras. I am a tour guide with plenty of inner experience. But no matter how cool and calm and experienced I am, and Vivi is, we get speedy and anticipatory. There’s so much to do. We spent this morning double checking the TO DO FOR FAIR List.

We have to make sure we send out notices to clients and interested parties and friends. We have to review our brochures, revise and change old copy and try to get the material off in time for printing and shipping. We have to get our packed materials from the basement: reading tables, chairs, banners, paraphrenalia. (candles, timer, bells, cash box, etc). It’s a scramble even when we are not in a hurry.

We also have to get ourselves in the state of mind that allows us to meet differing people, energies, personalities and problems as would-be clients stroll past our booth. So our meditation time has to increase and silence exponentially. Since this is our first time at this particular fair, we will be the new kids on the block. Fortunately for us, we have booth number 1–that is fortuitous
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Then there’s the setting up: getting the equipment tables, massage table and chairs set in just the right geometric arrangement in the space that we have. We have to decorate and post signage and we have to put clipboards,pens, and treats within reach. Luckily for us this time the fair asks all of the psychics to charge the same amount for a 20 minute reading, so there will be no hard competition and shunning from those hoping to get a lot of insight for a reasonably low price. These events are always a feast for the eyes, mind and senses. Gems and flutes,practitioners touching and talking to rapt persons, people on massage tables in vibrating chairs, and seated before an aura machine getting their etheric body read by kyrillian photography. You may see people in feathers and buck skin; in silken gowns or toole capes. You will see skull caps and turbans and many ringed hands. Here and there a healer is fanning the air, stroking the unseen, of holding steady the Reiki forces that he or she aids in moving through the prone person’s healing body. There are products for sale:drums,creams, lotions, pills, jewelry,clothing,and all kinds of readings from all kinds of oracle, tarot and mystic decks of cards. Or none at all…

Sometimes you catch a glimpse of someone crying, relieved of the burden of a issue or problem, or releasing tears of joy or the bottled up anguish of not having clear insight or aid. Yes, it can be a thrilling experience to go to a psychic fair. It is so much more than fortune telling and spirit mediumship. It is informational, offering workshops on dreams, meditation, health, higher consciousness, new technologies and mystic tools–from gem stone rings to pyramids, from hugh crystals of Amethyst or Obsidian to digederoos and scented candles, from totems of bears, whales, big cats or elephants to little crosses and pins. Go see for yourself sometime. And while I do not think it is a travelling circus, for us, Vivi and me, by the time we get all of our stuff in the car, dress, and set up, we feel like the ring masters of the greatest show on earth.

Explore your life purpose. Shari http://www.bricksite.com/shariananda

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According to His Purpose

According to His Purpose

It doesn’t matter if you believe that God is a man or a woman, or if God is to be called God at all. It doesn’t matter if you believe in God. It’s good if you do, and it’s equally good if you don’t. All things do work together for good, from avalanches to icebergs, from rain to wind storms, from birth to death. Many things happen in uncanny synchronizations, like babies being born on the day a family member dies, or when someone dies on their own birthday.

Thus,the horrors of war move us toward peace. The challenges of injustice move us to act. The divorce or the break-up lead to liberation, growth, hindsight. No thing in human history has gone without revolution or change. No time has ever failed to make us cry, make us over, make us ready for transformation. We surve ages and epochs to live in our own times.

No one knows where these many life times and lives on the planet will take us. We barely recognize ourselves in them. There is the mystery of creation and the mystery of the unfathomable manifestation of the future, all happens according to a purpose or purposes we glimpse through a glass darkly. Yet, we believers say God knows. To hold such abstract yet palpable faith helps me to breathe, to look up to heaven, and to bless the survivors of these endless bloody mishaps and military conflicts that are broadcast daily. I must believe that whatever brought us into being surely has purpose, and we can depend on that even in the dunning despair of loss and grief, in trying to remain sane during senseless war and unrelieved ignorance. I ask you now to pray for revelation of each our own purpose in these times. In this way we create a critical mass of harmony. Here’s the Daily word:

Harmony
The harmonizing power of God works in every area of my life.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

If situations in my life feel out of sync, I pause for a moment of prayer. As I turn within, I come back to center. I pray to understand how I can harmonize with the ways of the Divine. I am reminded that “all things work together for good.” A higher power is at work in my life and in the lives of those I hold dear.

In the stillness of prayer, I relax and let go of any worry or concern. I give thanks for the power and presence of God. My life is unfolding as it should, and I am patient. In tune with God, I know what is mine to do and when to do it. All is well. I rest in this peaceful awareness and emerge with a new sense of direction, appreciation, and joy.

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.—Romans 8:28

Being Friends, Choosing Friends–A preamble to the Daily Word

Being Friends, Choosing Friends

When I was a girl, living in Chicago, my friends were not chosen. They were incidental to my elementary school life. I may have become “friends” by being a “talking acquaintance” in gym, during morning recess, or in holding hands in rows of two as we were ushered through the hallways by our teacher. I tended to adore my friends, thinking them better off than I, or living in better homes with calmer conditions. I could be easily lead to small shop lifting or mischievous class-clown pranks or lead to spend my lunch money on sweets just to be a part of the crowd. If I lost favor with a friend, I would chase behind that one until I made it right on any terms. I did not value myself above what they thought of me. I just wanted to be included in our circle of separation from other groups of kids. That pattern lasted a while.

In high school I made friends on the basis of seating in the classroom, also of like interests in chosen courses and with those who were “the smart ones.” I could always get help with homework this way, and be thought of as a smart one, too by the company I kept. It never occurred to me that I was really of the same ilk as those I associated with. I followed trends with my school mates but I didn’t follow the wrong crowd and get in trouble. An improvement over elementary school. I struck out on my own occasionally,too!

In college, I made friends based on the roommate(s) I was assigned, and the study or lab partner my teachers paired me with. I joined a sorority. I also made friends in my areas of interest writing club, broadcast, track, and teaching. Some friends came at parties, some at civil right’s meetings. I learned civil disobedience at the level of pot smoking and non-passive resistance. I learned sex was a responsible passport to adulthood and a membership card among the coeds. I realized my individuality and difference in a heterosexual reality governed by gender role behavior. Friendships came under fire. Hard balance. Kept a few.

In graduate years of schooling, my friends came from course seminars and parties and a few scholars who liked my writing and points of view. They were the audience for my performances, and I was the ears for their paper presentations. These friendships born of idealism were rich and inspiring.But many evolved onward with the good memory of drinking or eating together, taking tests,and teaching or being taught together.

In later life, as I moved from city to city, employment to employment, my friends grew out of mutuality and proximity, as well as conjoined life experience as workers, or women, or lesbians, or political animals.Some of us stood at each others weddings or were present at the birth of a child. Some of us referred one another to our next job, or attended the funeral of other friends together. We visited; we share our achievements. Many of these friends are still in my life. Many allow me to still be in theirs.Some write recommendations on LinkedIn, some show up on Classmates.com or some drop me emails through Facebook, and some I phone chat with or write by post. Some are lynch pins in my maturity and development as a person.

They are friends because we are in touch and occasionally support each others’ lives financially or emotionally. some of us live far apart. Most of us are not the same people we were at the start of our friendships, but the bond is binding not defining. We remember who we have been and applaud each other as we evolve. Friends can be divided into categories of intimacy and activity,but no matter the degree of intimacy or the nature of activity as old friends(continuing friends),we value friendship because the entire history of friend making has taught us the progressive value of the instinct to befriend.

Special shout out to: Ida, Gwen, Theal, Daisy,Trilby, Elani, Ann S., Ann M., Marquita, Diana H., Three-J, Teresa, Jackie, Rosa Mendoca, Chris G., Al P. and Joe C.

Here’s your Daily Word

Camaraderie
The love of God is expressed through my friends.
Saturday, July 26, 2014

One way the love of God expresses is through friendship. I feel valued and valuable as I connect with my friends. They deepen my experience of life, and our camaraderie is mutually supportive.

With encouraging words and supportive actions, we lift one another’s spirits. We share times of joy and adversity, growing together in friendship. We accept each other as we are and hold faith in positive outcomes for one another. We share a love that has no opposition, only respect, kindness, and a sense of ease.

As I encourage, reassure, or console a friend, I am expressing Divine Love and that love is expressed back to me.
All of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.—1 Peter 3:8

In His Love [In Her love]–A preamble

 

In His Love [In Her Love]

As a clairvoyant spirit healer, I see many people on the matter of love.
Some have lost it and want it back. Some have thrown it away by being untrue, or in the spite of divorce or out of jealous hurt. Some have never had the experience of being in love or having been alone since the last relationship, some are seeking it with an aching and lonely heart.

The young think love is a one time forever phenomenon, placing all their utopian dream eggs in the one basket, only to discover that there are challenges,differences, ideals and ideas about how the love one is to act or be or obey. Beyond the passion of attraction and the need for autonomy, young love must gain practice through experience,usually the surprise and heartache of break-ups. But such is Love’s way to teach balance and acceptance. It teaches us how we must work with others. There is self acceptance and self knowledge to be gained and the love of another can teach that and breach that. True love is only true as long as the two make it so.

Love in later life may come again after divorce or the death of a partner; it may come after lots of disappointments or long isolation and one has given up. But when it does come, one treasures the beloved, knowing the rarity of connection, companionship, and the lessons of lost loves. Love is never an always and forever given. It is given when both give (and receive with intentionality).

Yet sometimes,in late life love, there may be a gap between the last and the new love during which one falls to self-doubt and worry,ie, That love may never come again, that one is undesireable, unacceptable, and unable to attract a partner now that youth,beauty,and waistline have gone their own way. But these are illusions; for if we were ever loveable, we still are. Love seeks its own. Love finds its own.

But not until you decide what you want in a partner and manifest that.

This is what I advise my clients to do. I learned it from Patricia Fuqua, the author of How to Find Your SoulMate. It takes some work, but the exquisite experience of waiting and being fulfilled is worth the intense focus,and the earnest faith. One must make a list of and evaluate the relationships that one feels work. Look around among family (mother and father),uncles&aunts, and other models you value. Write down the traits these marriages have and then you will have sense of your own values.

Counter that list with the things that you feel do not work in marriage(.i.e monogamous partnerships). This will ready you to design your next partner. Best done by making a list of your own traits,beliefs,likes&dislikes,physical attributes and abilities, work, character traits, and desires. Take three weeks if you want to, get it clear to yourself. Then,you are ready to write the list of your designer love–it can be as sentences or phrases, but remember,be careful what you wish for.
If you want her or him to not smoke because you are allergic and you think it’s a nasty habit, then put that on the list. If you like to feel tucked away and cherished in his or her arms,then ask for a love that is taller, strong, and affectionate. Ask for everything, just make sure it corresponds to what you know about your own pet peeves and character.

In about 90 days, the pot ought to boil. The Universe offers three or more possibilities when we know what we want, use your free will and intuition to recognize your highest, best, and true love. It can take w while as it did for me, but I dated a lot while I waited for my true love. Oh yes, review your list once a week, keep it under a burning white,red or yellow candle when your’re home. Start a new one off the old flame before it goes out. Be prepared to wait, and let the magic of your attraction bring candidates to you.

You are worthy of the love of your life at any age, just embrace your self love and know not just anyone will do. Design, design, design to come into His Love or Her Love. It’s God’s good pleasure to give you the desire of your heart. Here’s the Daily Word

Healing
I activate the healing power of Divine Love.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Love heals. Love is an energy that harmonizes any discord I might be experiencing in myself or in the world. Love is a light that reveals the truth of my wholeness.

Divine Love, everywhere present, is the very nature and essence of my being. Turning within, I recognize and activate the life-affirming and restorative power of Divine Love within me. I deserve to experience the health and wholeness inherent in me. I attract health by adopting practices of self-care and making decisions that improve my life in all aspects.

Established in the awareness of Love’s rejuvenating power, I express the truth of my essential wholeness and well-being today and every day.

The Lord, your God, is in your midst … he will renew you in his love.—Zephaniah 3:17

Whenever You Stand Praying–Preamble to the Daily Word

Whenever You Stand Praying—-Preamble

I do not stand praying often, but frequently when I go to Danish Language School each morning I stop and stand on Okssahallen gade and pray for all the people passing, and for the commerce of the country, for the fulfillment of each person’s day. I watch passers-by for their expressions and their dress. Sometimes I wave or smile. Sometimes passers-by wave back and smile.

I don’t often have forgiveness on my mind in those moments. Usually, I am thinking of peace and order, and beauty in the world. It seems to be a duty to my soul to bless the world with my small hope for us all. I am exercising my light in the world.

But before bed, I get more inclusive. I may kneel bedside or lie on my back looking up at the ceiling. I address God in various ways, sometimes as the naked word, “God” or as “Heavenly One” or as “All There Is” which names every relationship and role I can think of. I have a warm and silly relationship with God; so I can be casual as well as devout. My prayers have parts:Salutation,Praise and Adoration, Gratitude, Blessings for Others, and Forgiveness.

In the matter of forgiveness, I have long since forgiven myself for mistakes and errors in my younger life and for those things I’ve done knowingly or unknowingly of late that may have hurt others. But I think forgiveness is hard for people to grasp as a spiritual power. Many think it is taking the high ground like one-upmanship to offer forgiveness.That it is more about ego than release.This can block the effort or sully it. But this state of being is part of the Believer’s experience of growth and grace. True forgiveness of another who has wounded you may not have to be offered to the other, but demonstrated. It is equally difficult to admit when you are wrong by saying, “I am sorry” or “I made a mistake.” That chagrinned, self-consciousness that you hold back may reveal a part of you that is not at ease with revealing your vulnerability. But that’s the spiritual stuff to grow on. Humility, Wisdom, Grace, and Self-respect .

Here’s Your Daily Word:
Forgive
I forgive, and I am forgiven.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

When a disagreement or other conflict occurs, who is responsible for the feelings that are left over? I am. Although the other party played a role, my feelings are my responsibility.

After an upsetting experience, forgiveness is the place to begin. Turning within, I contemplate my divine nature and recognize the divinity in others; I consciously and deliberately forgive any of my words, actions, or thoughts that do not reveal divinity, and I do the same for others.

The moment I forgive, I am receptive to divine forgiveness. This is the promise of the wisest sages and a spiritual truth I live each day.
Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father in heaven may also forgive you.—Mark 11:25

Then Will I Hear–Preamble to the Daily Word

Then Will I Hear

Sometimes we put off until tomorrow what we can do today.
But tomorrow is not given, and it is best to make haste while the sun shines for a stitch in time, saves nine….

These sayings are old school wisdom, yet appropos to today’s Daily Word. The scripture suggests that the Living God, a corporal figure, will hear us with real ears should we pray. It’s as if it is an on/off proposition. If you pray, then I will hear you. But prayer is not a lucky rabbit’s foot.
Unity teaches that all of our thoughts are prayers.

Thus, our inner dialog is a prayer. Whatever we put our minds on, again and again is heard by the God in ourselves and that set of thoughts manifests as the environment we live in and the situation of that environment. It includes what we perceive as others’ behavior or motives, other’s attitude. If we can see it and name it, we know it ourselves from the inside. Do we pray from judgment, doubt, confusion,fear,anger?

So you must listen to what you are telling yourself about how you are, and what you want, and who has hurt you or what you will not do and what you can’t do. “It takes one to know one,” kids would retort in response to name-calling.

Once you have learned to govern your thinking, to drive your thoughts like so many wild horses into the corral of spiritual thought (forgiveness,enthusiasm, joyousness,prosperity,expectation of good,etc). Then your life will look like you imagine in all aspects. Your gratitude will allow God within and without to hear you. Here’s your Daily Word:

Illumination
The light of a new day is dawning in my consciousness. I walk serene and sure.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let us unite in prayer for the realization of spiritual light, which will illumine our ways in the days to come. In scriptural symbology, a new day represents a degree of unfoldment in spiritual consciousness. When the light of a new day dawns in our consciousness, it dissipates any condition of spiritual darkness that may have preceded it, just as the sunrise following the dawn dissipates the night and makes all things clear and beautiful.

As the light of a new day dawns in our consciousness, all indecision and all uncertainty are done away with. We see before us opportunities for realizing our good, for practicing good will toward all people, for loving God with all our hearts, minds, and strength. Each day, each moment offers us new opportunity.
If my people … pray … then will I hear … and will heal their land.—2 Chronicles 7:14

the work of our hands–Preamble to the Daily Word

the work of our hands

Whatever you do, it is yours to do, until it isn’t.
Do what you can to show others the joy you find in what you do
Model the pleasure and the privilege it is to have work for your own hands
Bosses and co-workers alike– be on good terms as far as you can without compromise
Remember blessed are the peace makers
Extend the hand of fellowship in courtesy and smiles
Take pride but without undue ego in your mastery and seniority
If new to work, just be grateful that you have work
My work is to write and speak, to heal as I can with hope
Find the spiritual truth in what you do, step into the light of your vocation
This is the work of our hands. Here’s Your Daily Word:

Employment
My work blesses me.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I use my present employment as a vehicle to share my gifts and enrich my life. Whether my work is at home or outside the home, volunteer or paid, I strive for a job well done.

If I am seeking employment, I begin by thanking God for the gifts I bring to the world. I seek to serve with a generous heart and receive bountifully.

If I already have a job, I express gratitude for it every day. I bless my coworkers and my income. I stay present to what is mine to do and release the results to God. When supervising others, I am considerate and encouraging.

Whatever my calling may be, my work is a blessing to me. I appreciate and celebrate it.

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and prosper for us the work of our hands.—Psalm 90:17

A Spirit of Slavery; a Spirit of Adoption

A Spirit of Slavery ;a Spirit of Adoption

The challenges and rewards of being in an interracial, intercultural relationship come in how open one can be to difference, and how adept one is rejecting the master/slave model or the patriotic superiority. For example, with something as simple as the textural difference of your hair: you will need differing products and care. Do we remark on it? Do we compare? No.We participate in the “is-ness” of our difference. One may purchase products for the other on single errands, or perhaps wash the other’s hair as a prelude to pleasure. The acceptance of difference prompts participation in each other’s care. For our parts, Vivi and I do mutual grooming. She cuts my hair when it gets too bushy, and I brush and oil hers when it gets to dry. And we both complain to the other about (my) tiny black curls or (her) long gray strands hair in the sink. Difference does not aggravate human nature;it reveals its outlines.

Then there is the common traditions of bedtime, mealtime, and leisure time.
In our case long times alone before the relationship was formed nursed a private rhythm of when to sleep, eat, and what to do in free time. So, this may cause friction. Anytime we fight, it is necessary to be fair and avoid name calling or taking a superior stance. Race is present but race is not the issue. Becoming aware of the inherent racial overtones and accepting it as a given is how conflict and words that separate are avoided. But we’re wise enough to know that being the Other race is not the reason that our choices and habits differ. Sometime it’s cultural;sometime personal preference. So name calling or alienating words are always to be avoided in favor of openness to difference. Takes work but love carries the day.

In this relationship, we wake separately and agree to let the other sleep. One or the other of us sleeping-in could look like laziness or self-indulgence if either gets attitude and judges or is unwilling to just allow the other her sleeping rhythm. This can happen especially if the one who is awake is busy, cleaning, making a meal. She could feel like a servant to the other, even though rising earlier is that one’s choice. This could get to be racial if looked at from a certain servant/master view. So we avoid this pitfall. As a matter of fact, I suspect we spend a lot of time walking away from or disallowing our obvious black and white to dictate to our beingness. It does take thoughtfulness, mindfulness, conscious cooperation. In some instances, it is natural not to see color such as in buying gifts for one another, admiring each other’s bodies and gifts, and appreciating the other’s quirks and likes. Between us giving flowers is neither racial or cultural, yet both and transcendant.

So it goes with eating,meal prep, food selection. Couples have to meet around food–one cannot want hamburgers and fast food while the other wants roasted turkey and salad. This has nothing to do with race. But if there is a certain racial association with certain foods like chicken and watermelon (both of which I love), then it could be awkward when eating among those who are not raised in this tribe. Happily for me, my love loves watermelon and chicken, especially, drumsticks. But because it raises my blood pressure, I can eat little pork, and her tribe does. Is this cause for looking at race? Not at all;it’s a difference we accept. Graciously, she rarely eats pork, but we occasionally both eat bacon–I cheat).

When out in public, we hold hands. In the USA, in a given community, we may be stared at. This is where race and gender preference confront heterosexual culture. Here we get glances and stone faces. But this is a culture where the law allows us and all kinds. On our walks, in our travel, as a couple, we forget/ignore racial considerations and just become ourselves. How we look by color or gender devolves to how we may dress, or the combined energy we represent as we pass along. In these instances, we are walking without faces or libido; we are walking in love, in our joy, and as one–usually on an errand common to our daily lives–soul consciousness. We have left behind the spirit of slavery;we join in the spirit of adoption. Here’s your Daily Word

Fearless
I release my fear and activate my faith.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fear is the opposite of faith. While fear may sometimes strike, I do not let it control me; instead, I activate my faith. I am strong; I am confident; I am fearless, because I have faith in the powerful love of God.

Anytime I face a situation that may cause anxiety or uneasiness, I pray. Praying helps me release my fears and open to the love of God. Praying calms my mind, soothes my emotions, and frees my spirit to accept the good that is mine to receive. I cannot be afraid when I am filled with the love of God.

God’s all-providing love surrounds me and each person for whom I pray. Where there is faith, there is no room for fear. In God’s love, I am faith-filled. I am fearless!
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption.—Romans 8:15

Where Silences Lives

Where Silence Lives

Yesterday it was cloudy and gray in Copenhagen, but Vivi and I wanted to go out for a walk or a drive to the strand (Baltic sea coastline in Denmark). So we drove to one of our favorite hangouts, and went into the Verdens Runt Restauranten for a nice bite of lunch and a hot drink. It did not rain.
She had a turkey sandwich on a large bolle (roll) with a Danish spread and a kaffe latte. I had a turkey and bacon salat with a hot chocolade with whipped cream. It was tasty and took me a while to eat it. Det var deligt! (It was great!). We studied the moody sky and calm seascape from our window seat in the restaurant. There passed a cruise ship and a cargo ship. How prescient!

After this, we took that walk. There was an entrance to a close by forest just a few easy steps across the grass. So, arm in arm, we strolled in tot the cathedral of “skoven”(the woods). The quiet of the day was already in the cool breezy wind, but once we walked into the the bower of trees and low bushes, a silence more profound that in a mausoleum fell on us. We became a part of a hush and a being that transcended the ordinary quiet. It was as if we entered a church or a sacred ceremony and had to be very,very respectful. I felt it. It made me cry. We walked deeply into the interior. Not a word spoke we for a while.

I was so enveloped that I felt like taking off my top and being, at least for the moment, a daughter of nature, breasts free, blended into the bark and the bramble,brown with the dark earth and in contrast to the deeply pronounced greens of the tree tops and flora. Just us together in this hallowed place, blessed. It was mighty awing, and we held hands–perfect halves of a whole, like connecting into the infinite presence of God, hands clasped in prayer.

Here’s your Daily Word:
Stillness
Be still and know that I am God.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Be still, my child, and know that I am God. I am within you, your life, your intelligence, the very breath of your being. My protecting mantle of love infolds you, and you need have no fear, for I am your eternal and everlasting refuge.

If the flood waters of fear and doubt sweep over your being and you cannot seem to gain a foothold or keep afloat, remember that in the midst of you is an ark of healing silence. Stop struggling, resisting, and fighting; surrender to the stillness of this inner sanctuary. The flood waters will recede, and the dry land (your good) will appear.

In every situation be relaxed and poised in mind and body. Be still and know that I am God. I, within you, am the God with whom all things are possible. I, within you, am the same Spirit that resurrected Jesus. No matter what your needs may be, I am what you seek.
Be still, and know that I am God.—Psalm 46:10

The Knowledge of God’s Will

The Knowledge of God’s Will.

Many times I have heard people say that this or that is God’s will. By that they mean that the event is ordained to be without human intervention or objection. It says, we must accept the inevitability and authority of God in matters of death, disease, arrival at a destination after a long or perilous journey or many other situations. God’s will is often a central tenent in religious sects and faiths, for example the Religious Science believers,Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons and Amish, and Islam. I think I believe in the will of God also because I find myself petitioning God by saying at the end of prayers, “Thy will be done.” Or “if it is thy will.” I do it when I say, “the Universe knows”or “that was supposed to be,” or “that wasn’t meant to be.” What do you think?

The Unity teachings say we are co-workers with God; so do the teachings of Eckankar, and I suppose I subscribe to that as well. I think we can determine our wishes and focus on them to manifest them, yet the conditions and the flow of things and the rightness of that thing for us must synchronize. So is it the will of God that I do not get my passionate want of the moment? Existentialist say God made the word and stepped away. That God could care less what decisions we make or don’t make. This view gives rise to the question if God is loving and good how can He allow such atrocities as occur as are occurring such as the genocide or entire racial groups or the hateful continuous fighting between the Palestinians and the Jews in the Holy Land? But God gave us free will, and divine mind so if the world is in an uproar and tumult, it is not God’s fault or God’s will. It is ours–our human brothers and sisters and their resistance to or stultification in the face of un-found solutions for peace and order. We create within Creation.

No one can know God as God, only the belief and the evidence of the touch of God in the miracles and commonplace creation of life. No one knows the will of God because God cannot be known directly,only through a private or collective faith based on the broadest interpretation and influence of Good, Order , Love and Peace. In this way we can live with the knowledge of God’s will as moral and ethical truth born of agreement. What do you think? Here’s your Daily Word:

Pray for Others
I affirm that every need is met.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I celebrate each individual for whom I pray as a unique expression of the Divine, a spiritual being having a human experience. I realize that any condition they face is temporary. No matter the challenge, Spirit is there, providing love and guidance. The Divine powers of love, strength, and faith support them. I affirm that, beyond any earthly appearances, a greater reality and a broader Truth prevail: God is—and all is well.

As I hold my friends and family in prayer, I see each person claiming their birthright of peace, health, and prosperity. I affirm that there is only One Power and One Presence—God the Good. My heart is filled with gratitude and thanksgiving.
Since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will.—Colossians 1:9