“Joint Heirs to the Kingdom”
I am sure there would be many answers to the question: “how are we coping in the world today?” Yet perhaps the most prevalent is that many are feeling challenged by the seeming lack of constancy.
Many may yearn for things to go back to the way they were. What seems to be normal one day, is different the next; and we get caught up in it all; trying to hold on to what is no longer working, yet reluctant to embrace the new. It seems we are overlooking the One Constant that has always been and will be. It seems we have forgotten our true identities which we are reminded of so clearly in scripture, that we are “heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ.”
We are told over and over to: “seek first the kingdom, and all else will be added.” God is spirit, and therefore it is a spiritual kingdom that we inherit by virtue of being expressions come forth from the One Creative Source. We therefore understand that the kingdom of God is within; within consciousness. We access the kingdom in moments of stillness, of quiet contemplation and meditation, where the true gifts of Spirit are discerned.
We need to realize that we do not have to stop in a “holy space,” a temple or church, to find God, but simply give up all expectation of a place or location bringing us to God and realize the eternal Presence within. We need to realize that we are God individualized; there is One Father of all—no matter what the background, custom, or country of origin an individual relates to in the world. In Spirit we are one; vehicles for divine expression. Our main practice then is to align with that which is, and always will be, no matter what world circumstances declare.
Right now, during this time in what will become history, we have a divine purpose. And the purpose is to be mindful of what role we are playing. Are we aligning with conflict in the world; or are we finally understanding that it does not really matter. What matters is remaining anchored in the underlying constancy of Spirit—that Presence that goes before us to smooth the way—that Presence that responds to our acceptance of IT!
We do have a choice: whether to hold fast to an idea born of world issues, and clash with other world issues with which we do not agree; or give over to Truth. Our very resistance feeds that which we resist.
The gifts of Spirit are already ours by virtue of our divine inheritance. Is it not time we began to not only accept this truth, but live it as well? We are already blessed, yet we deny this by living life as if we still have to strive for joy, for peace, for love. Each and every day we need to practice awareness of the Presence; yet what seems to be, is that we are practicing separation. Separation from our Source; separation from our oneness with all creation, and the separation is only in our human minds.
We are reminded in Psalm 139: “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
The old ways that some hanker after and the new that others look toward, tempt us to look outside of ourselves for solutions. Now is the time to realize who I AM IN TRUTH. So, instead of focusing on the ‘forces of the world,’ vying for supremacy, let us rather focus on the One Supreme Power, residing in each soul. Each moment in awareness presents us with the opportunity to align with the One. The only Constant in life.
“Through the present moment, you have access to the power of life itself, that which has traditionally been called “God.” As soon as you turn away from it, God ceases to be a reality in your life, and all you are left with is the mental concept of God, which some people believe in and others deny. Even belief in God is only a poor substitute for the living reality of God manifesting every moment of your life.”