How often do we find ourselves putting life on hold when we could be living life to the full right now? Now is the time and this is the space; and I am not referring to a particular place or space, but at any time and in any place we can bring ourselves into mindful awareness of the Inner Presence. Then through greater acceptance and understanding, align with IT and experience truly being alive – alive in the divine process of Life.
We need to be able to create the habit of constant awareness of the Presence that is always with us; which goes before us to make the crooked places straight. Life is! God is! And the aspect of God – of Life that I am focussing on, is the aspect of JOY, Joy is!
Details are not required, we already know the challenges that seem to be coming at humanity from all sides. It may even seem to take a fair bit of effort to remain functional. Joy seems to have eluded us and instead of simply enjoying being alive, more often than not, we are very busy being very serious.
God is the fountain of Life – not out there somewhere – within each of us. In Divine Science the basis of reasoning is the Omnipresence of God. There is no-one outside of the Presence. We are in the Presence of God; of the Presence, and like the Presence; and this is true for all.
You and I have nothing to do with the truth of our being, but we have everything to do with the use we make of it. We have been told: “He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and even greater works shall he do.” Are we going to read this, accept it and then sit back and do nothing? Or do we want to partake fully in the fountain of Life, and allow IT to flow into expression through us, so that the joy within spills over, enhancing not only our own lives, but touching the lives of those around us.
“Greater works shall he do….” Remember it is God doing the greater works through us. We merely become the instruments or channels through which the fountain of joy flows.
There are always two things operational in our lives: Thought and Faith. We are always thinking. Are our thoughts involved with issues of the world, or are we aware of the law: as within, so without? When we establish the realization of God as Life, and realize too, the truth that we are the perfect manifestations originating this Life, it brings us to the second point: Faith – We all do have faith, yet how often is it faith in lack, disease, or our apparent shortcomings? Our faith in the inner workings of the Presence (it is the Father within who doeth the work) brings forth the good in our lives. So we use thought and faith together, remembering…”as a man thinketh, so is he.”
We grow to be like that with which we identify ourselves. When our attention is on spirit, on the truth of our origin, the strong, radiant power of spirit will manifest in our lives. As stated by Nona Brooks: “Man’s highest attainment comes through inner revelation. His part is to learn God’s plan, to realize and cooperate with the divine purpose within himself.”
When we take time to BE in the stillness, to meet and experience God within, we will unleash a fountain of joy as spirit surges forth. Let us not hold out on ourselves. Life is! Let us live it to the full every moment, in joy.
LIFE IS! – GOD IS! – I AM!
“Divine Science is revealing to us two things: first, that healing is not a physical process but, spiritual realization; and second, that health is not a condition of physical well being but the realization of God’s Presence and Perfect Activity.
God is health. Do I hear you asking, ‘Since God is health and God is omnipresent, what is there to be healed?’ There is only one condition to be healed – our misconceptions.” Nona L. Brooks