Archive for March, 2017

Day 27 Friday Principle/God as Principle

March 31, 2017

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of God as Principle.)

Principle

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 5:19-47.  Principle and Truth are one. Divine Principle is Truth in a universal sense, or as it pertains to Elohim God. Satisfaction comes to us as we live according to Principle.  Universal Principle, the oversoul of this planet, was working its way into expression through Jesus. The same work that Jesus accomplished is being accomplished by all men–though perhaps very slowly.  To demonstrate Principle keep establishing yourself in certain statements(affirmations) of the law. The more often you present to your mind a logical and true proposition, the stronger become the inner feeling of realization.  As the principle of music moves through tones, so does the principle of mind move through ideas. Therefore God, as Principle, moves through the expressed thought of Divine Mind.  The mind of each individual may be consciously unified with Divine Mind through the indwelling Christ. By affirming at-one-ment with God-Mind, we eventually realize the perfect mind which was in Christ Jesus.  “Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men.”  I affirm: “Principle is Truth. I know the Truth, and the Truth makes me free.”

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

God As Principle

By Eileen Carlson

I AM a child of God, and every moment his life, love, wisdom, and power flow into and through me. I AM one with God and governed by his law.

God as principle is the foundation upon which everything rests.  Truth and principle are one. We attain spiritual understanding when Truth is revealed to our consciousness.  In Lessons in Truth, H. Emilie Cady tells us the most fundamental principle we forget is our spiritual origin, our spiritual nature, and spiritual purpose. The relationship between God and humankind can be likened to that of parent and child. We are everything that God is, and as expressions of God, we have access to all the spiritual qualities, attributes, and ideas of God.  We come to know God as principle through prayer, meditation, and our study and practice of Truth principles. We then use affirmations to establish these truths in ourselves.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 26 Thursday Heaven/The Kingdom of Heaven

March 30, 2017

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of The Kingdom of Heaven.)

Heaven

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 13:24-53.  God idealized two universal planes of consciousness, the heaven and the earth, or more properly, “the heavens and the earth.” One is the realm of pure ideals; the other, of thought forms. God does not create the visible universe directly, as man makes cement pavement, but He creates the ideas that are used by His intelligent “image” and “likeness” to make the universe. Thus God’s creations are always spiritual. Man’s creations are both material and spiritual, according to his understanding.  Jesus, of all those claiming intimate acquaintance with spiritual things, gave heaven definite location. “The kingdom of God is within you.” This kingdom is now ready. “The fields . . . are white already unto harvest.” The conditions are ripe. But only those come in who are willing to exchange for it their ideas of earthly possessions. Every earthly link must be broken, every mortal love crucified. This is the way Jesus entered this kingdom, and His way is the way we must all employ.  Heaven is everywhere present. It is the orderly, lawful adjustment of God’s kingdom in man’s mind, body, and affairs; it is the Christ consciousness, the realm of divine ideas, a state of consciousness in harmony with the thoughts of God. Heaven is within every one of us; a place, a conscious sphere of mind, having all the attractions described or imagined as belonging to heaven.  I realize that faith in Spirit and the ultimate dominance of the good in me will restore me to the heavenly consciousness from which I descended.  I affirm: “Heaven within is one perfect harmonious life, substance, and intelligence, and I rejoice.”

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

The Kingdom of Heaven

By Rev. John Beerman

I release all distractions to my spiritual awakening.  I am ready to live in the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus, our Way Shower, explains in Matthew 13:45-46, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”  This parable gives us some subtle insights into the kingdom of heaven. First, this merchant might represent you or me in search of something to add to our lives that will bring us satisfaction, freedom, and peace of mind—all of which are invaluable. Second, the pearl he discovers is said to be “one of great value.” That doesn’t tell us its exact characteristics, except that it has sufficient value to cause the merchant to sell everything he owns and buy it!  What have we discovered in our own lives that would cause us to let go of everything else to pursue this one thing? It might be love, prayer, meditation, service to others, or spiritual truth. You will know when you come across this “pearl of great value,” just as the merchant knew. Paradoxically, he sold everything he had to buy this one pearl. It seems the kingdom of heaven is found when we are willing to let go of other possible distractions and pursue one thing with all our heart and being. Are you ready to find your pearl of great value?
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 25 Wednesday Peace/Nonresistance

March 29, 2017

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Nonresistance.)

Peace

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 5:14-40.

“Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not: Let all the ends thou aim’st at be thy country’s Thy God’s and truth’s.”    –Shakespeare

The great thought waves that move the world are set into action by deep thinkers.  Peace and understanding of spiritual realities arise in the mind when it has made the inner contact. When we know the work of Spirit in transforming mind and body, we shall see that the crushing of personal ambitions releases spiritual ideas of far-reaching influence.  Jesus went back to the very source of all discord, and showed how all resistance and antagonism must cease. He did not stop to argue whether the cause was just or not, but He said, “Agree with thine adversary quickly”; “If any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” To the mortal mind this seems like foolishness, but Jesus spoke out of the inner wisdom that knows that it is dangerous to allow any kind of opposing thoughts to form in consciousness. He knew that the universal law of justice would adjust all matters, if men would trust it and cease fighting mentally for their rights. This is accomplished by bringing the Christ, the Prince of Peace, to bear in all our affairs. “My peace I give unto you.”  I praise God for the peace of my own higher self. I rejoice and am glad in the possession of the Holy City within. With my inner vision I see the gates open wide, and holy peace pervades my consciousness.  I affirm: “My mind is stayed on Thee, and I rest in Thy peace and power.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Nonresistance

By Richard Mekdeci

As I surrender my will to the One Will, I am guided by divine wisdom.

Probably the most powerful act of nonresistance recorded in the New Testament is Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  The world was telling him he had failed—he was hated, hunted, and misunderstood. He was fearful and doubtful that his life would have any meaning or impact at all. But in a simple act of surrender, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done” (Luke 22:42), he “renewed his mind” and was transformed beyond the illusion of separation and united with his heavenly Father.  Jesus’ Gethsemane experience represents the classic battle between our humanity and our divinity. Jesus’ human side wanted to flee and live out his days as a simple carpenter, yet his divine nature revealed to him the narrow path that would lead to his highest expression of spiritual power.  Lent is a time when we contemplate our transformation from a human experience to a spiritual experience. It is a time to continually re-mind ourselves that whatever challenges lie before us, even the possibility of death, our true nature is spiritual and immortal.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

 

Day 24 Tuesday Healing/Spiritual Healing

March 28, 2017

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Spiritual Healing.)

Healing

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 9:14-38.

Health, real health, is from within and does not have to be manufactured in the without. It is the normal condition of man, a condition true to the reality of his being.  The first step in all spiritual healing is the using of faith, and the next step is to become open and receptive to the stream of healing life. Spiritual healing restores to perpetual health because it erases the error thought and cleanses the mind. Through the exercise of faith and our word, our spiritual quality is fused into unity with the power of Christ, and the healing is marvelously accomplished.  It is said that the early Christians, before going forth to do their mighty works, commanded the new life in Christ to come forth and to imbue their consciousness with its healing potency to such an extent that it would flow through them and heal all those to whom they ministered.  They discovered that when they repeated over and over the most powerful prayer Jesus ever uttered, the Lord’s Prayer, the hidden Christ within each one of them was called into action. They further discovered that the fifteenth time they realized the prayer the waters of tribulation as well as all manner of diseases began to subside, and that their realization lifted the consciousness of those who were asking their help. All tribulation and disease dropped away.  Experience proves the power of words to bring health. In healing myself, I talk to my body, repeating necessary denials and affirmations. This raises my consciousness to spiritual reality where all healing power originates.  I faithfully affirm: “Through Jesus Christ, God’s vitalizing energy floods my whole being, and I am healed.”

 

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Spiritual Healing

By Rev. Toni Stephens Coleman

Through deep faith and receptivity, I am healed to my natural state of wholeness.

Healing means curing, growing sound, getting well, and mending.  Health is the state of being whole in mind, body, and spirit. Charles Fillmore said the first step to spiritual healing is to believe health is possible through absolute faith. The second step is to be open and receptive to the healing stream of life through mental cleansing, releasing error thought, and claiming the Truth. The Truth is that health is our natural state.  Being healthy is a state of wholeness. Thus, a person who is disabled may also be whole and completely healthy in mind, body, and spirit. A person facing death can be spiritually healthy and whole. When a person is at one with Divine Mind and lives in the consciousness of God, that person demonstrates health.  Spiritual health requires balance between activity and introspection.  Healing tools are prayer, meditation, study, reflection, and supportive activity. Spiritual healing manifests as we open to our natural state of health.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 23 Monday The Idea/Consciousness

March 27, 2017

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Consciousness.)

The Idea

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 5:141.  In the Scriptures ideas are symbolized by fish. An idea is the original, primary, or unlimited thought of Being: in God-Mind, the eternal Word or Logos. In the idea are involved all the potentialities of that which is to be evolved through man.  The idea itself becomes the evolving power through which it makes itself manifest.  Ideas are catching. We are all heavily charged with ideas. When ideas are released they spring forth and pass from mind to mind, being “recorded” as they fly; when they are expressed the whole race is lifted up–because true ideas are charged with the uplifting Spirit. We bring divine ideas into manifestation by making ourselves one with them, becoming conscious of our indwelling Christ Mind and our oneness with the Father.  As the son is to the father, so is the idea to the mind. Mind is one with its ideas, so the Father–God-Mind–is one with its offspring, the idea–the Son. Mind is coexistent with its ideas, and there is continual interaction and communion. The Father and the Son are one–are coexisting, interacting, and intercommuning in will and purpose. It was from the grand idea of divine life that Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead.  Spiritual inspiration in me is an inflow of divine ideas; activity of a spiritual character; understanding that comes from God. It is the inbreathing of Spirit. The breath of God infused into me has endowed me with super-life. “He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.”  I affirm: “In the presence and power of the Christ idea in me, I proclaim my perfection.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Consciousness

By Rev. John Beerman

I always have the choice to change my perspective.

When I was a young lad, I received my first wallet and some clean, crisp, folding money to fit into it. Both were Christmas gifts from my dad. Unfortunately, I admired my new wallet only a few days and didn’t spend one dollar from it. I inexplicably lost it while playing in the school park near home.  I was reluctant to ask Dad for money to go to the movies the following Saturday. “What happened to your new wallet and your cash?” he asked.  “Well, I lost it, Dad,” I relayed with a pitifully sad face.  “I see,” he replied slowly. “Here’s a suggestion, son: Try to keep your wits about you at all times.” I will never forget those wellchosen words: “Keep your wits about you.”  Many years passed until, by studying and applying Unity truths to my life, I began to see a connection between “keeping your wits about you” and our consciousness. I learned that our consciousness is one of the only things we have any control over.  It is perhaps the most important aspect of our existence! I learned that keeping our wits about us can mean staying consciously aware of what is most important.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

 

Day 22 Saturday The Fourth Dimension/Perspective

March 25, 2017

22nd Day   Saturday

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Perspective.)

The Fourth Dimension

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 21:1-17.

The fourth dimension is that which embraces and encompasses the other three; it is realization, the doing away with time and space and all conditions. It is the process in which forms lose their apartness and become one under divine law.  The human mind, with its limited reasoning faculties, is bound by time, space, and conditions. By itself it can get no further into the spiritual realm than reason will take it; but when we invoke the aid of the Christ in us we go beyond reason into the realm of pure realization; then we have attained the consciousness of pure be-ing, the fourth dimension of the being.  The one way to enter the realm of the fourth dimension, or of realization, is through scientific prayer, commonly named “the silence.” First, I take with me the word Jehovah and go within and hold it steadily in mind, until the word illumines the whole inner consciousness. I am now functioning in the fourth dimension, and the way is open for concentrating on the prayer I have in mind for the special demonstration.  I fix my attention powerfully on the consummation of an idea until the idea has nucleated a certain amount of thought substance, and I am assured that it will be followed by that silent power of thought which, working throughout my whole being, is bringing forth the thing desired.  When my thoughts radiate with the speed of spiritual light, they blend with creative Mind (called by Jesus “heaven”), and that which I ask for is done.  I affirm: “The illuminating power of Truth awakens and quickens my consciousness, and I discern clearly.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Perspective

By Rev. Evelyn Foreman

I always have the choice to change my perspective.

Anytime we attend a sporting event, concert, play, or show, our perspective depends on where we sit.  When visiting SeaWorld, for example, seating makes an enormous difference. Some people choose to sit in the front row and be fully engaged in the experience. Those in the first few rows often walk away drenched by an amazing encounter with a whale. Others prefer to sit farther back, watching from a distance, consciously avoiding any splash.  In SeaWorld, as in life, where you choose to sit—how you choose to see and experience life—makes all the difference.  If you are feeling like an outsider, you can choose to take a frontrow seat. If you are overly engaged, maybe it’s time to step back. If you feel stagnant and need some perspective, find a different vantage point, and choose again.

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 21 Friday The Grace of God/Grace

March 24, 2017

21st Day   Friday

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Grace.)

The Grace of God

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 5:17-20, 38-48.

“As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

Grace means good will, favor, disposition to show mercy. Therefore, we do not hold ourselves as bond servants of the law, but as recipients of the grace of God,  as sons of the Most High.  The grace of God extends to all people, not alone to one sect or creed. All men are equal in favor with God.  The grace of God is greater than the laws of man. We may make certain laws and restrictions for ourselves and “his servants ye are whom ye obey.” If we are servants of the law, our obedience is unto death; if we are servants of righteousness, our obedience is unto life. To become recipients of that which the Father would bestow, we should take the element of grace into consideration; that even beyond what we ask, seek, earn, or deserve under the law, God is more than willing to give.  God, as the great creative principle of the universe, will always meet us more than half way. By becoming receptive to the “grace of God,” we receive the measure of God’s provision, which exceeds any of our imaginings. I realize that “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ”; that is, the real saving, redeeming, transforming power comes to me through the work that Jesus did in establishing for the race a new and higher consciousness in the earth. I enter into that consciousness by faith in Him and by means of the inner spirit of the law that He taught and practiced.  I affirm: “Through the grace of God I am forgiven and healed.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Grace

By Rev. Angela Rhodes

I open my heart and mind to the unending grace of God alive in me, sustaining me, and expressing as me.
Grace has been defined as the “unmerited love and favor of God toward humankind.” John 1:16 reminds us, “From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”  During this Lenten season, we remember and reflect on the generous, unconditional quality of God’s abiding love. We bring it to heart and mind as we spend time in prayer and meditation. We remember this simple truth: We are never separated from God’s tender, true, loving, and merciful presence.  My daughter Abbey is an emergency room physician. Sometimes we pray together, and as we do, we affirm the grace of God’s love moving through her heart, mind, and hands as she performs her tasks. She and her harmonious team are enfolded in God’s abiding light and love every day—and so are you.

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 20 Thursday Body Temple/Wholeness

March 23, 2017

20th Day   Thursday

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Wholeness.)

The Body Temple

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore
Read Matthew 6:16-34.  God created the idea of the body as a self-perpetuating, self-renewing organism, which man reconstructs into his personal body. God created the body idea, and man, by his thinking manifests.  I realize that I shall have a perfect body and a perfect world when I understand and use the perfect word, the word that contains all the attributes of God.  Therefore, I declare that my words are being charged with a full understanding of Divine Mind and its inhering ideas, and that I consciously apply this understanding in all of my feeling, thinking, speaking, and living and am therefore steadily putting on the Christ in mind and body.  Overcoming step by step the limitations of material thought, my body becomes more refined and increasingly radiant.  The law is that my body is transformed by the renewing of the mind. By affirmation the mind lays hold of living words of Truth and builds them into the body. As I enter into and abide in the Son of God consciousness I have eternal life and my body is transformed into pure flesh manifesting the perfection of Spirit.  To bless is to invoke good on that which is blessed. It is to confer God’s good on something or someone. Therefore I bless my body temple, and declare its purity and strength and beauty. I pour out upon my body temple the oil of love and clothe it in garments of praise.  Realizing that the body of Christ in me is the result of my spiritual thought that maintains its unity with Spirit even in manifestation, I affirm:  “The Word of God in me quickens my mind, and my body is transformed into the likeness of His glorious body.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Wholeness

By Rev. Toni Stephens Coleman

I focus on love and experience “the pure essence of Being that binds together the whole human family.”  (from Charles Fillmore)

The dictionary tells us wholeness comprises the full quantity and pertains to all aspects of human nature—body, mind, and spirit. We are part of and inseparable from a universal wholeness.  Charles Fillmore said, “Love is the power that joins and binds in divine harmony the universe and everything in it,” creating wholeness. He also said, “Divine love will bring your own to you; it can adjust all misunderstandings and make your life and affairs healthy, happy, harmonious, and free.”  Wholeness takes place one moment at a time—one breath, one hour, one day, one experience at a time as we actively demonstrate love. From our spirit self, we imbue every cell in our body and mind with pure love and experience our wholeness in the whole of life.  Know and express yourself as part of the whole human family.  Wrap yourself in love and goodness, and express it into the world to create peace, harmony, and wholeness.

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 19 Wednesday The Blood of Jesus/Surrender

March 22, 2017

19th Day   Wednesday

The Blood of Jesus

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Surrender.)

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 6:41-65.

Through the power of His word Jesus purified and spiritualized the natural blood in His body until it became a spiritual life stream, into which all may enter and be cleansed.  Through the power of His word Jesus broadcast the spiritual electrons of His body into the race thought atmosphere, that they may be apprehended by all who believe in Him.  This Lenten season I realize that I am baptized in His spiritual life stream, and am purified and cleansed. The electrons of His blood, which I appropriate, are centers of energy and life within, and they uplift and strengthen me.  Jesus called the bread He had blessed His body and the wine His blood. As I

appropriate words of Truth, “eat them” so to speak, I partake of the substance and life of Spirit and build the Christ body. Thus I partake of the body and blood of Jesus, the true sacrament that vitalizes the body by renewing the mind.  The blood of Jesus in me is the life contained in God. The crown of life is attained by living eternally in the presence of God. Attainment depends on the understanding of the science of right thinking. My way to eternal life lies in my acknowledgment of my oneness with the Christ of God.  In His name I am gradually transforming and regenerating my blood and my body. Thus I am saved by Jesus Christ.  Realizing victory over every limited belief of the mortal, I affirm: “I rejoice in the restorative power of Jesus’ blood now working mightily in me to renew, to restore, and to make every whit whole.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Surrender

By Rev. Elise Cowen

I surrender to the guidance of Spirit in all aspects of my life.

Today I take a moment to center myself in Spirit. As I breathe in, I ask Spirit if my will and desires are in alignment with my highest good. As I release any preconceived notions about the outcome of any circumstance in my life, I am ready, willing, and able to listen to the guidance of Spirit.  As I pray affirming right results, I open myself to the possibility that my perfect solutions have not yet been revealed to me but are manifesting and will be revealed in the right and perfect way. As I surrender, a peaceful calm moves through me.  This peaceful feeling stays with me as I go about my day. If I find myself in worry or fear, I stop, breathe into Spirit, and surrender.  The peaceful spirit of God guides my soul.

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

Day 18 Tuesday Evolution

March 21, 2017

18th Day   Tuesday

Evolution

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Romans 8:18-39.

In every man the Christ, or the Word of God, is infolded; it is an idea that contains ideas.  Evolution is the result of the development of ideas in mind. What we are is the result of the evolution of our consciousness, and our consciousness is the result of the seed ideas sown in our mind. Therefore spiritual evolution is the unfolding of the Spirit of God into expression. It is the development achieved by man working under spiritual law. Humanity is the garden of God, of which the soil is the omnipresent thought substance.

The Christ, or Word (Son) of God evolution of man is plainly taught in the New Testament as the supreme attainment of every man. “For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God.”  Without some evidence in us of the Christ man we are little better than animals.  When through faith in the reality of things spiritual we begin soul evolution

there is great rejoicing; “we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Christianity teaches the complete law of evolution. “God said,” and thus God created that which was to appear, God planned man and the universe, and through His word projected them into creation as ideal principles and immanent energies acting behind and within all visibility.  I affirm: “I am one with the ever unfolding, ever increasing Spirit of divine understanding. My whole consciousness is ripening into perfection.”

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Spiritual Evolution

By Rev. Paula Mekdeci

I grow into my highest good as I let go and let God.

The Lenten season is a time of growth and learning. It is a time for releasing what no longer serves us and opening to our highest good.  Just as Jesus withstood 40 days of temptation in the wilderness, we face temptations every day, including the temptation to live and think as we always have.  But the energy of life, the flow of life, calls us higher. We are stirred by an innate urge to expand in awareness, grow in wisdom, and love in fullness. Life beckons us to explore, to discover, to be!  Jesus taught and demonstrated spiritual evolution. He grew in spiritual understanding and shared his love and wisdom to help others do the same. Jesus shook up the consciousness of all who encountered him through his teachings and stories; his way of life and his way of death. He proved that what seems like the end is simply an unheralded new beginning.

 

 

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.