Day 29 Monday Patience

(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 same concept.)

Patience

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Hebrews 11:17-40; 12: 1-6.  Patience is a state of mind that beholds the world from the harmony of the Christ Mind, a freedom from personal thinking. It is an attitude of mind characterized by poise, calmness, and a quiet restful trust, especially in the face of trying conditions. It has its foundation in love. “Great peace have they that love thy law; and they have no occasion of stumbling.”  The first requisite in the development of patience is spiritual understanding. The larger our vision of life, the more freedom we feel, and we are spared the friction and frettings that come to those who are centered in personality. Whether one is patient or not depends on his view of life. If he is selfish and selfcentered and lives in a material world, bound by his own interests, he lacks the qualities that go to make up patience.  We may take the gift of patience and make use of it. We may receive it by faith, and then work it out in every department of our being by daily practice of Truth.  Patience gives self-control. We unfold the capacity to direct our behavior in right ways, a result of spirituality.  I realize that I am feeding my consciousness on divine patience. When my thoughts are in harmony with divine law, they develop my body into God’s beautiful, indestructible temple. “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith.”  I affirm: “The serene, calm, trustful Spirit now accomplishes all the desires of my heart. I rest in peace.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

By Rev. Evelyn Foreman

I am patience, flowing in the perfect rhythm of God’s time.

The activity of God is the rhythm of life flowing with ease and grace. When we find ourselves humming along, whistling while we work, recognizing doors opening for us in the direction of our next step, we are in the flow of God’s good.  However, we may sometimes experience a lack of flow. We may struggle to accomplish a task, feeling out of sync and rhythm with the balance of the universe. In times like these, nothing seems to come easily. Prayer is the perfect solution.  Through prayer, we release our attachments, letting go and letting God. Through prayer, we recalibrate ourselves to the spiritual flow of the universe. As we wait on God, we practice patience, knowing the cadence and flow of life are being restored. Every moment as we consciously release our cares and concerns to the allness of God, we transcend our own disharmony and find patience.
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.

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