Day 31 Wednesday Spiritual Substance/Germination

(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 Germination.)

Spiritual Substance

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Matthew 13: 3-9, 18-23.  There is a kingdom of abundance of all things, and it may be found by those who seek it and are willing to comply with its laws. Substance exists in a realm of ideas and is powerful when handled by one who is familiar with its  characteristics.  Spiritual substance is the source of all material wealth and cannot suffer loss or destruction by human thought. It is always with us, ready to be used and to make the consciousness potent and fertile. In this connection Jesus said, “I have meat to eat that ye know not.”  Just as the earth is the universal matrix in which all vegetation develops, so this invisible Spirit substance is the universal matrix in which ideas of prosperity germinate and grow and bring forth according to our faith and trust.  I know that any seed words that are planted in omnipresent Spirit substance will germinate and grow and bring forth fruit “after their kind.” Just as the farmer selects the best seed for planting, so I must choose the words that will bring forth the rich harvest of plenty.  To gain control of Spirit substance I grasp it with my mind; that is, lay hold of the idea back of it. Right thinking is necessary in using my mind constructively to bring about right results.  I affirm: “Divine substance flows in all its fullness into my consciousness and through me as prosperity into all my affairs.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Germination

By Rev. Barbara Hadley

I spring forth in God’s goodness.

A seed, once planted, can be a silent presence in the ground, sometimes for a long time as it germinates. Some bamboo plants will germinate for several years and then suddenly spring from the earth, growing as much as three feet in a day. An acorn will rest in the earth throughout the winter, seemingly doing nothing, yet undergoing a necessary growth process.  When we are born, a seed is planted in each of us—the seed of knowing we have a benevolent presence supporting our spiritual awakening. At the right time, even in what can be harsh conditions, our growth is guaranteed as we spring forth.  In this time of Lent, when we let go of negativity, we might expect our good to be delivered immediately. But germination is a process. We wait patiently for the time when we will feel subtle urges pushing us forward to a greater understanding and expression of God.

 

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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