Day 36 Tuesday The Fire of God/Forgiveness

36th Day     Tuesday

(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 Forgiveness.)

The Fire of God

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Acts 2:1-21.

Fire represents the positive, affirmative state of mind, as opposed to the negative or watery state.  The fire of God (Holy Spirit) is the Word of God in action. It burns out the dross of negation in consciousness, and reveals Christ. Tongues of fire represent the illumination of thought, in demonstration of Spirit’s presence and power. The flame of fire symbolizes the light of intuition that burns in our heart.  While the light of intuition (flame of fire) burns in our heart, there is no loss of substance. In thinking there is a vibratory process that uses up nerve tissue, but in the wisdom that comes from the heart this “bush” or tissue is not consumed.  This is “holy ground,” or substance in Divine Mind. When man approaches this he must take off from his understanding all limited thoughts of the Absolute (“put off thy shoes from off thy feet”).  Spiritual fire is a symbol of the destruction of evil and error. The fire of Spirit never ceases its life-giving, purifying glow. In it all error is burned up in consciousness and the purified man then manifests this “fire” as eternal life.  I have the assurance that I shall not be left partially cleansed, that the purifying work will be complete. “Our God is a consuming fire,” also He is life, love, substance, power, intelligence, Truth.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I affirm: “The Holy Spirit flares its cleansing, purifying flames throughout soul and body, and I am made whole and perfect.”

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Forgiveness

By Betsy Giunti

I free myself by processing my feelings and forgiving myself and others—and I am transformed.

Am I living a repeating story of victimhood? Am I ready to transform my life by releasing something?  Forgiveness is the process of feeling the feelings, letting them go, and making the conscious decision to set myself free.  The mere nature of forgiveness challenges us. It means we go against the feelings leading us to unforgiveness. As we open ourselves to this important spiritual work, we process the feelings leading us here. This is why Jesus said forgiveness requires many attempts. We must unpack and face our feelings before we are able to live forgiveness. We allow ourselves to be guided to the best way, to be free through the work of forgiveness. As we are present to our feelings, we forgive ourselves and others. Through this act of love, we are transformed.

 

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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