"The Onward Impulse of Spirit!"
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God..." St. Paul Philippians 3:13-14
However difficult our human dilemma, however steeped we seem to be in a particular challenge, the eternal impulse to reveal Itself through us is greater and will always prevail, if we let it have its way in us. We can believe in depression, contraction, and devolution or we can believe in the 14 billion year history of the onward impulse of Spirit that in constant expansion reveals more of Itself through its creation. That means, that no matter how dark it gets in the human scene, the Light that first ignited your life, wants to shine even brighter through you now than ever before. Could it be that in the evolutionary scheme of things, that great change, transformation, upendings, breakdowns of old ways and means of living must give way so that the fullness of God's Love, Light, Wisdom, Harmony, and Joy can come into its own as us now?
Many people are waking up to realize and recognize and believe this deep eternal truth as a truly enlightened context for viewing wholesale changes in the individual and collective human experience. If we can catch God's idea, the Divine impulse behind the cataclysmic changes, we will see that beneath the trembling landscape of our human lives, there is something even more beautiful, authentic, and real seeking to emerge through us. It is no less than the upward call of God, cracking the shell of our limited perceptions, so that we take the governor off of our love, compassion, generosity, and bring forth a world in which our spiritual gifts can be put to wonderful use.
Take this personally, for a moment and ask yourself. Knowing God's will for me is only good, what divine quality or awareness is being coaxed out of me in this time of challenge? What meaning do I ascribe to this situation as I maintain that nobody and nothing is against me. Seeing how this is true for you is the very grace of God made manifest here and now. Press onward with this realization until you can see the Divine perfection at work in your life. It's an endless promise and revelation that will never leave you comfortless.
Join us Sunday as we look at ways we can "Press On" to the upward call of Spirit during the profound changes in our lives.
Love and blessings,