There is a story about a man who died and went to heaven. During his orientation tour, he entered a huge room with all sorts of amazing treasures labeled with his name. The car that he so wanted, a huge box containing ease and grace, and a bouquet of roses labeled “the perfect relationship.” The man became a little upset because he never did experience any of these, so he asked his heavenly guide (might have been Saint Peter—your choice) why those goodies never got to him.
His heavenly guide reminded him that Spirit created for him whatever it was, as soon as he accepted it as his truth. But it was up to him to do his spiritual work so he could receive.
In 2010, we are all about the drive-thru, all about the email appearing almost instantly (and becoming cranky if it doesn’t get to us in 5 second or less). Some people call it “instant gratification.” But what if we do a Spiritual Mind Treatment (or affirmative prayer) and whatever it is doesn’t manifest today? Or tomorrow? Or next week?
It doesn’t mean that God went to the South of France on holiday and will get back to us. It so does not mean we are not worthy. It just means we need to keep doing our work.
Sometimes we get lazy. And impatient. But it is so important we remember that we are changing our beliefs—we are not talking God (or Spirit or the Universe or our Higher Power) into anything. We are talking ourselves into accepting our greater good.
Sometimes we do our Spiritual Mind Treatment, and very soon after, our ego tells us all the reasons why there is no way that could happen. But we need to keep doing our work. We may start at only believing about 20% that whatever it is could and will happen for us. But we keep doing our work. And the millisecond we get to 50.1 percent believing whatever it is as our truth, we manifest the good. (Remember on Sunday I talked about INpossibility vs impossibility—it is the Father within that doeth the work!)
How do you feel about that word “work”? Sometimes we label it as difficult and unpleasant. But we have to do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do. (Say that five times fast—I dare you…) Just a quiet assurance that it is done unto us as we believe, and everything is possible.
Emma Curtis Hopkins reminds us that GOOD is another word for GOD. We know there is no place where GOD is not. In and as our money, our health, our relationships. And our joy.