“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
As a new Science of Mind student, I would passionately pray my spiritual mind treatment. Immediately I would speculate how my prayer was going to be answered. My prayers were usually about money since I believed that there wasn’t enough to go around. I would wait for the mail to show up only to find an empty mailbox. I would check to see if any clients called with potential business, but no one called.
When I complained to my practitioner, she reminded that it was none of my business where or how my good will appear. She said, “If you continue to look for it, you haven’t developed your faith.”
I discovered there are three steps to building faith: Hope, trust and gratitude. Hope is a sense of doubtful expectation. We hope something good will happen to us but underneath, doubt and fears linger. Those doubts and fears produce a type of anxiety called waiting.
As we release the doubts and fears, we begin to develop trust. We have a deeper conviction in the creative process of life and develop greater patience. The stress of waiting is replaced by patience and a sense of calmness that all is well.
Here was the important part for me: not to look for the demonstration of good but to give thanks that it was already done. Gratitude is the expansiveness of faith.
I learned it was none of my business how my prayer would be demonstrated but I now give thanks that it is already received. Lesson learned.
Affirmation: I give thanks that what I desire is already received.
Wonderful invitation for me to build deeper alignment with divine timing, knowing everything I desire or need is already here. Perfect message exactly at the moment needed.
A universal teaching, for sure!!! One I needed to hear today!!
Thank you Cynthia. Great to hear from you.
Once again your wisdom is a gentle guide to move into the Truth. Thanks BE!!
Thanks so much Georgena.
I’m with you, Bernalee..
Since my husband Ray died, almost a year ago, I now can very clearly see that being open to the now will definitely show me the way. I’m on my own path now (guess what? I always was!!!) I love making trust and gratitude my watchwords. Thank you Rev. Christine
Beautifully stated Nansie. Thank you!
Thank you Christine. As always I can relate to your inspirational message.
Yesterday I had a pacemaker implanted to help correct cardiac issues.
Faith & time will give results so trying very hard to be patient.
Blessings & Happy Easter.
Thanks Betty for the update. Sending you love and healing blessings.