As we slow ourselves down a little bit and take a contemplative look at the way things are both in the world and in our own souls, we cannot help but realize that many of the spiritual truths that form the basis of the Science of Mind teaching are less articles of faith and more directly observable, verifiable truths. It is very much like the leaves in autumn that turn glorious hues of reds, yellows, and oranges. With the change in sunlight they forfeit vitality and begin the vivid transformation back into the realms of Self. Any tree being placed in the environment of autumn will begin this evolutionary process. And so too, our spiritual growth occurs spontaneously when the influence from the external world is restricted so that our innate Inner Divine Nature can respond to Spirit's hope that we become conscious and aware of the true Self that resides with the inner realms.
Beneath all the superficial realities that fill our days are the patterns (archetypes) that speak of the Divine nature of the human soul and of the essential unity of all things. These patterns are expressed within the stories of sacred literature, are depicted symbolically in the highest forms of the graphic arts, are sung at times in the lyrics of songs, and come to us as guiding messengers in dreams and visions. These patterns have remained virtually unchanged across time and cultures from the dawn of humanity.
So the truth is all around us and nothing is hid but we are always at choice. What do we do about these truths, these patterns of wholeness that reside in our own souls? Do we embrace them and adopt them even if that puts us at odds with the "real" world? Or do we continue to follow the same tired, established patterns based on the non-realities of fear, lack or "that's just the way things are"? The degree to which we fearlessly embrace our deepest truths is the degree to which we manifest that Divine joy, abundance, radiance, health and beauty that are our birthright. It is also the degree to which we empower others to do likewise.
Align yourself with the deepest truths you know,
Days have shortened and time has changed our costumes,
night and day dance in the dusk of dawn. Everything
changes color. Everything shifts. Everything beckons to
Itself to come out of hiding to be seen, and to be known. As
an integral part of this One nature, so too must I change.
My spiritual Presence is intense because my thoughts, feelings,
and actions are always intentional. I have created every droplet
of my life, and I structure the holy livingness within it. I am filled
with enough love to extract love from negativity, darkness, and
chaotic shift. I am a master of time and choice. If there is anything
that feels discomforting, uneasy, or disturbing I persist in motivating
a re-construction, a re-evaluation, a re-calibration and a re-design of
that life experience. I consciously set aside all aspects of my being
that keep me little and less than, and move into the greatness of Self
that I seek in the here and now.
I joyously use all the colors of life to paint a new beautiful picture
of my life as it could be, as I know in my heart that I deserve it to
be. I enjoy what I am doing. I enjoy the people in my life. I enjoy
myself. I am so loved and so blessed. And so it is.