The Live! Acoustic Music Spring Nights have started up again at Unity of Lake Orion. The musicians are local or near to Michigan talent and a treat to hear.
For the past five years one of my duties for music nights has been to pick up the intermission snacks and kitchen supplies. This past Friday was more unusual than previous times.
As I walked to the bottled water area in the store, I passed the desserts and glanced for my options. Stock was pretty low and choice was not going to be in my favor. Arriving at the spring water area I was amazed to find none. That’s right — gone!
This was a big box store and they had a huge empty wall with a second rack that was also empty. It made me wonder if they hadn’t received their shipment until another amazed shopper said the hand sanitizer was sold out and both were due to the threat of the Coronavirus.
Three of us stood in amazement at what was going on.
Fortunately, I had spring water on hand for our Friday night guests. But being on a spiritual path, I spent time checking in with my own thoughts about this water situation, the virus and how people were responding to the virus.
I invite you to spend some time meditating and thinking on this, too. Remember, what you think about you bring about, which is also known as the law of attraction.
If you think in fear, you will react in fear. Soon fear will be all that you are thinking and doing. As the news reports or social media posts flash by do your best not to lose your spirit to fear.
Take the good advice recommended by the experts; when you are not feeling well stay home and rest. Don’t take your germs to public places where you can spread them to others, don’t touch your face and wash your hands often and thoroughly.
While you use all these suggestions, also remember, if we run our daily lives in fear, we let go of a piece of our soul experience. This matters because you are a spirit living in a physical world and you are having a soul experience.
It is also an amazing time of year to have these thoughts running through our consciousness because it is the season of Lent.
During the 40 days of Lent we are asked to take a spiritual look deep inside and find errors in our thinking that we can cross out of our life and our consciousness.
What can you surrender or let die off?
The Lenten season is an easy way of reflecting and recognizing God as our Higher Power. We can participate by giving something up for the 40 days of Lent, such as a favorite food, drink or activity. Sometimes this practice helps us learn that we can make good choices, especially when we give up a bad habit that would be good to cross out of our life.
In Charles Fillmore’s book, Keep a True Lent, he reminds us that both Jesus and Moses spent 40 days in prayer and fasting. Afterward, Jesus began His spiritual ministry and Moses was given the Ten Commandments.
To recognize the 40 days of Lent better, we set up a table at church and invited people to bring in items that they want to cross out of their life. This practice gives us the opportunity to let go of an item that was made of this world and accept the freedom that it gives our spirit to let it go or cross it out.
By using our simple household items we can better understand how things that weigh on our emotions or our consciousness can be crossed out or allowed to die away freeing us.
When we free ourselves from the material life or error thinking, we rise up to a better way of being, thereby giving life to the Christ active in us. We use the Christ energy in us every time we step away from man’s world and into communion with God.
When we surrender our mind to God mind and allow the Holy Spirit to be at work in our consciousness we are in a place where fear doesn’t exist, healing begins and our world becomes a better place.
This Lenten Season cross out old ideas that keep you from rising up in life by contemplating these words found in Romans 12:2: “Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (NLT)
Linda La Croix
Unity Director at Unity of Lake Orion
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