Since the late 1700’s, an election is held every four years for the office of President of the United States.
In 1928, Herbert Hoover was running for the presidential office against Alfred Smith. Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, felt very strongly that Herbert Hoover would be the best candidate.
So, Myrtle did what she taught us to practice in Unity: go into prayer and pray that God the Father aligns our greatest desires in our lives, with what is best for our lives.
Myrtle’s prayers were answered and Herbert Hoover took office. Within months the biggest depression ever fell upon the United States. Was this downturn aligned with Myrtle’s greatest desires, or our highest and best good she had prayed for?
Most of us have experienced how economic downturns change our lives. We have also witnessed how a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic can change our lives.
What did we learn from these?
We learned that there is nothing we can do to change the economy or the pandemic except change the way we think. We don’t change other people or outer circumstances, instead we change the way we look at it.
We can only change ourselves.
Is it possible that our best good comes through change? During changing times we must watch our thoughts and actions and remember our faith.
God’s intention for us is to grow both spiritually and mentally from all that enters our lives, and to share what we have learned with others. We must trust in God and hold our faith as the Holy Spirit moves in and through our lives changing things up.
Prayer is the highest form of brain action known to man. Nothing can have more impact on our lives. Knowing this about prayer, Myrtle continued to pray for the success of her country, putting her faith into action.
As we approach the November elections are you praying? It is not enough to think our way to who is the best candidate; it is very important to back them up with prayer.
While you are in that prayer space, pray for all candidates: those you are aligned with right now and those you are not. Pray for the knowledge to know the best and perfect candidate to vote for — and vote.
I encourage you to watch your thoughts on this election.
Negative thoughts draw more results because they generally hold a stronger energy giving you what you do not want.
Think positive, trust that God has everything in Divine Order. Know that the right and perfect people are in the perfect place for this year’s election.
Pray that your thoughts are aligned with the candidate which God our universal leader has in store for us. Pray that we as a people can be open and respectful of our new leader.
Lastly, pray for our nation’s success under our new leadership in the next four years.
Not happy with the Presidential candidates? Ask yourself, why?
As believers in a higher power which is greater than ourselves, we know the present candidates who match the current consciousness of our country are in place. During your one-on-one time in meditation be still and truly commune with God. Ask to be shown the picture of what in us, as the people of a nation, has to change. How do you have to change?
Since 1935, groups like Alcoholics’ Anonymous have taught people that as individuals we cannot change anyone or anything but ourselves. If we do not like what we see or do not like our choices, we have no power over this. Our only power is how we will react. Complaining, finding fault in others or expecting people to be what you want them to be will never make your life better.
Adapting and changing ourselves in a positive manner to what is happening in our lives, taking steps to better ourselves, will change us and change the world around us.
Unity teaches us where thought goes energy flows.
So, think good thoughts around our candidates and expect the best possible outcome.
When we as a collective make positive changes in our own lives the world around us and the people in it will meet that same positive change.
Think good thoughts, pray for good things and be a positive change.
Linda La Croix
Unity Director & Prayer Chaplain at Unity of Lake Orion
Find positive and uplifting posts on her Facebook page, A Spiritual Walk