Tibetan monks attempting to move a large, clay Buddha discovered that it was actually a gold statue covered in clay. We too have a golden shadow---a part of ourselves we do not want to recognize, that isn't a part of the image we present to the world. The mask we wear is one of clay; it can crack and show the true self within.
We must give our attention and energy to that which creates greater aliveness. Let us understand our mask and begin chipping away at it. What is the opposite to our public persona? Look for the blessings that our unowned self has gifted us with.
The kingdom of heaven of which Jesus spoke is the unified field of consciousness. The seeds in Jesus' parables are ideas in our consciousness. A small seed planted in the right conditions and tended in the appropriate ways can flourish. The same is true of the thoughts in our consciousness.
"Man re-enacts the nature of God." -- Dr. Ernest Holmes
After the dark night of the soul, we are broken open, and we learn a lot about ourselves. But we can only go so far with our intellect, and then we need to open our hearts. Our ego mind can spin a story of separation, of aloneness, but the heart tells a different story.
In today's talk, Rev. Tammie gives us several practical ways to become more prosperous.
The three metaphysical laws that govern everything govern money, too. The first is the Law of Unity---a spirituality of wholeness. When we find wholeness through Source, we find the peace we may be seeking in money and learn what prosperity looks like for us individually.
The second is the Law of Cause and Effect. For every manifestation, there is an invisible idea behind it. An experience of lack is caused by ideas or beliefs about lack.
Carl Jung was guided by four key principles in his teaching and life work:
When we are volunteering, the quality of the outcome as the result of our activity is directly connected to the state of our being or our consciousness that our activity springs from.
The consciousness from which we offer our gift determines the ongoing nature of our efforts and the results that follow. When we plant a seed of love from a consciousness of love, there is a better chance that what we've planted will flourish and have long-standing impact and a ripple effect.
We are all on a soul's journey. So much of our growth happens in our heads, we forget that we need to take action as well---it all works together. Contributing to the world around us is the culmination of our growth.
3 key points:
The universal creative force is as much feminine as it is masculine. It is accepting of any ideas we give it and it gives birth to them. We are created in the image and likeness of the divine, with the ability to interact with it and determine our life's course. Our choices build faith in something---possibility, opportunity, creativity---or in error beliefs of restriction and limitations.