In the Christian tradition of the Unity School, publishers of the famous DAILY WORD magazine, we learn about the twelve powers of man: faith, strength, wisdom, love, power, imagination, understanding, will, order, zeal, release, life. In fact, each of the twelve days after Christmas which lead up to Epiphany is devoted to studying one of these powers. I recently completed this brief period of study, and the following thoughts popped into my head over the last couple of weeks.
As always, I am essentially talking to myself, trying to guide my spirit toward a more peaceful and loving year. If these thoughts resonate with you, then we are both blessed even more. Namaste.
I understand that even brief moments of frustration and anger over situations, things, and people are poison to my consciousness, to my spirit. I exhale and release these thoughts. I let go of any thought, feeling, or memory that no longer serves my unfolding good. Through the power of my imagination and the power of my faith, I create a positive life, free of judgment and filled with joy and peace and satisfaction.
I look around and see order in my world. I look at the plants, the animals, the oceans, the sky, the earth itself and the solar system, and I see that there is a loving pattern to it all. Everything happens when it is supposed to happen. I look at my body, at my heart and lungs, at my brain and bones and muscles and nerves and I see order. I can’t control everything and I don’t need to try to control even the small stuff. I just need to acknowledge the order that already exists and then I relax. I let go and let god. There is no need to fret over any one week or day or moment. I live in the NOW, knowing divine order prevails in all things.
In this moment of freedom, I feel the power of divine love welling up in me. I grasp the thought that I am strong. And I consciously use my will to choose each day to act with love and kindness, and not be buffeted by the winds of anger, disappointment, and frustration. With this new perspective, I release my need to control, and I know that divine order is at work in my life.
With great enthusiasm, I greet each day, just like a child on Christmas morn, in anticipation of wonderful gifts. I live with zeal for life.
- Emilie Cady writes in Lessons in Truth: “I am a manifestation of God, and every moment divine life, love, wisdom, power flow into and through me.”
I ask myself each morning: “What good thing is ready to happen in my life right now?”