Yesterday, I drove into town. On a main street corner, evangelists were holding their signs shouting salvation through Jesus Christ. It was a busy street corner. I was stopped at a traffic light. I had never been in the presence of this sort of activity before. It was powerfully vocal as there was a large spiritual group present at the intersection. I saw many pedestrians continue to walk on by. Later, I drove by another location and saw a billboard that said, “Don’t Believe In God?” A reference to a web site was listed beneath it, “www.secular(city).org.” This was an advertisement for a place to belong, depending on where one lives, for those who don’t believe in God.
I began to wonder about the fate of identity consciousness or personality and whether or not we, people, can truly understand the uniqueness within us that defines our creativity, when we allow ourselves to be influenced by ideology and opinions simply because their vehicle of man made projection has an earthly presence much bigger then ourselves alone?
We all have a right to speak our truth in America. It is our constitutional right. My wonder is, that commercialism and the position of “the land of opportunity,” has blinded us to God and has clouded our religious faiths. It is as if commercialism and its basis of opportunity has grossly invaded spirituality as there are groups competing to win people over to a specific ideology or doctrine. And those people who are led into believing first through the voice of another, instead of the higher self that God has given them, how will they truly know God’s gift to them? Why do people see spirituality as an opportunity? God is a gift to us. He is not to be owned, possessed, bought, or used for the glory of anyone or anything. My reflection in these comments concerns the “how” of our spiritual acts. My thought is that if we pay attention to our own higher selves, then they will help us be awakened to the understanding of the opportunity to choose to live the LORD’s will for us in all of our activities. When we come upon another person’s opinion, spiritual or otherwise, our higher selves will make known to us whether or not that opinion is for our highest good.
Even as I discuss this, I reflect on my own spiritual endeavors, as I speak my truth about this subject. Does my intent in my own spiritual quest seek to cause me to act in such a way as to singularly profit from the gift God gave me? If I choose solely from my own personal will to satisfy only my own needs, then yes, that singular choice would demonstrate the intent of self centered gain on my part. On the other hand, if I listen to my higher self in regards to the acts I intend to demonstrate with the gifts God has given me in offering those gifts to the public, then the “how” of my intentions and thus actions, takes on a whole different direction, where God helps me to help myself and help others receive help as well.
I sat in my car at the intersection, waiting for the red light to turn green. I felt this strong presence within me that kept me silent as I watched the activity at the intersection. I was prompted only to turn to God in prayer and say thanks for all my blessings. I thanked God in this prayer, for having found me, that I found Him through perseverance in prayer, by paying attention to my own light, God’s gift to me through my higher self, who guided me to Him. The light turned green and I drove home.
There is a source out there somewhere.
I turned to him for help one year.
I have been seeking the LORD
To help me with faith,
As I walk in life here.
This source was strong in prayer,
And a guiding light
To help me know how I keep myself clear.
I lift up to the LORD
In all my prayers.
I must unite my essence
And call to the place of my gateway,
Where my higher self resides.
With love I can invite her
To be with me in prayer.
We transform my clouds
And brighten my ground
To walk with the LORD
Forever and ever,
In His love I am clear.
Dimension In Prayer
In my house of worship
I open my heart to the LORD,
And He makes known to me,
Where the words of shepherds attempt to lead.
If the ultimate destination is You,
And edifies Your love and truth,
In words and in deeds,
Then I know I am in a place of spirit
That keeps me close to You.
Glory to You, LORD
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