In The Story of Unity, James Dillet Freeman tells a story from the Unity movement’s early days. During a period of financial insufficiency, staff gathered to pray. An associate said, “Let us pray that the money holds out.” Cofounder Myrtle Fillmore countered, “Oh no. Let us pray that our faith holds out.”
Today I remember the importance of the POWER of FAITH as the foundation of my faith, my belief, in all my endeavors. Like everyone, I will desire all kinds of things during my lifetime. More money, more time, greater harmony, to name a few. While praying for specifics is important, I always start by synchronizing my humanity with my DIVINITY because the POWER of FAITH is the foundation of all beliefs. I choose where I place my faith.
I feel inspired watching a young child discovering new things, eyes wide with awe and wonder. Even the smallest experiences – feeling the tickle of a butterfly on the skin or blowing the seeds of a dandelion – are a marvel and a joy.
I think of this when I notice I am chipping away at my sense of awe and appreciation during disappointing life circumstances. I remember that my experience of life is my choice, and it happens entirely in my consciousness. Today, I let go of disillusionment as I decide to live in wonder.
As I view life anew, I believe in the goodness of life and of all people. I broaden my awareness of the treasures happening all around me each day. I emphatically choose to navigate life with a sense of wonder.
Renewal is part of the rhythm of daily life. Eating and drinking to nourish and replenish my body, resting to quiet my mind, and sleeping after a day of activity are some of the ways I renew myself.
Even so, my spiritual renewal is most important, especially at those times when I feel drained at depth. I declare I am fully DIVINE and fully human. It is up to me to keep my awareness of my DIVINITY strong. It is through prayer and meditation that I synchronize my humanity with my DIVINTY.
In the morning, I claim ease and grace for my day. During the day, I pause and remember my DIVINITY. As I go to sleep, I feel deep gratitude for my day. In all these ways, I renew myself moment by moment, day by day.
GOD is PRINCIPLE that is made up of an infinite number of PRINCIPLES including DOMINION and OMNIPRESENCE. IT is the non-changeable realm that is the basis of the entire changeable realm – both physical and non-physical. It cannot be seen, tasted, or touched but it can be perceived and discerned by anyone’s consciousness. PRINCIPLE is the resource I use for manifesting myself and the life I live.
If I ever doubt the presence of PRINCIPLE, upon reflection, I need only behold the world around me and remember that PRINCIPLE is the starting point and the raw material for everything. My ideas, dreams, and all that I do are some of the ways I express PRINCIPLE. Living from my DIVINITY, living from my awareness of PRINCIPLE, I AM the light of the world!
Great power lies within me, like a treasure chest full of gold and precious jewels buried in my own backyard. It is so close that I sometimes overlook it, leading me to search near and far, seeking strength and value outside myself. Yet my personal power is based on and manifested from my innate POWER of POWER, sometimes called DOMINION.
My POWERs of WISDOM and LOVE along with the PRINCIPLE of CREATIVITY and OTHERs are innate-gemstones I can discover, learn to express, and share with the world. I am rich in my capacity to use these inherent PRINCIPLEs to reach goals as I intentionally create my life. I think, feel, speak, and behave in accordance with abilities derived from my DIVINITY. I shine light on the hidden parts of myself, knowing my personal power comes from expressing my best self.
Seeking inner guidance means tuning out my senses and the opinions of others while turning inward. Then, with my open heart and quiet mind, I can better feel the nudge of my intuition, my inner knower.
Sometimes, I perceive my inner guidance in subtle ways. Just as sunflowers innately follow the sun, I have the instinct to trust my inner knower. Even if my inner guidance surprises me, it always arises in a vast field of peace with no sense of urgency.
I have learned to listen and follow it. I hear the still, small voice within and give particular attention to any serendipitous circumstances I find along the way. As I do, I strengthen my ability to listen even more deeply.