"I Was Told to Live
By some inner mystic Presence,
I was told to live, and to love, to laugh and be glad.
I was told to be still and know of the One Almighty Power, in and through all.
I was told to let that Power work through and for me.
I believed that voice and I received my Good.
I am healed -- The joy of Life"
The Science of Mind, P. 521
This is one of the beautiful meditations in the back of the textbook. We are encouraged to contemplate its meaning as we sit in stillness. This is not my usual meditation. I usually silently chant a mantra. It is usually very satisfying to me.
With the passing of my mother some of my usual practices didn't work very well. Meditation was one of them. I felt scattered and unfocused. I was sad because when I needed God's support and comfort the most, I felt like I wasn't getting it. Of course, the Divine Presence has never deserted me and I knew that intellectually but I desperately wanted to feel it.
Having a personal relationship with God has always been my strength. It is what pulled me into the Science of Mind, into taking classes and into ministry. So I asked the practitioners to pray for me. I was "hoping" that my next meditation would be satisfying, but they were not.
What did happen as a result of those prayers from our practitioner team was you.
What brings the feeling of connection with God is people. You. Your hugs, notes, texts and cards bring a feeling of deep appreciation and love. Your kindness sends ripples of good out into the Universe. It not only blesses the receiver but also it lifts up the whole community. I am deeply grateful. You are the wind beneath my wings.
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