Reading & Meditation (Good) by Rev. Christine Emmerling 10/9/22 (text)
Reading & Meditation (Good) by Rev. Christine Emmerling 10/9/2022
Today I’m sharing a reading from Divine Science Its Principle and Practice. At the time of this writing, it was popular to use masculine pronouns to represent all humankind. To be true to the text, I left as is.
There is only one Mind, one Substance, one Source, one Presence, one Power, one Life – All Good. Although Truth is omnipresent and changeless; although man lives, moves, and has his being in God, the All Good; although he dwells in the kingdom of heaven, if he is not conscious of it, he may go on his way lacking many things and losing the blessedness that IS his. “Heirs of God, joint-heirs with Christ,” men may, through ignorance of the truth, be slaves of misery, doubt, and poverty. It is KNOWING the truth that makes man free…
As students of science we start with a new concept of man, an idea which may be new to our thought, but which is eternal in Truth. As man understands that his true state, his eternal nature, is perfect since he is one with his perfect Source, he claims his own perfection as something innately his, implanted within him by the divine Mind, not something which he has earned or which comes to him from outside himself.
As his vision enlarges, the perfect unity between the Divine and all mankind is revealed to the consciousness of man. He begins, dimly at first, to glimpse the truth of his sonship; gradually he sees the everlasting nature of all things. The divine nature can never be lost for it is an eternal truth, and sooner or later everyone must awaken to its presence within him. Eventually each one will be able to say, “I am because God is, God is the reason or cause of my being, the source of my existence. All that I am must be found in God, and most truly I cannot be something that my source is not. My source decides my nature. The stream is like the fountain from which it flows.”
Meditation - Wholeness
We shall now move into meditation. As we close our eyes we go inward to our Holy Temple stilling our thoughts and becoming receptive.
Infinite Love, omnipresent
Infinite Wisdom, omnipresent
Infinite Knowledge, omnipresent
Infinite Understanding, omnipresent
Infinite Power, omnipresent
Infinite Life, omnipresent
Infinite Joy, omnipresent
God omnipresent – being all and everywhere, and therefore I am a joint-heir, an inheritor by divine right. These attributes are part of my nature to be expressed in this world. I am an expressor of love, I am an expressor of wisdom, I am an expressor of knowledge, I am an expressor of understanding, I am an expressor of Power, I am an expressor of Life, I am an expressor of joy.
I am an expressor of all that is good. (repeat)
God’s goodness is expanding through its creation both invisible and visible, life and more life. A seed of goodness becomes as a mighty a tree, as a planet, star and universe. It is that smile, hug, caring, helping, and listening ear. I am that seed ever unfolding into greater good. (silence)
As we move out of the silence let us be in gratitude for these conscious moments of Oneness. Thank you Divine Presence the living I Am. Amen!