Reading & Meditation - Oneness by Rev. Christine 8/29/21 (text)
Reading & Meditation (Oneness) by Rev. Christine 8/29/21
The following reading is by Emmet Fox from his book State Your Claim:
“A great many of our problems arise from our separation from God in thought or deed. Sometimes that separation comes about unconsciously when our affairs seem to be going well and for the moment we forget God. Sometimes the separation is deliberate when we see the higher and choose the lower. Sometimes the separation is due to a lack of true understanding of God and His nature.
In the first two cases it is easy to see and understand the cause of separation, and the obvious remedy for our reconciliation or reunion with God.
However, it is not always so simple a matter to comprehend that we can separate ourselves from God through a lack of true understanding of His nature.
Jesus, it will be remembered, constantly made a point of his at-one-ness with God, saying again and again that it was not himself that did the works but the Father in him. So to begin with, we separate ourselves from God when we pray to Him afar off, as it were, instead of realizing that God dwells in us and we in Him.
We also separate ourselves from God when we believe that prayerful repetition will make God “change His mind” in our favor. God is unchanging Principle and manifests in accordance with Divine Law. We bring about our reunion with Him when we realize that our good already exists in Divine Mind, and that we have but to remind ourselves through prayer of this fact, to bring that good into manifestation. We never have to convince God of our need, but rather do we have to convince ourselves that God has already provided for our good.
Meditate on these things in order to bring about that perfect union with God which will make you powerful in prayer and demonstration.”
Meditation - Oneness
Let us prepare for meditation. I invite us to close our eyes, clear our mind and bring our attention inward to that sacred place. Begin with some good deep breathing... From Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
God - Omnipresent - is everywhere present both invisible and visible. All is God. Therefore, I too am of God. Every aspect of my being; mind, body and soul God lives and expresses in through as the life that I am.
Be still and know that I am God. (Repeat)
Every divine idea and inspiring thought is of God. This whole universe is a thought in the mind of God. All of creation is a great outburst of God’s love to be expressed; giving that hug, the stroke of an artists brush, seeing the beauty in another person, or in the mountains and valleys. Truly seeing God in all life forms, and knowing I am that, I am; I am the tree, I am the sea, I am the very breath I breathe. I am One, I am One. (Silence)
Thank you Divine Presence for these moments in Oneness, in communion.
Let us bring our attention back to our breath, and to our body. And, open our eyes being fully present.