I am passionate about peace, so I am committed to doing my part to manifest a world that works for all. Spending a week immersed in the pervading consciousness of the Parliament of World Religions re-anchored within me the conviction that a “world that works for everyone, everywhere” is most definitely attainable! We must follow Dr. Howard Thurman’s declaration, “Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve,” and remind ourselves regularly that “world peace begins with me.
Amid updates about the massive fires in California and the swirl of politics, violence and other news, it is essential that we remember what Ernest Holmes taught in Richer Living, “God in the midst of us is instantly available as peace, order and harmony. All that is required is to turn within and think in His terms, His ideas. As we do this the panic flees and order is born. We are already in the Mind of God which always operates in peaceful and perfect ways.” I now remember this on behalf of all.
There is only the one Creator that is springing forth of Itself as all of creation – as the Life that is experienced by all. It is timeless, immeasurable, infinite and incomprehensible – and yet because we are Its expression, we know on levels beyond our ability to articulate, that we are experiencing It. The more we open to It, the more we sense our oneness with it. We realize that we are inseparable from It. The Life we are experiencing is the Universal Life of our Creator.
I stop here for a few moments to absorb the enormity of this: I and my Creator are One. The Truth of my relationship with the Creator, is the Truth of all of creation’s relationship with the Creator. We are, therefore, inseparable from one another. There is no separation. There is no other – simply, there is only One.
I read and re-read, Dr Holmes’ statement, “We are established eternally in a peace which has never been disturbed. When the appearances of adversity and confusion confound us, it is indicative that definite meditation is needed to restore our thought in the peace that forever abides in fullness. God is never disturbed, hurt or aware of adversity. The Universal Mind only knows the peace, order and harmony of Itself. Within us this same Spirit knows these things for us in our individual worlds. As we remember this and affirm this, we are moved out of adversity into prosperity, out of error into truth.”
I know that Spirit, in and as those who are directly affected by the calamities, those who are indirectly affected and those of us who hold the high-watch, imbues each of us with unlimited resilience, compassion, power, endurance and peace. It opens those who need to receive and to give so that the unending law of supply circulates all resources boundlessly. I know that circumstances pass, and chaos transmutes to higher forms. In all, I know unwaveringly, that the Presence and Power of God is ...