Jul 10 2013
I am Sustained by the Love of God
I have witnessed many miracles on this journey, in my own life as well as in the lives of countless others. As you decide to commit to One purpose and go for Awakening, the power of the universe bends to meet you, making clear the way. When I felt compelled to let go of personal ownership of any kind, I was lifted and carried. Recently I had an experience that reminded me again how Spirit carries us through this seeming process. I decided to sell some jewelry that I had not worn for years. It was mostly silver, with a few pieces of gold. I had a beautiful encounter with the gold dealer at the store I took it to. Much to my surprise he said, “This is worth $1665.00–would you like that in cash or a check?” I about fell over. Since I do not have a bank account I enthusiastically said, “Cash, please!”
In the first moment of surprise and enthusiasm about the amount I began to think, “Wow, what should I buy?” I hadn’t had “personal” money for so long; I began to fantasize about what I would really like. My mind went to past ideas such as a manicure or pedicure. I thought, I could really get my hair done, or buy some new clothes for a change, instead of going to the second-hand store. But everything that came to mind felt empty. I realized that I really just don’t care about any of that stuff anymore. The only thing I could think of was my worn out but oh-so-comfortable sweater wrap that I bought four years ago for $39. I wouldn’t mind getting another one of those. That was the only idea I could come up with! I shared with Jenny and Laverne how miraculous it was that I got this money and found that I had no wants except for this wrap.
The whole thing left my mind as I was getting ready for the tour with David and Frances in Europe, but once I joined them I noticed that I did not tell David about it right away. I began to see a subtle, little idea in my mind that this was MY money and that I didn’t need to tell him. When we got to Ireland I kept hearing: as a Messenger of Peace we do not have personal ownership or personal funds, so I told David about it. He said that was right-these were not my funds. He said the cash could be used as needed for the Monastery. I had a good laugh about how sneaky the ego’s autonomous thinking is; I felt clear and vertical in my mind.
Shortly thereafter we met up with Ricki in Sweden, and she was excited to present me with a beautiful sweater wrap, just like the one I had wanted. Laverne had been shopping for a table runner in a thrift store when she happened upon the wrap, sitting totally out of place. It cost $4. She just knew she had to buy it for me! Ricki had very little room in her suitcase but she felt strongly to bring it all the way to Europe for me. I was in tears at the confirmation of the Holy Spirit saying, Do not hold anything from me and you will always have what you think you need as you serve Me. Not only is the new sweater wrap like the one I had, it’s even better–it’s just the color I wanted and sooooo soft. And the power of all that Is brought it to me. Things like this just keep happening again, and again, and again. We are completely loved and supported as we serve the Truth, rather than the lie of scarcity and lack.
I am sustained by the Love of God. Here is the answer to every problem that will confront you, today and tomorrow and throughout time. In this world, you believe you are sustained by everything but God. Your faith is placed in the most trivial and insane symbols; pills, money, “protective” clothing, influence, prestige, being liked, knowing the “right” people, and an endless list of forms of nothingness that you endow with magical powers.
All these things are your replacements for the Love of God. All these things are cherished to ensure a body identification. They are songs of praise to the ego. Do not put your faith in the worthless. It will not sustain you.
Only the Love of God will protect you in all circumstances. It will lift you out of every trial, and raise you high above all the perceived dangers of this world into a climate of perfect peace and safety. It will transport you into a state of mind that nothing can threaten, nothing can disturb, and where nothing can intrude upon the eternal calm of the Son of God.
Put not your faith in illusions. They will fail you. Put all your faith in the Love of God within you; eternal, changeless and forever unfailing. This is the answer to whatever confronts you today. Through the Love of God within you, you can resolve all seeming difficulties without effort and in sure confidence. Tell yourself this often today. It is a declaration of release from the belief in idols. It is your acknowledgment of the truth about yourself. (W-pI.50.1-4)