Keepers of the Light
April 1, 2021
Dear Keepers of the Light,
April Affirmation: I rejoice at all the Good in my world. What I look for I see.
Please say it for yourself, your community, the Unity NW Region and One Unity. (The coming together of Unity Worldwide Headquarters and Unity Worldwide Ministries – a powerful force for Good in the world.)
“Prosperity is not just having a lot of money. It is having a consciousness of the flow of substance. The true “prosperity consciousness” is consistently open to the flow, attracts opportunities both to give and receive, wisely directs the use of substance and remains free from its burden. An important guideline: if you are worried about money, you have or don’t have you are out of the flow.”
“Thus, the secret of prosperity and success is that they come through you and not just to you.”
In the Flow of Life by Eric Butterworth pages 43, 45
“I come from a background of impoverishment in both love and money. Not only were these things scarce, but stories were told to support and justify their scarcity. Eventually, though, I saw that I must take responsibility for how I constructed the world. If it was not to my liking, who but me would change it? So, I eliminated conversations about scarcity from my life, to the best of my ability. I put my self on a “negativity diet” for a year, where I vowed not to speak of my limitations with regard to anything. I would speak only of possibility, and I would interrupt those who tried to engage me in conversations about victimhood. I came to see what Epictetus had pointed out two thousand years ago: it is not the events of life that are bothersome or hurtful, it is the way we think about them.”
“I made up a new world for myself, one in which there was plenty of love and money.”
Conscious Living by Gay Hendricks page110
One of my responsibilities at Unity in Lynnwood is to provide an inspirational monthly writing from prayer ministry. I have a prayer chaplain and a congregant that are creative and inspiring writers. They provide me with inspirational writing much of the time. My best friend in high school was a gifted writer. I received poor marks on most writing assignments. So, I labeled myself a poor writer and didn’t write unless forced. Through the encouragement of these two I have opened myself to be able to write and have written some things for the website.
Last month I contacted the congregant for an inspirational writing. She said, she has been dealing with her mother health issues and hasn’t done any writing. The prayer chaplain shared inspirational writing the past two months and likes a good lead time. With only a few days before the beginning of March, I meditated and opened to Spirit’s guidance. As I meditated the message came, what do you need to be able to write. I thought – I need my creative power of imagination and faith that I can do it. Beside my meditation chair on a small table sat the Unity booklet, How to Stay Centered No Matter What. I had only read the first few pages and the writing on faith. Immediately, I opened the booklet to the writing on the power of imagination.
I read, “The invitation to close my eyes, open my mind, and take hold of whatever appeared was life-changing. Putting my imagination to work was the beginning of a lifelong journey of great discovery and quiet escape.” By Rev. Kathy Beasley
I continued to read, the prayer at the end really spoke to me. “” I know everything is working for the greater good for all. This centeredness allows me to let go, to surrender, and to trust that, no matter what, all is well.” Rev. Charles M. Taylor I relaxed, I shut my eyes, I opened to the flow and a Writing for March was complete in 20 to 30 minutes. The congregant I called submitted a writing to me about 2 weeks later. She said, my calling inspired her. So, I had the writing for April early. Prosperity is your Life working well.
Abundant Blessings to all of you,
Barbara Thorp, LUT
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