by Chaplain Tilia Giron, RScP
Events come in various colors, fabrics, textures, and amounts. They impact us, yes. However, as Reverend Martha says, they are not who we are. Yet in the midst of the experience – whether one of physicality and pain – as my own issue has been lately – or otherwise, it, nevertheless, can jolt us out of our steady state, particularly, when event after event seems to occur, which is where faith comes in.
Treatment for Faith
In the midst of all that transpires, all that seems to knock us for a loop, what I know is that God/Spirit/Universe/Divine Essence, is there for me and a part of me. When God has my back, what can really hurt me? So, although I may forget at times, I remember again and in those moments that appear bleak, I call upon That Divine Spirit. For That is my truth, That is the truth of who I am, That is what I am, That is why I am, I am of That Divine Essence. It fills me, holds me, embraces me, loves me more than I can imagine and It wants only good for me, good for you, good for each one of us who carry the breath of the Divine within. It is this breath that gives me life, honors me with consciousness, connects me to the One and reminds me in so many different ways, of my Oneness with the All Good.
In That vibration, in That knowing, there is nothing else but It and me melded into It. As such, only Good and only Love are mine. In that space, there is only Isness, only Beingness, only Lovingness afloat. Here all is well and perfect and my concerns – whatever they are- all fall away and I only know the One. It fills me beyond all else. Here my heart and the Divine Heart are one and the same. What is true of God then must be true of me. And when I return, I remember this sweet beingness and this remembrance carries me forward. It provides me with the assurance that despite conditions appearing otherwise, there is only love only God only love. This is my true reality. This is what I choose to remember when times get tough and answers seem to disappear. If this is my soul truth, then how can anything be otherwise? NO! It – the otherwise – must not be so. It must be false. It cannot stand. There is only one Truth and this Truth is Godness and this is my Truth now and always. I claim it. I claim it for you and for me and I release it knowing that although appearances may not reveal it – appearances are merely shadows, they are not reality, they are not substance – only Goodness and Love are my reality. And they are yours. That is my truth for I am made and you are made in the image and likeness of God.
So, I claim for myself and each one of us who carries a pain or event of any sort that does not please, that these appearances are false. The truth is now is the time to hold more to the Divine Principle, to know even more, to know throughout my being, and yours, that God and Goodness are our truth, our reality, and the true fabric of the events. In fact, God is my Source and my Supply. And I have right now, everything I could need. It is here. And so it is that I open to receive from the Goodness, Abundance and Well-spring of that Divine Source. I open to the gifts which I may not see. And, I, therefore, accept this thing that appears to knock me literally off my feet. Therefore, each displeasing appearing event must be in truth contain gifts and gems. It is not the event that best change, rather, my outlook on the event. Somewhere if we look hard enough and deep enough, I believe, we can find a golden gift wrapped up in disguise. Somewhere I know there is a sparkling truth for my soul evolution, my spiritual enhancement, my spirit’s own development. It is for me and me alone to discern. For you and you alone to discern in the case of your package. It is for each one of us to comprehend and bring in wisdom, insight and awareness as we journey along our respective paths. Perhaps, the gift is to devote even more self-love, self-care, self-attention, or self-worth in our own direction. What I do know is that if we keep our hearts connected and minds open, we can unwrap the package. And in the place of perceived difficulty or pain, really, only more loving, more joy, more goodness, more balance, more harmony, more peace, more prosperity and abundance exist! More Lovingness! More empowerment! and more faith! And in this seeingness of our truth, we are fortified and strengthened and more aware and attuned to the fundamental perfection within and of our own beings and expanded spiritually. I declare this for me and for you. As it is done unto us, as we believe, I declare it so, and so it is!