Spirit is My Life-Support
by Nancy Bowers, RScP
Mostly, we are distressed by the editorials we tell ourselves that inflame the mind. – Sylvia Boorstein
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
In this moment, I step into the awareness of the Power and Presence of Love. God is all. And the Truth of that lifeforce is total Support. The Truth of that Essence is a Beauty so deep that I am in awe of the profundity. Spirit is my life-support. Spirit surrounds me always. God is in, through and around all of life, and in the recognition that this is so, I comprehend the folly of my thoughts. This prayer serves as my mental reset, as I breathe into the remembrance of God and settle into the comfort found in Truth.
For God is Good, and because I am made of that God-stuff, I, too, am that Goodness. I let go of the stress of the stories I have allowed to hijack my mind. I align my thoughts with God’s. I allow the Ease of God to carry me. For what I know unequivocally is that I can never be abandoned by God, only by my own refusal to rest in the Divine. I am made of God-stuff. You are made of God-stuff. We are each of made of Light and Love and Laughter. How good it is to tap into that Holy Essence. How sweet it is to allow myself that relief.
For though I have allowed errant thoughts to lead me astray, I cannot be abandoned. God is so Giving, so For-giving, so Loving, and so very, very support, that in every moment, I am being guided back to love. All the music that runs through my head are messages from Spirit, reminding me of that Love. So what that I cannot see how what I think I need can possibly show up! I do not need to insert my fears into the mix. I am loved. I am cared for. Everything is working out even when I can’t see how. I have all that I need, and what I need most is to rest in the faith of God’s Love.
So, welcome Respite. Thank you for returning my mind to Truth. Thank you for reminding me of the Grace of God. Though I may mess up, I am loved. Though I may wander off into the weeds, I cannot really lose my way. Life comes with an awesome GPS system. Over and over, I am guided back to Spirit. Over and over, Gods’ Love envelops me. I am so grateful to remember this. Can you feel how welcoming God’s Love is? Give thanks, for that Love is our birthright. We don’t need to do anything to earn that Love. We are God’s children and I am so thankful for His Grace.
With a deep breath, I relax and let go. How much easier it is to allow God to handle the details! I know that it is already done, for God heard my prayers even before I uttered them. Now that I have asked, the receiving is assured. God’s got it covered, and so it is. Amen.