Affirming and Re-Affirming Spiritual Nudges and Nuggets
by Carol S. Helms, RScP
“Seek to make your work a prayer, your believing an act, your living an art. It is then that the object of your faith will be made visible to you. It is then that you shall ‘kiss the lips of your desire’.” ~ Ernest Holmes, “This Thing Called You”, p. 37.
Remembering these wise words of Ernest Holmes entices and emboldens me to be more aware of the many times a day, and probably in my sleep, that our Beloved Creator streams silent angel bumps that I’ve learned to recognize as spiritual nudges; and emboldens me in the form of spiritual nudges and the resulting nuggets when I pay attention to the nudges…and the silent, but powerful angel-bump hugs that embrace me when I take action on the nudges and nuggets.
There is one life; one perfect, whole and complete life; that life is my life now. That life is not the lottery; it is a practice that, over time has become a way of living. That life responds to what I put into it, and if I keep putting the same into it, I keep getting the same result. This earthly life experience is a continuous 24-7-365 opportunity to contemplate a better thought; to choose a wiser action; to secure a God-centered, God-certain outcome. And in this physical manifestation phase of our eternal lives, we have limitless do-overs. For a long time I bought into the notion that “I don’t have time for spiritual practice.” Now I know and cherish the truth that spiritual practices, like breathing, are something we live, not something we do. As I know these practices are transforming my life, I know this is true for all who are seeking the “courage to change” the things we can right here, right now.
So today, and every day, as I part of my walking, meditative prayer, I affirm the Christ-consciousness in each of us, in all of us, as I walk and talk, listen and learn, kneel and heal, believe and receive, pray and stay on the path of spiritual principles and practices with our brother the teacher, our brother the prophet, our brother the healer, our brother the guardian of the down-trodden; knowing I am aligned with our brother that God sent as a role model; my brother, his sister; his sister, my brother; celebrating a 2,000-plus year reunion in our collective oneness. For this and so much more, I am grateful. And so it is…and so I Am!