In the second week of Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, a couple of of today’s morning readings were once again about us being one and loving the different infinite expressions of Spirit manifested in individual people.
The following quote is from the March 5, 2022 Daily Guide in “Science of Mind Magazine.” The author, Rev. Steph St. Amand, began with writing about the question we are asked as youngsters: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Actor? Journalist? Zoologist? Rock star? The pressure of striving and achieving can be great and veer us off the path we were truly meant to follow.
Here’s what she’d say now:
“…when I grow up, I want to be happy. Living an authentic life…
“The lofty, sacred purpose before each of us is to be present for the moment before us and shine a light on the illusion that we are separate from one another or separate from Sprit.
“I listen to the God-voice inside me, cheering me on to my highest expression. I fulfill my noble purpose through loving acts and joyful thinking.”
Ernest Holmes wrote about human relations in the March 5 entry in “365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes.” How we think of ourselves and perceive others impacts how we treat one another, often separating ourselves even though we are all beings created from the same Source, part of the Oneness yet unique.
I found his words this day particularly powerful. Here’s an excerpt:
“What a difference it would make in our human relations if we tried to sense the meaning of this Divine incarnation in all people and adjust our viewpoint to the truth that we are all bound together in the unity of God.
“We are so used to thinking of ourselves as separate from one another that we suspect the very feeling and emotion that causes us to embrace everything in love. The one who loves the most will live the most. We meet each other only in fragments, only partially, only in a miserly way when we refuse to open the whole avenue of our consciousness to the realization that there is but one living Spirit….a Divine Presence manifesting Itself in infinite variations—the same impulse, the same Love and Life, but never quite alike in any two persons.
“I will endeavor to see the Divine Presence in everything. I am demanding of myself that I see and sense and feel the One Life that flows through all…”
May each of us further open our heart and mind to live life with love, treating others as if part of the same God, never wanting to harm that which we love—because we are part of the same God!