What if I told you that there is a Power and Presence for Good in the Universe and that you can use It.
What if I told you that not only is It available for your use but, in fact, you use it every day!
Would you stare in disbelief and ask who let this guy out of the loony bin? What Power is he talking about! What Presence? Where is It, and How am I using it?
Last time we talked about “The Thing Itself”. That there is a myriad of terms for what we ultimately describe as God. (You remember I landed on “One Presence” while some may call It the “Celestial Juju.”)
We talked about intuition and how our inner self cannot help but get that feeling that there is more than what we can see with the naked eye.
We talked about Science’s confirmation of everything being made up of energy and how what we see is just a vibrational representation of that energy; That by definition, we are part of that energy. In effect, that energy lives in, as and through each and every one of us, while at the same time acknowledging our individual uniqueness and how it adds to the whole.
We quoted Ernest Holmes’ words from the second chapter of his textbook: “There is a Universal Mind, Spirit, Intelligence, that is the origin of everything: It is First Cause. It is God. This Universal Life and Energy finds an outlet in and through everything that lives. There is one Spirit back of all expression…That is the meaning of that mystical saying: ‘In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28)'”
Hopefully you have an understanding of The Thing Itself. If not, now might be a good time to review my previous post.
So how does this Thing work? Well, It’s a process. (I know, cliche.) But it is true. It is a process of acknowledgement, declaration, belief, knowing, affirmation, gratitude and release.
It is not some magical power reserved for the witch or warlock down the street. It is a Law of Creation and you can find its common roots in the Bible, the Koran, the Tora and many other places should you care to look.
It is also not a power to be feared because it is a natural law of cause and effect, although many who do not understand it do fear it, or they feel themselves unworthy of it. To that end, let me refer you to Marianne Williamson:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
In reality, we are each unique expressions of the One Presence, sharing the same creative energy, the same creative thought process, the same power and ability to create change. Just because you cannot walk on water means nothing in your evolution in this existence. Everyone has their own path to the mountain, but it is your feet that must touch the ground. In that same vein, the Universal Presence may experience life in, as and through each of us but it is our own conscious thought that chooses how that experience shows up.
So, it is a process. And that process starts with our ability to accept the truth of our being: That we are part of this greater consciousness/energy/force/intelligence, carrying with us our own unique wants, likes, dislikes and desires. It is our acknowledgement that we are of this greater energy, our ability to declare our desires with purpose and intention such that can believe nothing else shall come into our lives. It is a process that requires a life of gratitude, for with gratitude comes hope, a positive outlook and a belief in the truth of our being. It is a process that requires us to put our beliefs into what can be described as a Law of cause and effect, neutral in its application of what it receives from our individual consciousness, equal in every aspect to all who use it (and we cannot help but use it as we cannot help but have thoughts and desires, likes and dislikes appear in our own minds). It is recognition that we are each connected with this Universal energy, that we are powerful in our own lives and that we can use this power to the extent that we are able to believe that we can.
It is an acknowledgment that our words, being of the same stuff that is all things, that acts upon itself in love, knows Itself and knows that It knows Itself such that our good is made manifest in our lives.
We are here to experience life, in all of its grandeur and how it works is dependent on our ability to believe that we have the power to make it happen.
If you would like to see and hear my presentation of The Thing Itself or How It works, look me up on youtube.