4/14/13 Rev. David McArthur
From Complaint To Wisdom In 3 Breaths
In Unity, we know we’re the ones that create our lives, so when there is something in our lives to complain about, we can’t blame it on the devil! Since thoughts in mind produce after their kind, we have to ask at such a time, “Where is our focus? What are we affirming in our thoughts and in our lives?”
We might think we’ve figured out where God blew it, and feel smart and that we’re right. (I used to like feeling smarter than “them”, but not any more.) Now, when we see we are complaining more, we are uncomfortable with that. We know God is good all the time, so how do we shift away from complaining and having things to complain about?
Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life… Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them… Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? …[S]eek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you…” These teachings show up in all faiths. Lao Tsu said, “Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return…to the common source. [T]he source is serenity… When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused, kindhearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. Immersed in the wonder of the Tao, you can deal with whatever life brings you…”
Bring to mind a recent major complaint. To shift quickly, try taking 3 breaths. The first is the Heart Breath. The heart is the doorway to the deep expression of Spirit. Second is the Hug Breath. Breath it in—grandma hugs, mommy hugs, little ones hugs—so marvelous. Remember one; breath it in. Third is the Wisdom Breath. Breath in the wise place in you. You have been there. You understand how to take care that is wise. Open. Receive the beautiful spiritual power we work with. That infinite intelligence is there to guide you. It is you. It is ready to lead you with beauty. Not one other person has any more wisdom than you. Take that Wisdom Breath. We have walked to that knowing place where you know how this can unfold for you. In that moment thoughts in mind produce after their kind. Life and wisdom center in you. You are in the Tao, the Kingdom. It is simple; it is the love you are. Being that wisdom is who you are!