05/31/15 Rev. David McArthur
Principles of Abundance Part 1: Purpose
We keep running into the parts of us where we are not whole, individually and together, but there’s a drive within us to go further. In Unity we understand that we always have the capacity to open to greater abundance, in relationship, health, or finances. We’ll look at several ways, but I thought I’d start with the hard one—purpose.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “What in the world are you doing here in this Earth experience?! —again?” Well, we all do the learn and grow thing and know we are co-creators, that we came in this time to give, to lift the consciousness to a higher level. But what is my purpose? I know the more I am aligned with it the more enthusiastically the universe pours my blessings in. The more we open to it, the more easy it comes. Divine intelligence is extremely efficient.
Edwene Gaines teaches we are children of God, but children grow up. When we live according to our purpose, it is part of growing up. She says God gave us an inner guidance system—it is the part of us that feels joy. Good news! It is the part that makes your heart sing!
I shared with you meeting Reverend Mary Wessel. How when I stepped into her room I saw the love flowing out from her. She was 105! As a young mother she had come down with a terminal illness. Unity publications told her how we can direct divine power in our bodies and heal, and she found healing. She joyously shared this with others all around Montana, and Unity churches were established. Once on the train she shared with a gentleman who turned out to be the owner of the railroad. He gave her a free pass to travel anywhere on his railroad in support of her work. This doesn’t happen if you’re looking the other way! She was on her purpose. It’s a conspiracy of the universe. God is on your side! Jesus taught, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘ ?…I have come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly.” You can’t get it if you’re going in another direction!
As we get on purpose we open wider. Edwene Gaines says to get out of the daily grind. Find solitude. Listen to that which you long to do, to the yearnings of your soul. For Mary Wessel it was first being a mother, then healing, sharing it, then being in her room in prayer. What I did was to imagine I was at the end of my life thinking of the things I had done. Some were beautiful, some were “so what!” If you’re not ready for change don’t do this. If you are ready, ask, “What’s yours?” You’ll see ways to let the flow in, how it will provide for you. In the stillness throughout the coming week, say “Joyfully, I understand my purpose.” It’s just an opening to let it come. It is joyful. “Joyfully, I understand my purpose.” “Joyfully, I understand my purpose.” “Joyfully, I understand my purpose.” You came here to bless, to leave the world with greater consciousness than when you entered. For you to be willing to do this, I thank you!