Reverend David McArthur
Our idea of God changes as we progress on our spiritual path. Part of our spiritual journey is letting go of ideas that were comfortable, that we knew. Remember, God is good all the time. And there are parties along the way where we enjoy the goodness of life. When feelings come up that aren’t part of that, they have the ability to hurt us. The heart has wisdom that can transform that, if we recognize the thoughts which drain our energy. Are we aware of those feelings? There is a big difference between feeling something and being aware that you are feeling something.
Be willing to go along with those feelings, but be aware of what is happening. When you get to the point where the emotions are drowning your power, value the feelings only as a part of the whole. Switch from sad to appreciation. Put energy into your vision of the whole. That is the change which lets us work with the self and get to the party. Do not stumble in confusion or sorrow. Jesus said the plowman cannot plough by looking backward; “Let the dead bury their dead.” Don’t go back to deal with and be in the emotion. There is a greater vision.
Wake up. Lift your vision. Have without possessing. Act without expectation. Be free from the limits of what you have created. Let your heart be at peace. Return to source. There is our surrender. When you realize where you come from, you can deal with whatever life brings. Return to the wholeness.
How? When you become aware that your feelings have taken your attention away from the goodness of life, go with the feelings until you are stopped. Then move to appreciation and step into the wholeness.