Once when I was worrying about where the next month’s rent was going to come from, it dawned on me that what was making me so miserable was my thought about the situation. I was future tripping, painting all sorts of gloomy scenarios. At that point, having had a good bit of spiritual growth and a budding understanding of spiritual abundance, I was able to make a shift. It wasn’t easy. But I did have enough trust and faith in God’s love for me that I could step out of worry. I could move my mind to focus on God’s ability to pour through me as all that was needed. I kept returning to that focus the rest of that day, and the next, and the next. By then the reality of God’s provision through me was becoming solid. I quit worrying and enjoyed what was before me each day. Everything turned out well. The rent got paid and I had enough to spare and to share.
We humans are a beautiful link in the movement of unformed spiritual substance into the realm of material form. We are created creative! Our minds – our ideas, our emotions, our attitudes, and our actions – are the locus of our creative capacity. When we open our minds to the deep reality of our true identity – we are expressions of God – we are equipped to pour forth into material form the Kingdom of Heaven. Abundance is not about acquiring material things. It is about realizing that we are part of the great life force of the universe. We are here on Earth because our particular way of expressing and forming life is necessary. Think of that! You are a necessary expression of God! You are an essential colorful thread in God’s universal tapestry.
It is only our misunderstanding of our place in the universe that keeps us separate from our good. As we realize our own and every other human being’s and creature’s true worth, we naturally turn our minds away from worry. We understand what Jesus meant when he said:
And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Matthew 6: 28-32
In the Love and Light of the Creative Christ Within,