It is often very useful, as we experience the challenges and choices of spiritual possibility in our lives, to recognize that we are not dealing with issues of what is ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ These are value judgments, subject to interpretation, creating more confusion than clarity. It is infinitely more helpful, for me at least, to see our choices as ‘efficient’ or ‘inefficient’ in terms of our spiritual goals. The Power of God expresses as divine law. It does not judge or punish; it simply expresses as the inevitable consequences of our thoughts and choices. “As you sow,” Jesus tells his disciples, “so shall you reap.” And as we choose, so shall we receive.
In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul defines our central choice in clear terms. “To set the mind on the flesh is death; bus to set the mind on spirit is life and peace.”
If we choose to give power to thoughts of fear and limitation, then the Power of God cannot work through us to free us from our sense of separation and limitation. The result of that separation is a sense of death. When we choose to empower instead affirmations of our Oneness with God, the inevitable result is life and peace.
Today I choose the life and peace that are my birthright. I surrender to God working through me, and my life is transformed. Thank you, God!