It is often very useful, as we move through the challenges and choices of spiritual possibility, 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 to see our choices as “efficient” or “inefficient” given our spiritual goals. The power of God expresses as divine law. It does not judge or punish, it simply expresses the inevitable consequences of our thoughts and choices. As we sow, to paraphrase Jesus, so shall we 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; but to set the mind on spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot” (Romans 8:6-7).
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.