My November Talk at ITC
Evidence of What Was Sown
(some of the personal stories not included, including the one inspiring the silly song I include at the end of this post.)
In November we celebrate Thanksgiving in the US. We gather with friends and family and begin what we often refer to as the holiday season. We look forward to the food, the festivities, the gifts. We enjoy family and friendships. These things are a reminder that we exist, that we live here in this physical existence.
But when you think of harvest and celebrating the reward of a year well lived I want you to consider the harvest on another level.
There are people hurting right now. People who don’t see anything evidence in their lives that good things are coming or that God sees them.
There are people who look around at what they have or what the holidays will be like and feel sadness rather than joy.
And their view is valid from our tthree-dimensionalstate of perception. What they are seeing with their human eyes doesn’t line up with the truth of abundance for all of us.
Your physical life is a reflection of your spiritual life. Your physical life is a reflection of your spiritual life.
It is the mirror of your spiritual life and that includes your spiritual practice and habits, your thoughts, what you tell yourself in your head, what you say out loud, your attitude towards life, your expectation of life, your feelings and passion. You put all that together, you mix it up, put it in the oven and it grows into a three-dimensional physical world.
The quality of your life doesn’t generally happen overnight – for better or worse. It’s a progression. The ingredients of all those things I mentioned, along with time, and consistency shape what you see.
A lot of people understand this. They see it as law of attraction and think that if I just think of getting a better job, I’ll attract it. Well, yes…and no… that thinking part is just one part.
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
It’s not about getting a better job. It’s about knowing already that all your needs are met. It’s about knowing already that there is enough to go around and that includes for you. It’s about changing your mind from I don’t have enough and need more to there is enough and it is my inheritance from God to enjoy that abundance. Change the mindset from lack to plenty.
Having abundance isn’t just about more money, a nicer car, bigger house. It’s knowing that you recognize and reap the harvest of abundance in multiple ways.
It’s a mindset of abundance. Once you get into that mindset, once you begin to understand that an abundance mindset attracts abundance on the spiritual level first and then flows to the physical level you will see it show up in your life.
But it begins on the spiritual level. It begins with trusting. With having faith. With understanding that God is going to do what God does. That the Universe is going to follow the laws of the Universe.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;
When you begin to understand this, you can see how much power you have over the quality of your life in the long run and even spiritually in the short term. The physical lags behind the spiritual which is why we must have faith, trust, and believe that our good is coming when we put in the right ingredients.
So don’t be discouraged when things aren’t happening as fast as you want them, but believe me things are happening faster than they used to.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
How do you, how do we do this?
The first step is to go in – meditate or be in the silence with Spirit and listen to your higher self
The second step is to change your language to be one of abundance and positivity – both the language you speak out loud and the language you say to yourself.
The third thing is to act like it. In my new book Heaven is Now: Enough Excuses there is an essay, Heaven is Now, that talks about making the choice to act like what it is you want to see in your life. Model the behavior whether you want an abundance of love, happiness, kindness, friendships, etcetera. Be that which you want.
If you want to harvest the blessings you must first root out the weeds that tell you the lies that you aren’t enough. Then, you plant the right seeds; you nurture your soil with living water; you shine your inner light on those seeds; and you trust that god will do what god does and make it grow.
Now go forth with an open heart, a willing mind, and a knowing spirit.