As we “bring in the harvest” this month, last week I reminded us of the value in being aware of the seeds we are planting in our consciousness as what we have sown, we will surely reap. Are we sowing seeds of trust or fear? Are we sowing seeds of love or hate? Are we sowing seeds of unity or isolation?
When I envision bringing in a harvest, I recognize it takes strength and courage; it takes fortitude and good judgment. And I am reminded of the verse from Philippians, Ch 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The “I” in that quote is not an individual I, but rather the I of the I Am. If we release the small egoic self and surrender to the Christ consciousness within us, we find and tap into a strength beyond anything we can imagine.
Our family has been hit hard by the sudden passing of my beautiful son at 39, leaving behind his wife and 3-year-old daughter. We are all reeling from this devastating blow. As flowers were arriving at his home, I was struck by the wisdom of one of the accompanying cards. It read: “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. God Bless you!” How very true.
It takes an inner strength, an inner wisdom, to follow the path God places before us, especially when to our human mind, it makes no sense. Go continually within and commune with the One Power and Presence, with the One Life living as All and when you do, you will be empowered to be and do those things that Love is guiding you to be and do.
Say with me: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The I Am within me is stronger than anything I may face in the outer world. I am ever so grateful as I live by this truth. And it is so.”
—Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living