Thought for the Week: Wholeness of having

As we enter into a New Year let’s do so not just with wishes for a bright and prosperous New Year, but with intention coupled with knowledge and action to truly experience prosperity at a deeper more fulfilling level than ever before. Roy Eugene Davis, a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, wrote several books before his passing a couple of years ago. One such book is entitled The Spiritual Basis of Real Prosperity. I will be referring to this book as the theme for my January messages with this Sunday’s entitled, “Wholeness of Having.”

The first question one might pose is what is real prosperity anyway? At first blush, most folks focus on the financial aspect and if one is prosperous then they have a lot of money. But one of the synonyms for prosperity is success. Experiencing a successful life involves much more than how much money you have in the bank. Davis writes: “To prosper is to thrive, flourish, and be successful; to be affluent; in a continuous flow of resources and supportive events and relationships which assure our highest good. Prosperity is experienced when the spiritual, mental, physical, and environmental components of life are harmoniously integrated.”

Sounds like a tall order – and it is! The spiritual basis or real prosperity begins and ends with our consciousness. It seems like a catch 22, but unless we have a deep-seated awareness of the wholeness of life, of having, we fall short. Davis writes: “We cannot have what we need or desire when we believe and feel that we do not already have it in our consciousness. Deficiency in a whole, self- complete universe is impossible. The problem can only be that we have yet to be spiritually aware; effectively use our time, energy, and talents; and wisely manage the resources we have.” So, let’s get going on ramping up our consciousness to wholeness and having!

Say with me: “I am ready to expand my conscious to accept the wholeness in which I live. I have everything within me now to experience real prosperity and for this I am grateful.”

—Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living

Thought for the Week: Wholeness of having

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