Message From The Minister June 2018

Practicing The Presence

 

When in the presence of pure being, I can realize this as my true nature, unlimited and endowed with all the attributes of my eternal source. Focusing my attention on the divine, creative spirit within and all around me, I remain aware of the perfection of this moment. This has been called by some, “practicing the presence.”

You might ask, “if I am already the light of the world, and live in the power and presence of God, why do I have to practice the presence?” Because my dear friends, we have forgotten who we really are. We have been in a deep sleep of forgetfulness and have been dreaming of separation, guilt, blame and attack. The thing we are not aware of is that we have been judging and attacking ourselves, and it is this we have projected upon the world we see.

By practicing the presence of God, we demonstrate our own true reality. We are bringing into manifestation the fruits of the Spirit and extending the eternal love that we are. Yes, you are the love, you are the miracle, you are the light, you are the evidence of a singular source of all creation here in this world. However, in order demonstrate the presence of pure being, there must be a willingness to let all other images of ourselves go. If we are made in the image and after the likeness of Divine Spirit, then we must accept the attributes of that Spirit in order to experience it for ourselves.

In this world, nothing will ever bring you more peace, satisfaction and joy than the experience of yourself as the pure being that you are. It is known to some as the Holy Instant, the moment when the presence of the Divine is all you know and all you are.
Let this new season bring with it a renewed passion for attaining continuing awareness of that moment. Let this summer truly be the summer of love, and extend your love everywhere to everyone all the time. Be grateful to share of your eternal, divine, perfect, all-pervasive love. Let us be determined this summer to bring forth the memory of pure being and the experience of the presence of the living, loving God within us and everywhere present at all times.

I would like us to remember this call of our Higher Self with this prayer from Unity’s co-founder, Charles Fillmore: “I am now in the presence of pure being and immersed in the Holy Spirit of love, life and wisdom. I acknowledge Thy presence and power O blessed Spirit. In thy wisdom now erase my mortal limitations, and from Thy pure substance of love bring into manifestation my world, according to Thy perfect law.”
(Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals, page 22)

Always Yours in Christ Consciousness
Rev. Tony

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