November is a month of thanks-giving. It’s a time to reflect on the bounty of our rich blessings. And, in the Unity way of life, we know that to reap the harvest, we must first have thoughts of plenty, appreciate plenty, feel the joy of having plenty, and give thanks for plenty.
Insight and Clarity
For the past few weeks, we’ve immersed ourselves in the teachings of Rev. Jim Rosemergy’s book, “Even Mystics Have Bills to Pay: Balancing a Spiritual Life and Earthly Living.” Jim teaches prosperity principles with deep insight and clarity. He points out that, for the most part we know and understand spiritual Truth. Our challenge is the practical application of Truth in our daily lives. Our work is to have deep, abiding faith AND actively move in the direction of our dreams.
I’m reminded of the simple child’s story, “The Little Engine That Could.” In the tale, a long train becomes stranded and must be pulled over a mountain. While other, larger engines offer excuses and won’t even try, a small blue engine with big heart agrees to give it his best effort. The little engine pulls with all its might and finally succeeds while affirming “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…. I thought I could, I thought I could, I thought I could!”
Thanks for Our Blessings
Like the little engine, our work is to keep the faith AND actively move in the direction of our dreams. We begin by giving thanks for our blessings. That takes faith! The next step is to move forward by changing our old way of thinking. Like the little engine that thought it could, we move by literally telling ourselves, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….”
As you celebrate Thanksgiving this year, may you give thanks for your deep faith AND for your ability to move mountains with “I think I can!” power. With deep gratitude, we know that “With God, all things are possible.”
Much love to you,