the ancient wisdom we can read, "with
all thy getting, get understanding." Dr. O. C.
Smith often used this statement as it is the foundation for finding
peace in life. What separates us from each other and from G-d,
is a lack of love and understanding. What keeps us from
solving our issues with life is a lack of love and
understanding. Whatever negative thoughts we have had about
ourselves it is best we forget them and focus on the good that we
want and that which we choose to be, now and in the future.
We must learn to displace the words "challenge and
struggle" from our vocabulary. These words are just
another shackle in our mind that holds us earthbound and in the
problem we are trying to move through. "We
cannot solve a problem at the level of the problem."
Emerson wrote, "the creation of a
thousand forests is in one acorn." The same is
true of words. The words challenge and struggle are depressing
and rife with limitation. We can intelligently displace these with
the word opportunity. The word opportunity is filled with the
stuff that the acorn contains. When we use the word
opportunity we are opening our mind to possibilities and
transcending the problem. As we recognize an
"opportunity" we realize that everything is exactly the
way it should be. We can accept that what is happening is
perfect right action and then we are not tempted to resist it,
whether it be a situation, a person or a condition. What we
resist, persists. This is the truth and resistance is just
another way that fear deceives us into staying in the problem even
when our gut is wrenching for us to experience a greater expression
of who we are and what we are about. Challenges and problems
are created by single-minded thinking. When we choose mentally
to look at either in a different way or from a different
perspective, our solutions begin to take form in our subjective
Challenge thinking not only keeps us in the problem and creates a
delay in healing or transcending the problem but most often this
consciousness will find its way to finding blame, either blaming
ourselves, blaming others or the world. Once we give power to
anything or anyone outside of ourselves, then we become powerless to
create something else. Now in truth, we (the human) can be
challenged, but the "I" within us, the Divine Essence that
we truly are, is never challenged, and always knows who It is and
what It is about. We are in Truth, Divine Humans. As we
feel fear or powerless in our human-ness we can rely on the Divinity
within us to give us strength and inspiration to face the
opportunity head-on, and master the situation, the condition or
whatever it is that is blocking our very Good.
It is best we forget the ways in which the world teaches us to solve
our issues. It is best because the world, to a large degree,
has forgotten that this Christ (G-d Intelligence, Power, Spirit)
within us can work through us to do all things to bring us into the
experience of loving this Thing Called Life.
And so it is!
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