Friday, September 28, 2012

Our Foundation Is SPIRIT


Our Foundation Is SPIRIT

 

By

 

Julio C. Rivas, CS

 

 

This Biblical passage has corrected and guided me many times: “This is what the Almighty Lord says: I am going to lay a rock in Zion, a rock that has been tested, a precious cornerstone, a solid foundation. Whoever believes in him will not worry.”  

 

What consistently and reliably takes away worries is not a particular “him,” but the recognition that SPIRIT-GOD is superlative substance, intelligence and power.  This understanding imparts confidence and induces wellness.  It takes us to the heights of infinite GOOD-GOD.

 

            Remarkable spiritual healer and author, M. B. Eddy, explains that GOOD-GOD is “Spirit; omnipotence; omniscience; omnipresence; omni-action.”

 

SPIRIT evolves everything we are.  It makes us blossom with health, intelligence, plentitude and immortality.   We have a SPIRIT-engineered self and it is endowed with immutable goodness. 

 

MIND-SPIRIT is.  It is the “I AM.”  In turn, we are the “I AM’s” divine and thriving action.  We constitute the glorious energy of the infinite EGO.  We are the EGO’s manifestation.  We are the EGO-self, the EGO-man. 

 

Our divine wellness is the result of LOVE-GOD’s excellence.  Our spiritual, ageless and boundless substance cannot be compromised by materiality.  Our divine nature is superior to lack, illness, sin, fear and failure. 

 

          After the ancient Israelites were enslaved by the Babylonians they turned their downfall into a period of spiritual, intellectual and cultural progress. 

 

They chose to learn from the highly developed culture of their Persian captors.  They learned literature, art, engineering, architecture and government.  Their Hebrew literature was edited and re-written in accordance with their new understanding of sophisticated literature. 

 

Three years after Cyrus, king of Persia, conquered Babylon, their hopes and yearnings were answered.  With the Persian emperor’s permission, financing and protection thousands returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt their lives.  In time they rebuilt the city and temple.  

 

They had responded to their downfall by strengthening their spiritual foundation and amplifying their knowledge.  With their lives more anchored to SPIRIT-MIND, they reaped unimaginable progress. 

 

When things are going well and we have a keen awareness of LOVE’s care for us we are grateful for our blessings.  It is right to think and feel this way. 

 

We can also secure more substance by understanding wellness and progress on a more profound, metaphysical level. 

 

SPIRIT-LOVE is ever-active goodness.  So it is not so much that SPIRIT gives us something, but that SPIRIT evolves us as part of its infinite substance and harmonious action.  Hence, we are the unfolding of SPIRIT’s dynamic goodness.  Our non-material essence is SPIRIT-LOVE’s fruitful activity.   

 

I have witnessed the practical efficacy of applying these spiritual insights. When I was the president of a non-profit organization we faced a severe shortage of working capital.  If we did not obtain sufficient funds we would have to shut down within a few months. 

 

We let the need be known.  We also worked on having a stronger spiritual foundation.  Just as the foundation of a skyscraper is dug deep into the ground, we were extending and securing our divine sense of substance. 

 

  As we discerned more of the continual, flourishing forces of SPIRIT, bountiful donations came through.  Within a year we possessed enough funds to endow the organization for more than a decade.  Our spiritual and financial foundation had been fortified. 

 

Our spiritual constitution is integrated into SPIRIT because SPIRIT is ALL-IN-ALL.  Therefore, we are, now and forever, the vigorous and profuse expression of infinite GOOD-GOD.  This realization is our eternal security and our divine thrust. 

 

 

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