Thoughts from the Heart

Lately, I have been contemplating and intensely focusing on what it means to have Spiritual Understanding.  This question has arisen within me because I am feeling all kinds of new and miraculous levels of awareness expressing Within my Being.  It appears to be the result of constantly turning Within to touch the Pure Essence at the center of me.  I have noticed and become keenly aware that there is something else inside of me, an Energy, a Presence that is flowing from deep within my Being.  I have even noticed that my life has taken on a greater sense of peace and ease.   It is now apparent to me that all the concerns of my life and world are in sync and are working harmoniously and effortlessly.

As these experiences have persisted over time, I have taken note that all this seems to be the result of me consistently asking Spirit for clarity.  The more I ask God to shed light on this issue for me, I begin to comprehend and know that this Presence and this energy is the True Self of Me—It is The Presence of God (The Christ), that lives Within my Being.  As I become more keenly aware of this Presence, I find myself continuously Turning Within seeking a clearer explanation that will further enlighten me and answer my question regarding “How did this depth of awareness come to be? In my quandary, I call to memory the words of our Co- Founder, Charles Fillmore.  In The Revealing Word, he states, “There are two ways of getting Understanding.  One is by following the guidance of Spirit that dwells Within, and the other is to go blindly ahead and learn by hard experiences.  Mr. Fillmore further states that, “Spiritual understanding is the quickening of the Spirit within”…… and “ is the ability of the mind to apprehend and realize the laws of thoughts and the relation of ideas one to another.”

This explanation helps me to see just exactly what has been occurring within my Being:  the Spirit of the Christ had been quickened in me as I chose to turn Within and be guided by the Christ light that resides in me.  Wow, what an awesome depth of Understanding this provides for me!

As I think about Mr. Fillmore’s statement, I recall how on so many occasions I had chosen to experience life separate and apart from the guidance of Spirit and I remember how difficult and challenging the consequences were.  However, I also recall turning to Spirit and as a result, all of my challenges and misunderstandings seemed to miraculously fall away or simply disappear because I chose to rely more on the guidance of Spirit Within.  I truly started to Know, Understand and experience that God is the Only Presence and Power in the Universe and that the Christ of my Being is God’s Only Son.  With this knowledge and Understanding, I began to know and accept that I Am that Christ made in the Image and likeness of God.  The I Am Within me is Truly One with our Mother-Father God that is Omnipresent (everywhere present), Omniscient (all knowing) and Omnipotent (all powerful).

The development of this Understanding has indeed been a wonderful process that has stretched me to grow and change in  new and magnificent ways and has indeed imprinted on my consciousness and in the very depths of my Being that I must look to the Spirit of  the Christ Within to illumine my path and guide my life.  From this day forth, I Am choosing to turn inward and allow myself to be guided and directed by that Spirit- The Christ Within —How about you?

Let Us Daily Affirm:     My Life is Illumined by the Perfect Light of Understanding

Blessings As You Spiritually Unfold,
Juankee J. McKinney