Week 21 focuses our attention on power.
27. The Divine Mind is the Universal Mind; it makes no exceptions, it plays no favorites; it does not act through sheer caprice or from anger, jealousy or wrath; neither can it be flattered, cajoled or moved by sympathy or petition to supply man with some need which he thinks necessary for his happiness or even his existence. The Divine Mind makes no exceptions to favor any individual; but when the individual understands and realizes his Unity with the Universal principle he will appear to be favored because he will have found the source of all health, all wealth, and all power.
As I sit composing this post my thoughts are focused on integrating my personal experience with prayer, God and the teachings of this course. I believe that each traveler on this journey will interpret ‘universal mind’ in terms of their own experiences. For me ‘universal mind’ is synonymous with God. I view the universality of the universal mind as the same as the Holy Spirit which lives within all Christian believers. I also accept the power of the mind and our thoughts. I love applying the Laws of Attraction, Growth and Substitution; taking control of my thoughts. I know that God is all powerful.
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
I have seen the manifestation of several items on my DMP [definite major purpose]. You are right. There is a but coming. The following statement does not negate what I have previously stated. Rather it reflects that I am still in the process of growing and need more ‘practice’. I consciously focus my thoughts on giving, helping and being kind. I complete most of the planned tasks for a given day. I continue on the mental diet and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. But [there it is] I am not experiencing financial growth. Do I need to reassess my 80/20 activities? Am I focusing on the wrong tasks? These are questions for me to review and re-evaluate. I am so pleased with my progress. I plan to bump up my conversations with the Lord [prayer time]. I will not only be more specific in asking for my needs but also requesting direction [and being quiet to hear His answer]. I am also boosting my interactions with Him by reading a chapter in His Word prior to my Sit.
As I mentioned much of my DMP has already been manifested, new car, trip to South America, improved health, tithing on current income. I am not tithing the amount stated in my DMP as I have not reached that targeted income. So, Rome wasn’t built in a day and it may take a few more days for the full manifestation of my DMP. Moreover, I have noticed as I progress I revise and update my DMP. Maybe I will remain a work in progress.That is good because when things stop growing they die. Thanks for letting me share with you.