Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Lent 2013 (18th Day of Lent)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Spiritual Evolution
Today we feel the evolving energy of Spiritual awareness quickening every cell, every thought in our being. We are open and receptive to the power of God working in and through us to create the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Evolution," Charles Fillmore wrote, "is the result of the development of ideas in mind. What we are is the result of the evolution of our consciousness, and our consciousness is the result of the seed ideas sown in our mind. Therefore, Spiritual evolution is the unfolding of the Spirit of God into expression."
The idea of evolution as the ongoing Spiritual process in each of us is quite old. The apostle Paul wrote to the Romans: "I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God." (Romans 8:18-19)
What a powerful image! All of creation eagerly waits for us to evolve into our true Spiritual powers. If ever we are tempted to set aside the Spiritual work that calls us, we have only to remember this image to be renewed --- and to realize how far our own personal evolution has already taken us.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"