Friday, March 22, 2013

Lent 2013 (33rd Day of Lent)

 Friday, March 22, 2013
Let us use Charles Fillmore's great affirmation many times today: "My mind and body are radiant with the light of Spirit and I am triumphant, glorious, splendid."
Our consciousness forms our material world. When we connect more fully through prayer with the Presence and Power of God, that energy of love begins to express through every cell in our bodies. We are transfigured --- we glow with a new inner light.
In Chapter 17 of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus takes Peter, John and James --- who metaphysically represents the Spiritual faculties of faith, love and discernment --- up a mountain, rising to a higher realm of consciousness, the realm of prayer. "And his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light." (Matthew 17:2  ESV).
We are often tempted to think of our bodies as excess baggage destined to be left behind when we move into the Kingdom of Heaven. Yet nothing in the material plane --- nothing! --- is so dense that it cannot be penetrated and transfigured by the prayer-focused power of God. Our cells and organs are never an impediment to God's love and as we continue our Spiritual growth, they become an expression of that love, shining with an eternal light.
reprinted from Unity's Lent 2013 "A Season for Spiritual Growth"

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