As a ‘sinner’ before my understanding of Unity, I as many people do often prayed for material things to make my life easier. The King James Bible says, “I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew Chapter 19, / 24). So, when writing “The Dhance” I wanted to share what makes us ‘rich’ that we can take with us when the pressure of caregiving opens up new possibilities for strength, comfort and understanding you will need.
“Carol Ruth cautions that recognizing I am one with God will not necessarily make me healthier or wealthier. ‘It is like a light, a sun, a force that is indomitable in the face of anything external. Remember, that having such a force does not mean that the external is easy; you can still lose your homes, relationships, money, life can still be hard or easy.
But, she promises, I ‘will experience more of a sense of the Presence, a feeling of security, an absence of fear, a freedom and conviction while living. I may not show any worldly results because that is not what this power is about. It is about connection and inner power and freedom from fear’.”
Does that ring a bell? From King James again, what you may know by heart, “yeah, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me’ might be another way to express what Carol meant. What do you think?
Acceptance is an awesome force. Accepting reality is the force that drives forgiveness.
You also can learn to cope in delving into the mind, life and acceptance of life and death that is the heart of Coy Cross’s experience related for all to learn from in “The Dhance”
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