In lean times, it can be hard to remember that we are provided with all that we need. It is easy to feel our needs acutely, and the time delay between putting our attention on it, and it – whatever “it” is – showing up can seem, at times, especially prolonged.
This is when it is helpful to recall our own stories of demonstrations or manifestation so to strengthen our knowing that our needs are always met.
A wonderful way to help ourselves remember is to teach our children for as they demonstrate their Good, they will not only strengthen their own reliance on Source as their Supply, but learning of their blessings will also reinforce our own faith in the power for Good that is always working in our favor.
All throughout the biblical canon we are given counsel to teach our children. Consider the following verse from the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures) in Proverbs:
6 Train up a child in the way [they] should go: and when [they are] old, [they] will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
Teach your children from little up how to rely on God as the Source and Substance of their Supply, and they will remember where their Good originates, and will live less often in fear of lack or limitation. They will come to respond to needs with the attitude of “I know that what I need will show up – it always does“.
This week our family had a multi-generational demonstration of this principle. My granddaughter is coming to the end of 3rd grade. In this district it’s also the time when children choose a musical instrument if they are interested in joining the music programs.
While she had considered the cello as well as the flute, and even tried out a saxophone, she settled on the flute and I told my daughter that I would assist in acquiring an instrument for her as soon as they needed to make that move.
“We’ll be OK, Mom – but thanks!” she told me (she’s been working with these principles for a few years now, and affirms regularly that they are provided).
Not 3 days after putting her attention on playing the flute, they were leaving a neighborhood picnic and stopped by to see an old friend whose children are much older and spent their high school years in the marching band. When my granddaughter shared her news that she chose the flute and would be getting one soon, the woman said, “Wait right here,…” and disappeared upstairs.
She returned a few minutes later with a small instrument case, and you guessed it – there was a flute inside. Her children, grown and gone, had come into possession of the instrument a couple years before and this woman was tickled pink to pass it on to a little girl who would use it with gusto and joy in the same school district band program that had brought her own children so much joy!
When they left, my daughter called me and let my granddaughter tell me the good news.
“It seems that you manifested yourself a flute!” I said when she had finished the story.
“Uh huh!” she replied, and I could tell she was grinning widely
These are the times that teach, that pass on the wisdom of spiritual learning, making it real and tangible. These are the lessons that stand the test of time, and forge a spiritual foundation that will serve them well into their teen years and beyond.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to see the seeds of spiritual learning that I passed on to my daughter taking root in the next generation. I take great comfort in knowing that regardless of the political winds, the economy or the appearance of things in the world: a foundation in spiritual wisdom, and a practiced history of inspired action provides a shelter of peace and is being practiced and realized right here, right now in my daughter’s little family.
In the book of Joel – also in the Tanakh – we are reminded of the following:
3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. [Joel 1:3]
געָלֶ֖יהָ לִבְנֵיכֶ֣ם סַפֵּ֑רוּ וּבְנֵיכֶם֙ לִבְנֵיהֶ֔ם וּבְנֵיהֶ֖ם לְד֥וֹר אַחֵֽר:
The spiritual principles taught in the canons of the Hebrew and Christian bibles; in the stories of the Bhagavad Gita and across New Thought and other spiritual traditions are meant to be learned, practiced and passed on to the next generations. As we do, it not only provides important learning for our children and grandchildren, but it strengthens our faith as well.
There’s no better way to start the week than with a wonderful demonstration. I’m grateful for this reminder that when we walk an inspired path, or in Spirit as Wayne Dyer taught, we walk the path where every day miracles and manifestation are common.
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