Warrior work

As happens in life at times, I have recently found myself dealing with a circumstance that is unsettling, upsetting and entirely outside of my control. It’s the kind of thing that can disrupt sleep and disturb one’s peace.

In my initial approach to dealing with the issue, I was certain that things would turn around and settle down.

Instead of moving in that direction, however; they have escalated and grown more complex, tenuous and upsetting.

Each passing day as I held on to the knowing that there IS a more peaceful, loving resolution to be reached; the rancor, ire and disregard for others hit a new low. It would be easy to throw my hands in the air and proclaim total failure while descending into hopelessness and helplessness.

We all face times like this where the appearance of things around us suggest that we are on our own.

Early this morning during a sleepless period my mind came back across this photo from a family vacation in the Outer Banks a few years back and the quote I found to pair with it (I create these visuals for my weekly wisdom emails).

“It is not possible that you could ever find yourself anywhere where God was not fully present, fully active, able and willing to set you free.”

Emmet Fox

I was immediately grateful for remembering this statement and it made me think of times when people ask why I am so interested in “this stuff“.

I have learned to tuck this Truth (and others) into my subconscious knowing, so that I am able to tap into it when I find myself in deep despair, in a “dark night of the soul” circumstance (we’ve all been there at one time or another).

Unlike the leaky bathroom fixture I repaired, or the technical issue I researched and fixed on my laptop or the work solution I engineered for a previously unresolved problem; this disaster is entirely outside of my control. And here is where years of study on spiritual wisdom begin to pay off.

There is perhaps no greater spiritual angst than when we see a disaster unfolding in slow motion that we have no ability to stop or mitigate. There is also no better reminder that we need to let go.

In Divine Science studies (Emmet Fox was a Divine Science minister) we learn that the foundation of spiritual awareness begins with the acceptance of Omnipresence. It’s a big word that can be spoken with a dramatic flair to inspire awe. It’s also a concept that can help to usher peace into the midst of chaos.

If it is truly “…not possible that [I] could ever find [myself] anywhere where God was not fully present, fully active, able and willing to set [me] free” then freedom from this suffering is not only possible, but imminent and assured.

Spiritual Warriors are not those with the loftiest titles, the longest string of initials after their name or the most interesting spiritual accessories. They are those who, when in deepest despair, remember the Truth, and turn to it – confident in the knowing that they are never alone.

AFFIRMATION: no matter where I am, or what I am experiencing: the Infinite (God) is always fully present, ACTIVE (even if I can’t see any action), fully capable and willing to set me free.

I accept this Truth. I know it to be so, and I let it go. And so it is.

(C) 2020 Practitioner's Path

Historical wisdom

In my previous blog I suggested there is substantial evidence that today’s modern metaphysical renderings of ancient truths have put too much stock in personal consciousness while ignoring, or at least downplaying, the impact of Divine influence. In this post I will be exploring the shift from deep and personal faith to the commodification of spiritual practice.

As I continue my studies and search for the foundations of a deeper spirituality, healing and related traditions; I have come across the name of Dorothea Trudel. Miss Trudel was born in Switzerland into a large family typical of the early 19th century. Her mother was a devout woman, but her father was a drunk. The family did not have much in the way of worldly things, but Dorothea’s mother taught them that God would always provide. Dorothea wrote of her childhood:

Dorothea Trudell, c. 1860

“There were times when we had not a farthing in the house. None but God knew of our condition, and he who feedeth the young ravens when they cry, was not unmindful of the petitions of his faithful child. He ever helped us in our time of need”

Dorothea’s mother taught them to pray, but to never beg; to rely on God alone for all they need. Dorothea would later write that “many striking deliverances were afforded us, and every one around could bear witness that we were not allowed to suffer want.”

Her path to recognition as a healer came when several of her colleagues (she is reported to have “worked with flowers”) became quite ill. Keep in mind that modern medicine was still very much in its infancy at this time (mid-19th century), so serious illness or injury often meant death.

Concerned for these colleagues and friends, Dorothea tended to them and nursed them, but to no avail – they grew worse. She turned to her faith, and searched her limited resources for help, which came, she wrote, by way of a flash of enlightenment.

Her report is not unlike what others in healing traditions have reported (e.g. Divine Science’s Malinda Cramer).

The light of inspiration, as she called it, inspired her to read the Epistle of James:

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

James 5:14-15

She returned to her sick colleagues, anointed them with oil and prayed for them; and they all recovered. 

Her story grew and soon her small village was overrun with people seeking her out for healing. She did not establish a church, charge a fee or set herself up as an authority. She attempted only to share the healing gift she had found, and to continue her work with flowers, believing that the income from this work had been God-given.

It did not take long for a local physician to get wind of her work, and initiate a petition to prevent her from praying for people, or as the judgment against her was written, “to heal people without the presence of a physician“. Clearly his business was being impacted by her success and instead of working to understand how she was accomplishing the many healings, he went on the attack.

She appealed the decision, and eventually was restored to her ability to pray for people who were sick, but the stress of the ordeal – having people begging her for healing prayer, and the state mandating that it was an illegal activity – took its toll. She succumbed to typhus in 1862.

How many practitioners of spiritual healing today would offer their services without pay, homage or elevated title? The evidence suggests that the answer is “not many“.

Stories of pioneers in spiritual healing like Dorothea Trudel stand in stark contrast to the businesses who have organized around the selling of techniques on how to heal and live a better life. That these businesses (also known as churches and centers) find themselves engaged in a great struggle to survive begs the question: what are they doing wrong?

The “commodification of empowerment” and the “commercialized spirituality” described by Haller (The History of New Thought, 2012) has long bothered me, even as I embraced modern metaphysics as a path to expanded enlightenment.

As I have watched and read of the challenges in organized religion – especially in recent years – I have wondered how full the seats and offering plates would be if they were consistently producing healings, recoveries and restorations. It would matter little that the Sunday morning time was inconvenient or the content boring or outdated: if churches/centers were consistently demonstrating healing and restoration, there would be standing room only, every week, year-round.

The simple Truth that keeps bubbling to the surface is that these teachings are absolutely meant to be passed on, shared and taught. They are not, however, intended to become vehicles for wealth.

Dorothea Trudel’s story and the documentation of the healings she helped bring to the people in her village offer a road-map to the future for those whose earnest desire is to teach healing, recovery and restoration.

#1: study the wisdom texts and spend time in meditation/prayer
#2: keep our day job, being grateful that it provides us an income
#3: don’t consider healing gifts as a vehicle to income or wealth
#4: give generously to those who are in need of our healing gifts

There are many ways in this world to make a quick buck. History seems to suggest that the best way to successfully teach wisdom principles involves giving of one’s self more than getting. This understanding not only guides us to make the right decisions for ourselves, but also helps us to distinguish between those truly interested in serving the world, and those whose primary interest lies in serving themselves.

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Best practices

In times of great turmoil, the feelings of helplessness can seem overwhelming. If we watch the news we can quickly come to believe that we’re all doomed; but that’s no way to live.

I’ve been clear that I believe in science, and support science-based actions in the face of this public health threat. We need to be heeding the calls to stay home, and maintain physical distance as well as wash our hands and now as recently as yesterday, wear a cloth mask when we are out in public.

I have been pondering sickness, spirituality, and the tools I have been adding to my “medicine bag” over the years, as well as observations I have made. In that line of thought, I came across a verse in Psalm 41.

Blessed are they who consider the poor!
    In the day of trouble the Lord delivers them;
the Lord protects and keeps them alive;
    they are called blessed in the land;
    you do not give them up to the will of their enemies.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed;
    in their illness you restore them to full health.

Psalm 41

While I do not think that when we feel a tingle in our throats, or a pain in our chests we can throw a bunch of money at a charity, or give generously to someone in need and that will solve the problem; I do think that there is something to this counsel.

In a very anecdotal assessment of people I have known (and known about) over the years, I have observed the following mental conditions present in those who ended up with a life-threatening disease:

  • sustained resentment of something in their life
  • deep and sustained jealousy of others
  • constant anger that is always present
  • shame (long-held)
  • stinginess/greed (“I got mine – you’re on your own.”)
  • other non-specific and intense negative emotions

It seems to me that my very unscientific assessment has some support in the verse of Psalm 41, where it states that those who care for others, in this case by considering “the poor” will be protected, blessed, and restored to full health.

Note that “the poor” is not limited to those without financial means, and likely includes those who are lacking in other areas of their lives (e.g. poor in spirit).

What does this mean to us, mid-pandemic?

My interpretation of this is that each and every one of us has the ability, right here and right now, to boost our immunity by doing our spiritual warrior work.

Edwene Gaines, author of The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, teaches that before we are going to see abundance in our lives, we must do our forgiveness work. She speaks of not going to sleep at night before checking in with herself to see if there is anyone she is in need of forgiving – including herself.

This and similar healing practices are the foundation of good health – mentally and physically.

And this isn’t just some “woo-woo” nonsense. Research is increasingly showing a connection “…between forgiveness and physical, mental, and spiritual health” as well as evidence that the act of forgiving others plays a critical role in the health of us all (communities, nations – the world).

If we are challenged in knowing where to begin, consider Louise Hay’s perspective on forgiving others. She taught that we can begin by knowing that: they did the best that they could at the time.

We can start by making a list of all the people we dislike, can’t stand, or who irritate us. We can use a journal where we can write down/get out all the negative stuff we’ve been holding on to about what they said, did or didn’t do, and anything else about them that we need to let go. We can also stomp our feet or bang a pillow if that’s easier for us than writing.

Once we give pen or voice to these issues, I recommend sitting quietly for a bit before moving on to the mantra, “they did the very best that they knew how to do” or if it’s a current situation, “they are doing the best they can at this time“.

When this is a challenge (some people and circumstances will be easier to forgive than others) I look at my own life and remember mistakes and misjudgments I have made. Knowing that I did the best I could at that time helps me soften my view of others’ behaviors and choices.

As we work through these, our higher wisdom will bring more to our conscious awareness for our consideration and work. We just need to keep moving through the “stuff” that comes up. It will get easier and we will start to feel better, lighter, healthier.

Maintaining our health requires more than organic food and exercise. It demands a healthy mind and spirit, too. We cannot hold onto resentment, jealousy, anger, shame or any other intense negative emotions and fully support our physical body’s ability to be healthy and whole.

Many of us are on significantly decreased schedules; working from home, or perhaps even out of work. All of us can boost our health status by taking this gift of increased time and using it to let go of emotions and thoughts that don’t serve us. We can “consider the poor” and turn away from our self-centered perspectives by giving generously of our forgiveness for past wrongs, current missteps and choices – those done by others, and those we have done.

What can we do in this time of global pandemic?

We can forgive; release; let go and in doing this within our own lives, we will perhaps heal the world more than we ever imagined possible.

And so it is.

(C) 2020 Practitioner's Path

Walk in the Light

Metaphysical spiritual teachings remind us that the Infinite Spirit (God) is Omnipresent. This differs from traditional Christianity where there is an accommodation for duality – often referred to as “evil“.

The examples cited most are darkness and light; heat and cold; love and hate and in today’s “interesting times“, I would add fear and peace. Metaphysically, we believe that these are not 2 opposite ends of a spectrum but instead are binary. Zeroes and ones, in the tech language. Darkness is not its own entity, but simply the state where there is an absence of light. The same applies to hot and cold, with cold simply being the absence of heat.

In the spiritual context we would apply this analogy to good and evil in the same way with evil being simply the absence of good (or God) and fear being the absence of peace.

This perspective eliminates the need to “fight” anything. There is no war between good and evil, or light and darkness: there is only the need for more good, more light.

In the world today, as we face multiple reminders that things have changed, we encounter numerous opportunities to be fearful. We can, if we choose, stream near constant updates on how many people are ill, how many are in intensive care units, how many body bags were ordered from the Department of Defense and of course the death toll.

I don’t recommend it. It only crowds out our peace.

While I am an advocate for being smart about public health issues, it doesn’t mean we need to dwell in doomsday. Instead, we can turn our attentions to better things.

In metaphysical studies we often hear phrases like: “energy flows where our attention goes“.

Joseph Murphy wrote in the previous century that “Whatever we give attention to will grow, magnify, and multiply in our experience.”

These teachers and teachings suggest strongly (& correctly) that our peace of mind is directly connected to the things we place our attention and energy upon.

The writers of the Christian canon took it a bit further, suggesting that not only will a positively-inclined attention bring us peace; but that as we “practice these things“, the Infinite abides with us.

… whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Philippians 4

Most of us will not contribute much, if anything, to solving this global crisis aside from cooperating with public health officials, and abiding by the expert’s recommendations to keep ourselves and others safe.

The most important thing we can do is to walk in the Light. To help us achieve this we can listen to uplifting music, read a spiritual book, listen to a streaming podcast by a favorite author or spiritual teacher, take a walk in nature, or meditate in silence. These activities (and many others) are ways to keep our feet on a path where we can “walk in the Light“.

To date there are no cures known for COVID-19, but there is a cure for fear: peace.

Let’s commit to walking in the Light, embracing calm and peace, and watching our fears dwindle into nothingness.


(C) 2020 Practitioner's Path

Wisdom from an earlier age

As we trudge through the most uncertain times in modern memory, many of us are seeking reassurance and solace. I’ve not conducted any surveys or taken any polls, but I suspect that in the midst of what can feel like a sustained terror attack (with the “terrorist” being a microscopic virus), no one is looking for a complex, long and drawn-out answer.

We want to know that we’re going to be OK; that our families and friends are going to be OK, and that our communities are going to be OK. We are worried about health – of ourselves, and those we love – as well as the economy (our personal economies as well as the larger one).

Right now NOTHING feels OK. We are hiding in our homes, wary – if not fearful – of each person we encounter on the street, in the store, or at work. We are aware of the news, too often glued to the TV to see if the doomsday scenario is any closer to us and hoping that this is all just a really bad reality TV show hoax.

Nona Brooks, 1914

This feeling of helplessness is compounded when we are concerned for the health and well-being of those we love.

Where can we turn?
What can we do?
What options are available?

In the late 1800’s, a number of women (in different geographic locales) were experiencing great success in healing infirmities and diseases that had been pronounced incurable.

Their revelations and practice became known as Divine Science.

They wrote a number of books dedicated to teaching the spiritual principle(s) they had discovered and practiced. In one of these books, Nona Brooks wrote:

“Thought, the activity of Mind, is the Creative Power of the Universe.
All things (forms) are thoughts of God.”

Nona Brooks, Short Lessons in Divine Science

Divine Science, considered part of the New Thought movement, has been defined as “the practice of the presence of God” – or the understanding and acceptance of Omnipresence.

That seems simple – but how can we use that simple concept in these complex and turbulent times?

In the book, “Short Lessons in Divine Science“, Nona Brooks wrote a “treatment” or affirmative prayer that can be used when we are concerned for someone’s health, reminding the student that they “…must forget the claim of sickness, or weakness, that is being made …and know only the Truth.”

Here is that statement of Truth:

“You are God’s child; God’s love surrounds you and cares for you; God’s Life is yours. In the light of the Great Reality I see you perfect, free from the delusion of sin, sickness, death. I see you whole with God’s Wholeness; I rejoice to speak this word for you; it is the Father that speaketh in me. The word of God is powerful to bless.”

Nona Brooks

In 21st century language, we might say something more along these lines:

“You are a beloved child of the Infinite. Spirit’s love surrounds you, enfolds you, uplifts and protects you. In the Light of Truth, I see you perfect, healthy; free from sickness and struggle. I see you whole in the perfection of Spirit – and I am grateful to speak this word for you – knowing that it is Infinite Wisdom that speaks through me, with the power to heal and bless.”

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Neville Goddard – independent teacher of spiritual Truths in the mid-20th century taught a similar method. He spoke of imagining that the person in need of help was already in that better place: the unemployed friend as gainfully employed; the unmarried friend as happily married; the ill person as healthy and whole.

Ernest Holmes – in the movement he built after being ordained as a Divine Science minister – taught that as we learn the Truth, the Truth will automatically free us and built a movement around the art of learning to “know the Truth” for those who sought assistance through prayer.

The common thread that runs through the teaching of Neville, Religious Science and Divine Science is the great power that our thoughts have to heal.

In these tumultuous and uncertain times, it can feel like we are helpless, but we are not. No matter who we are, or what is going on; we can use thought – the creative power of the Universe – and know the Truth, for ourselves and for others.

Unplug from the news. Be smart, and follow the experts’ (scientists, doctors) advice, but don’t overdose on the scary stuff. Spend time knowing that all is well; that this too will pass; that you and those you love are healthy, strong and safe.

Or as Nona Brooks would tell us, “forget the claim of sickness, or weakness, that is being made …and know only the Truth.”

(C) 2020 Practitioner's Path

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Remembering

As a global community we are experiencing a mix of fear, trepidation, uncertainty and anxiety around the novel Coronavirus and the disease that results: COVID-19.

(C) 2019 Angelic Guide

Stark reports are intermingled with new restrictions and recommendations, and it can be difficult for the strongest among us to stay positive.

I was listening to Michael Gott’s song, “When I Forget” on the way into work this morning (I work at a major medical center, so no home quarantine for me at least for now), and it reminded me of something that I wanted to share.

26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Matthew 6

This verse from the Christian canon reminds us that we are precious, valued and cherished. It is sometimes challenging to remember that we hold this honored status when we are facing scary times. The best way to strengthen our faith in the face of a great storm is to take inventory of all the many times that we have been provided, cared for and blessed in our lives.

We can use a journal, or make a “Vision Board” to review the blessings, answered prayers, miracles and manifestations that we have experienced over the years.

It is easier to battle larger giants when we remember that the Infinite Spirit had our back on many small and medium things. Making a list of all the times Spirit showed up to cover our expenses, provided something we needed (or wanted), and brought healing to us or someone we love helps to calm our fears, and return to a knowing that we are not alone.

To put it in terms as they are presented in the biblical story excerpted above:

Remember all the times God showed up in your life as money, food, healing and answers in things large and small? Be strong, and have faith! You weren’t alone then, and you’re not alone now!

The lyrics in Michael Gott’s song include the following line:

  • When I forget, will you remember for me?

We can work together to remember – for ourselves, and for each other. There is a Power for Good in the Universe – greater than we are – and we can use it! We’ve used It throughout our lives.

And we can use it now – no matter what we are facing.

When you forget, I am remembering: for you, for me, for us all.

And so it is.


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Divine protection

Many traditions teach the power of Divine protection. Ancient practices from many corners of the world included elaborate ceremonies with herbs, fire, smoke and dancing to “pray protection” on their people.

Better known to many today is one ancient act of protection that was noted in the story of the Hebrews in captivity in Egypt: the story of the Passover.

You may (or may not!) recall the story of the Hebrew captivity. Outside of the biblical realm, history has documented centuries of the enslavement of some groups of people by others. It is therefore not in dispute that the Hebrew people were slaves in the land of Egypt. It is also historically accurate that in situations where there were “strangers in strange lands“, the religions and traditions of the enslaved often clashed with that of their captors.

While all this is wonderful biblical lore and cultural literacy for the Western tradition: what relevance does this have today?

I come from the perspective that all ancient wisdom texts – biblical included – are not so much historical records as they are wisdom lessons. While the external world has changed substantively over the millennia, the spiritual Truths – documented in all of these texts across cultures and geography – ring true today if we will take the time to read critically, and ponder their wisdom. Let’s look at one today – in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – that has a lot to teach us.

The Passover

It’s not lost on me that the celebration of the Passover is upon us (coming soon!) just as we all hunker down in our homes to avoid the Coronavirus. In the story of the Exodus from Egypt, you may remember that in their bid to be freed from slavery in Egypt, the Hebrew people turned to their God, who decided to send 10 plagues to be visited upon Egypt.

The LAST plague targeted the first born sons of the land. It had its intended impact – the next morning the Pharaoh told Moses and Aaron to take their people and get out!

Metaphysically, we look at these stories not as history (although there is some historical accuracy to many of the Hebrew scriptures), but as allegory – a teaching story. Let’s examine this one.

The plague on the first born son is a direct attack on succession of power. In traditional households, the oldest son is often looked to as the rightful heir of the family wealth and power. As gender roles evolved this has loosened somewhat in modern families but the position of the first born still has a default role in many families.

It was the POWER structure in Egypt that kept the Hebrew people enslaved. This final and most terrible plague was directed intentionally at this point to send a message, and create disruption.

In the scriptural canon, Yahweh sends the angel of darkness to sweep over the land and take the breath of life away from every first born in the land. For the Hebrews living in this same land, there had to be an option for them to be spared from this awful act; and of course, there was.

22 Take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and touch the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. None of you shall go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23 For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians, and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to strike you. 

Exodus 12

The Hebrew households were specifically instructed to paint the blood of a sacrificed lamb on the doorposts and lintel (overhead door post) so that the angel of darkness and death would “pass over” the house – thereby sparing the first born.

If we look at this from the metaphysical perspective, the sacrifice and blood painted on the doors are intentional actions taken by those in covenant with the God of Israel. We don’t do a lot of that today, but we do make “covenants” with teachings and traditions in which we believe.

So what does this mean to us today?

Facing challenges is a part of life. Each of us deals with these challenges in our own way, and often in at least some of the ways that we were taught by our families. This wisdom lesson from the Hebrew scriptures teaches that when we “paint the doorway of our homes” with the Truth, we are protected from the “plagues” of life.

As I write this, the COVID-19 scourge is sweeping the nation and fear is rampant. How can we inscribe divine protection across our homes and lives to safeguard ourselves and those that we love?

We can strengthen our daily spiritual practice, whether that be meditation, music, creative activities (art), prayer – whatever you do; keep doing it!

We can follow the advice of public health professionals, and clean up our thoughts. The news media is CRAZY with negativity and scary statistics. It also passes on some good advice for staying healthy. We need to make sure we’re not overdosing on the negativity OR refusing to heed the good advice.

The vast majority of people exposed to the Coronavirus will recover. The fatality rate is lower than initially projected and while people have died, and will continue to die from this disease; it does not appear to be the Bubonic plague or even the Spanish flu.

As spiritual people, we can “paint the doorposts of our homes” by immersing ourselves in our spiritual traditions, and remember that we are never alone – no matter what passes through our experience.

We can support others who are frightened, or facing economic perils from this situation. We can know the Truth or pray for those who are in harm’s way, or who fall ill. We can take steps that are helpful to our physical health: get enough sleep, wash our hands, practice social distancing, and eat whole and healthy foods.

The other lesson from this biblical story is that of the cost of freedom. The Hebrew slaves wanted to be freed from Egyptian control. The plagues were sent to aid in their quest. What “freedom” are we seeking – collectively and as individuals – that this circumstance may clear the way for us to find?

The answer to this question is likely as many and varied as the traditions who ponder the story. Here are just a few to consider:

While many businesses are being disrupted, this “plague” is forcing options on employers that many had resisted for some time. It is inserting a forced flexibility into some areas that was not possible before. It is opening the doorway to major transformations of old business models and some may argue that it a BAD thing; but I would suggest that perhaps it’s time for a new age – a new way of doing MANY of the things that have not changed for decades or longer.

Like the 10th plague and its impact on the power structure in ancient Egypt, the pandemic is opening a doorway for true leaders to emerge. There are “formal leaders” – those who are anointed by the government or other organizations, and who hold titles; and there are what is known in management theory as “informal leaders“. These informal leaders are people who step up and lead by their actions – regardless of title or pay. We are seeing this play out on the news daily, and it is happening in organizations large and small across the globe.

As a culture, we are being held accountable to the way we spend our time and money. How many of us shop for entertainment? Malls, shopping complexes and more have been built over the past century to provide “spendertainment” to the masses. Perhaps, just perhaps, this global reset will cause more of us to take a walk outdoors instead of going to the Mall.

I can report from my own small circle that the incessant running around by the average family has ground to a halt – and no one is complaining about that!

Yes, these are scary times; and there will be unfortunate and upsetting outcomes in some corners. This does NOT mean that we need to descend into fear and panic.

This is a call to remember who we are, and reconnect with how to Be in the world. It is a time to return to simple Truths, and our true essence (spiritual Beings having a physical experience). We are, indeed, beloved children of the Most High; under whose wings we find shelter and protection.

So let us paint the doorposts of our homes with the knowing that the Infinite is – and always has been – our shield and rampart. We, and all whom we love and cherish are lifted high on a rock in times of trouble.

I know and accept this for myself, and for each of you. And so it is.

(C) 2020 Practitioner's Path

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