Today more than ever, the world is filled with numerous appearances that scream sorrow, lack and limitation. Shootings, suicide, war, health pandemics and negativity bombard us on a daily basis. If we look at the news, we can get really frightened and depressed about current events. But you are not a victim of circumstance. You have a choice whether to be held in bondage by unwanted appearances or move away from the mass consciousness and step out in faith. Refuse to be part of negativity and shine your light in the world.
I live in the kingdom of all good because God lives and breathes through me. I have peace, health, love and joy in my life now and I bring it to others as God's light shines through me.
When you see tragedy in the world, there is a beautiful Buddhist practice that you can do to bring about positive change in the world. Say with all of your heart:
Even so, on this life's journey you will meet challenges. In my book Live Your Joy, I talk about such transformational drama which is defined as:
"Emotional shake-ups necessary for spiritual growth."
These are the shake-ups that transform our lives, heal our souls and teach us unconditional love. Mystics teach that these are necessary for spiritual growth and these lessons propel us forward on our spiritual path. Once you reach the Infinite Bliss Mode of Action, these challenges will be met from a calm place within where the Divine lives.
Recently I had some transformational drama in my own life. There was some matter that I seemingly had no control over. I was feeling sad and wanted to see a different outcome than what was occurring. My husband said to me, "There's nothing you can do." I had my head in my hands with tears in my eyes and looked up at him and said, "There is something I can do. I can pray." So I prayed and then went out of the house to tend to some things. By the time I returned, the situation was resolved for the highest good of all concerned. So when you think there is nothing you can do, remember that prayer is the most powerful mover of energy that there is, and when you pray something happens. And faith is what propels your prayer into manifestation.
I saw a sign on a church that said, "faith takes action." And it does. Our belief system is an active one. Our faith is powered by prayer. We must pray to set the law in motion and to activate the law. Just like when you want a lamp to go on. You don't just sit and will the light to come on. The light won't turn itself on. You must flip the switch to activate the electricity. Prayer flips the switch and activates the law.
As you go about your daily life, remember that no matter what you see in the world of effects, there always is something you can do. Have faith and power that faith with prayer. Make prayer part of your on-going spiritual practice. Most importantly, remember each day to always flip the faith switch to an on position.
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Dr. Barbara Gulbranson is one of the nation's leading spiritual teachers, author, spiritual coach, ordained minister and director of the Suicide Prevention Center, a program of United Health Services.