Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 8: 40 Day Abundance Meditations -- Restoration

My consciousness of the Spirit within me as my unlimited Source is the Divine Power to restore the years the locusts have eaten, to make all things new, to lift me up to the High Road of abundant prosperity.  This awareness, understanding and knowledge of Spirit appears as every visible form and experience that I could possibly desire.*

Gulp: I have a confession to make.  As long as I've been working with this meditation, I never new that "restore the years the locusts have eaten" was a Bible verse!  I've always found it a ponderous phrase and thought it was sort of irritating and out of place until now when I Googled it and found that not only is it a Bible verse, it's one that merits a little poster like the one above. It gets worse:  the Bible verse is Joel 2:25 and I didn't even know there was a guy named Joel in the Bible let alone that he wrote a book--and I'm studying to be a minister!

Which brings me to vulnerability. Even though I didn't know that it existed, I knew that I've been blessed enough to reap the fruits of this Bible verse:  I have had many  years eaten by the locusts of my own pride, vainglory and excesses (I'll explain vainglory another time, it's pretty cool).  One of the principal tools I've used to recover and change my ways is vulnerability: being willing to tell the truth about myself to someone, and sometimes many people.  In the years when I was lying about myself to everyone, trying to convince you that I was special or important, I never believed that anyone liked me.  Now, when I tell the truth about myself (which happens upon occasion, imperfectly), if you like me, I might believe you.

Please watch this video to learn more about the vital importance of cultivating vulnerability in healing and experiencing joy:

*If you are just joining our show in progress, meditate on this for 15 minutes today.  You can start the meditations any day, don't worry about the day it says it is, but then do it for 40 days.  At any time you can look ahead or behind and see how it works by going to this link:  How to do the 40 day Meditation Program

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