Develop a Resource for a Fulfilling Life
God wants to be first in your life. You accept Her/Him in your life by turning first to God for answers to your problems, rather than your ego, drugs, alcohol, or anything uncertain. When you let go of the idea that you have all the answers, you become open to finding a better way. Empty your mind of all your opinions and perceptions. Leading a spiritual life means experiencing your journey differently than before. When you include the Divine, you're including all the power of Heaven. When you make a decision for Spirit, your life becomes more harmonious, because you’ve let Her/His expression of wisdom and intelligence flow through. Spirit becomes a more powerful presence in your life when you continue to turn within in all matters and ask for guidance. The answers you seek may come in the form of intuition, hearing an inner voice, images in a dream, or a verbal message from someone. I find that God’s will usually means you don’t force anything. You just go with the flow of things and do your part.
The universe is an abundant place, and God’s gifts flow to us freely, but not always in the time span in which we expect. When we are prepared to have it, then it comes our way.
Several years after moving to San Francisco, I was clearly guided to go to college and take graphics classes. I wasn’t certain what it would lead to and tried not to pre-judge the guidance. I took part-time classes and graduated six years later with an Associates degree. I soon discovered that new skills opens doors and presents opportunities that were previously unavailable.
Here’s how it all evolved. For many years I wanted to work at the spiritual center where I studied. I didn’t send them an application because I knew they didn’t have the finances to hire an employee. After my former small business failed to provide me with a sufficient income, I went through the process of applying and interviewing with several companies. When one of the co-owners of the spiritual center heard I was looking for a job, he asked me to talk to him before I made any decisions. During our interview, I discovered the center was in need of an employee, and they now had enough money, through donors, to invite me to work for them. My graphic skills, our previous relationship and my commitment to metaphysical principles got me the job I wanted. I was gratefully able to serve that community for two years, from August 1998 to September 2000. Even though my own small business wasn’t prosperous, I was eventually able to see the blessing in that situation. There is a spiritual law that says “when one door closes, another one opens.” Thank you!
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Linda L. Chappo