The Comfort of Spiritual Understanding
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Who is this I and how can it be contacted to overcome the tribulations in my world? The I that overcomes is what Jesus called the Christ, the Father within that doeth the work. Jesus taught that the tribulations in our lives are only to be found in the outer world of appearances. They are effects with no power to cause or sustain the conditions the world sees. Tribulations, negative appearing conditions, draw their energy to continue from our strong negative feelings, our resistance. Becoming mentally indifferent and emotionally detached while looking at conditions withdraws the energy. The condition dissolves.
What is left? It is the Kingdom of God. It is the presence of God, one power, all loving with the fullness of wisdom. This harmony was always there (creation is finished). It is man’s thinking that duality is real (good/ bad; sick/ well; have/ have not) that obscures the love and harmony of God activity everywhere, always.
When man lets go of his opinions that this is better than that, and begins to live under God’s laws (not man’s laws), he begins to enjoy freedom from tribulation. His peace, love, and joy radiate throughout his awareness, independent from what the world sees.
This awareness is not selfish. It is given to all who are ready to believe in the unchanging oneness of God and his creation.
Loving Father, we ask your help to expand our understanding and practice of Truth.