Wednesday, May 08, 2013
The fundamental foundation of my belief system relies on a personal faith through affirmative prayer. This simple technique changes my attitude about conditions and how they can impact my emotions. Just knowing what I want will change my experience. This same belief gives me the confidence to know that regardless of the problem, situation, challenge or opportunity before me, the outcome will be perfect for me.
In theory, as stated above, that sounds just absolutely wonderful to most people. How wonderful that Terry is so sure of himself and his faith! It can also be a statement of, as Emma Curtis Hopkins said, “bloated nothingness” if the words are not accompanied by a true belief in those principles. I have times when I’m totally at peace with chaotic events in my life and other days when everything is going beautifully but I’m just not happy. We find out very quickly just how firm our faith is when we are faced with what could be defined as “life-changing decisions.” It’s all well and good, isn’t it, when our lives are going along just peachy and we can believe what we claim to believe about our faith? We smile devotedly into the eyes of our beloved, the sun sets and we are at peace as the lush strings play in the background out of some Disney feature film.
When our lives are turned upside down it’s another story. Suddenly we become attached to former outcomes. It can become quite upsetting that things are to our liking. But our conditions are the direct result of our thinking and the actions we followed. Granted some, if not a great deal of that thinking, is subjective or unconscious. That’s why we train our minds in the New Thought movement to be more accurately creating the lives we want. Our thinking might even have placed us in a circumstance that, from all outward appearances, may make us think we are a victim.
Times like this are when learned masters have told us to be detached from the outcome. I don’t believe that’s that case at this point in my spiritual development. I’ve come to see that when I am detached from the situation I am still aware of the situation; I’m simply not participating fully or at all in the process. I’ve also discovered that detachment doesn’t seem to bring me the contentment I desire, the peace that true faith creates.
Contentment is found in being unattached to the outcome. It is the culmination of letting go of the outcome, knowing that we have done everything in our power to align ourselves with right thinking and can now totally let go. We bask in the radiance of knowing that Divine Right Action is taking place and the outcome really is perfect. Why? Because in the Mind of God there is no time or space, and that outcome is already a Reality.
I want you to know that I’m not just blowing smoke up somewhere, okay? I have had life-changing events that have brought with them a more defined and perfect idea to fulfill my vision and mission on this planet. During that time what was going on in my life couldn’t be seen by others as necessarily good. But the decisions I’d made were so crystal clear to me, so perfectly unfolding and so dynamically peaceful that the contentment I sought was already mine. THAT is being unattached to the outcome. Give it a try…what have you got to lose? Regret that you didn’t act on your heart’s desire? Perhaps resentment that you allowed someone, yet again, to stop you from having the life you want? Yeah, I didn’t think you needed that either. Join me in creating a life worth living!
In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness,