Good morning everyone. This will not exactly be a “talk” but a sharing. Something for you to ponder on. First, I am going to share a story I used last month and then something from a recent Summit magazine followed by some Laws of Nature.
Man in a Flood
A man caught in a flood prayed to God for help. While he was on his knees praying a police officer came to the door an offered to evacuate him, but he said, “No thanks, officer, I’ll stay here, God will deliver me” and he resumed his prayers.
Then a person in a rowboat came by as the waters were rising and the man said, “No thanks, I’ll stay here. God will deliver me” and continued to pray to God for help.
The waters continued to rise and the man had to climb onto his roof. At last a helicopter came with a ladder lowered and the pilot told him to climb aboard. He again refused, all the while sitting on the roof praying.
Finally, the waters covered him and he drowned. After he got to heaven, he told God how disappointed he was that God had not answered his prayers.
God replied, “What do you mean I didn’t answer! I sent a police officer, a rowboat and a helicopter: what else did you want?”
(Remember: God helps those who help themselves.)
How many times have you failed to see the answer to your needs right in front of you but ignored or brushed the solution away. Also, Infinite Intelligence can say yes, no, or maybe. You will receive want is needed not what you necessarily wanted.)
And then this story from the Summit thanks to James S. Offenhartz, CM of Florida.
The Moral of the Donkey
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down a well. The animal cried pitifully for hours as the farmer tried to figure our what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement, he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off.
(You see we are never too old to find an answer to our dilemma in life. We just need to use common sense and listen to that “gut” feeling we call intuition to guide us.)
Mike and I had been planning to have natural law discussions through the summer and fall at church. We have a collection of 97. So, I am going to share a few here today.
The Law of Cause and Effect– For every action there is an appropriate reaction. Everything is brought about by a Cause, and everything in turn has an Effect. (The man on the roof and the donkey.) In other words, everything happens for a reason. Another name is the Law of Causation. Simply stating that multiple causes have multiple effects. The source, Infinite Intelligence, responds in accordance to what was sent out.
The Law of Balance Under all circumstances, keep an even mind.”Per M. Dale Palmer – The law of balance requires that man keep a balance between the physical and the spiritual dimension. In order for the physical body to be healthy, the mind must be healthy. For the mind to function at its highest and best level, it must reside in a reasonably healthy body.
(These are trying and challenging times, so it is well to reflect on the Law of Balance.)
Law of Belief/Desire per former Summit editor Rev. Sandy Pfortmiller, NST.
Desire is a good place to begin. We cannot be healthy or be a good healer without the desire to be. Affirmation, visualization and hanging our beliefs work with this law to accomplish healing. …. God wants us to be healed, to be healthy, to be happy.
(We all have those for whom we are sending special healing prayers at this time. The healing book is here at the house. If you want a name on it, please let me know. Then just focus on this book of names as you pray. It worked for Harry Edwards.)
Law of Cooperation– also by Rev. Sandy Pfortmiller, NST
Co-operation with the Spirit World, the spirit healers and the Divine Healing Force works with the law of Receptivity for we can only receive in the same degree of power that we give forth. The healing is from Infinite Intelligence but cooperation with healing spirit entities brings the healing vibration to a level that we can receive or that sitters can receive.
(The love you take is equal to the love you make. Healing is the giving and taking of love.)
Law of Harmony – also by Rev. Sandy Pfortmiller, NST
Health is not necessarily the lack of a physical handicap or dis-ease, but rather a state of harmony and balance. An even mind is a Spiritual, loving mind connected with the One which knows Itself and knows what is needed, knows what will bring you peace. Harmony releases Spiritual power.
(In these times Infinite Intelligence is willing us to go inward, meditate on the harmony needed in the world at this time. Collective healing prayers do work. Many are in states of confusion at this time. Our “job” so to speak is to send those prayers out to all around us and to the world at large.)
Law of Division – per M. Dale Palmer
This law is expressed best when cells split and divide, thus forming new cells. What causes the law to operate? Perhaps the rate of vibration gets to so high that is cannot be contained in the same material, and division becomes necessary. At the transition or death of a human being, it is thought that the vibrations of the person increase so much and become so high that he or she cannot remain in the physical body. This is the cause of death. For the physical body, from dust to dust; for the Soul, from Infinite Intelligence to Infinite Intelligence.
(This has always been for me the best explanation of when and why our spirit does finally leave this earthly expression to go home to the Summerland.) (Perhaps within this law is the answer to a vaccine for this current virus!)
Just a thought – God created Man – mankind. Both male and female are Man since it means mankind.
As we go through the upcoming week, may the bits and pieces of our lives come together to give us all the power to heal ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Let us not be afraid to lead where leading is necessary. God bless you all.
Rev. Beth Carter