There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guidance you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls. Howard Thurman

When we first begin to study metaphysical teachings, we often attempt to have God intervene on our behalf. Isn’t that what we were taught prayer was for? To get God to heal the body or a relationship, or produce the cash to buy that new house or car, or bring peace to the planet. But eventually you’ll come to understand prayer is not about the individual attempting to enlighten God, but rather making yourself available to the abundant guidance of the Divine. Prayer in its highest mystical form is connecting with the Divine realization and being the place of the Divine’s emergence of the truth—opening yourself to the guidance and gifts of grace and losing your desire to inform the Infinite of your desires.

The concept of God saving you belongs in a bygone era because there is nothing to be saved from. If you want to be freed from the pains of this world, you must enter the spiritual realm where you will live from the awareness that it is all Spirit and the issues at hand carry absolutely no weight or power in the realm. There is no disease, lack, or pain in the kingdom of Divine Awareness. This recognition will dissolve all false appearances that might show themselves as real in your human walk through this plane of existence.

Spiritual Contemplation: Where are you giving your power away to the forms of your material world? How can you perceive them as a non-power in the spiritual light? What spiritual guidance are you receiving?

Affirmation: I see as Spirit sees! I listen to the Guidance of Grace!