There is a key that unlocks the unfulfilled life. Rather like the old magician’s “open sesame”, this key will transform your entire outlook on your life and the world around you. What is this magnificent key, you may ask?
It is so simple that you will wonder why you never thought of it before.
The key to a life well lived is empowerment and that empowerment happens only when you realize and understand that everything in your life begins and ends with you. You are the driving wheel, the motive force, the producer, director and chief actor in this drama called life.
You see, we really are the “captains of our fate and the masters of our soul“. It was true in the 1600’s when William Shakespeare penned those immortal words, and even more so in this age of personal empowerment, civil liberties and an “anything goes” public morality.
How do you find this key and what do you do with it. First, claim your power! Affirm that you are a magnificent creation of God and that God never experiences a recall. (no junk). Know that you and I and all humanity are made from the very substance and stuff of the Most High God which is the God within each and every one of us. Yes, you and I and even your mother-in-law are made of the very substance of the Divine.
You may say, what happens when we are the victim of other people’s actions, nature or luck?
Please know that becoming a victim is a conscious choice by you, not something that is forced upon you. OK, a really bad thing happened in your life. Lost your job, your home, your spouse; you became ill, you were diagnosed with cancer. These are tough things to take in stride, but unless you want them to persist, that is exactly what you must do. How do you look cancer in the eye and say no big deal? How do you lose your spouse and say it doesn’t matter?
Sure, these things matter, they are scary and they hurt like hell! I know I have experienced all of these more than once.
Here is the secret. These things did not happen to you, nobody did this to you. In one way or another you are responsible for every thing good or bad that happens in your life. Be careful now, you are not to blame but you are responsible.
There is no blame in the spiritual realm, but you did create the situation with your stream of consciousness (thought) and your words which led to your choices. Thought, word and choice are the building blocks of life.
In truth there are no victims in life. Sounds heartless I know, but its true nonetheless. When I was diagnosed with cancer my first reaction was woe is me! But then I recalled that I am a Religious Science Minister and that I don’t believe that things just happen. We create them one way or another. I traced the thread back in my memory and presto, I found the cause of my cancer.
The cause was a rather tumultuous love life that featured three divorces. Once I realized the cause, the fact that my cancer was in the Prostate was no accident. The Prostate is the sexual and reproductive area. I caused my body to turn against itself (that is what cancer is) with my feelings about my turbulent personal life.
Since I have been happily married to my dear Susan for almost 19 years I know that there will not be a recurrence. Her love and my being ready to be loved have healed the old relationship wounds.
Once I knew the cause of the cancer, which is always spiritual or mental, I could let the Doctors treat the symptoms and I would treat the cause so it never would return. Anger, sorrow, a terrible hurt and great stress are the real causes of cancer and the reason why it is endemic in 21st Century America.
The “Open Sesame” is to understand that YOU are the power in your life. You have had a license to heal since birth, given by Deity. You have the power to transform and to create whatever life you desire. You are a magnificent creation of the Architect of the Universe and you need never be a victim again.
Think of what you will allow in your life, speak words of kindness, love and joy, and chose what is healthy, happy and the highest and best for all concerned. That is the recipe for a life very well lived.
Until we are together again…..
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida Yes, I am a Religious Scientist!