In Crisis…the Turning Point for Better or for Worse…

In the early 1900’s Ernest Holmes wrote, “We are living in an intelligent Universe that responds to our mental states. To the extent that we learn to control these mental states, we shall automatically control our environment.”

I am working with a meditation right now with Dr. Joe Dispenza, which is designed to do just this, “control my mental states.” He starts his meditation by saying that we shall design ourselves by a vision of the future instead of a memory of the past. This is basic Science of Mind and Spirit as taught by Ernest Holmes and other great mystics beginning with others like Plato, Jesus, Buddha. Now, it is called Quantum Physics.

Whatever it is called and whoever discovered how to use it doesn’t matter as much as whether or not we will understand and use it. This is where our destiny lies. Thinking about theories does nothing for us. We have to practice.

I am in the middle of what appears to be a family crisis. My mother was just diagnosed with cancer. Now, all the facts are not in yet and the tests have not been fully run, but here it is – right in front of me. If you define the word crisis, it means: the turning point for better or worse.” I want to share with you how I practice when I find myself “in crisis.”

When this news first came in, of course I did my Spiritual Mind Treatment work, talked to my husband and sought out the prayers of my Practitioner Corps. That is where I go first. Then, something began to happen. I found myself getting involved in the morbidity of others involved in the family drama. I found myself trying to change them. I found myself going into sympathy for my mother. I found myself getting lost. I found myself sinking. Last night, I told my husband, “I don’t think I will ever be the same again.” There was something very deep about the thought of losing my mother. It had nothing to do with our relationship or how much she meant in my life; it was deeper than that. It was almost a primal feeling.

The texts from family members continue to bombard me and my first reaction was to say something, to preach, to change them. Then I realized, they didn’t need changing, I did. I needed to change my mental states. I went back into prayer. I knew in that moment I didn’t have the answer to my feelings or what I should do; but, what I did know is that there was a Divine Intelligence/Presence within me that was here and would support me through this. I knew that this Intelligence within me already knew and that meant I did to. I just had to be patient and trust. I had to surrender. I went to sleep listening to another meditation for clarity and peace of mind.

This morning I woke up in a totally different frame of mind. The answers for me were as clear as day. “If you want to stay clear and at peace, if you want to be of assistance and to be a presence of Love, then you will have to keep the channels of communication clear. You will have to talk and listen to only the people who are solution oriented and stop getting sucked into the morbidity. Mostly, the Presence said, “Stay close to me. I’m here and I am guiding the way. Keep the path of your mind clear, open and in-tuned with Love.”

The point I am making is that if we are faced with a crisis, we have the greatest tool in the Universe. We have our direct relationship with Infinite Intelligence. It’s all here, and we get to use as much of it as we like, stream-lining it to our journey. However, the only way we can use it is by allowing it to pour through us. There is not way to stand back and observe it and expect results. And, we have to be defined by a vision, not a memory of the past. What do we want? What is our vision?

We are pure energy. Our energy is always shifting and changing. We live the lives that we think about. If we want a different experience, we have to think differently about life. We have to dare to think beyond what we see; and instead, feel what we want to be. The Spiritual Journey is not an easy path. It takes trust, faith, discipline, surrender and so much Love.

Going back to Ernest Holmes quote, “We are living in an intelligent Universe that responds to our mental states. To the extent that we learn to control these mental states, we shall automatically control our environment.”

I have bolded “our environment” for a reason. Yes, we only have control of our own mental states. That is the biggest lesson of all. The gift is that when we start with ourselves, we do automatically affect the whole – those who are receptive to it.

I am so grateful for the Science of Mind and Spirit. I am so grateful for the “way of life” it has provided me.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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