Whenever it gets close to Father’s Day, I think of the story of the Prodigal Son. The Science of Mind daily readings has also been focused on the story. I love this story because of its metaphorical and metaphysical message. It relates to us and our relationship to whatever we believe our Higher Power to be. Even if we do not believe in a Higher Power, it relates to us, because all of us at one time or another or still perhaps do try to go it alone in life.
If you do not know the story, you can find a good metaphysical version of it in the Science of Mind on page 460. In essence, it teaches that “there is a reciprocal action between the Universal and the individual mind, that Spirit is ready to help us whenever we turn to It.”
I believe this and I have been on both sides of life. I have been a Prodigal Daughter many times. I continue to be less and less. Like all of us, I am at choice, life unfolds according to my choices. If I choose to go at it alone, life is a bit more of a struggle. If I understand that there is always something larger than my problems that I can turn to, I receive support and answers.
Yesterday, I went to the doctor for my annual physical. I’ve just received my Medicare card and am getting used to that world. It is interesting to me how I am treated because I am 65. Suddenly, I am looked at by a world of statistics that have nothing to do with me. I am an individual. The world of health has changed in recent years with new discoveries, preventative care, lifestyle choices, and most of all Spiritual connection. We are realizing how powerful our mind is in healing.
However, the world of Western medicine is far behind. They are, for the most part, still asking and approaching things from the same perspective that they did with our parents and our parents’ parents. To ask a 65-year-old woman who exercises five days a week and takes no medications, if she has any trouble feeding herself, seems a bit startling.
Education in our country does the same – still teaching our children the way we were taught. I believes things are getting better and better, but not fast enough to handle everything. We must do our own part.
So, what does this have to do with the Prodigal Son? Well, what I realized yesterday is that I can choose to rely on the outside world of Western medicine for my care and answers or I can remember that there is a Power within me that guides me in every moment to know what is best for my body in all ways.
I can turn within for my answers. I can know that in every moment I am guided to the right professionals, lifestyle choices, food, medicines, vitamins, etc. I can turn within to my natural pharmaceutical in the form of trillions of cells working in my favor to make sure I can do something as simple as raise my arm in the air or give me what is needed to remain healthy in flu season. I can work together with the medical world, and remember at the same time who is really running this show called Rita Andriello-Feren. I am a fully equipped Spiritual woman.
There is a reciprocal nature to the Universe and Law of Correspondence that turns to us as we turn to it. We can allow and accept that the Universe is on our side or we can fight against it. We can rely on outside statistics and prognosis or we can remember who we are.
This is why I am enjoying the research of Quantum Physics right now. It is letting the world know what the mystics have known all along. We are Powerful sources of ever-changing energy and infinite Intelligence. As Emerson once wrote, ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
I am learning to be more reliant on what lies within me, not just in words, but by taking the journey to exploring that territory in a deeper way than I ever have before and then, most importantly to use what I’ve learned in my daily life and to help others.
Great times are here my friends, but we won’t enjoy them if do not take the responsibility of exploring life in a totally different way. Our cells know the Truth. Our DNA is Divine. Check in! They have a story to tell.
Love and Aloha,