Foreboding Joy

I awoke to much good news this morning. I felt much anticipation for the upcoming Sacred Journey and all the planning my husband and i were doing. It was exciting to feel the newness of creativity flowing. Abundant ideas and prosperity filled my mind on all fronts. I was just really happy.

Suddenly, something came over me. It was all the sorrow of the past month – the transition of Nora and another friend, illness of friends, etc. What right do I have to be happy now even though this incredible feeling of joy has come over me? I began to cry, realizing maybe I would never be happy again.

However, because I have spiritual truths I can fall back on, I called upon my husband and we sat and talked about what Brene Brown calls “foreboding joy.” That is what I was doing. I was foreboding joy in the event that something catastrophic would occur in my life to take it all away.

What is the remedy for foreboding joy? It is gratitude. I immediately did a Spiritual Mind Treatment with the purpose of gratitude filling my being. I breathed a breath of joy and I realized that, yes, it doesn’t mean that nothing will ever occur that is sorrowful or untimely; but, if I can stay in gratitude and prayed up, I am up for it all.

Life is. We have journeys of varying experiences. Some experiences will be filled with fun and creativity and others will be tear-filled and we will look for answers in our sorrow. However, what I know is that we are up for it all and we must press forward, feelings and all and make something new in every moment.

Ernest Holmes writes, “Accepting the lessons and experiences of the past, and taking the best from everything, we should press boldly forward, looking ever for the Truth, and ever ascending higher and higher into the heavens of Reality. …Let the timid soul put its complete trust in good and press bravely on.”

I am grateful for my faith and the philosophy and teaching of the Science of Mind. It is a solid teaching that gives the one who practices it tools for every experience in life. I am grateful for my husband and his reminder this morning. I am grateful for Spiritual Mind Treatment and how it can shift the flow of energy for me in the direction I choose.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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