“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither.
Deep Roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken.
A Light from the shadows shall spring.
Renewed shall be the blade that was broken.
The crownless again shall be king.” J.R.R. Tolkien
I feel like I am living this quote of J.R. R. Tolkien’s. I have looked to those things that do not glitter and have seen the gold therein. Others have thought I was wandering and lost and all I was doing was in search of a greater good. I have dug my roots of spirituality deep within my soul and they have not been touched by those things which would destroy me. I have most definitely risen from the ashes again and again and have been a light that has shown through the shadows of not just my own pain, but those of others. I look to be renewed even when I have felt broken and I know that although I might have fallen at times, I am still the King of my own soul.
How does this relate to this moment, now? How does all this make this the moment? I just completed three days focusing my attention on the next part of my life and the life of the Center which I lead with my husband. I have felt I should be further. However, in thinking these thoughts, I have mistaken the journey I have been on. All this time, I have been growing deep roots that can never be damaged by the frost of bitterness and the challenges of the times in which we are living. These ten years has been my refiner’s fire. I have proven that there is a Law of my being that responds to me no matter what.
As I embark on this moment and all that it means, I have come to feel that this is the moment. This is the moment where get the opportunity to choose which way I am going. I am free and I am at choice. It has nothing to do with how much money I am making or about how many people know who I am. It is about me and who I think I am. It is about what I am going to be now. It is about with whether I am going to trust the next step or whether I am going to fall backward and retreat.
I have read that there are three possible worlds evolving right now. One world is governed by A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) and we are governed by it. Another world is a complete regression to the primitive life – no technology, back to survival and struggle. The third world is where we as a human species recognize and utilize our own inner super technology and work in collaboration with Nature and each other.
I most definitely choose the third world. Which one do you choose? Do you feel you have a choice? I believe we are at choice and this is the moment.
As I look forward to re-igniting my life into its next incarnation, I see that I must let go of everything that came before in regards to ideas of what I think can be accomplished. I have to let go of the old me that festers on dreams that might have been lost and move myself into the new arena. I have to let go of the limits I might have placed on myself and live here in the new unlimited field of energy that creates anything I truly say yes to. I have to trust my super inner technology for everything.
Ernest Holmes, discoverer of the Science of Mind once wrote that in order to demonstrate we must embody that which we want to demonstrate. There must be no doubt in our mind that it is a reality. We must let go of what we see in front of us as obstacles and realize there are no obstacles to this Power that moves through us. We must make a decision about how we want things to be and then see them done without faltering in our approach.
I am a leader, and as I walk as an example of the Principles of the Science of Mind and as I facilitate the healing of the individual, utilizing the Principles of the Science of Mind, people will most definitely become the best versions of themselves. In turn, the world will become the best version of itself. As Ernest Holmes once wrote, “To learn how to think is to learn how to live.”
I heard a talk once where a spiritual leader of this teaching was told, “The Science of Mind teaches us how to die.” The person was startled by this comment at first, but then realized that it was true. To learn how to live is to learn how to die. We are all taking this one path and all will experience death, but have we learned how to live, to be happy, to love and be loved, to be kind to ourselves and others? Do we struggle through life or do we live abundantly, creatively, and joyfully, trusting a Power greater than ourselves? This is why I do what I do.
Dr. Holmes wrote,
“The Universe is inexhaustible. It is limitless, knows no bounds and has no confines. We are not depending on a reed shaken by the wind, but on the Principle of Life Itself, for all that we have or ever shall need. It is not some power, or a great power, it is ALL POWER. All we have to do is to believe, never wavering, no matter what happens. As we do this, we hall find that things are steadily coming our way and that they are coming without that awful effort, which destroys the peace of mind of the majority of the race. We know that there can be no failure in God’s Mind, and this Mind is the Power on which we are depending.”
This is my moment to test this Principle as I never have before. My question to you is “What is Your Moment?” Are you taking it? If it isn’t the scariest thing you’ve ever done and if you don’t know how to do it, more than likely it is your moment. There will be only a few moments in your life like this one. I’ve had a few and I can name them probably on one hand. I am so glad I took those moments and I know I won’t regret taking this one – which is the next step for Center for Spiritual Living Kaua`i.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Founding Director CSL Kaua`i and the Institute of Magnificence and Author of “What Do I Need to KNOW? 101 Thoughts That Changed My Life” and “This Thing Called Treatment,” both available on Amazon.