3/3/13 Rev. David McArthur
The Spell that Transforms Within and Without
We’ve been working on “love your enemies”, which is difficult. As Unity people, we know we don’t really have enemies, yet many of us are skilled at letting some people act like our enemies. When they do, don’t you just want to take your magic wand and ZAP them? Good news: you can!
Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” The civil rights activists of Selma, Alabama, showed us by hindering your oppressor from doing wrong you are loving him. Charles Fillmore said, “Things have a material and a spiritual identity. The spiritual identity is the side which causes things.” (But our attention always goes to the material identity.) Edgar Cayce said. “Think not they are the oppressors. Look within thine own heart. Has thou not practiced the same? For has it not been given that if there are ten just men (loving others as they love themselves), shall they not save the city—the nation—the world?” He says love is so powerful that merely a few just men can change the whole world. Whatever shows up, by changing it, we can change the world.
In Ho’o pono pono, an inner experience changes the outer. It has been measured. The steps are simple: I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. It releases that within to bring the change in the outer. Ask for healing for memories of something unresolved within. The nature of the divine is whole and the spiritual energy moves through, healing those inner memories. What a wonderful way to heal your “enemies”!
There is embedded within the consciousness that which is producing the pain, the fear. To have that removed, if you would not have your love restricted, love those around. The force to make it happen is the love. What is killed is the consciousness of limitation. That which is not whole. The love of God is whole. It removes the power of the un-whole, the focus on the un-whole. It takes away that power, and it is gone.
So practice the spell: I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. You’ll get a chance to practice! Someone will show up. I love you. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. —that’s called ZAPPING!