10/14/12 Rev. David McArthur
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” You hypocrite! But looking to fix others only brings you back to fixing yourself. Most of you are self help addicts. But “you will wake up and know you don’t need fixin’.” An alignment is all that’s needed. “It’s a time shift into silk and a field environment of love.” A business woman confessed, “I am the queen of roadrage!” She went on to say that every morning when she pulled out onto the highway to go to work, she felt every car was out to get her. By the time she got to work she was already exhausted and out of sorts, and everyone knew it. But now she was telling of a discovery she had made. Appreciation. She had a whole new attitude from appreciating things. On the drive to work now, she appreciated the road and the scenery on the way. When she got to work, she appreciated she had work. She had committed to an experience of appreciation. It’s alignment. Use appreciation for alignment day after day. “It’s a time shift into silk and a field environment of love.” It comes from all the great teachers. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” It’s not fix it, it’s alignment.
Love one another. Appreciation is a part of love. Peace is also a part of love, and finding that spiritual center is alignment. It is all that’s needed. Lao-tzu, from the Tao Te Ching: “She who is centered in the Tao can go where she wishes, without danger. She perceives the universal harmony, even amid great pain.” It is not ignoring the great pain which we touch in life, but “…she has found peace in her heart, centered in the Tao.”
Like the small child who takes you by the finger and brings you into her world, connect with someone who loves you. It’s always there! You are a beloved child of God! And the One who loves you is within. Reach in and take a hold of it! It’s always there. It cannot not be there.
You will wake up and know you don’t need “fixin’”. Not now, not ever. The great thing is neither does anyone else! Phew! That makes it easier. There is an alignment—that’s all that’s needed! Bless you!