August 19, 2012 – Pooh & Eeyore on Prayer

8/19/12 Rev. David McArthur

Pooh & Eeyore on Prayer

On their way to see Eeyore, Pooh and Piglet stop at a warm place in the wood. “We’ll call this Pooh Corner.”  And using sticks piled up nearby, they build Eeyore a house, as they think he has none. At about the same time Eeyore knocks on Christopher Robin’s door. Even though he lived in the coldest, gloomiest part of the wood, he wanted to go home—but his house was gone! (Christopher Robin represents the Christ Spirit; the Hundred Acre Wood is His and He takes care of everything in it.) They meet Pooh and Piglet who want to show them the house they built for Eeyore. However, it soon becomes apparent to them that they had used the pile of sticks Eeyore had up until then called home. But look! See how nice this new home is! And Eeyore agrees that it is as warm and nice as they say. Is Eeyore in any of us? Do we build in an uncomfortable place just because we’re convinced it “had to be that way”? It might be the health thing, the relationship thing, or that chewing-on-yourself-inside thing.

The doctor told Mandy Hastings that even if her two year old son lives, he’ll be severely handicapped. “No,” she said, “he will be fine.” A gravestone had fallen over onto her boy’s head, and while she and her husband were waiting for lifeflight, she prayed. She says a peace swept over her and she heard, “Everything’s going to be fine. Matthew is in My hands.” Yes, she most likely began praying from fear, but she moved her attention off of the data pouring in (that her brain was using to figure out how bad things were). She moved from fear to that place of love and connection with divine presence and power. Look for that level that brings forth health and vitality. You don’t need to ask anymore for anything. It is there within you. You are that power, that force. The boy was home in two weeks, and is a happy, healthy teen today.

Take a glance at what you’re building. If it’s “not quite enough” or “just enough to get by” or “that’s just the way I am”—it is the Eeyore within you. Activate the greater potential within you through the experience of the love, the pure light of energy of the divine which you are. Build your house, and live, at “Pooh Corner”!

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January 8, 2012 – Creating a Consciousness of Prayer


01/08/12 Rev. David McArthur

The situations in our world needing change can only be overcome through care. But we get overwhelmed and our caring shuts down. What shuts us down is the perception that we are separate, that “It’s just me” –that we can’t fix it on our own. But we are a part of the One and we have the capacity for transformation. It starts with the consciousness that it is a spiritual problem which needs a spiritual solution. (And we are one with that unlimited spiritual power.)

There is a physical energy that goes out to those to whom we direct our love. Some people can see it like ribbons. The love, God, is the intelligence and cannot be less. And you, too, begin to change when you send out the love and intelligence, when you step into that consciousness. The transformation comes in us when we meet and perceive our oneness. Know you are one also with the victim and the perpetrator of the situation needing change. A natural way to send them this love and intelligence is prayer, especially the Prayer of Protection. Pray

The light of God surrounds you;
The love of God enfolds you;
The power of God protects you;
The presence of God watches over you;
Wherever you are, God is!
And all is well.

What follows for you is the understanding of what it is yours to do. The mind might tell you what it takes to fix it all. But the understanding of what it is for you to do comes to you as part of the transformation. Work at the level of the cause rather than the effect. For example, living sustainably and caring for our Earth and all life on it. Choose harmony. Commit to a state of consciousness that can bring about the change “for the greatest good of all creation.” Remember, God is good all the time!

For each of the next 7 days, give yourself the experience of caring for someone you wouldn’t ordinarily. Send out the experience of care and follow it with what it is for you to do which comes to you. Watch what happens to you. The time of problems in the world is over. The good of the presence of God is right now!

January 31, 2010 – Praying Through a Storm


Sheila Gautreaux, L.U.T.

You have the power. Be in awe of yourself. You are a child of the Grand Operational Design – G.O.D. Thus you are royal. You do not want or need anything, as that implies lack. Whatever you require you already have. Command it to manifest.

When your prayers are unanswered it is because your affirmations are butting up against a core belief which counters your desires. Ask, “What is grabbing my emotions? What grabs my thoughts?” That is what you are praying. That is what your attention is directing the endless possibilities into manifesting. Bruce Lipton explains that even our DNA responds to our emotions. But DNA really stands for Do Not Accept anything as stopping you. You have the power.

Pray, “God, I want to know You more.” The more you know God, the more you know your truth.

Say to yourself, “I am whole now. I am healthy now. I am wealthy now.” Call forth your good with belief and feel it throughout your body in every one of your trillion cells. Feel the wave of truth move from the soles of your feet up through your body and out through the crown of your head. Let go, you couldn’t be safer letting God. “Holy Spirit does the singing. All you need to do is show up and look cute.”

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Links and References

Praying Through a Storm by Sheila Gautreaux

Music

Music by Mary Stark, David Brooks, and Meghan Diamond

“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Roun’” – Arr Jackie Hairston

“You Can’t Beat God Giving” – Doris Akers (adapted)

“We Are One” – Traditional

“Peace of God” – © Lou Eldredge

“Lord’s Prayer” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Walking in the Light” – Traditional, modified for Unity

“Peace Song” – Jill Jackson, Sy Miller