Lessons In Truth - Lesson 10 - Annotation 9
How do we keep the blessings of Spirit flowing into our life?
9. We keep the blessings (ideas) of Spirit flowing into our life through waiting on God in "the Silence." Then we give out through thoughts, words, and deeds the inspiration we have received through our abiding in "the secret place." This receiving and giving is the practical application of Truth.
When we ourselves become aware of God's love, we are able to love our dear ones, our friends, our neighbors, in a more spiritual way, allowing this same love to embrace all mankind. When our mind is filled with a new sense of divine life, we can pass on this blessing to our physical body so that it may manifest the perfect health that God intended. If in the Silence the revelation comes that God is our inexhaustible source of supply, then we keep this blessing flowing by speaking the word that brings the manifestation of prosperity to our affairs. If in the "secret place" we feel the harmony and peace of God, then we radiate these qualities to all around us, and they will continue to flow into our consciousness.
"Remember that blessings cannot remain static. To enjoy a blessing we must pass it along or share it with others. Our blessings circulate between us and God as they pass through the lives of other persons" (Lowell Fillmore, Weekly Unity, April 12, 1953).
Giving and receiving represent one law that operates on all levels of life. If we receive blessings from God during our periods of prayer, then it is only logical that in order to keep this law operating we must give forth in our daily living the vital inspirations that come to us. Jesus emphasized this point in saying,
"Give, and it shall be given unto you . . . for with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again" (Luke 6:38).
The blessings of God are the powers of His nature that come to us in the form of the ideas that make up our divine inheritance. Therefore, it is only through the practice of "the Silence" in the "secret place of the Most High" that we can become aware of these powers or blessings of God. In Lessons In Truth Lesson 6 Annotation 5 on "Faith" we learned that "Use is the law of increase." We are able to increase the inflow of God ideas by our practical use of them, rather than trying to hold them as something apart from our daily activities. The poet tells us,
Preceding Entry: What are some of the changes that true prayer brings into our life?
Following Entry: Where must our expectation of good be placed?