This week, we are focused on three keywords: Destiny, Forgiveness & Hope. If you’d like to join our Growing Group, sign up here at Monday Mojo to become part of our weekly group. We take the messages of the week and members will receive e-mails that include our exercises for the week, based on the weeks core message. Sign up today! It’s so easy to become a member and start your New Year off with a bang and a free membership to Monday Mojo!
From the work Desiderata, there’s a line that goes: “The universe is unfolding as it should...” The passage from the Bible says: We know that all things work together for good for those who love God–Romans 8:28. Has something ever happened in your life where you feel devastated, only to find that it was the right time and place for that chosen event to occur? And then you found out something better was waiting right around the corner. We may have had small doses of the divine wisdom of God seeping into our lives at some point. I know that it has happened to me. And no matter what does occur, when we look at the “Big Picture” of our life story, we can see that all things happen for a reason. And at the time, something bad may happen that will later inspire or lead us to bigger and better things. It’s part of the Divine Order for those of us who believe.
We spoke of Forgiveness earlier this year as akin to carrying a heavy bag of stones around with you each day. The ritual cleansing in Unity churches often includes the New Year’s practice of writing past grievances and then placing them in a burning bowl, where you see the past rising from the ashes of past burdens we carry. We often feel lighter in heart and in spirit when we can let go of past hurts and allow our spirits to heal. It may take time and there is a process to allow the heart and spirit to heal a wound. But if we have open minds and can open our hearts to the healing spirit of God, all things are possible.
Hope is the thing with feathers- so goes the poem from Emily Dickinson. When a New Year comes in, it is always with a sense of hope and optimism. Particularly so for all of us in this year where Pandemics and sorrow and uncertainty have reigned over our lives throughout the year. In the Daily Word, Hope is described as “the window through which I glimpse the good that is yet to come in my life.’ We are all hopeful for the fruits of the spirit. And along with that comes our own energy and zest for life that we can add to a new year. Hope for the future is often intertwined with our faith in the present. We have faith in ourselves and our own ability to plan for a future that will be ours in a brighter and better New Year!
Come to me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest- Matthew 11:28