You've probably heard the statement, "God never gives me more than I can handle." I have, and sometimes I want to add this qualifier - "But I sometimes think God's opinion of me is a bit too high." A lot is going on in our society and world today that may make us think there is more than we can handle. These phenomena include the disruption of our sense of normalcy and the mental grind from the global pandemic. Then add a supercharged political environment with some folks in a heightened state of anxiety and the climate emergencies showing up across the planet. Well, what is one to do?
Believe it or not, the first thing we can do is pray. Now, praying does not change external circumstances; it is about transforming ourselves to align with the unchanging and supportive nature of the Universe. When we are in tune with this Presence, we can go beyond seeing things based solely on appearance.
Of course, we don't deny the facts of a situation. That would be delusional. Instead, we recognize that there is no such thing as an unsolvable problem in the mind of the all-knowing spirit, and what we see on the surface is not the complete story; it is not the whole truth. When we can get to this place, we can begin to break the shackles of limitation and open ourselves to solutions and new possibilities. However, to get to a point where we can see solutions and not constrict ourselves, in order to know the challenge we face, we have to relax and let go. If we are laser-focused on the problem or challenge before us, our prayer effort becomes filled with anxiety, and we end up giving more energy and power to the problem.
One helpful tool to rise above that negative energy is to create a "No Worry Clause" for your life. Some of us have the belief, perhaps unconsciously, that we have to worry all time. Our worry is not only hindering the ability to see solutions, it is like paying interest in money we haven't borrowed. We can interrupt that unconscious belief and enter a field of infinite possibilities by creating a "No Worry Clause," in which we no longer worry about anything. We can even add a soundtrack with the words from the Bob Marley and the Wailers' song, Three Little Birds, “Don’t worry about a thing. Cause every little thing gonna be alright.”
When we can get to that relaxed, no-worry state, solutions to whatever problem we may be facing begin to rush into our consciousness. They are no longer drowned out or stifled by the angst of worry, and we can tune into the all-knowing dimension of the Presence of "The Force." The Force, God, or Presence - whatever we want to call it - does not know problems. This Presence is always in the midst of us and only knows divine ideas, solutions, and visions. Worry only blocks our access to those solutions that are always available to us, and for us.
As it says, in part, in Matthew 6:25-34, "… do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink… Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you, by worrying, add a single hour to your span of life? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. And if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith? Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.”
Create a no worry clause for your life and open yourself to God's perfect solutions.
Peace and Blessings,