I began my message last week with the words “My heart is broken wide open.” This week I begin with “My heart is so full.” Over the course of this past week, I have been blessed with so much love and I have been rubbing it in. Thank you all for the support by way of text messages, emails, phone calls, visits, food, and cards. Each one has made an impact on me. It has kept me grounded and in gratitude for the life well lived of my beloved LeRoy.
The message I delivered on Sunday had been prepared to be given last Sunday along with the music. I am in awe of how Spirit orchestrates our life in ways we couldn’t on our own. If you missed it, you can watch it here. It was the perfect message that I needed to hear.
A few key teachings from the life of Elizabeth Sand Turner, Unity author of the books, Let There Be Light, Your Hope of Glory, and Be Ye Transformed.
Elizabeth said that whenever we open the Bible we should affirm, “Let there be light,” and close it with the grateful acknowledgement, “and there was light.”
By this affirmation and acknowledgement, we attune our minds to the Spirit of truth.
She went on to say, “As we accept the light, the obscurities of the Bible text are clarified, and a revelation of the supreme truths with which it is replete come to our eager consciousness.”
I shared the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain top, where he is met by Moses and Elijah. They were there to communicate the continuity of the evolution of human consciousness.
Charles Fillmore said that transfiguration is always preceded by a change of mind. Our ideas need to be lifted up to a spiritual level and we first need to realize that it is possible for us to be transfigured.
Elizabeth wrote, “We are confused when we first receive spiritual inspiration… In the initial stage of our spiritual awakening, we are not aware of what is happening. It is different from any experience we have ever had. If we will be still, reassurance will come… we are to be receptacles for the outpouring of Spirit; we are to bring good into visible form.”
This is just a tip of the iceberg from this important message, so take the time to watch it.
I leave you with this last quote from Elizabeth Sand Turner: “God always has a blessing for us in every experience, no matter how trying, and we must not let go… until we receive it… Our challenge is to hold on until the breaking of day.”
These words are meant for me, and I will not let go until I receive the blessing. I know it is coming and it is going to be life changing.
Next week we look at a favorite author of mine: Georgianna Tree West.
Until next week, be willing to be transformed…
You are a blessing in my life,
Rev. Patricia Bessey