Resolving the Enigma of Divine Order

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When we seek spiritual guidance, we usually do so from one of two states of mind. We’re either seeking spiritual wisdom to implement a plan of action, or we’re clueless about our current state of affairs, and we’re asking God for ideas. In either case, it’s a good practice to remind ourselves that all things are unfolding in divine order.

But what does this mean? Does it mean that if we don’t affirm divine order, chaos will ensue? Does God need our reminder to initiate the highest process of order to ensure the best, most successful outcome?

It’s been said that we don’t affirm a thing to make it true; we affirm it because it is true. The declaration that, My life is now unfolding in divine order is a statement that aligns our understanding, our expectations, with the truth that that which is best and highest for the expression of our soul, is now taking place. Whether we’re in the process of pursuing a dream, or we feel completely lost, adrift in a sea of uncertainty, we experience the peace of knowing that all is well.

Though this may not seem to be true, the feeling of being lost is foreign to the soul. It’s the self-image that experiences the opposites of certainty and uncertainty. The soul is grounded in the Infinite. Our spiritual core never becomes lost in the weeds of circumstance. Nor is the soul’s worth based on our successes and failures.

The self-image tends to read its ever-changing circumstances like tea leaves. We hope that the patterns left by the grounds in the bottom of our cup will give us some indication of what we should do. The problem here is that we will read into appearances exactly what we want to see. We’re like dooms-day advocate that sees that latest volcanic eruption, hurricane, political scandal, or violent outbreak in the Middle East as the signs that the end is near.

When you affirm divine order, do so with a deep feeling of certainty that your soul’s purpose is now being fulfilled. Pursue your plans and move through your circumstances with the understanding that all things are working together for your highest good, and for the highest good of all. In those moments of uncertainty, turn your attention away from circumstances and re-establish your faith in the truth that your life is now unfolding in divine order.

 

2 thoughts on “Resolving the Enigma of Divine Order

  1. Hi Doug. I’ve just been reading Ch 3 of Lessons in Truth where Cady discusses Body – Soul – Spirit. She seems to be using Spirit they way you are using Soul. Can you say more about how you decided to use the terms you use.
    Sky
    Ps. I like having just two terms. It’s simpler, which I think is good.

    1. Hello Sky. You are correct. I use the term “soul” the way Cady uses spirit. The model I prefer and use in The Complete Soul is, soul, consciousness, and body. In Unity literature, consciousness and soul are used interchangeably, which was always been confusing to me. The soul is the individualization of God, thus, the soul does not evolve. Consciousness evolves.

      I think when the average non-Unity person thinks of the soul, they think of that part of us that survives bodily death. Drawing a distinction between spirit and soul is, therefore, confusing to the common understanding of the soul.

      I hope this helps, and I’ll be happy to elaborate further. Thanks Sky

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