Youtube: Begin At The Beginning
When a new year rolls around, we traditionally turn our thought to new beginnings. We reflect on the past, sort through what worked and what didn’t, what we liked and didn’t like, and then we resolve to choose a little more carefully in the coming year. Most of us know the lifespan of our resolutions are usually pretty short.
I have pointed out that all holidays have a spiritual principle behind them. The problem is we keep the holiday but lose sight of the principle. The spiritual principle behind the New Year has nothing to do with flipping the page of a calendar. It involves an awareness of the now moment and our relationship to the law of consciousness.
The conscious mind is like a sower throwing seed of every kind. The subconscious aspect is like the soil that grows whatever seed we cast. If we are sowing seeds of fear and failure, our subconscious mind, like the obedient soil, goes to work producing the plants. Paul put it very simply: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). The scriptures are full of many such examples.
This is not a warning that we’re all about to be busted for secret sins. Paul is simply articulating the law of consciousness. Rather than frighten us, this illustration should inspire us. Why does the quality of life vary from one person to the next? Because we all have our very own conscious and subconscious mind. We are each given absolute freedom to use them as we will. We do not invoke the law of consciousness, as it is in perpetual operation. We are each living the harvest of seeds we have sown in the past.
A resolution can serve as a helpful target. We ask ourselves, “How would I feel if this resolution came to pass?” We allow the appropriate good feelings to arise. These feelings are our seed. There are no weeds in this seed. We then commit to holding only these feelings, understanding that by so doing, we are sowing the kinds of seeds that will be brought to light as success, prosperity, good health, and whatever else we desire. “Whatsoever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24) We are not breaking the law of consciousness, we are fulfilling it.
Over the next couple of weeks, I’d like to further explore this law of consciousness. These will be ideas we are all very familiar with, but we may have forgotten how powerful they are. I will refer to the book, Feeling Is the Secret, by Neville Goodard. Published in 1944, you may already have this slim volume on your shelf. If not, you can listen to the book online or download a free PDF file from the links below:
PDF free download: Feeling Is The Secret (be sure to scroll down nearly to the bottom to get the link.)