Ain’t no mountain high, ain't no valley deep enough, ain't no river wide enough to keep me from you! This wonderful Motown song seen spiritually can mean all the qualities of God. Nothing can keep them from us, because they are within us. Nothing can keep us from the love of God. Nothing can keep us from the life of God, nothing can keep us from the wisdom of God, except the mountains of our own making.
Prosperity is spiritual, spirituality prospers. As we continue on our spiritual path, we become more open to love, to life. We may feel more peaceful. We may begin to notice that we respond instead of react. And we may recognize that our life is becoming easier.
Unity Teacher Martha Giudici ‘You do not have to have an accumulation of outer things to be prosperous, but you do have to have access to, and the free flow of, good in your life to be experiencing prosperity. That's what true prosperity is—when you have the things that you need, at the time you need them, in the right way, and in the right place…Jesus, our Way Shower, gave us a great message, a great prosperity message, when he said, “Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt. 25:34). Can you get an image of that? Can you get an image of a kingdom that has been prepared for each and every one of us, that is accessible to us[this kingdom is the kingdom of ideas] is rich with all good, rich ideas, rich experiences, rich expressions, everything that you could want to prosper you? And Jesus is saying, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit this kingdom." How do you inherit something? You claim it…
He also said, “I come that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). He didn’t say, “I come that they can have life and have it stingily, that everything is going to be rough and tough on you.” He didn’t say that. He said, “I came that you may have life and have it abundantly.” Get a feeling for abundance. What is abundance to you? What is abundance to you? To most of us, it’s free flow of good…”
And nothing can keep our good from us, because it comes from within. It is my Father’s good pleasure to give me the kingdom of all good. And this good comes through us, through ideas from Divine Mind and our creative abilities.
“God is not a dispenser of divine substance, God is the allness of ever-present substance in which we live, move and have being.” Fillmore
Do not confuse this idea with matter; substance- from Middle English (denoting the essential nature of something):, from Latin substantia ‘being, essence’ - ‘standing firm’, from the verb substare . God is the invisible, intangible, dynamic energy that is the underlying reality of all manifestation (Meta.I), remember God is not a being that has attributes, but rather is the attributes themselves and we are the channel through which God expresses. So Substance, this essence can be transformed into manifestation. Substance is the realm of pure potential and we have the power to form this substance by our thoughts, Substance is plastic, it is pliable, we form whatever we will according to our faith and understanding. We do this intentionally or unintentionally, because it is spiritual principle, or law. To simplify, if I get an idea for a table, I can manifest this idea through making a table or purchasing a table. Mind, idea expression. This inexhaustible mind substance is available at all times and in all places to those who have learned to lay hold of it in consciousness.
‘The simplest, shortest and most direct way of doing this was explained when Jesus said ‘whosoever shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass, he shall have it” Fillmore
Nothing can keep your good from you, aint no mountain high enough, even the mountain of inner criticism we may have built over the years. We may feel as though we have a mountain of garbage mentally built up over years of listening to the inner critic. A mountain of refuse.
‘Refuse can be pronounced two ways. It can be pronounced refuse, which is garbage, or that which you really don’t want, that is the lesser good. Or it can be pronounced refuse, R-E-F-U-S-E….’ Martha Giudici
We can refuse to let this seeming mtn keep us from living a juicy life.
Refuse to accept the pronouncement that you are not worth; simply decline to accept this. Let it go. Train your thoughts to think positively, life affirming thoughts.
The woman who was so determined to touch the garment of Jesus so that she might be healed, had faith in the spiritual substance that was so electrifying in Jesus, refused to let the crowd keep her good from her. She knew her needs would be met. Nothing can keep our good from us. I’m not talking only about material things, but rather the understanding that we are one with our Source of Substance.
“As you lay hold of substance with your mind, make it permanent and enduring. Realize your oneness with it. You are unified with the one living substance, which is God, your all-sufficiency. From this substance you were created; in it you live and move and have your being; by it you are fed and prospered. The spiritual substance is steadfast and immovable, enduring. It does not fluctuate with market reports…it is ever the same, constant, abundant, freely circulating and available.” Fillmore
We mentioned last week Deepak’s message on changing the world not through our words or even actions. We change the world most effectively through who we are-recognizing ourselves as one with Spirit. And being that open channel of good to flow through us.
44-year-old Grant Rivera, who has been the superintendent of the Marietta School District in Georgia since 2016, says that he is eligible for the bonus every three years if he receives a satisfactory performance review. Rather than pocketing his first ever $10,000 bonus, this public school system superintendent is using the money to cover the college application fees of his high school students
Rivera is donating the bonus to the Marietta Schools Foundation so that it can help students who apply to colleges ahead of regular application deadlines.
“I don’t believe that a bonus provided by the board should be earned on the backs of the teachers,” Rivera told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “My hope is that it’s an incentive for kids to do the right thing.”
Of the 500 high schoolers in the graduating class, Rivera estimates that 150 to 200 students will apply to college.
If the application fees of his students exceed the amount of his $10,000 donation, he plans on paying out of pocket in order to cover the additional expenses—if there is any money leftover after his students have finished with their applications, then the funds will be used to finance college bus tours in Georgia.
This is faith in always having enough. This is abundant living.