2013-12-05-Faith and Facts
Topic: Faith and Facts
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
Thought Adjuster: “Gratitude is one of the most effective ways to raise the level of your thoughts. Sometimes you can find yourself crushed under the weight of your lowest thoughts – fears, anxieties, false needs, etc. When you take some time to observe all the things you possess without effort you gain a new perspective about your life and your current situation.
Consider for a moment, what did you do to avoid dying while you slept last night? How much effort did you invest into making sure you were breathing all night long? How much did you pay for the air you breathe or the sun that warms you? None of these things that are necessary for your life have been obtained by your efforts. Normally you don’t worry about these things during your daily life. You don’t spend your days in agony thinking about what would happen if the sun disappears from the sky. You assume and take for granted that it will always be there.
This is faith. Even those who claim to not have any religious or spiritual inclinations possess enough faith to hope that they will wake up again each morning. However, a lot of human beings have died in their sleep, so how can people be so sure they will wake up? It is thanks to their experience of many years, going to bed and awakening the next morning that they have become accustomed to it and they don’t make a big fuss about it.
Thus, is faith in the care of the Father. In the beginning mortals believe that they have to earn divine love, that some “sacrifice” is required, that a price needs to be paid so that the Father starts accepting us as His children. A true spiritual experience, in conjunction with a perceptive mind, can produce the experience of always being under the care of the Father and realizing that we possess everything we really need just by birthright. Then this incipient faith becomes stronger and more mature until the time it is no longer necessary because it is replaced by the certainty of those who accept the fact that they are the sons and daughters of God, with the potential for eternal life.”