Active as the universe and as my life: This
presence and power is active. It doesn’t just sit
idle. It is always loving, always creating. Even
when we are not consciously creating, Spirit is. It
is active as my life, as the universe, as everything.
Wherever I look, there God is.
Good, omnipotent: All powerful good. Inherent
good. No lack of recognition can diminish this
good, and it is unlimited.
How are you doing in living this principle?
God is all there is. That unconditionally loving
presence that birthed everything and is expressing
as everyone is present everywhere all the
time. At the core of every person, there
God is. In the midst of every
situation, Spirit. How much
of our lives
that way? How
different would life be if
we approached everything
in this way? Are you
seeing some gaps?
Are you staying out of
judgment? Just notice.
The truth is that most
of us rarely approach
life with this principle
forefront in our minds. The two main reasons for
this are lack of awareness and lack of easy-to-use spiritual tools that we can apply in an instant
to bring ourselves back into alignment with the
principle. Hopefully, you now have a bit more
awareness of the gaps you need to bridge. Now
let’s look at some tools.
TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION
Love: God is all there is and God is
unconditional love. That means that we, too, are
unconditional love. We are at our most aligned
when we are practicing loving. Love isn’t just
something we fall in and out of, but a practice we
can consciously engage in.
With people, we can practice seeing the loving
essence at the core of their being. I like to call
this “existence-level loving.” I love you simply
because you exist. I don’t look at what you’ve
said or done, or what you didn’t do or didn’t say.
I blind myself to all that and simply recognize
that, according to this principle, God is all there
is. As such, God is present at the core of every
person. I may have a hard time loving your
personality and I may be unable to love certain
actions, but I can always love Spirit. The Good
Omnipotence, God Itself, the one presence and
one power exists as everyone. As we practice
loving that, regardless of anything else, we
align ourselves with love and bring the
first Unity principle into play.
If we find ourselves needing to
realign with this principle in a
particular situation, we can start
with loving the people involved.
We can look for where love is
present in the situation and
acknowledge it. We can
find even unconscious
acts of love to focus
on, but if not,
perhaps we are being
called to bring love to
the situation. How can I
be the presence of love in this situation? The next
time you have to go to the DMV or jury duty,
consciously bring your loving practice with you
and watch what happens!
Introspection: This principle tells us that
good is present everywhere, in every situation,
no matter what. This can be tough to swallow,
especially in traumatic experiences, but notice
that the principle doesn’t say that every situation
or circumstance is good. It says that there can be
good had in any situation or circumstance. This
good isn’t guaranteed. It is up to us to seek, find,
and embody that good.