I have been spending some time reading Unity thought books over the last several months. The teachings speak to me in ways no other teachings have done; I resonate with their message. One particular book, Mind: The Master Power, pulls me in intellectually, and tweaks my heart.
In this book, Charles Roth speaks of “five talents that each of us possess right now. He challenges us to see them, invest in them, and double them. In doing so, you develop your potential for peace of mind, harmony in all aspects of your life, and an increase in health and resources.” I know, you are anxious to find out what they are, aren’t you? I won’t keep you waiting.
- The talent or ability to think. Most of us have this ability. Only the very severely disabled have limited capacity to think. The key is in how you think. You have choices – negative or positive thinking. When you choose to think positively, all things are yours; your life will be enhanced and you will be joyful. If you choose to be negative, all will be taken from you.
- You have the ability to believe. You choose what you are going to believe. You are what you believe. How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a victim? Do you point to situations and issues as proof, as fact? The facts are what they are because you have accepted them as your belief system. When you accept you are a child of God, and because you know that God is within you, you will believe you are a remarkable person, a successful person, poised and confident. What will you choose to do with that? Are you going to use it constructively to believe that God is working through you in everything you do – and things will work out in wonderful ways you didn’t even imagine. “As you believe, so be it done unto you!”
- You have a wonderful and powerful imagination! Remember, thought equals form. Charles Roth tells us that “imagination is called the “scissors of the mind” for that very reason- your imagination works on the unspecialized substance of God all around you, and that substance becomes to you just the form that your imagination gives it!” See yourself standing tall, poised, confident, successful and strong. See yourself as you want to be seen, and you will become it. “What thou seest, man, become thou must. God if thou seest God; dust if thou seest dust!”
- You have the ability to give praise and thanksgiving. Use it well, don’t keep it to yourself, holding your tongue out of fear of what others might think. When we are grateful, we create the connection between ourselves and the good God has on hand for us. If you are not connected to all things, people and situations, God cannot easily send that good to us. Be grateful for everything in your life, because gratitude acts as the catalyst for your good.
- Pray. Pray quietly within yourself, and recognize that you are one with God. Talk to God as you would your best friend. And listen for the response. Create a dialogue of bantor back and forth with your creator. Prayer is total surrender to the realization you are one with God.
You are remarkable. Each of you are uniquely you, basking in the strengths, gifts and talents God has given you. Paul wrote to the Corinthians “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (I Cor. 3:16). Remember this. You are capable of doing and being more that you ever dreamed possible. Step into your power. The Christ light within you, walks wherever you are, and gives you the power to express the spiritual potential that resides in you. The Truth is that you are a spiritual being – ageless, deathless, all-conquering. Step into the power within you.
Georgia Feiste, President of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth and leadership coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master and EFT practitioner. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. You can also find Georgia on her website, Collaborative Transitions, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Georgia may also be reached at (402) 304-1902 if you wish to schedule a 30 minute complementary consultation.