Preach! Spritual Lessons Learned.
These quotes were said by Reverend Eloise Oliver of the East Bay Church of Religious Science (Oakland, CA):
“Money is simply another expression of God”
Many of us are taught not to like money or to think ill of having to much of it. How can you expect to gain financial prosperity if you think negatively of money?
“…Consciousness, that’s the only limitation we have ever had.”
There is no reality in lack or limitation. Allow yourself to explore, excel and grow. Don’t limit yourself.
“…I came from source and I am source and I’m returning back to source.”
Want to know what a consistent factor of your life is? You! You are the source of everything that happens in your life both positive and negative.
“…This unlimited source, it means that I can make anything I want to make, that I can take this broken childhood…I can take that and make something wonderful out of that…that’s the power that you and I have if we don’t keep repeating the same story…”
Got a sad story? Guess what, you’re not the only one. The good news is that every story is what you define it as. Turn that sad story into a story of triumph. Triumph over the negative and become a champion of positivity.
“What we think about and what we talk about is ultimately manifested in our lives…”
If you want prosperity, you have to think prosperity. Change your thoughts. Change your life.
“It is our awareness of who we are, that when we go to ask for something we are expecting it to be so…”
If abundance is what you desire, expect it. Know that it’s already there and available for you to have.
“This awareness, understanding, and knowledge of spirit appears as every visible form. See, money is that visible form, good health is a visible form…the source that I am appears as every visible form and experience that I could possible desire.”
You are your source. Money is just a reflection of what’s happening for you on the inside.
“If there ever was a time when you asked for something and it happened, we can repeat that experience over and over and over again.”
When was the last time you wanted something and received it? Remember what that feels like.
“…That was a time when I was absolutely helpless. That’s the best time to work, when you’re helpless is when God can do it’s work, when all the things that you have tried have failed, when you get to a point of I don’t know what to do and I don’t know where to turn, that is the moment when God can do it’s perfect work through you.”
Stop trying so hard. You will never know all the answers, accept that that and the answers you do need will be revealed to you.
“…The way has always been there, the only thing that happened is we woke up and found the way…”
Every answer you need already exists.
“There is always a way and so it stops us from praying to a power somewhere over there because you are it…and the only thing you do is sit down and be still…the way is in the stillness and quietness…”
Every answer you already need already exists inside of you!
“You can’t have a problem without the solution already being there…the story of Genesis was written to show you that everything you need was already there before you were…water was created before everything else because everything needs water, and then the crawling things, they was created because the four legged thins needed something to eat and hamburgers were created before us!”
This is a funny way of saying have faith. The “crawling things” have more faith than some of us “walking things”. There is no problem that does not have a solution.
“My folks sang ‘Go down Moses, way down in Egypt land and tell old pharaoh to let my people go.’ But the Egypt land is in my consciousness and I’m the one that’s got to go down there and free the people in my mind and let us all go.”
Free your mind. Free your life.
“That very mind that can make you wealthy, when it comes up you say ‘oh no that don’t make any sense…’”
Don’t think. Just listen.
“It’s that simple to have money. Be open and receptive and recognize your power.”
Recognize your gift. Honor it by using it.
“…There’s something in us that wants to help…everybody wants to help you. Be what you’re trying to be. There will be some naysayers but that’s okay. Even the naysayers want to help you, it’s just something in some people that make them say thing that’s not so… it’s something about you that reminds them of their own pain. They’re projecting it out on you… it has nothing to do with you.”
It’s not you. It’s them. Don’t take anything personal.
“In order for change to happen, we all must participate in change, and it starts with you and with me.”
If you’re going to change your life, you’ve got to change first.
“If you are mad at anybody in your heart, you are a part of the problem.”
It doesn’t matter whose side of the story it is, all anger leads to chaos. Don’t we have enough of that in the world already?
“We are miracles… all the sperm that gets to the ovum is not selected…the egg chooses…in order for the generations to live, I have to pick a strong person…everyone ain’t able…”
Everyone who wanted to be here is not here. You were selected to be here. Act like it.
“You are perfection personified…”
You are perfection brought to life. The world may see your perfection through the action you take. What action are you taking?
“A divine experience is what you are.”
You were born, you grew from a small child into an adult. What’s more divine than life?
“Don’t you give up…every time you have done something and it didn’t work, it gave you some new experience so nothing that has ever happened to you has not been a blessing to you…everything that ever happened to you brought you some good experience…all the good things that’s going on now, came from someone trying and failing.”
Don’t give up.
“If you could only love more, every limitation in your life would vanish…”
Love is healing. Healing is growth.
“Nothing can keep the door closed except you and your expectations.”
What are your expectations?
“I release it now and let it go and I leave it alone because it’s done. And so it is.”
When you let it go, it is let go.
I’m curious to know which one of these statements resonated with you and why? Comment or e-mail me and let me know!
Until Next Time,
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