I realize I have a strong snow theme going here. My facebook posts are full of snow pictures. But if you could see out my window, you would understand why. It is basically all you can see.
So I have been mining my older posts to see what lessons the snow has given me. And I came across this one written in April, 2008. Toward the beginning edge of spring, we had another snowstorm, much like the situation we have now. Hopes dashed for an early spring, I thought more about the eternal spring we have right now. So curl up with a hot drink, and enjoy!
HERE COMES THE SUN
...we hope. I woke up this morning to eight inches of freshly fallen snow. My heart sunk. We have had months of a record snowfall. I scrambled to find all my past posts where I lauded the beauty and magic of the first snowfall. But the beauty and magic of the snow alluded me now.
Have you ever been in a situation where you were waiting and waiting for something, and then, right
when you thought you were going to get "it" (whatever it was you were waiting for), you realized you had to wait some more?
When I have been in these situations where the waiting is prolonged, I remember being brought out of a
sense of impatience and irritation by being more present and grateful to what is happening now.
We all need to wait for things, but when that waiting turns into thinking that you lack what you need now, and can only have it sometime in the future - and the nearer that future the better -thought turns inward and restrictive. You get crabby.
What has been most helpful to me is Christ Jesus saying: "the kingdom of God is within you."
The Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven is defined in Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures by MBEddy as "the reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme."
And most comforting of all, MBEddy writes,'.... remember Jesus' words, "The kingdom of God is within you." This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.'
So the atmosphere of Spirit, the reign of harmony is a present possibility. Right now. Right now as you are reading this. But how can that be? When we have waited so long? Step up to this claim and make it your own. You can claim this. Harmony right now is a present possibility.
Harmony, goodness, love and abundance aren't stuck in a material expression. They are qualities of thought. And we can align our thought with all we know of God. We can harmonize with God. We can pray. We can accept that the kingdom of God is here.
It is this yielding and letting go of sometimes our most cherished hopes that may be hardest to do. But
actually it is harder to hold on to these hopes when we can only see that they come in a certain form: For instance if we feel that we have to see that person, or we have to see green grass growing or we must get out of this place -- in order to be happy, we are stuck. Letting go of those materially based hopes help us see the good we already have - now.
The kingdom of God is already within us. We can expect to feel that satisfaction that we have what we need, and trust that God is guiding us to those places that are best for us. And best of all, we can see the beauty and loveliness that exist around us right now.
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016