At first there are all those big questions: Will we find the right house? Can we sell the one we have? How about a mortgage? How will we adjust to new jobs, new schools, new friends?
"For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven," n1 said the Psalmist. Is it possible to tap into this great heavenly stability? Not only is it possible, but in reality we are always held by divine Love, God, in an infinite plan that includes only good -- a wholly spiritual, eternal home.
n1 Psalms 119:89.
As we explore the implications of this fact and live them, we find what seem like uncertainties and upheavals turning into rewarding experiences.
When we get behind the wheel of a car to drive from one place to another, we take with us our alertness and concentration. We pay attention to the mechanics of driving as well as watching carefully the traffic around us. We adhere to the rules of the road. There is no reason why we shouldn't enjoy the drive. Just because we are being alert and law-abiding doesn't mean we can't be happy.
So in moving we have every right to enjoy each step. We do need to be sure that in the process of changing location we don't leave our spiritual mentality behind. Every new stage of life requires us to grow in order to apprehend the good our Father-Mother god has in store for us. This good, however, may not appear in a form we are used to seeing. It may require of us more humility, unselfed love, gratitude, and courage before it can become a permanent part of our lives.
If our moving van had a long rope behind it with a heavy iron weight attached , the weight would raise dust and sparks, slowing our progress. The same is true if we drag fear and doubt behind us as we make our move.
Every apparent problem has a divinely based solution that is equitable and benevolent for all concerned. The more we build integrity, love, and patience into our viewpoint and decisions, the more real affluence we will find. Spiritual qualities arem true substance, and they bring to light whatever we need.
It is helpful to keep in mind that the divine plan we are discovering is already "settled in heaven." As in driving, so in moving, we need to watch that we are not drawn into patterns of anxiety and confusion. The limitations of time, which seem to play a large part in human affairs, play no part at all in heavenly activity. The infinite I AM, God, is always complete and always settled.
Christian Science teaches that God is the only Mind. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of this Science, writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,m "The understanding that the Ego is Mind, and that there is but one Mind or intelligence, begins at once to destroy the errors of mortal sense and to supply the truth of immortal sense." n2
n2 Science and Health, p. 216.
AS we learn to accept this Mind as the only governing intelligence of all reality, the timing of our affairs will become more accurate and acceptable to all.
Mrs. Eddy writes, "Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God." n3 Moving can be an experience in spiritual growth.We can welcome the opportunity to overcome resistance and fear and to express all those wonderful God-derived qualities: precision, courage, generosity, trustfulness. In this way we uncover His plan for us.
n3 ibid.,m p. 254.
DAILY BIBLE VERSE Thus saith the Lord God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob. Ezekiel 28:25