Consider a spiritual approach to change

Change can be a good thing. We’ve all welcomed the change that comes with a wonderful new job, home, or other opportunity that signals progress. But sometimes change can be a little intimidating, especially when it means having to adjust to new or unfamiliar circumstances, or having to give up patterns of thinking and behavior with which we’ve grown comfortable. 

Change doesn’t always come easily to me. When texting became popular, I remember saying, “I refuse to change the way I communicate by texting all the time!” Well, I finally saw the benefits of communicating this way, and though I still make phone calls, I do text a lot. A small example, but one that illustrates how we tend to resist the unknown.

Through the years, I’ve learned that the best way to know when and how to make changes is to draw closer to God. By this I mean to become more acquainted with Him and to listen for His guidance. As we come to know God as the all-wise, omnipotent Mind—the one Mind that we reflect—we are more naturally able to trust God and to rely more and more on Him for guidance. We know which way to turn, which changes we need to make or embrace. And we see more clearly whether our motives for change are pure and unselfish and reflect the divine Mind, or are based on fear or human ego.

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The heavenly record
June 4, 2018

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