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Alignment is The Key
3/8/2021 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

     I hope you enjoyed last week’s blog post “About Meditation” and the included guided meditation. If you missed it, check it out after you finish reading this piece on “Alignment Is The Key.”

     Everything that functions properly, moves or operates according to order, corresponding to a  principle, and relevant pattern. The image that first comes to mind with the word alignment is a straight line. Alignment is an adjustment to a line, an arrangement of components in a straight line for coordinated functioning. Alignment is also order, harmony, a state of agreement or cooperation among persons, groups, nations, etc., with a common cause, viewpoint or agenda.

      Alignment is mirrored all over the universe. Planets are in alignment, though not in a straight line, but moving in alignment according to the laws that govern gravity and rotation. Some groups of birds fly in formation. Though not in a straight, single line formation, they are actually in alignment with the internal navigational pattern to their destination. Baby chicks follow in alignment behind the mother duck. The tires of a car must be kept in alignment for the car to steer properly, avoid uneven wear, and problems to other related mechanisms.

     Let’s consider our spiritual life. We are pulled in so many directions meeting the demands of the urgency of the moment that there is no wonder we wake up to a “life out of alignment.” The Law of Attraction, The Law of Mental Equivalence, Affirmative Prayer, … operate at peak and respond desirously only when the universe within ourselves is in alignment with God. That is to say, when our thinking, intentions, mindset, attitude, desire, the heart of who we are, are in alignment with God, the attributes of that which is God.

     God is Love, Power, Goodness, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Gentleness, Abundance, Balance, Creativity, Grace, Unity, Infinite Intelligence, Order, Harmony ….

     We are that which God is, but it isn’t enough to just say that. It’s taking time to regularly dust off the surface, adjust and re-adjust ourselves to be in alignment with that which God is.

     Like attracts like, therefore if we want love in our lives, God is love, so we must be love, express love. For our prayers to be in alignment with God, we must recognize the attribute of God that aligns with the purpose of our prayer; the desire must be in alignment with the attribute of God. Misalignment in areas of our life unrelated to one’s immediate concern can indirectly affect your priority concern.

     The notion of getting into alignment with Spirit can feel overwhelming but you have to do the work in order for the magic to happen. Alignment isn’t something you can make happen then put it on auto-pilot. It’s ongoing, checking day by day, thought by thought, prayer by prayer. It is work, indeed, but it is work that has the rare quality of joy built in because it’s your life. It’s what allows you to flow in unity with God.

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