By Dhaved Kapel
“Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” – II Corinthians 6:2). There is no need to hope for a second coming, there is none. The appointed time to save ourselves is now. God is our consciousness, a culmination of our thoughts, beliefs and what we accept as true. There is only one power, God and only one condition, Good. It is our doubts, fears, resentments, anger etc., that keeps us enslaved and therefore living a life of disharmony, lack, limitation, pain, suffering, fear, and discord. The belief in a second coming keeps you stuck in a belief of two powers, in a belief that God is outside of you in which that is not so. “I am the Lord; and there is none else” – Isaiah 45:18. God is our Savior, yes, our consciousness is our Savior, and however, many have failed to grasp this simple but most important fact that “We are God” - “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God” – Philippians 2:6. Therefore, to many, the Father within us lies asleep in the dormant mode because we have failed to acknowledge this fundamental truth and thereby continue to live a life of sin or (wrong thinking). Once this acknowledgement is made, then we must make the connection and the way of making the connection is through being still, by meditation and after a period of growth in stillness, this amazing relationship or connection with God reveals itself and Oh! What a wonderful and blissful union it is. “Be still, and know that I am God” – Psalm 46:10. “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” – Matthew 6:6. However, we must develop a routine of communing in silence, through meditating daily with consistency and allow no one, no person, place or thing to come between our personal relationship with God. Again, allow me to say, acknowledge that God is within you, that you are God, then make the connection by meditation, and hold true to this with consistency until you are gradually led to the Promise Land of being One with God. This journey is not like sticking a frozen food dinner in the microwave and expecting it to be done in a few minutes, it is done with patience, sincerity, and the strong desire to better one’s life and discover your true self. It’s like climbing a mountain or steep, long staircase, one step at a time and in time you’ll experience a personal connection with the Father, the awakened Father within you. In the beginning of this journey, you’ll be experiencing doubts, fears, and other types of mental disturbance, however, don’t lose faith, just stay the course and as the sun rises every morning, you are sure to be led along the path of Truth and discover freedom if you faint not. “I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land” – Exodus 23:29-30. It’s a process of time and fortitude that your doubts and fears etc. will slowly dwindle away and you will inherit the land, you will gain control over your mind.