When You Hit a Foggy Patch. The Authors Collection
March 22, 2015
AS WE DROVE TO WORK one morning, we were celebrating the fact that it was a beautiful sunny spring day. Suddenly it wasn’t. Within seconds, we were surrounded by fog. We could see less than twenty feet in front of us.
Cars slowed down, car lights flicked on, and everyone became alert and careful as they continued to drive. Within minutes, we had driven out of the fog, and once again it was a beautiful sunny spring day.
Isn’t life like this?
We are happily living a fulfilling and abundant life and then without warning our wealth, our health, our love, or our happiness seems to disappear. What is the difference between hitting the fog on the road and hitting the fog in our lives? Nothing except our point of view and state of mind — and that is everything.
It never occurs to us to think this way. We know for certain that the world as we know it has been only momentarily hidden. This point of view results in a state of mind of caution, patience, and gratefulness.
We take the action of slowing down, turning on headlights, and carefully driving until we are out of the fog. We don’t have the state of mind that we are responsible to bring the world back. We don’t accept the fear, panic, responsibility, and ego that accompanies that state of mind.
Fog in our lives does not change the fact that all we need is present now; it hides it from view.
When we shine the light of a point of view that nothing has changed, that omnipresent Love is filling all space and omnipotent Mind is constantly providing for us, the fog lifts to reveal what has never been lost.
This is what makes spiritual perception appear to produce practical results.
Years ago I was balancing my checkbook and discovered that I had about $200 less in my bank than I thought I had. Immediately I panicked.
Problems, like fog, had appeared so often in my life at that time that my state of mind was, “Oh no, not again.” I was full of fear and felt responsible for the mistake. I began to act from my ego. I started thinking that since I caused the problem I must have to do something to fix it.
As I walked home from the bank my state of mind relaxed enough to think from a spiritual point of view of omnipresent Love.
As I did so, it occurred to me that I should check my statement again. When I did, I discovered that the bank had credited a $200 deposit as only $2.00. The fog had lifted and revealed that nothing had changed.
Fog is a mist. In our life it is a mist that clouds over Truth. It is a misperception. It doesn’t matter what the need may appear to be — whether it is money, health, love, companionship, or happiness. The truth is that all that we need is present, always has been, and always will be.
Our perception produces, filters, our viewpoint of the world that we live in. It doesn’t create it. Our perception, our point of view, reveals to us only what we believe to be reality.
As people all over the world appear to struggle in a fog, we have a practical solution. We can drive with our headlights of clarity on high beam. We can shift our state of mind and point of view to Truth.
We can remember that fog will lift, and the world will appear as it has been all along; perfect, abundant, safe, and joyful.
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