I am convinced that wealth and poverty begin in spiritual dynamics.
In The Philosophy and Methodology of Spiritual Healing, Ambrose Worrall says:
Everything in Nature is according to law. We live according to the laws of health or the laws of disease. It is impossible to break any of Nature’s laws. For instance, the laws of health cannot be broken, but one can live according to the laws of disease.
I would put it differently. There is only one law; how you interact with that law controls your quality of life, for better or worse. It may be said that there are ways of health and ways of disease; we will say more about that shortly. But there is only one law.
The previous chapter concluded with these words: “God is creative. You are creative. We’re all creating, all the time. The question is, what are you creating?”
The one law may be summarized:
You meet your own creations.
If you create blessings, you’ll meet blessings.
If you create unhappiness, you’ll meet unhappiness.
None of us is perfect. Each of us creates unhappiness from time to time.
People go to great lengths to avoid meeting the unhappinesses they’ve created, but all such striving is futile. You will meet them. They are yours. And until you clean them up, they are destined to be “in your face” forever. Any you fail to clean up in this life, will come to you again in the next.
So some folk go through life denying that these are their creations, and the same time living in the wreckage of the good things they’ve destroyed — furniture, relationships, opportunities. This is exactly why some folks’ lives are so hard.
The good news is that you can clean them up. If you are willing to accept, meet, the unhappinesses, and admit that they are yours; the divine fire of your self-love can consume them, burn them up, producing new light and warmth, replacing unhappinesses with blessings. But you must be willing to accept them.
Sin and forgiveness
For the moment, we can refer to these unhappinesses as “sin.” About this, in the Bible, First John 1:9 says this:
8If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, [God] who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
You are an agent of God Most High. If you admit your “sins,” you and God together can carry out the cleansing, the forgiveness. It is essential that you forgive yourself also. Only then can you get on with life.
There are two other sources of the unhappinesses we meet in life, which I will deal with in later chapters.