Episode 28 – Ten Spiritual Truths: Be Still
The Sabbath is time set apart and made holy – when we put away active work and thought, as well as distractions, and enter prayer, contemplation, celebration, faith, stillness and/or reverence. It is the ‘space between’ where we ‘let go and let God.’ It is also the time when we release distractions and focus on our relationships. Here we share all the ways we create this essential space.
Ten Commandments: boundaries for a fulfilling life, challenges for a spiritual life
All major religions have some form of ‘rules for life’
Exodus 20: “Then God spoke all these words:
1. ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.’
2. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, of any form.”
3. “Do not misuse the name of God.”
4. “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”
Sabbath = a time of rest
To gather strength and power for new period of activity
Jewish Sabbath: Unplug sundown to sundown; focus on friends and family
“The true Sabbath is that state of spiritual attainment where man ceases from all personal effort and all belief in his own works, and rests in the consciousness that ‘the Father abiding in me doeth his works.’” Unity Co-Founder Charles Fillmore wrote in The Revealing Word”
The Sabbath is a time to:
Come apart from activity
Remember your Truth
Put away distractions
Focus on what is real
Be in prayer
Be in contemplation
Be in celebration
Be in gratitude
Be in reverence
Consider the ways you practice Sabbath and share about them.
Is there room in your life to “remember the Sabbath” more fully? How can you integrate this into your life more fluidly?
What are some ways you can “let go and let God” on a regular basis? What do you need to release?
God is creative energy and spiritual substance working in and through me. I enter into a time of Sabbath as I rest from doubt and fear. Releasing any struggle or mental strain about how my Good will come, I trust that God in me is doing the work. I let go, and I let God. In my time of Sabbath, my mind and heart are open to God’s peace.