Just as the line between stages 2 and 3 is unclear, so too is the difference between stages 3 and 4. Really, the growth happens on a continuum, from the beginning of stage 1 all the way through stage 4. This is the last of a six-article series on this topic of empowerment through submission. If you haven’t read the previous articles, here are the links: Introduction 1, Introduction 2, Stage 1- unconsciousness, Stage 2- awareness, Stage 3- submission.
I wont spend a lot of time on stage 4, mostly because I doubt I’ve ever experienced it. The scriptures are clear that it exists, however, and I wanted to touch on it.
Christ commanded his disciples to “be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) We are also taught on a couple of occasions in the Bible to be “one” with Christ and with God. Surely there are great examples of people who attained that status. Moses parted the Red Sea. Joshua destroyed the city of Jericho. Peter and Paul instantaneously healed a man who was born crippled. Men have healed the blind and even risen the dead. In stage 4 we begin to have such perfect faith in that inner voice that we hear it clearly, and act without hesitation or doubt. We realize that the inner voice is our own divinity, which is eternally connected to all of divinity. There is no difference between our will and the will of the Divine, because we finally accept the fact that they are the same thing.
Just an one drop of water contains all the properties of the ocean, we have within us all of the properties of the Divine. We were created in His image, and although our physical bodies are new to us, our spirit has always been connected to Him. It is almost as if there is a clear purpose to this earth-life. Perhaps the whole reason we came here (there is no doubt we existed spiritually before we entered each of our physical bodies at conception) was to overcome physical weaknesses by submitting to the spirit. We are born with weaknesses because of our flesh, but spiritually we are perfect. We are here to learn how to overcome our physical weaknesses so that we can become one with divinity again. When we are at that state, we will be extremely creative. We will have all of our own physical needs met, and also have so much abundance that we can heal others, provide physically for others, even save entire nations (as Moses did with the children of Israel.)
So, yes, Christ did teach the law of attraction, and he also taught us to be humble and submissive. He knew that for us to gain enough faith to raise the awareness of all around us, we would need to spend substantial time in stage 2. That once you have been creative for long enough by listening and following promptings that lead you to health, wealth, love, and happiness, you begin trust those promptings implicitly. That faith leads you to know that God wants more for you than you ever previously imagined. You begin to want even more for yourself and others, and so you submit to the Father. That submission creates greater power and love within you than you ever imagined possible. It grows brighter and brighter until the perfect day, when your will aligns with God’s, and you become one.previous article
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