As I type these words, I’m flying over the Pacific Ocean in a Boeing 777. 8000 miles of water are below, the captain told us. Can you imagine, 8000 miles of nothing but water!
I peer out my window and behold a crystal clear sky cluttered with millions, no billions, of bright shiny white stars. There are so many. They are so easy to spot. God’s universe truly is infinite. There is so much to discover, so much to learn…
But the good news is, I feel great.
I wasn’t feeling so great 8 hours ago. I was okay, but not great, and I expect to feel great all the time.
You see, the first two legs of my trip across land en route to Los Angeles, were filled with a bit of trepidation. I was struggling for total fearlessness and confidence that all was well.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but questions like, “How well are you going to survive a 25 hour flight to Australia? Will there be jet lag? What’s going to happen on this month-long tour of a foreign land you’ve never been to? What are the uncertainties you have yet to face?” were clogging up my clear outlook and feeling of total peace.
I finally caught on to the error while waiting in the Los Angeles Delta terminal. I realized I needed to specifically refute these fears about my trip with pertinent counter truths. Most of them had been planted by well-meaning friends who do not understand how to travel well and voiced all the suffering I should expect. I was not impressed, I thought, but maybe I was…at least a little bit…hmmm….
Time to wake up! I vehemently declared. And out spilled specific truths I needed clarity on.
Spiritual truths such as,
This trip was planned by divine Mind, and the outcome was guaranteed to be a good experience for everyone involved before I left home.
Travel is not over miles or through space. It is mental movement from one inspired idea to another. There is no pain or suffering involved. It is a healthy, uplifting, invigorating, and inspiring activity to be part of.
All travel is in divine Mind where the ride is smooth, the experience beneficial, and the destination desirable.
I could never suffer for doing God’s work.
There is no jet lag in divine Mind. There is only persistent and permanent joy, buoyancy and delight. And there is no opposite mortal mind to conjure up jet lag and make me believe in it.
I wasn’t a material body travelling in a material plane to a material location. I was a spiritual idea supported and sustained by divine Mind, ever expressing the harmonies of Soul, and held in a perpetual state of mind/body/spirit freedom.
The protection and security of Love pervaded my being keeping me healthy and well every moment of the trip—and without fail.
I had nothing to fear. God had everything under control and was the only cause and effect at work in my life and on this trip.
All was well. All will be well. And all is well.
Sometime over the next few hours, all sense of heaviness, latent fear and feeling of uncertainty vanished. I woke up from a sleep filled with joy and buoyancy. My normal self was back! And I was ready for Australia.