If you’ve ever felt beset by loss, and accompanying grief, there’s a way to turn that loss into gain and to get back one’s inspiration.
To make the transition from feeling lack to finding gain, it’s helpful to ask the question, “What is the spiritual lesson I can learn from this experience?”
Loss stems from the belief that something good in our life was material, subject to disappearance, and now taken from us.
To master the feeling of loss, we must be humble enough to admit that we made a mistake in believing that our good was material in the first place. If we had been clear that our good was spiritual, we would never have been set up to have it taken from us, for the spiritual is eternally ours, and never capable of loss. To worship spiritual good, rather than a material condition, thing or person, is to acquire substance that is never subject to loss. It stays with us forever, and we really feel it.
For instance, when my dad passed on, I suffered a feeling of great loss. While praying for solace, I suddenly heard his voice speaking behind me, “Get busy Evan, you’re wasting your time.” I jolted up in my seat and realized that my dad was as close as ever to me. He was not a physical body that died. He was a spiritual being that I was forever united with in Spirit where there is no death. My grief instantly vanished, and I’ve felt closer to my dad ever since.
If one suffers a severe financial loss, the same rule applies. All supply is spiritual, coming from God in the form of wisdom, insight, foresight, intelligence and sound ideas that lead to productive and profitable outcomes. This supply is never lost, wasted or stolen. It’s always coming to each of us in abundance. To lose a quantity of money is never to lose supply. Money is temporal. Supply is eternal. One can have an abundance of supply no matter how much money comes and goes in one’s experience.
So, never buy-in to loss. There is no loss of anything good. All good is eternal and spiritual. There is only loss of limited material thinking and worship, and that’s a good thing to be rid of! We want to lose error-based reasoning so that we can experience real substance with God.
Turn loss into gain. It’s doable, and the happier way to live.
From the Christian Science Hymnal:
“Love is true solace and giveth joy for sorrow,—
O, in that light, all earthly loss is gain;
Joy must endure, Love’s giving is forever;
Life is of God, whose radiance cannot wane.”