One of my all-time favorite movies is, It's A Wonderful Life. It never fails to remind me of the dangers of dancing with the devil and the power of Love to overcome that danger.
This is a movie about two people, George and Mary who fall in love, marry, and due to circumstances choose to give up their personal dream in order to take over a business that in large and small ways does good for everyone who lives in their community.
Of course, in every good life and every good business there is 'someone' who wants to tear it down and destroy it, which is exactly what happens in this movie. The character through which the 'devil' plays its hand finds a way to make George believe that he has failed everyone and that it would be better if he had never been born.
And so he begins his dance with the devil. He reviews his past and sees only failures. He decides it would better for everyone if he died so his family could have his insurance money. At that moment, Love steps in through an unlikely angel, Clarence.
Clarence displays before George what would have happened to the town and his family if he had not been born. George discovers that what he had considered a useless life had impacted for good all that lived in his community. As a result of this awareness, his faith in the power of goodness and love is restored. On returning home, he finds the entire community waiting for him and rejoicing in his return. Through this awesome display of Love he realizes that it is indeed a wonderful life.
How often during the day do each one of us dance with the devil? When we review what we are, what we have done and what we have and then hold it up as not enough or unimportant we dance with the devil. When we are afraid, angry, sad, and discouraged we dance with the devil.
The devil has two CDs that he plays for us to dance with him. One is filled with songs of not enough, won't work, small, lack, no good, bad, and the worldview that we must get somewhere to experience perfection, love, and abundance. Then he asks us to dance, we agree and the dance begins.
The other CD the devil plays has songs with lyrics that tell us of the benefit of dancing with him in the material picture of with love, admiration, success, fun, good and wealth. He sings and hums a message that tells us what we will have if we would follow him in all our daily pursuits. This tempter, called the devil, promises us rewards beyond our imaginationIt promises us that we will be kings and queens of our world.
This is the most dangerous dance of all because in this dance the devil is disguising himself as Good. We can often miss that this devil is our partner because it gives us what we desire. We would do well to stop and ask ourselves often, “With Whom am I dancing?”.
Whichever CD and song the devil plays to entice us to dance, the only person who benefits in this dance is the devil. There is no happiness anytime, anywhere in dancing with the devil. If it feels as if there is, that illusion one day will melt away and we will see clearly that we have chosen the wrong partner.
Turn off that music. Walk
away from dancing with the devil. Dance with the Angels instead. These
Angel Ideas are waiting right beside you to dance with you to the music
of Love. These
Angels will tell you of the power of love, of abundance, good, and happiness. They will sing to you what works, what's good, the truth of your innate perfection and the gift of your being that blesses all that you meet.
We cannot dance with the devil and with Angels at the same time. Next time an emotion, a situation, a thought, or an idea calls you to dance with it, stop - and look closely at who is askingIf it is the devil tell it 'no' - now and forever.
Choose instead to dance only with the Angels.
About Beca Lewis
As an author and guide Beca Lewis is dedicated to bringing Universal Spiritual Principles and Laws into clear focus, to shift material perception to spiritual perception, which following the law “what you perceive to be reality magnifies™”, adjusts lives with practical and measurable results.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.comThey also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”
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