By Beca Lewis
Isn’t it amazing how the little things that happen in life point the way to the Truth of our being? Once the house we were living in taught me three lessons.
The first lesson began with winter as we started the process of trying to get and stay warm. When our first gas bill arrived we were amazed to discover how much money it cost to warm a small home. As a result, we decided to turn the heat way down at night and then back up in the morning to a reasonable temperature. However, when our next bill arrived it cost a 1/3 more then the previous bill.
My first thought was that there was a mistake with our bill. However when I called the gas company and explained what we were doing I learned that turning the heat off at night and then attempting to warm the whole house the next day cost more than a steady heat at all times.
Of course, this made so much sense once we thought about it. Where is the lesson? It’s the way we do many things isn’t it? When we don’t need it, we turn it off. We turn off our spiritual awareness until an emergency strikes. So much easier and “less expensive” in both instances – really they are one and the same – to maintain an even heat, an even awareness, then to “warm” it up when we need it.
The second lesson came through our landlady. One afternoon the doorbell rang insistently and when Del investigated, he discovered Conchetta frantically trying to deal with a deluge of water pouring into the basement. She pointed out the water valves and Del waded through water and turned them all off. However, the flood continued. As Del tried to understand what she was saying about what had happened he realized that she was telling him the flood began when she was washing clothes. At his request, she took him upstairs to show him. Right by the washing machine were two valves. Del turned them off and the flood was over.
The lesson here is clear. We often frantically try to fix the problems in our life at the effect of the problem rather then going back to the source and turning it off there.
The third lesson began in my closet. I was trying to find the mate to a black shoe. After a few minutes of searching and wondering how I could possibly lose a shoe in a closet, I realized that I couldn’t see well because there were clothes blocking the light. When I pushed the clothes to the side and the light poured down, it revealed the other shoe right by my hand where it had been all along.
This lesson is obvious too isn’t it? We all know that there is only one cause and one creator. We all agree that this One is Love. We know that perfect Love would only be able to provide all we need, even before we need it, yet we continue to search in the dark. When we bring the light of awareness – the one that we haven’t turned off for lack of use, or been distracted from by the flood of problems, or allowed something to block it – we see clearly that what we need is at hand.
Perhaps a simple pause before each day begins, before we start a task, before we complain, before we worry, perhaps a pause is all we need to do. A pause to remember the truth of being, stoke our spiritual perception into life, a pause where we ask ourselves “what’s True” and rejoice in the abundance that results from the answer: Omnipresent Love.
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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