2nd DAY OF LENT – FASTING/FEASTING FOR THE NEW GOLDEN AGE

A DAY OF RETREAT

2nd DAY OF LENT – FASTING/FEASTING FOR THE NEW GOLDEN AGE

(These devotionals can be best understood by reading them in order)

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

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My use of the word fasting seems to cause confusion among some.  True, our society tends to think of fasting as doing without food in order to achieve some predetermined goal, like cleansing the physical body or enhancing a political movement.

During the Season of Lent, most think in terms of giving up something for a temporary period of time, like giving up or fasting from candy, colas, or smoking.

I would like to suggest that as we fast for the New Golden Age, we raise the fasting level above the physical.  Georgiana Tree West, in her Foreword to Charles Fillmore’s book, Keep A True Lent, explains this higher level of fasting.

“When we withdraw our attention, interest, and support from the false and the unworthy, this is true fasting.  When we give that same attention, interest, and support to the enduring good, we are feasting on the things of the Spirit, and this is true prayer.  When we have truly fasted in the Christ way we have increased our ability to respond to God’s good will.”

True fasting, and feasting, entails transforming ourselves … growing in the Christed Consciousness. 

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For this 2nd day of Lent, I offer an excellent, beautiful explanation and meditation by Patricia Cota-Robles entitled “Raising Consciousness.”

EXPLANATION:  I AM or the I AM PRESENCE is the name of our Mother/Father God as told to Moses in Exodus 3:13-15.  Because the kingdom of God is within us (Luke 17:20-21), the I AM PRESENCE = God within us.  Patricia Cota-Robles refers to the I AM PRESENCE in her meditation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtdFwmoGPtk

 

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