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Jul 06, 2014 at 12:00 AM

How Do You Handle Stress

By Rev. Carla Schiratis

Let’s face it… we are living in an extraordinary world today. We are creative beings by nature and our creative faculties show up in our world as effects, as things and circumstances. There is so much outside stimuli to focus on we often find ourselves overwhelmed and exhausted by it, which causes our internal stress alarms to fire off. That is the body’s “fight or flight reaction” and in this advancing world we live in we trigger this reaction far too often.

We feel stress when we try to take on the world by ourselves. We try to control and manipulate our way through life. It is when we release our control and give up our willpower to our Higher Source that our struggle ceases.

There are many ways to manage stress but without a solid spiritual connection, those ways lead to being just another “quick fix.” You must know who you are, and what your life is about in order to live a life of ease and peace. Stress is a separation or disconnect from God, the true nature of who you are. If you stay connected with God, the stress cycle never gains momentum. You make better choices which feed and nourish you, support and strength you.

Ernest Holmes says, “The whole purpose of the Science of Mind is to reconcile the apparent separation of the spiritual world, which must be Perfect, with the material world, which appears imperfect. The Spiritual world is the CAUSE of the material; we are spiritual beings governed by mental law. ONLY THAT WORLD CAN APPEAR TO US WHICH WE MENTALLY PERCEIVE.” Holmes powerful lesson teaches us that these things we call stress or stressful is nothing more than our belief that we are separate from the Divine Wholeness we truly are.

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