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Dr. Heather Dawn Clark
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace." — Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
As spring turns to summer, I am contemplating the seasons, subtle though they may be here in Southern California. We are reminded through this beautiful scripture that on the relative plane, there is a season for every thing. What does it mean that there is time for purpose under heaven? There are two possible reasons that spring to mind. First, under heaven could mean in the realm of form or effect, there is perfect timeliness. Second, every purpose under heaven could mean when the purpose is in alignment with the nature of the all goodness of Life Itself, then there is always sufficient time.
On the section on physical perfection in the Science of Mind text, Dr. Ernest Holmes writes, "We know that no idea of God ever comes too soon or to late, but always at the correct time. We know that right action prevails." Page 251 In this passage, Holmes is referring to childbirth, but what he says is absolutely true for all acts of creation. If you have consciously planted your vision in Mind, you are certain to experience the harvest of that vision at exactly the right time.
As we contemplate the seasons of our life, let us allow for the growth of every thing. With love and patience, let us look for and perceive the good purpose of every relationship and experience in our life. Then we can choose to take tender care for the beautiful, fragrant experiences in our garden of life. We can also choose to acknowledge ALL our experiences as coming from the same divine principle and consistently pluck out the ones that no longer serve us. There is no Divine Mandate stating we have to continue growing prickly, sticky or stinky situations. If it is not in alignment with our good then it does not have a permanent purpose under heaven and we are free to make its time short and sweet. Let decide to consciously create a season that is on purpose.
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