Divine Empowerment

Divine Empowerment

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Divine Empowerment

Rev. Nicole Atzinggen

“Whether we can wake up or not depends on whether we can walk mindfully on our Mother Earth. The future of all life, including our own,
depends on our mindful steps.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh –

During the month of May, we will be focusing on the idea of divine empowerment. Divine empowerment is the experience of feeling what Jesus meant when he looked at the people and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)

One of the most helpful spiritual lessons that I’ve learned is this:

The How? is never mine to know or worry about.

What’s mine to do is have a definite and clear Why. Why do I desire this? Why do I desire to experience this? Why do I desire for things to be different? When we know our Why, Spirit, the divine intelligence that knew how to create a universe and the intelligence that created life itself will take care of the how.

I’ve had many experiences that led to this lesson being cultivated in my life. Just to share one, about 5 years ago I was a single mom to 2 beautiful children. I had just turned 30 and I had to work a full-time job just to get by. And yet there was such a passionate desire within me to become a minister. It was my soul’s absolute desire. I would keep myself up at night sometimes worrying and wondering how. How was I going to afford this? How was I going to be able to travel down to San Diego for my classes? How? How? How? Every worry I had started with the question how. But I was so clear on the why. Why I desired to do what I was doing. Why I desired to be a minister. Because my heart was on fire for serving humanity in this way. In supporting and nurturing the awakening and transformation of individuals. I knew what it had felt like to transform my life and begin to believe in myself and in spirit. And I wanted that for others.

Once my why was clear it felt like the entire universe began to reconfigure itself to meet my why with its intelligent how. My entire ministerial school career was paid for in full and was not expected to be paid back. I met my beloved husband who loved and nurtured me through my experience. I had a large spiritual community which I have felt was a family that nurtured me and supported me. This is just one of many examples that I could share.

The why is ours to get clear on and the how is left to that spirit in which we live and move and have our being. Spirit through us will reveal the path forward.

The reason for allowing divine empowerment to take hold within us is because we are capable of extraordinary things. We are miraculous. We are healers. We are change-makers. We can do anything. When we recognize that we have the power of the Divine within us
nothing is impossible.

Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

Nicole is the Co-Senior Minister at the Seal Beach Centers for Spiritual Living. Her ministry is to remind humanity of its inherent Goodness. One word to describe Nicole is enthusiastic, she is filled with Spirit and loves to share it. She is also a fourth-generation Religious Scientist who admittedly, although growing up in the Science of Mind philosophy, had to walk away for a few years in order to discover the truth of our philosophy in her own life.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash)

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