“The Infinite Nature of You” is an awesome title, don’t you think? It’s encouraging, uplifting, affirming. It seems to imply that no matter what’s up in life, there’s something within you (the infinite nature of you, if you will) that’s ample to the situation.
Now, perhaps it could have been titled, “The Infinite Nature of me,” at which point I could have invited you to touch your heart and whisper, “The infinite nature of me, the infinite nature of me, the infinite nature of me.” How uncomfortable this is for many. After all, in our culture, it is often easier (if not more acceptable) to discuss “the infinite nature of you” than it is to discuss “the infinite nature of me?”
And that’s why we have Prayer Chaplains. They are there to embrace and affirm the infinite nature of you until you can embrace and affirm the infinite nature of self.
So alas, the title is “The Infinite Nature of You.” And of course, it’s really quite the same thing. After all, the infinite nature of you is the infinite nature of me or it wouldn’t be infinite.
I’ll give you a minute to think about that one.
The belief that there are two forces battling for possession of your human soul is a human construct. Unity has no devil. We in Unity believe that there is one ultimate reality which contains all other realities. There is one life that contains all expressions; there is one wisdom that contains all ideas; there is one supply that contains all demonstrations. This ultimate reality has no opposition. And because there is one ultimate reality which contains all other realities, it contains you. And you contain it.
Unity’s second principle or tenet says that, because God is all there is, you cannot stand outside of God. So, God is the life that contains you. God is the wisdom that contains you. God is the supply that contains you. And this life, wisdom and supply is infinite.
So, our work in prayer isn’t about getting God to give. It’s about positioning ourselves to receive that which God has already so richly given. We’re like fish praying for water. Our work in prayer is to “wake up” to the reality in which we’re already immersed.
We don’t need problems to turn us toward our infinite nature.
We just need willingness. We need a simple willingness to step more fully onto the spiritual path, willingness to avail ourselves to its wonders and willingness to dedicate ourselves to its longings.