Chasing Rainbows, Tilting at Windmills and Pushing Rocks

Matthew and Sean Sitting by the Sea
Blessings to You!
One of the things I love about summertime is re-runs, as the TV programs we love take vacation time. It is a great time to see the shows we missed, or enjoy our favorite ones again.
Taking a Mid-Summer "time-out" or vacation is also a great time to reflect on our lives and make changes...maybe ask ourselves what happened to dreams we once had, or to ponder new dreams and wider horizons.
As my vacation winds down, I have had that opportunity, and thought you would like this great "re-run" of a favorite Meta-Musing from the past.
The message is timeless...If we want to see our dreams become reality, we will want to stop chasing rainbows and tilting at windmills and start pushing rocks. Want to know more? Read on!

Eccl. 5:3 "For a dream comes with much business, and a fool's voice with many words."


Charles Fillmore: Thinking: "The formulating process of mind. The thinking faculty is the inlet and the outlet of all your ideas. It is active, zealous, impulsive, but not always wise. Its nature is to think, and think it will." You can choose to receive ideas from the realm of Divine Mind, or from the illusionary universe in which you are forever chasing rainbows and finding nothing.

Rainbows are beautiful that songs and poems are written about them. Their beauty inspires us. We may dream about a "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." But the end of the rainbow cannot be is as elusive as some of our dreams and plans. A rainbow can be seen, but it cannot be touched or contained. Rainbows are like the countless ideas that flow to us and through us each day; beautiful but without substance. We may want to talk about them, think about them, and dream about them. But our ideas must be clothed in action. Yes...we pray for what we want...but then we need to move our feet. Ponder a great idea or plan that is still waiting to manifest in your life. Have you added the substance of action to the winsome words, or are you chasing rainbows?
Any dream God gives us is given with everything we need to make it manifest. We have the skill, time, talent and energy...IF we are willing to invest it!

Tilting at Windmills?


John 3:3 Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."


Charles Fillmore: "Giants-- Represent the untrained or undeveloped states of mind in the sub-consciousness that Truth is to subdue and to discipline. When they become obedient to the law of Being they will be man's servants, gladly doing his bidding."

The term, "Tilting at Windmills" comes from the story of Don Quixote, who fancied himself to be a great knight of chivalry. Today, I guess that would be a "Superhero," fighting for truth and justice in a world her perceived to be filled with evil.
The only problem is that Don Quixote was not always in touch with reality. He was so certain that the enemy was around every corner, that he battled mostly with illusions. One day, Don Quixote and his companion Pancho Sanchez were riding through the country. Quixote calls out to Sanchez to look ahead, where an army of giants were coming to do battle with them. "Look at their great arms, raised for battle!" he said as he raised his sword in preparation for attack (tilting). Sanchez had to work diligently to assure Quixote that it was nothing more than windmills, and that there was no real threat.
In our own lives, the more we focus on fears and phantoms, the more we become like Don Quixote...good intentions based on erroneous information. We have the power to control our thoughts, and to discern real from perceived threats. Don't let irrational fears keep you from your good. Take a closer look at what you fear, and you may find it is not worth the energy you were giving it. When you learn to try more to SEE it right than SET it right, everything will turn out right!

Pushing Rocks?


1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.


Charles Fillmore: "If the demonstration seems slow in coming, patience and persistence will win."

I have always said that when they were handing out patience, I wasn't there to get any. I did not want to wait around for my turn. In today's "instant culture," it is difficult to play the waiting game. We may feel like we are not making any progress at all.
But consider this story: "One day a man was in a field when God spoke to him. God said, "Do you see that big rock? I want you to push it." The man obediently pushed...and pushed and pushed, but the rock would not move. After three days, the man sat down in despair and cried. God again spoke to the man and said, "Why have you stopped pushing the rock?" The man said, "I could not move it even an inch." God replied, "But I did not ask you to MOVE the rock, I asked you to PUSH it."
Could it be possible that when we do not feel like we are making progress, the only progress we are asked for is to keep pushing? So...even if you feel like you are not getting anywhere...know that your labor is not in vain, and that through patience and persistence, you will win!
Have a blessed day, RevAli
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Rev. Alicia Leslie, Minister