Special E-Article from Golden Key Ministry-Unity
Celebrating our 44th Anniversary
By Rev. Cherie Larkin – Guest Author
Raise your hand if you are facing some circumstance that feels overwhelming.
Are you asking yourself a question like one of these:
- What if this gets worse?
- Where will I get the money?
- How will I find another job at my age?
- What if it’s cancer?
You can learn to stop feeling frustrated and afraid and take up fearlessness. And… you can take it up right now during a seeming difficulty – not after everything has worked out.
The Golden Key
There is a “Formula for Fearlessness” that can bring your mind into harmony with the Divine and sweep out every fear and resolve every concern. Spiritual masters throughout the ages have understood that it is probably not easy to completely stop thinking about a problem, so they have come up with the brilliant idea of replacing one thought with another. Emmet Fox called this process, The Golden Key.
The Golden Key is to take your mind off the problem and put it on God, instead. Each time a thought about a problem starts to surface in your mind, do not fight or resist it. The more you try to fight it, the more energy you feed into it that makes it seem more gross. Instead, immediately replace the thought of a problem with thoughts of God. Even if thoughts of a problem come up fifty times in one hour, reverse them each time by thinking of God instead.
Karen had a difficult issue with an independent contractor she hired. He had a highly unique technical skill she needed to complete a project she was launching. His skills were excellent but he was chronically late for work, failed to complete the installments on time, and really wanted to set and follow his own agenda rather than follow hers. Karen felt enormously frustrated because she needed his help and wasn’t sure she could find another person with his skill level who was local to her area. She had several conversations with him to try to clarify things, but nothing seemed to improve. Finally, she remembered The Golden Key. She began to bless the tech and his work. Every time she thought of him or the project, she thought of God instead.
The outcome may surprise you. The next day, when the tech was scheduled to work, he called Karen and said he was firing her! Karen said she felt relieved, but now she urgently needed a replacement to keep the project on track. She wondered how God might be answering her prayer; but she kept right on, thinking of God and God only. That same afternoon, a relative called Karen and recommended a highly qualified person who was able to start work immediately and who turned out to be a perfect fit for the job.
It’s such a simple thing yet, often in a moment of E-G-O = Edging God Out, we refuse to put down our will (all that we’re so sure of, all the ways we try to figure it out on our own) and to simply trust God.
Now I must admit I haven’t always used The Golden Key at the first sign of a problem. I wish I had because I would have avoided a lot of useless, unnecessary struggle and stress.
Give The Golden Key a real try. Right in the midst of a seeming problem, turn within and calm your mind and heart as you center your thoughts on God by rehearsing what you know God to be: Infinite Life, Love, Peace, Wisdom, Within you, Perfect Good, etc. You get the idea. You’ll be surprised by how much God can do when you turn away from the perceived issue only momentarily. That small gap is all God needs to work a miracle for you. Learn and turn The Golden Key! Stay blessed! – With much love, Cherie Larkin
Cherie Larkin, an ordained Unity Minister and the Creator of Spiritual Growth Studio, is an international teacher of prosperity and abundance. For more than four decades she has been showing people, just like you, how to use universal spiritual principles to create an extraordinary life. www.CherieLarkin.com
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