One of the impressions I have had many times is this phrase, “I already everything I need.” The first time that phrase came to mind was probably 9 or 10 years ago when I was out jogging. I remember right where I was, jogging on the grass at Snow Park along Main St. here in Brigham City. The idea came with power, energy, kind of hard to describe. But I felt great hope and I have never forgotten it. However, I am still learning what it means and how to be one with it and have it be my reality. It feels really true, these words have come back to me over and over again, and they always bring a sense of peace and hope. As I say, “I already have everything I need to pay all my debts,” it feels really true. And yet, as I look in my bank account I have not seen it yet. So, there is something else for me to learn, or in some way for my faith to grow.
I have confidence that all things are present in the light of Christ. To God, all things are present, including the past and the future. He can look forward and see me in a terrestrial state, or in a celestial state. He can see me with all of my debts paid here in this telestial state (that feels really true!). He can also see me as a toddler, or an eight year old, or any point in my past. I however, am time blind. My physical vision allows me to see across a room, and I can see things that are not where I am. For instance, I don’t have to wait until I cross the room to know there is a chair on the other side of the room, I can see it from a distance. If a blind person enters a room for the first time, he can only experience the room as he crosses it. To him the chair on the other side of the room does not exist until he gets to that part of the room. However, the chair is already there even if the blind man is across the room from it and knows nothing of its existence.
Somehow that is a really important principle. Christ can see our lives like we can see across a room. To him it is all present. I think there is a way to take something like a chair on the other side of the room, and bring it to this side of the room. Take a future possibility and bring it into the present, and it doesn’t have to take physical labor.
For instance when Christ turned the water into wine, what did he “do” to make that happen? The record tells us he had some servants fill up six large stone pots with water (they would have held around 20-30 gallons), and then he asked them to serve the master of the feast, and when they did it was wine. It does not say that Christ said a prayer, or touched the water, or breathed a certain way, or did anything at all. Somehow it got to a point where it was already done. It was already wine. Somehow he took the chair on the other side of the room and brought into the present. Somehow I need to take the future possibility of me having all my debts completely paid and bring it into the present (this could apply to many things, like health challenges, and other possibilities). I have felt many times when considering my debts that there was another way to have them paid than what the world thinks. When we can get outside of Plato’s cave a lot of possibilities open up.
So, everything I need already exists, it is all in the room, I just have to overcome this blindness and learn how to rearrange the furniture so that anything in the room can be moved into the present. That feels really, really true! Like the Holy Ghost just put a big “!” on that statement. I will write it again: everything I need already exists, it is all in the room, I just have to overcome this blindness and learn how to rearrange the furniture so that anything in the room can be moved into the present.
Again the phrase is, “I already have everything I need,” as if I got what I need at some point in the past. If I want some bread, and I think I need to make some bread, but then I discover a loaf of bread in the pantry, then I don’t have to do anything to make bread, I already have it. If I already have something I don’t have to do something to get it. If I think I have to do something to get it, then I don’t believe, or I am not aware, that I already have it. So, again using my debt as an example, I should not have to go out and do something to get what I need to pay my debts, because I already have it. When I think (and sometimes I do) about how to get more money to pay my debts, then I am not seeing that money as present. I put a separation between me and that money, and I see it as something I have to go get, separate from me. When I take the chair across the room and bring it into the present, it is not the same as getting a job to earn money. Again, what did Christ do to turn the water into wine? It appears he did nothing, it is not something we do with physical effort. If I am putting physical effort into it then I don’t believe it is present, when I believe and know it is present then no physical effort is needed because it is already there! Kind of mind boggling, but I think this is really close to being right. In the light of Christ all possibilities exist!