Lost or Misplaced?

Last week’s lesson in our series of the Provocative Parables of Jesus centered on the lost coin, the lost sheep and the lost son. Each has a metaphysical equivalent within us and therefore is as applicable as we might choose them to be.  The sheep might can be thought of as the natural life forces that bring us wellness; the coin can be thought of as potential substance to fulfill daily requirements, and the son (as in the Prodigal) our conscious spiritual focus.  An affirmation  was shared that stated, “Nothing is lost in the Kingdom.  I affirm that which is mine by divine right will be returned or its equivalent.”

That is the thought for this sharing – suggest we refrain from the oft stated affirmation about something that is lost in our life.  Remember, a statement becomes an affirmation as we speak something that has our energy-agreement behind it, and will draw more of the same to us.  Be something appearing to be missing in our life – our abundance, our wellness or our spiritual focus, no longer speak the affirmation that affirms the absence of these things.  “What then can I say?”  Perhaps nothing might be better than giving more and more energy to something that might be lost and hence irrecoverable .  If something must be outwardly said or shared, “misplaced” might very well a good alternative. “Lost” carries an Energy akin to no longer being able to even be re-discovered.  “Misplaced” carries with it an Energy that is at least optimistic for a reunification with spiritual potential (the son), abundance (coin), or wellness (sheep.)  Remember, Jesus was using Parables as they represented about as close that He could without saying to His listeners, “I have a metaphysical message I want to share.”  That word wasn’t in their vocabulary.  But, because common things and events were grist for His parables, they would stick and the seed idea was planted.