I needed a kick in the rear to finally get a post out about safe air travel. The recent engine explosion of a Southwest aircraft, where a woman’s upper body was sucked out of the plane, was just the kick I needed.
Travel, I’m sure you agree, should be safe – even joy-filled. Why shouldn’t it be? God is all there is. Can you imagine a God in whose presence there is no safety, no security, and no joy?
If you are scheduled to fly in the near future, consider and contemplate the ideas below. In doing so, you will board the plane confidently with the assurance of a safe flight.
God Is The Only Substance.
Substance is the “stuff” that everything is made of. In a material sense of existence, the substance of a cotton shirt is cotton. However, in the true sense of existence, God is the fabric of the entire universe.
Here is a fact about any aircraft. God is the substance of the entire aircraft – wings, engine, cabin, and all the mechanical parts. Yet, it’s not enough to say that God is the substance of the plane you will be boarding. Go further, knowing that what God is, is the substance of the aircraft. Spirit, Light, Love, Intelligence, Perfection is the Substance of that plane.
While waiting in line to board an aircraft, take some time to consider the above facts. Doing this is often enough to alleviate anxiety.
There is a statement by Christian Science founder, Mary Baker Eddy, that states, “Accidents are unknown to God.” Let’s pull the curtain back and peek at the “why” of this statement.
Duality is behind every seeming accident. One thing hits another. Where there is one Infinite, Indivisible Presence, there is no so-called other.
Injury from a so-called accident is usually the result of a harder substance colliding with a softer substance. There is only one Substance – God. When things are seen as they actually exist, density is not seen. Whether you see things this way or not doesn’t matter. This is the way things are. Just knowing and embracing this Truth has resulted in so-called miracles.
This means the plane, and the air the plane flies in, is one Infinite, Indivisible Substance. During seeming turbulence, turn your attention to this fact and watch what happens.
Who’s Piloting The Plane?
Do you think that a human being with limited skill and intelligence is piloting the aircraft you’ll board? Think again. No, stop thinking, and know that Infinite Intelligence is the only pilot.
The same Infinite Intelligence and Power that is active as the many galaxies is the same Intelligence and Power that pilots any aircraft you board.
This Intelligence always knows what to do and how to do it.
Who’s On The Plane?
The passengers aboard any aircraft, who are they? Potential terrorists? Troublemakers? Saints? God Identified?
You are right if you answered God Identified. You’d be righter (look it up in The Correct Use of Cooked-Up Words Dictionary) to know this is the reality of everyone aboard your flight – yourself included.
Every now and again, let your eyes sweep through the cabin and quickly single out one person and acknowledge God as their true and only Identity. Because of where you are seated, you may not be able to do the “Sweep and Single.” In that case, do it on your way to the restroom. It’s a great game to play, and it keeps your Consciousness “stayed on Thee.”
Mind’s True Nature And Function
Do you fear flying? Are you anxious about an upcoming flight? Know this: There is only One Mind – God. Fear, grief, anxiety, and worry are no part of this Mind.
“But,” you ask, “what about this fear of flying I have? Isn’t it real?” No, it’s not. Right there where it seems to be a fearful, anxious mind is the calm, tranquil, peaceful God-Mind. And I’m talking about your Mind. Here’s how you can experience it.
With no agenda other than to bask in God awareness, go into silent prayer with this one desire, “God, reveal yourself more fully.” [As dualistic as the idea sounds, you are not addressing a God outside of, or other than, your very Being.]
Wait and “listen” for a few minutes. If nothing happens, get up and come back later. Repeat. Here’s what will happen. God-Mind, your only Mind, will reveal itself right where there seemed to be a fear-laden mind. You will know that this is not merely the calming of a human mind. No so-called human mind can experience this “peace that passes understanding.”
You can do this days before a scheduled flight, or you can do it while flying. It’s equally effective. Follow the above suggestions and your flight will be safe and joy-filled.