Transmutation “Pay Forward” # 71

 I greet The Indwelling Transmuter.

Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is – Transmutation is, “The conversion of one element into another” – Webster’s Dictionary. Those of us, who have had a spiritual awakening as the result of working A.As’ Steps in our lives have experienced, to some degree a dramatic shift in our world view.  In consciousness, transmutation is a changing in action and character to conform to spiritual standards. Often to a way that people that have known us all of our lives can hardly recognize us; we no longer react to life as we once did.  We are likely to stop blaming other people or events and take responsibility for ourselves.  Our selfish, self-centeredness is transmuted into enlightened self-interest.  We find it best to own our decision and actions of the present and past, so we can surrender them to a Power-Greater than ourselves. If we blame anyone or anything outside ourselves, we cannot choose what to do with whatever, because it does not belong to us. If we want to be forgiven, we must be willing to do it also.  Saint Francis discovered it is best to give what we want in return, as he expressed in his prayer.  I first came across his writing in the book Alcoholics Anonymous.  Our whole human condition is greatly affected when we shift from our self-centeredness to Spiritual-centeredness. The silent thought of our indwelling Presence, and His Love and Wisdom will cause most of our self-made troubles to melt away.  Thy Love, Thy Will be done.